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Obverse of 1835 Large Cent - Newcomb 15     Reverse of 1835 Large Cent - Newcomb 15


1835 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 15

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1862

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety.

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

 

1835 Large Cent - Newcomb 15
Images courtesy of John D. Wright, copyright 1992

Recent appearances:

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 493, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Head of 1836. Newcomb-15, Low Rarity-2…More than five points sharper but between stars six and seven is a small edge dent, in the upper left obverse field are a few minor nicks and touching the top of the head is a small reddish spot where an attempt was made to remove a bit of carbon. Medium steel brown.", sold for $126.00

Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 494, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Type of 1836. Newcomb-15½, Rarity-2… Double profile on forehead, lips, chin and a couple of stars, the last three with triple outlines. Beautiful frosty and lustrous darkish steel brown with light steel blue overtones, the reverse blended with medium chocolate brown. Very nearly perfect surfaces showing a minute nick below the space between T and A in STATES. Later die state adds further to the appeal of this exceptional coin. Ex: John M. Foreman, Sr.; Stack's 1/93:1232; Anthony Terranova; M & G Auctions 1/95:529.", sold for $437.00

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