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Obverse of 1821 Large Cent - Newcomb 2     Reverse of 1821 Large Cent - Newcomb 2


1821 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 2

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 12

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 663, sold for $14,087.50 

PCGS MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1178, illustrated, "...EAC graded MS62...", not sold

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7495, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 55, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

ANACS Net EF-45, sharpness of AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2561, sold for $805.00

EF-40, Lightly Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5406, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

Net VF-25, sharpness of EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2562, sold for $230.00

VF-20.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 118, "Newcomb-2", not plated, sold for $517.50

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 428, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Wide date. Newcomb-2, Rarity-1...Cleaned and very nicely retoned to a glossy medium brown with mostly uniform light steel blue overtones. No defects worthy of mention except possibly a small dent on N in ONE. A tough date to locate in high grade and certain to attract attention from date collectors. Don't miss out. Ex: B. Max Mehl M.B.S. #106 6/45:1745 as "E.F., was originally purchased as Unc." at $25.", sold for $920.00

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