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Obverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 7     Reverse of 1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 7


Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1863

Regarding Proofs, Wright noted: "At least one example is Prooflike and may be a cleaned Proof."

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

This was the only use of the reverse die.

1836 Large Cent - Newcomb 7
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 255, "Newcomb-7" Not Sold

Del Bland graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 502, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-7, Rarity-4…Just about mint state in sharpness but cleaned and retoned to a light olive steel color with some subtle light reddish tints, mostly on the reverse. There is a cluster of microscopic planchet defects opposite the chin. The surfaces are quite free from handling marks. This is one of the better examples of the variety. Ex: Stack's privately 1971; Robinson S. Brown, Jr; Superior Galleries 9/86: 818; Robinson, Victor-McCawley (RVM); March Wells; Superior Stamp & Coin 2/2000:2013.", sold for $604.00

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