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Obverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 8     Reverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 8


1820 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 8

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1812

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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 422, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small date. Newcomb-8, High Rarity-2...Ten points sharper but with minor evidence on both sides of contact with other objects. Medium dark steel brown. Ex: Barney Bluestone; Judge Thomas L. Gaskill 11/56; New Netherlands Coin Co.; Dorothy Paschal; New Netherlands Coin Co. #50 12.57:1401; J. Paul Scheetz; Paramount International Coin Corp. 11/76:100; Robert E. Vail; Superior Stamp & Coin Co. 9/97:408: March Wells.", sold for $805.00

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

Obverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 8     Reverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 8