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Obverse of 1832 Large Cent - Newcomb 2     Reverse of 1832 Large Cent - Newcomb 2


1832 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 2

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1850


 

1832 Large Cent - Newcomb 2
Images courtesy of John D. Wright, copyright 1992

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 242, "Newcomb-2, Medium Letters" Not Sold

PCGS graded MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 695, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3…A beautiful example of this date and variety. The surfaces are steel blue and glossy, with lovely color and surfaces. One tick mark is hidden on the inner point of the seventh star, and another on the eighth star. The U of UNITED appears to be cut over an erroneous A, perhaps the die engraver started AMERICA, then realized he first needed to put in STATES OF. Don't miss this one.", sold for $862.00

Del Bland graded MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 696, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3…Light brown surfaces somewhat softly impressed and heavily flowlined from a late state of the dies with a light die crack from the base of E in CENT to the leaf below. Nearly pristine but on the face near the curl is a tiny nick.", sold for $391.00

Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 697, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3…Mint state sharpness but cleaned and beautifully retoned to an iridescent steel blue and red color, the red mostly on the reverse. Sharply struck and very attractive. Ex: Jack Collins; Pine Tree Auction Co. 2/75:868; Kenneth Wilson; Bowers & Merena 1/90:1170.", sold for $506.00

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 698, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3…Dark olive steel brown in color, somewhat glossy with some brown high points and sharply struck. Nearly completely free from defects.", sold for $310.00

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 699, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3… Dark brown in color with clean surfaces save for a couple of short, trivial scratches on the reverse.", sold for $161.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 700, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3…Sharper by five points but across the nose and face is a diagonal pin scratch which blends quite well into the patina. Dark steel brown, lighter high points and softly struck showing flow lines on both sides.", sold for $132.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 701, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters, obverse brockage error. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3…Five points sharper but on the brockage side is an edge dent and between stars ten and eleven is a smaller one. Smooth dark chocolate brown surfaces and a great mint error. One of the highlights of this 1832 specialty collection, and certain to bring much pride to its future owner as well. Ex: Richard Picker; Coin Galleries M.B.S. 5/89:1101; Bowers and Merena Galleries F.P.Ls 1989 to 1990.", sold for $2,070.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 702, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3… A bit sharper but on the obverse are several abrasions including a nick near star two. Orange brown obviously faded from mint color with traces of a darker brown overtone. Sharp.", sold for $138.00

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 703, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3… Softly struck but with clean dark chocolate brown surfaces.", sold for $126.00

VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 704, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3…Glossy medium brown and with typical circulation marks for the grade.", sold for $57.00

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 705, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3… Dark chocolate brown with a lighter brown covering most of the reverse. Softly struck with nice surfaces.", sold for $80.00

ANACS graded VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 706, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Small letters. Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-3…Some minor porosity on both sides.", sold for $46.00

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety, although Breen wrote in 1988 that three Proofs were known of the Newcomb 1 and Newcomb 2 combined.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

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