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Obverse of 1822 Large Cent - Newcomb 5     Reverse of 1822 Large Cent - Newcomb 5


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1815

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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 429, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Wide date. Newcomb-5, Rarity-2...Sharper by five points but across star two is a dent, right of E in ONE is a small spot of raised corrosion touching a leaf, over the right side of R in AMERICA is a very small edge dent and on and around ONE are several tiny nicks. Glossy darkish steel brown from a protective coat of wax. The dent on the second star also tapped the rim below, and lightly on the star above, it is shallow and rounded, and thus not disturbing to the eye. Nice color and surfaces throughout, and popular with date collectors. Ex: James G. Macallister 2/20/45 as "Abt. Unc." at $7.50.", sold for $241.00

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