|Title||1856 Breen 1-C|
1856 Breen 1-C (doubled T in CENT) R4. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. Reverse of 1856. Light steel brown with delicate overtones of blue, golden tan, and sea green. There are microscopic flakes of gold on the rim at the bottom of the reverse, as struck. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. The only notable marks a very tiny speck of darker toning on the right side of the 8 and a bit of darker toning nestled around stars 6 and 7. Our grade is Proof-62. Weight 87.1 grains, at the high end of Breen's Series II strikes using thicker planchets. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only example graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35423) Estimate Value $6,500 - UP Ex Douglas Weaver 12/6/1971-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 56.3.1).
Price Realized: $6900
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 224.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|