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Sale 77

Lot 195

1849 Large Date Proof Breen 2-D Cohen-1 R8 (as a proof). PCGS graded Proof 64 Brown. Iridescent purple and rose on the obverse, possibly chemically cleaned long ago and retoned. The reverse is dark bluish steel brown with tan toning in protected areas, and this side looks original. The fields are slightly reflective with shallow mirrors on both sides. There is a curved struck-through line in the field under star 7 and several more tiny ones in the field between star 2 and the chin, all characteristics of a genuine proof strike. The only marks are a speck under the 4 in the date, another in the field right of the inner curl, and a light rim bruise at the F in OF. One of only a very few confirmed proof strikes of the large date variety, this being the first one in Breen's list of proofs. Our grade is Proof-58+. Weight 84.9 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied for finest graded. (PCGS # 1308) .
Estimated Value $15,000-UP.
Ex Thomas Cleneay 10/21/1887-Cleaney Estate, Samuel H. and Henry Chapman, 12/9/1890:1985 ($4.00)-unknown-(later probably) Charles "Suitcase" Foster 1951-52-(possibly the same as) New England Rare Coin Galleries, Inc., "The Cambridge Sale" 12/3/1976:108 ($425)-unknown-Stuart Levine 6/6/1994-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 49.1.6).

Realized $36,800

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