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1857 Breen 1-B

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Type coin
Title 1857 Breen 1-B
Date 1857
Country U.S.
Grade PR66
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-B

1857 Breen 1-B (doubled T in CENT) R4. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. Reverse of 1856. Beautiful deep purple with underlying faded mint red covering a third of the reverse. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides. This piece offers outstanding eye appeal, especially the obverse, and the designs are needle-sharp. The best identifying mark is a tiny spot of lighter blue steel toning left of star 3. Our grade is Proof-64+, very close to gem. Weight 83.8 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1, the finest BN. (PCGS # 1332) Estimate Value $3,500 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $5.00) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at $1.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $1.25-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 57.2.2).

Price Realized: $9487.5

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 227.

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