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Lot 151

1840 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6+. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC Approved. Reverse of 1840. Very attractive iridescent lilac, rose and blue steel. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. The only defects are a small spot on the top of the inner hair bun and a speck on the rim between stars 10 and 11. Late die state with buckling in the center of the reverse. Weight 78.3 grains. The weight, high wire rims, and later die state place this as one of Breen's series VI strikes. A beautiful half cent. Our grade is Proof-65. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; second finest behind the preceding lot. (PCGS # 35345) .
Estimated Value $10,000-UP.
Ex George W. Rice, St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co. #16 4/1906:1257 ($31)-Peter Mougey-William H. Woodin, Thomas L. Elder #43 9/1910:323-Elmer S. Sears-Albert Holden 1913-R. Henry Norweb Family collection (The Honorable Raymond Henry Norweb [October 1, 1983] and Emery May Holden Norweb)-Emery May Holden Norweb (March 27, 1984)-Raymond Henry Norweb, Jr., Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc., 10/12/1987:95-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 40.3.3).

Realized $26,450

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