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1855 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 9

Variety nickname:
Knob on Ear

Rarity: Very Common

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Significant examples:
NGC MS-66  Brown.  Ex - Auctions by Bowers & Merena, Inc., March 18, 1999, Lot 1195 - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 23, sold for $1,207.50, "EAC graded MS63+."

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 610, " Del Bland graded MS-60", illustrated, sold for $483.00

NGC MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 303, "Newcomb-9, Knob on Ear", sold for $138.00

MS-60.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 145, "N-9, "Slanted 5's, knob on ear", not plated, sold for $149.50

Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 611, sold for $368.00

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