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1851 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 3

Variety nickname:
1851 over 81

Rarity: Very Common

Significant examples:
NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 1013, sold for $8,625.00

NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Robert F. Batchelder - Jerry A. Bobbe, May 1973 - Del Bland, October 1973 - Robert E. Vail, Superior September 7, 1997, Lot 808 - Auctions by Bowers & Merena, Inc., March 18, 1999, Lot 1172 - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 21 at $1,955.00, "...pair of barely visible ticks in the field over star 1 and a smaller area of darker olive toning at the left top of E of ONE.  E-MDS, the overdate sharp and the obverse fields showing many die file lines.  Equal to the finest example certified.  EAC graded MS63, tied for CC#5..."

Recent appearances:
1851/81, NGC MS-65RB.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 89, "Newcomb 3", not plated, unsold

NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 114, illustrated, sold for $644.00

Del Bland graded MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 580, "N-3", not illustrated, sold for $161.00

PCI VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 167, "1851/81, Del Bland graded VG-10", not illustrated, sold for $57.00

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