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Obverse of 1831 Large Cent - Newcomb 6     Reverse of 1831 Large Cent - Newcomb 6


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1848

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2590, "Large Letters" Not sold

NGC AU-55 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 238, "Newcomb-6, Large Letters" sold for $126.50

F15.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1200, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

Wright confirmed a single one-sided Proof example of this variety in 1992 and he noted that all one-sided Proofs have Proof obverses only.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1831 Newcomb 7 and 1831 Newcomb 8.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1831 Newcomb 9 and 1831 Newcomb 12.

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