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Obverse of 1835 Large Cent - Newcomb 19     Reverse of 1835 Large Cent - Newcomb 19


Rarity: Rare

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1862

This variety was discovered by John Wright in 1982.

No Proofs are known of this variety.

This obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1835 Newcomb 7.  

The doubling in the die of the first five stars indicates that they were either individually strengthened or the entire obverse was double-hubbed.  If the latter, were true, this would be the first American "Double Die", beating the 1838 Newcomb 12 by three years and any other denomination by six (the 1841 Quarter Dollar).

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1835 Newcomb 1.

Images courtesy of  John D. Wright

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

E-mail correspondence from Henry Hettger, February 22, 2000

"Where Have All The R6's Gone" by John Wright, PENNY-WISE, September 15, 2000, page 294

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club