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Lot 164

1843 Proof Original Breen 1-A R5+. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC Approved. Attractive bluish steel brown and chocolate. No spots, stains, or marks. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides, just a few faint hairlines from a higher grade. The best identifying mark is a bit of slightly darker toning nestled inside the top of the H in HALF. A knife rim shows on the obverse from star 5 clockwise to star 13. This is the plate coin for Breen's Restrike Series VII on page 401 in his encyclopedia. In addition, the obverse is plated on page 115 of the second edition of the Cohen half cent reference to show the variety. Weight 81.5 grains. Our grade is Proof-63. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; none finer. (PCGS # 1266) .
Estimated Value $7,500-UP.
Ex Joseph Brobston, Stack's Fixed Price List #69, January 1963 (listed for $725.00)-Philip M. Showers, Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis Harrington duPont-Fred S. "Freddy" Werner 2/1976-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 43.1.1).

Realized $89,125

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