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Obverse of 1824 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1824 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


1824 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 1

Rarity: Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1824

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1824 Newcomb 5.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

 

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

The coin illustrated above is ex - Everett Van Voorhis March 29, 1911 - unknown intermediary - 1991 EAC sale, Lot 161 - March Wells - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1853, "EF-40+".

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 158, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2573, "1824/2" sold for $1,035.00  

VF-25.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2574, "1824/2" sold for $253.00  Purchased from Jack Beymar at the 1982 EAC Convention

PCGS graded EF-45 and Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 433, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "4 over 2. Newcomb-1, Low Rarity-2...A very desirable cent for the grade despite a small, light dent below the chin, a small, light spot of raised corrosion between stars nine and ten and three microscopic nicks on the obverse. Medium dark chocolate brown. This is a really outstanding cent, one that is nearly impossible to locate in high grades. The surfaces are a delight, without detracting problems of any kind. Later die state with most of the encircling reverse crack present on this example. We anticipate serious collector bidding when a choice coin like this crosses the block. Over the decades we have consistently noticed that "choice" collector coins always bring strong prices, often well over the current "market" price guides. Yet, quite the opposite is true for "problem" coins, with defects or damage, even with an accurate net grade, coins with problems often bring less than the current "market" price for a coin without similar defects. Quality sells for quality prices, while off-quality pieces realize discounts. Here with the Benson collection, a number of outstanding coins are offered, coins that collectors will appreciate, long after the price is paid to obtain them. Ex: Barney Bluestone (Syracuse Coin Shop) #90, 12/45:1008 at $21.", sold for $1,150.00

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 434, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "4 over 2. Newcomb-1, Low Rarity-2...Dark chocolate brown with lighter high points, the surfaces not quite as nice as the previous example of N-1 just offered, but no defects worthy of mention except a tiny nick above the bust. Another exciting example of this popular overdate. Later die state, with the encircling reverse crack through most of the base of the lettering. Darker in color than most, and pleasing. Ex: James G. Macallister, circa 1945 at $6.50.", sold for $489.00

Del Bland graded Fine-15.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 435, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "4 over 2. Newcomb-1, Low Rarity-2...A small edge dent left of star three, another over the first T in STATES and a nick over the right side of C in CENT. Darkish steel brown.", sold for $264.00


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