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Obverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1845

Wright wrote in 1992 that he knew of only a single Proof example of this variety.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1830 Newcomb 7

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
MS-60.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 81, "Newcomb 1", not plated, sold for $373.75

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 459, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-1...With blunt striking on both sides. In the lower left obverse field is a fingerprint and between N and I in UNITED is a very small edge nick. Medium dark steel in color.", sold for $161.00

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