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Obverse of 1831 Large Cent - Newcomb 5     Reverse of 1831 Large Cent - Newcomb 5


1831 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 5

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1847


 

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 466, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-5, Rarity-4...Nearly defect free surfaces and edges. A choice dark chocolate brown cent with deep red undertones, mostly on the obverse. Early die state, well struck. Ex: Larry Hine; M & G Auctions 1/97:374; Stanley Chen; Superior Galleries 10/2000:1366.", sold for $529.00

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1831 Newcomb 4.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1832 Newcomb 1.  Wright lists the 1832 pairing first based on die state evidence!

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