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Obverse of 1823 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1823 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


1823 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 1

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1818

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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 157, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7496, illustrated, not sold

"EF-45".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 682, sold for $5,175.00 Ex Carl Wurtzbach-Judge Gaskill-New Netherlands #50, 12/6/57:1438-C. Douglas Smith- Denis Loring-Bowers & Ruddy FPL 11/70 & 11/71- Dr. John M. Tondra 1980-Joe Haines-Harmer Rooke 9/19/80:87-Denis Loring-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/88:389- J. R. Frankenfield, Superior 2/17/01:793-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2568, "1823/2", sold for $2,185.00

Net VF-30, sharpness of EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2569, "1823/22", sold for $345.00  From Heritage's 1999 ANA Sale, Lot 5140

Net VF-25.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 209, "Newcomb-1, 1823/2", sold for $270.00

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2570, "1823/2", sold for $368.00  Purchased from Jack Beymer at the 1980 ANA Convention

VF-20, Burnished, Corroded.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5407, not illustrated, sold for $149.50

Fine-12.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 120, "Newcomb-1, 1823/2", not plated, sold for $92.00

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 431, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "3 over 2. Newcomb-1, Low Rarity-2...Sharpness of Very Fine 35 but many tiny handling marks, mostly on the obverse, can be seen under a glass. On the reverse are faint traces of specks of raised corrosion. Despite the problems, this glossy brown cent is reasonably attractive. Always a popular date and hence, expensive, even by 1945 standards! A nice piece for the collector. Ex: Ira S. Reed 9/28/45 at $40.", sold for $1,380.00

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