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Obverse of 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 13     Reverse of 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 13


1837 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 13

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1864

Notes:
In 1992, Wright knew of one Proof example of this variety.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on 1837 Newcomb 16.

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

1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 13
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 45, illustrated, sold for $977.50

ANACS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1209, illustrated, "...EAC graded MS62+.", sold for $460.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 72, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

NGC MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 262, "Newcomb-13, Plain Hair Cords, Medium Letters" @$391.00

Del Bland graded MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 511, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Plain cords, medium letters. Newcomb-13, High Rarity-2 Light golden brown on the obverse, medium steel brown and light brown on the reverse, with both sides lustrous and well struck. Below star eight is a carbon spot and across the face is a light scratch. Ex: Joseph H. Rose; Harmer Rooke Numismatists, Ltd. 3/90;354; Martin Paul (The Rarities Group); Anthony Terranova; Superior Galleries 2/91:905; Anthony Terranova.", sold for $345.00

NGC graded AU-58 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 512, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Plain cords, medium letters. Newcomb-13, High Rarity-2 With a small planchet defect on top of the head. Medium brown with a very small carbon spot in the lower left obverse field and a trace of carbon along the dentils over stars twelve and thirteen and beyond.", not sold

Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 513, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Plain cords, medium letters. Newcomb-13, High Rarity-2 With traces of a planchet lamination across the upper left obverse. Medium chocolate brown with a carbon spot at the top of the first hair bun and a tiny dent hidden in the hair above the left side of the coin.", sold for $115.00

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