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Obverse 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1864

No Proofs are known of this variety.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1837 Newcomb 14.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1837 Newcomb 4.

1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 1
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 503, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Plain cords, medium letters. Newcomb-1, Rarity-3…With tiny planchet defects above stars three and four. Five points sharper but between stars five and six are some small nicks and elsewhere on both sides are a few handling marks. Medium light brown with a small dark spot near star ten and tints of light steel blue overtones on the reverse.", sold for $172.00

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