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Obverse of 1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1869


1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 1
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 73, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

MS62.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1210, illustrated,  sold for $402.50

MS62.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1211, illustrated,  sold for $862.50

NGC MS-61 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 266, "Newcomb-1", sold for $207.00

MS-60.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 133, "Newcomb-1", not plated, sold for 172.50 Ex-Moore Collection Stack's March 1992, lot 128

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 514, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-1, Rarity-1 Mint State sharpness but cleaned, now a reddish steel color with a darker olive spot touching the forehead. Between stars four and five is a light edge dent. Minor hairlines visible with a glass, and now both red and brown in color. Ex: James G. Macallister, circa 1944 as "Unc." at $6.", sold for $132.00

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