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Lot 213

1854 C-1 Breen 1-B (with lump on I in UNITED) R6- (as a proof). PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. Double Struck Reverse. Attractive electric blue and iridescent rose with hints of sea-green overtone. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors. A gem example except for a speck of carbon on the right top of the 8 and a narrow planchet void on the rim at the E in UNITED, as struck. The planchet is thin (weight 68.8 grains) causing the dentils to be weakly struck on the lower part of the obverse and top of the reverse. In addition, both sides were double struck creating a double set of dentils. The doubling is visible in the dentils at stars 2-4 and more obvious in the dentils on the upper two-thirds of the reverse. The offset between impressions is small but too wide to be classified as a chatter strike. EDS, Breen state I, Manley 2.0. A very attractive example and an extremely rare proof error. Our grade is Proof-64. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35414) .
Estimated Value $8,500-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 (privately)-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 54.2.2).

Realized $12,075

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