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Obverse of 1828 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1828 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1838

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1827 Newcomb 12  
1828 Newcomb 12


Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
Del Bland EF-40
- Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 452, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large narrow date. Newcomb-1, High Rarity-1...Slightly sharper but the obverse has been lightly polished and under a glass a few abrasions are visible, mostly on the obverse, the worst of these being a small nick on the left top of E in CENT. Medium light brown with two small dark spots at stars ten and eleven. We note a small spot has been removed near CA on the reverse.", sold for $264.00

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