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Obverse of 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 9     Reverse of 1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 9


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1867

As of 1992, Wright had seen two Proof examples of this variety, "both with a hairline crack up the throat."

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1837 Newcomb 11.

1837 Large Cent - Newcomb 9
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5414, not illustrated, sold for $126.50 

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