1838 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 6
Variety Equivalents: Breen 1869
Images courtesy of John
NGC MS-66 Red. Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot
348, where it was described as follows: "Mint red delicately toning
down to light steel brown on the highpoints, about 80% of the original red
remaining. Free of any trace of rub or contact. The only marks that will
help identify this cent are a tiny speck of carbon at the dentils right of
the bottom of star 10, another at the dentil tips under star 12, and a
third at the leaftip under the R in AMERICA. Great luster and eye appeal,
certainly one of the finest of this date. LDS. EAC graded MS65."
NGC MS-63 Brown. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W.
Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 268,
Del Bland graded AU-55.
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s
"Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 517,
illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Newcomb-6, Rarity-1…
Mint state sharpness but on the rim right of star three is a pit mark.
Medium steel tan with numerous light reddish brown spots scattered around
the obverse.", sold for $264.00
Sources and/or recommended
Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club