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Obverse of 1829 Large Cent - Newcomb 5     Reverse of 1829 Large Cent - Newcomb 5


Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1843

No Proofs are known of this variety.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1829 Newcomb 1 and 1829 Newcomb 4.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1829 Newcomb 3 and 1829 Newcomb 9.

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 456, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-5, Low Rarity-3...Some blunt striking on both sides as usually seen on this variety. Sharper by perhaps ten points but lightly cleaned probably to remove verdigris and a large fingerprint on the obverse and roughness at ATES, all of which are still visible.", not sold

VF20.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1194, illustrated, sold for $258.75

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