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Obverse of 1818 Large Cent - Newcomb 6     Reverse of 1818 Large Cent - Newcomb 6


1818 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1600, 1601, 1602

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
3,167,000
Proofs: none reported or known

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Notes:
The finest Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66BN.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 39 MS-64RB's.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64RD's.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Varieties:
Newcomb 1 - Common
Newcomb 2 - Scarce
Newcomb 3 - Scarce
Newcomb 4 - Rare
Newcomb 5 - Scarce
Newcomb 6 - Common
Newcomb 7 - Common
Newcomb 8 - Extremely Rare
Newcomb 9 - Common
Newcomb 10 - Common

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6568, not illustrated, sold for $576.15

PCGS MS-63 Brown.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5859, not plated, sold for $258.75

MS-60+ Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 155, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright

 
 

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