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Obverse of 1827 Large Cent - Newcomb 9     Reverse of 1827 Large Cent - Newcomb 9


Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1837

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1827 Newcomb 2 and 1827 Newcomb 4.

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Recent appearances:
EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 226, "Newcomb-9" Not Sold

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 449, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-9, High Rarity-3...Medium brown with olive shades on the obverse and dark chocolate brown on the reverse. On the face and opposite the forelock are minor nicks and below the right base of the first A in AMERICA is a carbon spot. With the encircling die crack as always on the obverse, with lovely surfaces, strike and color. This splendid example will be coveted by many collectors. Worth a premium as such. Ex: James G. Macallister 2/20/45 as "About Unc." for $8.", sold for $805.00

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