1819 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 1
Wright noted in 1992: "One Proof example is known to me - the
Beckwith:54 - DuPont:568 - Pittman coin. The Mougey:121 -
Sleicher:1043 piece, purported to be a Proof, is currently
untraced. It is definitely not the Beckwith coin".
In the Pittman sale
catalogue (1997), Akers speculated: "The Mougey coin may or may not
be a different specimen from the DuPont coin offered here".
Breen noted in
1988: "At least 2 proofs reported." Apparently, he
was referring to the Pittman and the Mougey coins.
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies. 1819
Newcomb 2 is another, slightly different overdate, but it is better
known as the 1819 Large Date variety.
courtesy of David
Akers Numismatics, Inc.
NGC Proof-64 Brown (illustrated
above). Ex - Beckwith, Lot 54 - Stack's "Anderson-Dupont", September 24-25, 1954,
Lot 568, sold for $70.00 - John Jay
Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "John Jay Pittman Collection
- Part One", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 196, illustrated - offered in
the April 7, 2003 issue of COIN WORLD by North American Certified Trading
for $34,000.00. In the opinion of several experts who examined this
coin at the 2005 F.U.N. show, this is not a Proof. Also,
plate-matching indicates that this is not the Beckwith coin.
PCGS MS-63 Brown. Ex - Bowers &
Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001,
Lot 48, not illustrated, sold for $920.00
EF-40. Ex - Bowers & Merena
Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II",
March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2551, "Overdate" sold for $299.00
PCGS graded MS-63 Brown.
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s
"Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 415,
illustrated, where it was described as follows: "9 over 8.
Newcomb-1, Rarity-1... Medium to dark brown with hints of lighter color
around the edges. Sharply struck and well preserved, and an important
overdate issue.", sold for $920.00
PCGS graded MS-62 Brown
and Del Bland graded EF-45. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins
& Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I",
February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 416, illustrated, where it was described
as follows: " 9 over 8. Newcomb-1, High Rarity-1...Mint State
sharpness but in the field before the face and on the face are many
microscopic nicks. Also on the face is another small nick, a tiny one is
on the lower bust line, a hairline scratch crosses the lower neck and
around ONE CENT are other nicks and hairline scratches. Well struck and
centered with the overdate feature sharp and clear. Medium and light
chocolate brown with considerable faded mint red on the reverse.
There is a lighter arc of brown at the top of the obverse, and the
hairline scratches and nicks are to be expected for the grade assigned.
Excellent color and scarce in this grade. Ex: Ira S. Reed, privately
1/19/45 as "Unc." at $10.", sold for $604.00
Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club