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Obverse of 1835 Large Cent - Newcomb 13     Reverse of 1835 Large Cent - Newcomb 13


Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1860

No Proofs are known of this variety (Wright considers the Beckwith:83-Newcomb:668
-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 Newcomb 2.


1835 Large Cent - Newcomb 13
Images courtesy of John D. Wright, copyright 1992

Recent appearances:
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-13, 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

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