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Obverse of 1828 Large Cent - Newcomb 6     Reverse of 1828 Large Cent - Newcomb 6


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1839

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1828 Newcomb 7.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1343, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

NGC MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 229, "Newcomb-6" @$414.00

MS62.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1191, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 454, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large narrow date. Newcomb-6, High Rarity-1...Five points sharper but a faint hairline scratch and some microscopic abrasions are almost hidden in the left obverse field and over the right side of O in OF is a tiny nick on a dentil. Medium steel brown mixed with golden brown obviously faded from mint red with a few small darker spots on the obverse. Ex: Paul Norris; Superior Galleries 5/92:558; Jack Goetz; Superior Stamp & Coin 9/98:1466.", sold for $322.00

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