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Obverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1806

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 421, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "20 over 19. Newcomb-1, Rarity-1...Dark chocolate brown with pleasing surfaces and nearly perfectly clean. Opposite the mouth and on the chin are three tiny unimportant nicks, over the eye is a hairline scratch and on two denticles midway between the date and star 13 is evidence of a small carbon spot. Actually, the overdate shows a 1 under the 2, with no evidence of the 9 under 0, but the 18 are also recut. Ex: B. Max Mehl, privately 5/4/46 at $5.", sold for $460.00

VF-30.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1167, illustrated, sold for $258.75

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