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Obverse of 1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 16     Reverse of 1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 16


Rarity: Rare

Variety Equivalents: Unknown to Newcomb, Breen 1869

This variety was discovered by John Wright in 1973

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 134, "Newcomb-16", plated, sold for $2,990.00  A rare variety in any condition . . . certainly a strong contender for the finest known of this die variety!

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

"Where Have All The R6's Gone" by John Wright, PENNY-WISE, September 15, 2000, page 294

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club