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Obverse of 1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1853

No Proofs are known of this variety.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1831 Newcomb 4  
1833 Newcomb 4

Die state evidence indicates that the 1831 striking occurred between the two 1833 strikings!

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Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Significant examples:
"VF-30, overstruck on an 1806 British Halfpenny" (illustrated below).  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 44, illustrated, "...N-1...Unique...Portions of the engrailed edge device of the British halfpenny are still visible on the edge of the cent...", sold for $3,680.00

Recent appearances:

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

Obverse of 1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 1 overstruck on an 1806 British Halfpenny     Reverse of 1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 1 overstruck on an 1806 British Halfpenny

Images courtesy of Bowers and Merena Galleries


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