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Obverse of 1826 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1826 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


1826 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 1

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1835

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

 

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

The coin illustrated above is ex - Wayte Raymond Mail Bid Sale, November 20, 1945, Lot 153 - Dr. Kenneth J. Sartoris, May 1972 - Del Bland - Robinson S. Brown, Jr. - Superior Stamp & Coin, September 30, 1986, Lot 604 - Dennis Mendelson - Superior Stamp & Coin, February 3, 1991, Lot 338 - March Wells - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1870, "AU55".  This coin was used to illustrate the variety in John Wright's "The Cent Book 1816-1839"

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 58, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 215, "Newcomb-1", unsold

NGC AU-55 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 59, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

EF-45.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 126, "Newcomb-1", not plated, sold for $63.25

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 440, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-1, Low Rarity-2...Five points sharper but cleaned and nicely retoned to a medium light brown with shades of olive. One dash after the date. Nice surfaces and color for this early die state, without the cud over star six. Ex: James G. Macallister 2/20/45 as "About Unc." for $8.", sold for $276.00

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 441, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-1, Low Rarity-2...Darkish steel brown with traces of light brown on the lower left obverse. Near stars five and six are a couple small scratches and over the left top of E in ONE is a small nick. One dash after the date. An exceptional cent that boasts great color, surfaces and is boldly struck. Darker tones highlight the devices. Middle die state with the rim break over star six, but no sign of the crack from star nine to the hair yet. Don't expect to get this one cheap! An opportunity that shouldn't be missed. Ex: Barney Bluestone (Syracuse Coin Shop), #85 11/44:1349 as "1826 over 25" at $10.50; Barney Bluestone (Syracuse Coin Shop), privately 11/17/44 for $15.", sold for $207.00

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