Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 77

Lot 158

1842 Proof Original Breen 1-A R6+ PCGS Graded "Genuine", XF Details, Environmental Damage. Silvered. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with frosty light silvery steel in protected areas, especially on the reverse, apparently from a coating or plating of silver or some similar light-colored metal. The coating has mostly worn off but there is enough remaining to be obvious. The only notable mark is a pinprick in the field off the tip of the coronet. The fields are smooth and glossy but not reflective. Weight 80.0 grains. Our grade is Proof-25. Would rate a higher grade if not for the silvering. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label (PCGS # 1260) .
Estimated Value $2,500-UP.
Ex Bowers & Ruddy Galleries 3/27/1981:12-Russell Wyatt, Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 9/9/1985:200 ($880)-(via James R. McGuigan)-Roger S. Cohen, Jr., 5/26/1990-Cohen Estate, Superior Galleries (a division of Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc.) 2/2/1992:355-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 42.1.3).

Realized $3,680

Go to lot:  

Home | Current Sale | Calendar of Events | Bidding | Consign | About Us | Contact | Archives | Log In

US Coins & Currency | World & Ancient Coins | Manuscripts & Collectibles | Bonded CA Auctioneers No. 3S9543300
11400 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90064 | 310. 551.2646 ph | 310.551.2626 fx | 800.978.2646 toll free

© 2011 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, All Rights Reserved