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Obverse of 1836 Large Cent - Wright 2      Reverse of 1836 Large Cent - Wright 2


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1863

Regarding Proofs, Wright noted: "The only confirmed Proof from these dies is in the ANS collection."

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

1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 2
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 495, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-2, Low Rarity-2…Just about Mint State in sharpness but on the rim left of star eight is a dent, other smaller ones appear on the reverse edge and above ON is ONE is a thin scratch and a nick. Medium dark chocolate brown with a considerable amount of faded mint red.", sold for $184.00

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