|Title||1856 Breen 1-B, Judd-177|
|Variety||Breen 1-B, Judd-177|
1856 Breen 1-B (without lump on I in UNITED) Judd-177 Copper Nickel R5. PCGS graded Proof 65. CAC. Light golden steel and tan. The only mark is a tiny speck of carbon at the rim between stars 2 and 3. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. This is the Breen plate coin for the 1-B (2c) version of this variety, the planchets from an alloy of 88 parts copper and 12 parts nickel (see page 457 in his encyclopedia). Our grade is Proof-64+. Weight 70.7 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 4; none finer. (PCGS # 11777) Estimate Value $6,500 - UP Ex Philip M. Showers-Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis Harrington duPont-Fred S. "Freddy" Werner 2/1976-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 56.2.1).
Price Realized: $16100
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 223.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|