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Sale 77

Lot 124

1831 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R6-. PCGS graded Proof 65+ Red & Brown. CAC Approved. Reverse of 1836. Mint red mellowing to iridescent rose and blue steel, a third of the red remaining. Flawless except for a speck of carbon at the peak of the first 1 and a few microscopic specks on the cheek and neck. Otherwise this piece is a solid gem. The fields are nicely reflective with deep mirrors. This piece offers outstanding eye appeal in spite of the few specks. MDS, Breen state II. The reverse has a single die crack that meanders from the rim at the T in UNITED through the legend and wreath to the rim at the F in OF. Listed in the Breen census on page 345 of his encyclopedia. Listed by Richard T. Coleman, Jr., as one of only four known examples of his state III with the single die crack on the reverse. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 76.8 grains, Breen's series III. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 2 finer in 66RB. (PCGS # 1190) .
Estimated Value $25,000-UP.
Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $50.00) 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-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 31.2.2).

Realized $46,000

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