Ron Guth of PCGS CoinFacts writes:
Here's a question for the E-Sylum inmates:
Six Proof 1841 Large Cents appeared in the Chapman "Eavenson" sale of 1903. Breen suggests they were from a mint official's collection "probably Patterson Dubois." The Eavenson catalog said they are from a prominent Philadelphian's collection..."now deceased" (thanks Scott Rubin!). Can anyone confirm or debunk Breen's pedigree, or shed any more light on who owned these coins?
Above is an image of an 1841 proof cent from the CoinFacts site, although it is not known if this example came from the Eavenson sale.
Good question! Can anyone help?
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