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Obverse of 1832 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1832 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


1832 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 1

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1850


 

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
PCGS graded AU-58 and Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 681, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…With a very small low spot opposite the forelock. Lovely medium light chocolate brown surfaces, sharply struck and free from abrasions except for a few microscopic ones on the face. Mislabled "Large Letters" on the PCGS insert. Ex: Robert D. Rector; Bowers & Merena 9/92:128.", sold for $661.00

PCGS graded AU-55 and Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 682, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…Medium and light chocolate brown, the latter faded from mint color. Nice surfaces with verdigris (removable) around some letters and on the neck is a line of three tiny nicks. The label is in error as a "Large Letters".", sold for $201.00

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 683, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…The obverse is medium brown mixed with dark brown producing a wood grain effect, the reverse is a uniform darkish steel brown. Pleasing surfaces without any abrasions worthy of mention except for a couple tiny dents on the jaw.", sold for $437.00

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 684, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…Darkish chocolate brown surfaces nearly perfect in every respect although opposite the chin is an ancient, faint diagonal scratch. Sharply struck and a quality cent.", sold for $207.00

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 685, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…Sharper by five points but from the top of the head to a dentil is a long hairline scratch and near star eleven is a small nick. Medium dark chocolate brown.", sold for $195.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 686, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…Medium chocolate brown with pleasing surfaces for the grade. Sharp.", sold for $195.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 687, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…On the neck is a small nick and elsewhere on both sides are a few handling marks consistent with the grade. Darkish steel brown with cordovan brown undertones.", sold for $149.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 688, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…Light and medium brown, the latter color on the reverse. Clean and attractive.", sold for $161.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 689, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2… Sharpness of AU-55 but lightly porous with some very light burnishing and a scratch opposite the end of the nose. Dark steel brown, tan high points.", sold for $115.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 690, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…With some blunt striking. On the face is a hairline scratch, opposite the forehead are two more and over the left side of star nine is a small edge dent. Darkish steel brown.", sold for $115.00

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 691, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2… Medium light brown surfaces that reveal under a glass some minuscule handling marks consistent with the grade.", sold for $115.00

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 692, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-2…Up from the corner of the eye is a scratch and over the right side of N in ONE is a small nick. Darkish chocolate brown.", sold for $121.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 693, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-1½, Rarity-2… Double Profile. Very nice darkish steel brown and well struck surfaces. Double outlines on the chin, lips and stars eight to twelve.", sold for $149.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 694, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters, triple profile. Newcomb-1¾, Rarity-2…Five points sharper but between the stem and A are some noticeable scratches. Darkish chocolate brown. Triple outlines on the end of the nose and on the lips, double on the forehead, nose, chin and lightly on the lower jaw.", sold for $207.00

Notes:
In 1992, Wright stated that he knew of three Proof examples of this variety, one of which is in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  Breen (1988) knew of only three Proofs, but of Newcomb 1 and Newcomb 2 combined.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

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

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