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Obverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 4     Reverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 4 


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1845

No Proofs are known of this variety.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1830 Newcomb 3
1830 Newcomb 10.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1830 Newcomb 11

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 64, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

AU55.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1197, illustrated, sold for $603.75

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 236, "Newcomb-4, Large Letters", sold for $345.00

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 462, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, double profile. Newcomb-4 Nearly defect free and a choice, glossy medium and light chocolate brown cent. Fine double profile on forehead, faintly on end of nose and chin. A beautiful cent that boasts even color and a good strike. Later die state with cracks around the periphery of the obverse and reverse. Ex: James G. Macallister 2/20/45 as "Unc." at $8.", sold for $391.00

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