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Obverse of 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 7     Reverse of 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 7


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1866

For Proofs, Wright noted the following in 1992: "One or two Proofs are known from these dies.  The HRN:684-Floyd Starr:339 piece may be the Proof it claims to be, but I thought not.  I certified another for ANACS as Proof in 1980."

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

1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 7
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
MS-60 Brown, Corrosion Spots.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5415, not illustrated, sold for $138.00

Net AU-55, sharpness of MS-63, Corrosion.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 71, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

Del Bland graded MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 507, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Plain cords, medium letters. Newcomb-7, Rarity-1…Beautiful, frosty medium light chocolate brown surfaces with a slightly darker area on much of the reverse. Nearly pristine though a small carbon spot rests at the dentils above the space between T and E in STATES. An exceptionally choice cent.", 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