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Obverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 3     Reverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 3


1836 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 3

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1863

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety.

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

1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 3
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
Choice MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 56, plated, sold for $1,380.00  Ex Lester Merkin's sale of November 6, 1965, lot 105

NGC graded MS-62 Brown and Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 496, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…Nearly mint state sharpness but on the obverse are some minor carbon spots plus a more noticeable one at the tops of 18 where a tiny spot of raised corrosion resides. Medium brown with some light olive overtones on the reverse. Rim break over star six.", sold for $218.00

NGC MS-61 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 68, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

Del Bland graded MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 497, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…An absolutely gorgeous example of this common variety. The obverse is iridescent light steel blue over olive and light golden tan, the reverse is medium light chocolate brown with faint light steel blue overtones, both sides frosty and lustrous. A beautiful cent, it's only distraction being a very tiny nick on the cheek. Rim break over star six.", sold for $747.00

MS60.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1205, illustrated, sold for $546.25

AU58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1206, illustrated, sold for $402.50

NGC AU-53 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 252, "Newcomb-3" @$138.00

AU50.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1207, illustrated, sold for $230.00

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 498, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…Opposite the nose is a tiny dent, still quite clean for the grade. Darkish olive steal in color. Rim break over star six, and with the faint reverse crack present. Ex: John Boss 8/28/45 as "Unc." at $2.50.", sold for $86.00

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 499, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-3, Rarity-1…Five points sharper but cleaned and retoned to a reddish medium chocolate brown color, the reverse somewhat darker. Rim break over star six and with the faint reverse crack. Ex: James G. Macallister 2/20/45 as "About Unc." at $5.", sold for $52.00

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