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Obverse of 1839 Large Cent - Newcomb 3     Reverse of 1839 Large Cent - Newcomb 3


1839 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 3

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1871

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

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 79, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

MS62.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1213, illustrated,  sold for $1,725.00

Del Bland AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 161, "Beaded Cords", illustrated, sold for $253.00

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 521, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Head of 1838, beaded cords. Newcomb-3, Rarity-2 Light brown with excellent surfaces that show only a couple tiny signs of handling.", sold for $144.00

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club