|Title||1852 Breen 1-C|
1852 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R7. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Golden light brown with blue steel toning in protected areas. The fields are deeply mirrored on the obverse while the reverse fields are slightly less reflective and covered with fresh die polishing lines running NE-SW. There are tiny, faint splashes of reddish brown toning in the field above star 12, a tiny hairline scratch down the cheek, and a C-shaped struck-through line under the E in CENT. A sharp knife edge shows from star 5 clockwise to star 13, a characteristic of these second restrike proofs. This is the third example listed in the Breen/Hanson condition census for the extremely rare Second Restrike variety (encyclopedia, page 442). Our grade is Proof-62+. Weight 97.6 grains, consistent with Breen's Series V Restrikes and probably struck at the same time as the Series V strikes dated 1840-1848. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only example graded. (PCGS # 35405) Estimate Value $10,000 - UP Ex Robert H. Schonwalter circa 1953 (privately)-Richard J. Picker 9/28/1977-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 52.3.1).
Price Realized: $12650
Images and description courtesy of Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Los Angeles, CA.
From Goldberg's sale of the Missouri Cabinet Collection, 1/26/2014, lot 208.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|