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Obverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 4     Reverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 4


Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1863

Regarding Proofs, Wright noted: "The ANS piece is either a Proof or the sharpest early strike I've seen."

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1836 Newcomb 6.

1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 4
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 253, "Newcomb-4" @$402.50

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