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Obverse of 1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 3     Reverse of 1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 3


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1869


1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 3
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 74, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

NGC MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 267, "Newcomb-3" @$218.50

MS-63.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 95, "Newcomb-3" @$661.25

Del Bland graded MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 515, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-3, Rarity-1 Iridescent light steel tan with faint traces of mint red around many devices, the surfaces frosty and satin-like. Almost flawless, however over stars three and four, near star twelve and at the left top of N in ONE are hairline scratches. Late die state, the dies worn with the dentilation on the obverse weak and completely gone on the reverse. Over star one is a narrow rim break. Ex: Superior Galleries 2/91:908; unknown; Superior Galleries 10/91:1029; Tom Morley; Superior Galleries 5/92:359.", sold for $483.00

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