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Lot 172

1845 Proof Original Breen 1-A R6+. PCGS graded Proof 64 Brown. CAC Approved. Light olive brown with blue steel and sea green overtones on the obverse. The fields are slightly reflective with shallow mirrors. There are two tiny nicks on the lower part of the neck, some microscopic ticks in the field at stars 1-3, and a nick over the left top of the N in CENT. Delicate but obvious repunching shows on the 4 and triple punching is evident on the 5, as always for this date. Our grade is Proof-58. Not circulated, merely a slightly mishandled proof. This is the third example listed in the Breen/Hanson condition census (encyclopedia, page 408). Weight 82.0 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 3; none finer. (PCGS # 1278) .
Estimated Value $6,500-UP.
Ex 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 45.1.1).

Realized $35,650

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