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Obverse of 1821 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1821 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


1821 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 1

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1814

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1822 Newcomb 14

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66 Brown (illustrated above)
- Numismatic Gallery 5/1953
- John Jay Pittman
- David Akers 10/1997:202
- Superior 1/2005:78, "EAC grade Proof-63 and tied for second finest known"

Recent appearances:
Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 207, sold for $11,500.00 From the sale of the Norweb Collection, November 1988, Lot 2881.  Earlier from B. Max Mehl's sale of the Dr. Allenburger Collection (1948), Lot 746 and Abe Kosoff's sale of the Lee G. Agnew Collection, December 1952, Lot 729a

PCGS Proof-60 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 41, illustrated, sold for $5,290.00  From the sale of the Chris Schenkel Collection, November 1990, Lot 18.  Earlier from Thomas Elder's sale of the Peter Mougey, Esq. Collection, September 1910, Lot 134

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 42, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 44, "...VF-35, sharpness of EF-40, minor surface verdigris...", illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1176, illustrated, "...EAC graded VF35.", not sold

EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1177, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 54, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

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