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Obverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 16     Reverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 16


1817 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 16

"15 Star Obverse"

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1792

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

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1817 Newcomb 1

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 191, "Newcomb-16, 15 Stars, Brown", sold for $575.00

"AU-50"
- Superior 1/2005:74


EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2541, "15 Stars", sold for $747.50  Purchased from Chris Victor-McCawley, June 27, 1998; previously from the John J. Pittman Collection, David Akers, October 1997, Lot 194

EF-40.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 114, "N-16", plated, sold for $483.00

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2542, "15 Stars", sold for $402.50

VF-35.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 192, "Newcomb-16, 15 Stars", sold for $460.00

PCGS graded AU-55 and Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 400, "15 stars. Newcomb-16, High Rarity-1", illustrated, sold for $529.00 Ex: James G. Macallister 5/28/45 as "Unc." at $15.

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 407, "15 stars. Newcomb-16, High Rarity-1", illustrated, sold for $546.00

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