|Title||1855 C-1, Breen 1-A|
|Variety||C-1, Breen 1-A|
1855 C-1 Breen 1-A R5 (as a proof). PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. CAC. Mellowed mint red fading to light bluish steel brown, 80% of the red remaining on the obverse 30% on the reverse. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides. The reflectivity of the obverse fields is hindered a bit by many tiny lint marks (from polishing cloth lint stuck to the die). The lint marks are most noticeable from the lips to over star 2 and up from the top of the inner hair bun. In addition, there is a spot of steel toning in the field off the bust tip, another on the neck near the upper curl, and a carbon spot right of the date. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 81.6 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest in RB for the Proof version of the variety. (PCGS # 35418) Estimate Value $7,500 - UP Ex Hathaway and Bowers, Inc., Fixed Price List 11/4/1970-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 55.1.1).
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 216.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|