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1856 Breen 1-B, Judd-177

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Type coin
Title 1856 Breen 1-B, Judd-177
Date 1856
Country U.S.
Grade PR64
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-B, Judd-177

1856 Breen 1-B (without lump on I in UNITED) Judd-177 Copper Nickel R5. PCGS graded Proof 64. CAC. Brilliant very light golden tan. The luster and eye appeal are outstanding. The only defects are some microscopic specks of dark toning on the left side of the obverse and a few faint hairlines in the left obverse field, plus a thin planchet lamination on the rim at CA in AMERICA, as struck. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. While Breen lists two slightly different copper-nickel alloys for these pattern strikes (90:10 and 88:12), it is virtually impossible to differentiate between them. In fact, the new Judd/Bowers book on patterns lumps them together as J-177. This example was cataloged as the 90:10 alloy (A & W #216) in the Norweb sale and is listed as such in the Breen census. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 70.7 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 11; 1 in 64+, 4 in 65. (PCGS # 11777) Estimate Value $5,000 - UP Ex New Netherlands Coin Co. (privately) 1955-R. Henry Norweb Family collection (The Honorable Raymond Henry Norweb [October 1, 1983] and Emery May Holden Norweb)-Emery May Holden Norweb (March 27, 1984)-Raymond Henry Norweb, Jr., Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc., 10/12/1987:138-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 56.2.4).

Price Realized: $7475

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 222.

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