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Obverse of 1828 Large Cent - Newcomb 10     Reverse of 1828 Large Cent - Newcomb 10


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1840

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 232, "Newcomb-10, Small Date" @$805.00

MS60+.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1192, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

PCGS graded AU-55 and Del Bland EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 451, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small wide date. Newcomb-10, Low Rarity-2...Only a few abrasions on the obverse visible under magnification separate this cent from absolute perfection. The obverse is medium and light brown, the reverse medium dark steel brown. An excellent example for a mid-range date or type set. We note the obverse has some yellow tones in the color department, while the reverse is darker and more even. The small date has always been popular with collectors, and luckily is available in most grades. Ex: T. James Clarke, 1944; B. Max Mehl; B. Max Mehl M.B.S. #106 6/45: 1782 as "claimed to be the finest known when offered in the Dr. French Collection where it was priced at $65.00." at $38.50.", sold for $414.00

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