|Coins - US - Half Cents|
|Realisation Price||42,000.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / January Pre Long Beach Sale (#77) - 26/01/2014 / Missouri Cabinet - Coronet Head Half Cents / Lot 192
Coronet Head Half Cent 1849 Small Date Proof Original Breen 1-A R6+. PCGS PF65 Golden light olive brown and chocolate with blue steel overtones. The fields are highly reflective with nice mirrors on both sides. There is some light crud caked into the protected areas and a few faint hairlines in the obverse fields. The best identifying mark is a small spot of darker toning on the rim off the tip of the wreath stem. Plated on page 426 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the variety, and listed in the condition census on the following page. Weight 86.3 grains. This piece has a sharp knife rim on most of the obverse, strongest at stars 6-11, and Breen calls this one of his series VII strikes (and lists it as such in his census on page 428). Our grade is Proof-62. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. . Estimated Value $8,500-UP.