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Obverse of 1832 Large Cent - Newcomb 3     Reverse of 1832 Large Cent - Newcomb 3


1832 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 3

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1851

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS graded MS-64 Brown and Del Bland graded MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 470, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…With some blunt striking on the forelock and on the top front line of the coronet and a low area above and right of E in ONE. Light brown with some mint red on the obverse, marred only by two microscopic nicks above the hair buns and a tiny carbon spot opposite the center of the neck. An appealing coin that will doubtless find many suitors. Ex: James G. Macallister 5/28/45 as "Superb" at $20.", sold for $632.00

NGC graded MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 707, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large Letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-2… A highlight of the large cents of 1832, this is the wide date variety and its a nice one. Smooth surfaces that show only a couple of trivial signs of handling and no spots or other detriments. We note some unimportant ticks on Liberty's face, being the high point, that usually attracts any contact that happens.", sold for $1,207.00

PCGS graded MS-64 Brown, and Del Bland graded MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 708, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…Just slightly better but there is a dark area between stars four and five and a small darkish spot touching star seven. Lovely, lustrous golden brown surfaces with some faint light steel blue overtones. Defect free and well struck. Ex: Charles J. DuPont; Stack's 9/54:710; Dorothy Nelson; Stack's 2/76:110; Myles Z. Gerson; Jack H. Beymer 2/78; John J. Nichols, Jr.; Superior Galleries 2/92:570 (with flip from 2/92 Superior).", sold for $949.00

ANACS graded MS-61 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 709, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1… Cleaned and nicely retoned. Nice surfaces for the grade, with some scuffs on the high points.", sold for $264.00

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 710, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…Medium and lighter chocolate brown with a large dark olive area in the field opposite the chin. Well struck and without blemishes.", sold for $414.00

PCGS graded AU-55 and Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 711, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…Medium steel brown with traces of a lighter brown on the obverse and throughout the reverse. Clean except for a small nick opposite the eye and a tiny carbon spot touching the nostril.", sold for $207.00

NGC graded AU-53 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 712, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1… Dark brown in color and well preserved. Trouble free devices and fields. A collector's coin.", sold for $184.00

PCGS graded AU-50 and Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 713, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…Medium dark and light brown with a few handling marks on the obverse including a fine scratch on top the head and a minor dent on the lower neck.", sold for $138.00

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 714, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1… Sharpness of AU-55 but very lightly burnished on Liberty, between the date and star one is some light carbon and at stars five and seven is microscopic evidence of raised dark red corrosion. Darkish steel brown. This cent is much nicer in appearance than the description indicates.", sold for $172.00

PCGS graded EF-45 and Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 715, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…Medium chocolate brown with olive overtones. Below EN of CENT are two long pin scratches.", sold for $121.00

PCGS graded EF-45 and Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 716, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…A little sharper but verdigris exists around many devices which with some effort is removable. Medium chocolate brown.", sold for $92.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 717, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1… Sharpness of AU-50 but the forelock and hair above BER shows evidence of a crude attempt at tooling, faint evidence of smoothing is visible in the fields and at the top of L is a small scratch. Mixed medium and light brown.", sold for $138.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 718, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1… Medium dark steel brown with a tiny nick in the field behind the neck. Nice coin.", sold for $126.00

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 719, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3, Rarity-1… Sharper by five points but between stars two and three is a line of minute pit marks and at star four is a larger one. Light brown with olive tones throughout the left obverse.", sold for $75.00

Del Bland graded MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 720, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3¼, Rarity-1… Golden tan with light reddish overtones on much of the obverse and reverse and a carbon spot between the tops of M and E in AMERICA. On the obverse are a couple minute nicks, so small they are invisible to the unaided eye. Double outlines on stars eight to thirteen.", sold for $483.00

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 721, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3¼, Rarity-1… Sharpness of EF-40 but in the left obverse field and on Liberty evidence of smoothing can be seen under magnification. Medium steel tan, the obverse cleaned and nicely retoned. Double outlines on stars seven to twelve.", sold for $86.00

PCGS graded AU-58 and Del Bland graded MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 722, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters. Newcomb-3½, Rarity-1…Double profile. Mint State 61 with blunt striking on the top front line of the coronet and a thin, line-like planchet defect through the dentils over star eleven. Beautiful golden tan surfaces, slightly darker on area of both sides and a few truly microscopic abrasions on the obverse. Double profile on forehead, end of nose, lips and chin.", sold for $529.00

PCGS graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 723, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, double profile. Newcomb-3½, Rarity-1…Nice medium brown in color with well struck devices, only trivial marks on either side. Double profile in Liberty.", sold for $161.00

PCGS graded EF-45 and Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 724, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, double profile. Newcomb-3½, Rarity-1…Darkish chocolate brown with a mixture of lighter brown. No defects worthy of mention except for a scratch at star ten. Double profile on the forehead.", sold for $115.00

PCGS graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 725, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, double profile. Newcomb-3½, Rarity-1…Double profile on Liberty, medium brown and clean for the grade.", sold for $121.00

PCGS graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 726, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, double profile. Newcomb-3½, Rarity-1…Double profile on Liberty, forehead to chin. A few raised spots on both sides, dark brown in color.", sold for $103.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 727, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, double profile. Newcomb-3½, Rarity-1…Sharpness of Extremely Fine-45 but cleaned and nicely retoned to a dark olive brown with tan high points. Over star nine and between T and E in STATES are edge dents. Double profile on the forehead, nose, lips and chin.", sold for $92.00

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 728, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, double profile. Newcomb-3½, Rarity-1…Sharper by five points but across the face is a long, vertical pin scratch and through RICA are two more. Darkish steel brown. Double outlines on the forehead and stars seven to twelve.", sold for $57.00

PCGS graded MS-63 Brown, and Del Bland graded MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 729, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, triple profile. Newcomb-3¾, Rarity-1…Excellent medium chocolate brown surfaces with faint traces of faded mint red on the reverse. Flawless except for a small, light dent on the cheek and a tiny carbon spot in the field behind the neck. Heavy double profile from the forehead to the chin, triple outline on the chin. Ex: Stack's 5/75:578; Herman Halpern; Stack's 3/88:429.", sold for $920.00

PCGS graded AU-55 and Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 730, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, triple profile. Newcomb-3¾, Rarity-1…Choice medium chocolate brown surfaces with traces of luster around the devices. Perfect fields, only a few handling marks on Liberty visible under a glass. Faint triple profile on forehead, lips and chin, double elsewhere including stars eleven and twelve.", sold for $483.00

PCGS graded EF-40 and Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 731, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, triple profile. Newcomb-3¾, Rarity-1…Five points sharper but the reverse has been cleaned and retoned to a reddish medium dark brown color, the obverse is a natural medium chocolate brown with darkish olive around the devices. Touching the top of the head two very small dents and opposite the forehead is a faint scratch. Triple outlines on the forehead, upper lip, chin and stars nine to twelve, double elsewhere.", sold for $75.00

Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 732, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Large letters, triple profile. Newcomb-3¾, Rarity-1…Medium steel tan with golden red tones on the reverse. Light traces of fingerprints are visible on the obverse and above the head is a tiny nick. Triple profile on the forehead and chin, double on the lips. Ex: Jack H. Beymer.", sold for $230.00

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety.

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