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Obverse of 1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 4     Reverse of 1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 4


Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1869



1838 Large Cent - Newcomb 4
Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 75, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2606 sold for $276.00

Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 516, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-4, Rarity-1 Medium steel brown, clean and attractive despite a minute nick opposite the forehead and some hairline scratches around E in ONE.", sold for $207.00

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