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


PCGS Nos: 1796, 1797, 1798


Circulation strikes:
Proofs: estimated 20

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Varieties (14):
Large Reverse Letters:
Newcomb 1 - Common
     Newcomb 6 - Common
     Newcomb 7 - Common
     Newcomb 8 - Scarce
     Newcomb 9 - Scarce
     Newcomb 10 - Scarce
     Newcomb 12 - Common
     Newcomb 13 - Delisted
     Newcomb 14 - Very Scarce
Medium Reverse Letters:
Newcomb 2 - Common
Newcomb 3 - Common
     Newcomb 4 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 5 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 11 - Common

The finest Uncirculated "Large Letters" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-64BN's.

The finest Uncirculated "Large Letters" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated "Medium Letters" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63BN's.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64RB's.

The finest Proof Red example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63RD.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

PCGS MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 240, "Newcomb-9 1/2, Large Letters", $747.50

MS-60 Red and Brown, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5409, "Large Letters", not illustrated, sold for $161.00  From the Dr. Joseph Seventko Collection

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright  


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