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Obverse of 1828 Large Cent - Newcomb 12     Reverse of 1828 Large Cent - Newcomb 12


Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1838

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1828 Newcomb 2, 1828 Newcomb 3, 1828 Newcomb 4, and 1828 Newcomb 5.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1827 Newcomb 12 and 1828 Newcomb 1.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
Del Bland graded Fine-15.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 455, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large narrow date. Newcomb-12, Rarity-4...Near star three is a small scratch and touching the top of the head is a light corrosion spot, other minor defects are consistent with the grade. Medium brown.", sold for $207.00

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