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Sale 77

Lot 170

1844 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC Approved. Reverse of 1840. Bluish steel brown and chocolate. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors showing some faint hairlines on the obverse. There is a lighter coppery tone on the highest points over the ear and a very tiny rim nick under the left side of the second 4. Plated on page 406 in the Breen reference to illustrate the variety and in the second edition of the Cohen book on page 115 to show the 1844 obverse. Our grade is Proof-63. Weight 78.6 grains, Breen's series IV, the sharp early state. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied for finest with the following lot. (PCGS # 35369) .
Estimated Value $8,500-UP.
Ex Farish Baldenhofer collection, Stack's 11/11/1955:114 ($150.00)-Willard C. Blaisdell 9/15/1976 (via Delmar N. Bland)-Roy E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr., 10/8/1976-William K. Raymond, Fixed Price List August 1977 (listed at $1,400)-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 44.3.2).

Realized $14,375

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