1837 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 12
Variety Equivalents: Breen 1868
This is one of the more popular Large Cent varieties because of a
stray E that was punched into the leaves of the wreath beneath the E of
AMERICA on the reverse.
No Proofs are known of this variety.
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.
1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 12
Images courtesy of John
Del Bland graded AU-55.
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s
"Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 510,
illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Head of 1838,
accessory E in wreath. Newcomb-12, Rarity-3… With weak striking on the
borders and peripheral areas, though the E in the wreath is very sharp.
Medium light steel brown and completely free from abrasions. The accessory
E is located below the E of AMERICA in the wreath, the top left and lower
serif show plainly. Popular with collectors, and still scarce.", sold
Sources and/or recommended reading:
Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club