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Obverse of 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 6     Reverse of 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 6


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1866

Regarding Proofs, Wright lists one confirmed Proof example (HRN:682-Floyd Starr:335).  Breen claimed that the Pearl:340 was also a Proof example of this variety, but the coin remained untraced as of 1992.

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 6
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 70, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

NGC MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 259, "Newcomb-6, Plain Hair Cords, Medium Letters" @$207.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 506, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Plain cords, medium letters. Newcomb-6, Rarity-2 Sharpness of AU-55 but the obverse has been cleaned to remove carbon in front of the face which still plainly shows. Light steel tan and red, the reverse light tan with light steel overtones.", 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