1826 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 8
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.
Images courtesy of Superior
Stamp & Coin
The coin illustrated above
is ex - Superior Stamp & Coin, February 3, 1991, Lot 823 - March Wells - Superior Stamp &
Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1877,
Net EF-40, sharpness of AU-50.
Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M.
LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2583,
"Overdate" sold for $632.50 From the 1983 EAC
Convention, Lot 376
EF-40. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of
Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2582,
"Overdate" sold for $862.50
Del Bland graded EF-40.
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s
"Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 446,
illustrated, where it was described as follows: "6 over 5. Newcomb-8,
Rarity-3...Extremely Fine-40 with two long, line-like planchet defects at
stars nine and ten. At least five points sharper but light porosity is
visible around star four, over star eight and below D in UNITED. Medium
brown with darker brown on most of the reverse. The underlying 5 is
plainly visible below the top curve of the 6. Not only is this a nice
coin, but the pedigree is quite wonderful too. D. Ex: William Cutler
Atwater; B. Max Mehl M. B. S. #108 6/46:67; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.,
Bowers and Merena 5/96:563.", sold for $776.00
Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club