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Obverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 12     Reverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 12


1817 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 12

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1793

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1817 Newcomb 15.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
"AU-55".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 611, sold for $5,750.00 Ex M. F. Higgy, Abe Kosoff 9/10/43:1051-T. James Clarke-unknown-Steve Ivy #1, 3/6/81:18-John J. Nicholas 1982-C. Douglas Smith-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/88:339-March Wells, Superior 2/7/2000:1764-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

Sources and 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

Obverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 12     Reverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 12

Obverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 12     Reverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 12