|Coins - US - Half Cents|
|Realisation Price||6,500.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / January Pre Long Beach Sale (#77) - 26/01/2014 / Missouri Cabinet - Coronet Head Half Cents / Lot 222
Coronet Head Half Cent 1856 Breen 1-B (without lump on I in UNITED) Judd-177 Copper Nickel R5. PCGS PF64 Brilliant very light golden tan. The luster and eye appeal are outstanding. The only defects are some microscopic specks of dark toning on the left side of the obverse and a few faint hairlines in the left obverse field, plus a thin planchet lamination on the rim at CA in AMERICA, as struck. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. While Breen lists two slightly different copper-nickel alloys for these pattern strikes (90:10 and 88:12), it is virtually impossible to differentiate between them. In fact, the new Judd/Bowers book on patterns lumps them together as J-177. This example was cataloged as the 90:10 alloy (A & W #216) in the Norweb sale and is listed as such in the Breen census. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 70.7 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. . Estimated Value $5,000-UP.