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Obverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 17     Reverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 17


Rarity: Rare

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1796

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1817 Newcomb 5.

This is the only use of the reverse die.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-50 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2543, "13 Stars Not sold

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