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Obverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 6      Reverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 6


 1836 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 6

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1863

Notes:
Regarding Proofs, Wright noted: "At least two Proofs are known from these dies, one of them in ANS, and both with unbroken obverse die."

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1836 Newcomb 7.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1836 Newcomb 4.

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 57, plated, sold for $1,150.00  Ex Herman Halpern (Stack's, March 16, 1988, lot 467); earlier Barney Bluestone's sale of February 16, 1946, lot 743

NGC MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 254, "Newcomb-6", unsold

EF-45.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 132, "Newcomb-6", not plated, sold for $115.00

Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 500, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-6, Rarity-2…The quality of Mint State-63 but nicks are visible on the face, in the field opposite the face, above the first hair cord and on the lower line of the bust. In addition, below star six is a carbon spot. Rim break left of star eight. Medium brown and mint red. Ex: Stephen Fischer 8/2000.", sold for $437.00

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 501, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-6, Rarity-2…Medium chocolate brown with a darker brown streak bisecting the reverse and only faint suggestions of handling, plus a darkish spot over 3 in the date. Rim break left of star eight. A very desirable cent.", sold for $207.00

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