Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 77

Lot 150

1840 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6+. PCGS graded Proof 66+ Brown. CAC Approved. Reverse of 1840. Gorgeous light olive brown with blue steel overtones. The obverse fields are deeply mirrored while the reverse fields are moderately so. There is a small spot of darker toning on the rim at star 13, some very fine carbon on the left side of star 4, and a microscopic v-shaped struck-through in the field under the nose tip, as struck. Excellent eye appeal. Weight 96.9 grains, consistent with Breen's Series V strikes. The Series V strikes came with thick planchets and partial knife rims, and the knife rims often were removed at the Mint prior to distribution to customers. Evidence of a smoothed knife rim shows on the reverse of this example. (This collection includes a complete run of the Series V thick planchet Second Restrike Proofs of 1840-1848 plus 1852.) This piece is plated to illustrate the Second Restrike variety in the Breen encyclopedia, page 390, and is listed in the census on that page. Our grade is Proof-64. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. (PCGS # 35345) .
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex R. E. (Ted) Naftzger, Jr., A. Kosoff Auctions, Inc. (Abraham "Abe" Kosoff) 4/21/1956:470 ($130.00)-Willard C. Blaisdell 9/15/1976 (via Delmar N. Bland)-Roy E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr., 10/8/1976-William K. Raymond, Fixed Price List August 1977-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 40.3.2).

Realized $20,125

Go to lot:  

Home | Current Sale | Calendar of Events | Bidding | Consign | About Us | Contact | Archives | Log In

US Coins & Currency | World & Ancient Coins | Manuscripts & Collectibles | Bonded CA Auctioneers No. 3S9543300
11400 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90064 | 310. 551.2646 ph | 310.551.2626 fx | 800.978.2646 toll free

© 2011 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, All Rights Reserved