1835 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 13
Rarity: Very Scarce
Variety Equivalents: Breen 1860
No Proofs are known of this variety (Wright considers the
-Starr:308, which has been sold a one-sided Proof in the past, to be a
Mint State circulation strike).
This was the only use of the obverse die.
The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1835
Newcomb 12, 1835
Newcomb 18, then later on 1831
1835 Large Cent - Newcomb
Images courtesy of John
D. Wright, copyright 1992
Del Bland graded MS-61.
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s
"Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 492,
illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Type of 1834.
Newcomb-13½, Low Rarity-4… Double profile from the forelock to the
nose, on the lips and on most of the stars. A point or so better in terms
of quality with medium dark chocolate brown and mint red uniformly
dispersed on both obverse and reverse. The only blemishes are microscopic
nicks right of star ten, on the lower line of the bust, in the field
opposite the neck and on the face where a small patch of light color is
visible. This is the finest known business strike. This cataloger (Del
Bland) considers it more desirable than the Proof 60/MS-61 example which
has two long scratches on the lower obverse. Nothing comparable has been
auctioned since the AU-55 Halpern coin in March 1988. A wonderful
opportunity for the advanced large cent collector.", sold for $5,520.00
Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club