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Obverse of 1831 Large Cent - Newcomb 7     Reverse of 1831 Large Cent - Newcomb 7


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1847


Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 239, "Newcomb-7, Large Letters" @$230.00

Net AU-50, sharpness of AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2591, "Large letters" Not sold  From the Bowers and Merena ANA Sale of the Millennium, August 2000, Lot 351

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 467, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-7, Rarity-1...Virtually mint state in sharpness but on the neck, chin and elsewhere on the obverse are some tiny nicks and over OF are two tiny edge dents. Medium dark chocolate brown with light steel blue overtones and traces of faded mint red, mostly on the reverse.", sold for $345.00

Wright dismissed the one-sided Proof with a Proof reverse that appeared in Brand-NN41:876 as being a deeply mirrored, non-Proof circulation strike.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1831 Newcomb 6 and 1831 Newcomb 8.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1831 Newcomb 10.

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