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Obverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 2     Reverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 2


1830 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 2

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1845

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1830 Newcomb 5
1830 Newcomb 9

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 235, "Newcomb-2" Not Sold

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 63, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 460, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-2, High Rarity-2...With some blunt striking. Almost perfect medium dark steel brown surfaces.", sold for $276.00

Del Bland graded VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 461, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-2, High Rarity-2...Sharpness of Very Fine-35 but some microscopic roughness covering the neck and elsewhere on the obverse, a couple of small nicks on both sides, edge nicks over D, over S and AT and numerous hairlines scratches into raw copper over ES. Medium dark steel brown, sharply struck.", sold for $86.00

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