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Obverse of 1847 Large Cent - Newcomb 10     Reverse of Obverse of 1847 Large Cent - Newcomb 10


1847 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1877, 1878, 1970, 1971

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
6,183,669
Proofs: estimated 20

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 27.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 10.89 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66BN.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RD.

The finest Uncirculated "1847/47, Large/Small 47" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64BN.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65RB.

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Varieties (43):
Newcomb 1 - Common
Newcomb 2 - Scarce
Newcomb 3 - Scarce
Newcomb 4 - Scarce
Newcomb 5 - Scarce
Newcomb 6 - Very Common
Newcomb 7 - Common
Newcomb 8 - Scarce
Newcomb 9 - Delisted
Newcomb 10 - Scarce
Newcomb 11 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 12 - Scarce
Newcomb 13 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 14 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 15 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 16 - Delisted
Newcomb 17 - Delisted
Newcomb 18 - Rare
Newcomb 19 - Very Common
Newcomb 20 - Scarce
Newcomb 21 - Very Common
Newcomb 22 - Scarce
Newcomb 23 - Rare
Newcomb 24 - Very Common
Newcomb 25 - Delisted
Newcomb 26 - Scarce
Newcomb 27 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 28 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 29 - Scarce
Newcomb 30 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 31 - Rare
Newcomb 32 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 33 - Delisted
Newcomb 34 - Rare
Newcomb 35 - Scarce
Newcomb 36 - Very Rare
Newcomb 37 - Very Common
Newcomb 38 - Very Common
Newcomb 39 - Scarce
Newcomb 40 - Delisted
Newcomb 41 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 42
Newcomb 43 -
Extremely Rare

Significant examples:
See individual variety listings

MS-60+ (illustrated above).  Ex - L. Neilson 6/75 - Louis Ullian - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 372, where it was described as follows: "N-10 R3+ MS60+ Frosty steel brown with bluish steel overtones and generous traces of faded mint red on both sides, especially the reverse. Would rate a couple points better except for a small carbon spot on star 11 and another on the left side of the U in UNITED. The only contact mark is a dull nick close to the ribbon under the N in CENT. An attractive example in spite of the minor defects. EDS with fine die polishing lines visible in the fields on both sides. Tied for CC#3 overall but finest of the early die state."

Recent appearances:
See individual variety listings

NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex-Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5873, not plated, sold for $356.50

ANACS MS-60 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2622, "Large 7 over small 7" sold for $460.00 From Mc Cawley and Grellman's sale of the Walter Dudgeon Collection, July 1994, Lot 263; earlier from Harmer Rooke's sale of the Joe Rose Collection, Lot 247 

MS-60 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2623 sold for $201.25

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Attribution Guide For United States Large Cents 1840-1857", 2nd edition by J.R. Grellman and Jules Reiver.

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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