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Obverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1863

Regarding Proofs, Wright noted: "Three or four one-sided Proof examples are known from these dies, all having Proof obverse only.  The Mint Cabinet piece, now in the Smithsonian, has long claimed to be a Proof but is not."

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

1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 1
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

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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