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Obverse of 1816 Large Cent - Newcomb 4     Reverse of 1816 Large Cent - Newcomb 4


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1790

No Proofs are known of this variety.

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

The coin illustrated above is ex - Don Valenziano, May 1990 - March Wells - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1730, "MS-60+, tied for CC#5 with a handful of other examples".

Recent appearances:
MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1157, illustrated, sold for $287.50

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 185, "Newcomb-4, Brown" @$218.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club