1820 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 1
Variety Equivalents: Breen 1806
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.
Images courtesy of Superior
Stamp & Coin
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
Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club