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Lot 169

1844 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R7+. PCGS graded Proof 66 Red & Brown. CAC Approved. Reverse of 1856. Mellowed mint red fading to light bluish steel brown, at least half of the original color remaining. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on the obverse and moderate to deep mirrors on the reverse. The only defects, and they are trivial, are a small planchet chip right of star 2 and a carbon spot over the left side of star 1. Otherwise this piece is a solid gem. Plated on page 405 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the variety. This piece is the first one listed in the Breen/Hanson condition census on that same page. Our grade is Proof-64+, very close to Proof-65. Weight 82.4 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only example graded in RB. (PCGS # 35367) .
Estimated Value $17,500-UP.
Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $36.00) 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 $25.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $30.01-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Burdette G. Johnson 2/2/1947-Burdette G. Johnson Estate 12/15/1948, valued at $65.00-later-Charles J. duPont, Anderson Dupont (duPont) Sale, Part II, Stack's 11/11/1954:1138 ($350.00)-Doris E. Nelson-Toby and Doris E. (Nelson) Szymanski (the "TAD" collection) Stack's 3/15/1975:865-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 44.2.1).

Realized $74,750

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