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Obverse of 1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 5     Reverse of 1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 5


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1853

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1833 Large Cent - Newcomb 5
Images courtesy of John D. Wright, copyright 1992

Recent appearances:
AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 244, "Newcomb-5, Horned 8" @$345.00

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 475, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-5, Rarity-1…Attractive medium dark steel and light brown with faint traces of faded mint red, the obverse slightly iridescent. Perfect surfaces except for a fine nick on back of the face. A common variety but very pretty. The fine mark on Liberty's face is near the curl before her ear, and is very faint, but we do note a spot on the U of UNITED. Common, but desirable for the color and surfaces. Ex: James G. Macallister 2/20/45 as "About Unc." at $4.", sold for $437.00

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 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