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Obverse of 1839 Large Cent - Newcomb 2     Reverse of 1839 Large Cent - Newcomb 2


1839 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 2

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1871

Notes:
Called "Head of 1838" because of the missing forelock. 

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:

PCGS graded EF-45 and Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 519, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Head of 1838, beaded cords. Newcomb-2, Rarity-1 Medium brown and nice for the grade despite a few trivial handling marks. Strong definition on Liberty's curls, and with lovely color and surfaces. A glass will locate a very minor spot on the reverse near the first S of STATES. Ex: Hollinbeck Stamp & Coin Co. M.B.S. #28, 12/45:1132.", sold for $98.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 520, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Head of 1838, beaded cords. Newcomb-2, Rarity-1 More than ten points sharper but around most devices are traces of verdigris and on the reverse rim at K6 are a couple of small nicks. Dark olive with lighter high points. The verdigris is light and not too offensive as such things go. Ex: Barney Bluestone #84; 9/44:1161 as "Prac Unc" for $1.60.", sold for $149.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club