1825 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 9
In 1992, Wright noted: "At least two, possibly up to six true
Proofs of this variety have been traced, and the MS examples often come
prooflike". Wright considers the Dupont coin to be Mint State
and not a Proof. This variety may have been represented in the
Randall Hoard; Breen stated the possibility as fact.
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.
Images courtesy of Superior
Stamp & Coin
ex - Tom Reynolds, October
27, 1987 - March Wells - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long
Beach" sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1866, "AU-50".
PCGS graded AU-58 and Del
Bland graded VF-30 net. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins &
Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16,
18-20, 2001, lot 439, illustrated, where it was described as follows:
"Newcomb-9, Rarity-2...Sharpness of About Uncirculated-50 but there
are areas of fine corrosion on the reverse and the face has been lightly
smoothed. Cleaned and retoned to a pleasing, glossy darkish steel color
with traces of red, mostly on the reverse. The obverse of the coin is
generally pleasing in appearance and strike, with some hints of lighter
colors in the devices. Boldly impressed by the dies, the stars all show
radial lines, and Liberty's curls are crisply defined. Liberty's cheek
shows the faintest trace that it was touched up a bit, notable in the
slight change in surface quality as compared with the surrounding
devices. On the reverse, there are a couple of minor low areas where
fine corrosion exists. A bit mottled in color, with lighter faded red
around the wreath, and darker in the open fields. Still and all, a
decent example of this date. Ex: Ira S. Reed, 12/15/44 as "Unc."
at $40.", sold for $604.00
Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club