1822 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 5
Variety Equivalents: Breen 1815
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.
Images courtesy of Superior
Stamp & Coin
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
Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club