|Coins - US - Half Cents|
|Realisation Price||115,000.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / January Pre Long Beach Sale (#77) - 26/01/2014 / Missouri Cabinet - Classic Head Half Cents / Lot 123
Classic Head Half Cent 1831 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R6-. PCGS PF66 Reverse of 1836. Slightly faded mint red and steel brown, half the red remaining on the obverse, nearly a third on the reverse. The proof mirrors in the fields are deep on both sides and the only defects are a few specks of carbon at the dentils over the head and between stars 5 and 6. Outstanding eye appeal. EDS, Breen state I late, the reverse die uncracked but starting to bulge (the first of 4 distinct die states represented in this collection). Our grade is Proof-65. Listed in the Breen census on page 345 of his encyclopedia. Listed by Richard T. Coleman, Jr., as one of only two known examples of his state II (reverse bulged but not cracked). Weight 77.7 grains, Breen's series I but on the lighter end of the weight range. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. . Estimated Value $30,000-UP.