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Obverse of 1831 Large Cent - Newcomb 4     Reverse of 1831 Large Cent - Newcomb 4


1831 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 4

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1847


 

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1831 Newcomb 5.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1833 Newcomb 1 and 1833 Newcomb 4.  Wright pointed out (presumably based on die state evidence) that the 1833 Newcomb 4 was struck first, followed by 1831 Newcomb 4, and finally 1833 Newcomb 1!

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