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Obverse of 1825 Large Cent - Newcomb 8     Reverse of 1825 Large Cent - Newcomb 8


1825 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 8

Rarity: Scarce to Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1828

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety.

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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

ex - Don Valenziano, June 29, 1995 - March Wells - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1865, "EF-40+".

Recent appearances:
AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 214 sold for $690.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2581 sold for $316.25

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 438, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-8, Rarity-2...Sharpness of Extremely Fine 40 but cleaned and retoned to a light steel tan color with a small nick opposite the eye.", sold for $253.00

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