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Obverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 13     Reverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 13


1820 LARGE CENT -
NEWCOMB 13

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1808

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

 

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Significant examples:
NGC MS-67 Brown
- Superior 1/2005:75

PCGS MS-66 Brown.  Ex - William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 43, "...MS-60...", illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

Auction appearances:
PCGS graded MS-65 Brown and Del Bland graded MS-61.  Ex - Ira Reed, June 6, 1944, sold for $3.75 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 425, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large date. Newcomb-13, Rarity-1...Gorgeous, lustrous light chocolate brown surfaces with a tinge of faded mint red on the reverse. Perfect in every respect except for a small light scratch opposite the neck. A beautiful example of the variety found in the Randall hoard, however, this particular cent probably was not in the actual hoard. An outstanding cent that will certainly attract considerable bidding for is near-perfect surfaces, color and quality...", sold for $1,092.00

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 120, "Newcomb-13, Large Date", illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 53, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

MS-64 Brown, Questionable Toning.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5405, not illustrated, not sold

Del Bland graded MS-63.  Ex - James G. Macallister, February 20, 1945, sold for $3.50 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 426, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large date. Newcomb-13, Rarity-1...This is the last variety found in the Randall hoard. Mint red beginning to tone to a light steel color with microscopic specks of carbon around the wreath and a larger spot at a berry below E of UNITED.
A bright red cent which will please most collectors for its blazing color and clean surfaces...", sold for $690.00

MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 78, illustrated, sold for $805.00

MS-62.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 79, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1174, illustrated, sold for $431.25

MS-60.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 43, illustrated, sold for $862.50  Ex Lester Merkin's sale of November 6, 1965, lot 92 

ANACS Net AU-50, sharpness of MS-60, scratched.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2560, sold for $149.50

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 427, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large date. Newcomb-13, Low Rarity-1...Mint State sharpness but cleaned and retoned to a deep red color with faint olive overtones. Ex: Stack's 10/96:34 as "MS-64" at $550.", sold for $276.00

Sources and/or 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 13     Reverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 13