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Obverse of 1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 3     Reverse of 1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 3


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1853

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1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 3
Images courtesy of John D. Wright, copyright 1992

Recent appearances:
MS60.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 1201, Lot 1201, illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 243, "Newcomb-3" @$253.00

Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 471, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-3, Rarity-1A minute nick on the bridge of the nose, others on the chin and jaw, otherwise nearly free from post striking defects. Dark chocolate brown with faint light steel blue overtones and traces of mint red around many devices, mostly on the reverse. Ex: Bowers and Merena 1/95:2361; Walter Husak; Superior Stamp & Coin 6/98:354.", sold for $632.00

No Proofs are known of this variety.  In 1992, Wright noted: "There are no Proofs from these dies, but one of the better MS coins (French-Clarke) has been repeatedly auctioned as a Proof."

This was the only use of the obverse die.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Sources and 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