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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 PR65
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-B

1857 Breen 1-B (doubled T in CENT) R4. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. Slightly faded mint red mellowing to bluish steel brown, at least 80% of the original color remaining. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate mirrors on both sides. There are some faint hairlines in the fields that keep this piece from a gem rating. The best identifying marks are some specks of steel toning, the largest of these off the lower right point of star 8. None of these spots is significant and the overall eye appeal is excellent, so impressive that Breen selected this piece for his color plate in the back of his encyclopedia. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 85.0 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 1 in 66RB. (PCGS # 1333) Estimate Value $6,500 - UP Ex Abner Kreisberg (Quality Sales Corporation) 11/17/1977-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 57.2.1).

Price Realized: $12075

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 228.

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