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Obverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 7     Reverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 7


Rarity: Very Scarce
(est. 200 known or less)

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1845

No Proofs are known of this variety.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1830 Newcomb 8
1830 Newcomb 9
1830 Newcomb 11

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1830 Newcomb 1

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 463, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-7, Rarity-4...With some blunt striking as usually seen for this variety. Sharper by five points with pleasing surfaces even though faint hairline scratches are visible under magnification opposite the chin and nose and above ONE, none of these visible to the unaided eye. Between stars eight and nine is a small nick and between stars nine and ten is a group of tiny abrasions. Medium light steel brown. Tied with several others for fourth finest. Ex: Chris Victor-McCawley (CVM); Early American Coppers 5/90:161; Thomas D. Reynolds; McCawley-Grellman Auctions #1 1/91:141; Robinson S. Brown, Jr., Superior Stamp & Coin Co. 1/96:560; Wes Rasmussen; Superior Galleries 6/2000:322.", sold for $862.00

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