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Obverse of 1826 Large Cent - Newcomb 8     Reverse of 1826 Large Cent - Newcomb 8


1826 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 8

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1833

Notes:
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, "EF40"

Recent appearances: 
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

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