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Obverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 12     Reverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 12


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1809

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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 40, illustrated, not sold

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 424, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large date. Newcomb-12, High Rarity-2...Quality of Mint State-61 but opposite the mouth is a dent, below star seven is a smaller one, left of star ten is an edge nick, below the end of the bust and on the surface of D STATE are minute nicks and below N in CENT is a carbon spot. Light golden steel tan.", sold for $345.00

VF-25.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1173, illustrated, sold for $115.00

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