1839 LARGE CENT - NEWCOMB 7
Variety Equivalents: Breen 1873
One of the "Booby Head" varieties; identified by the
unnatural way the hair curls around the back of the truncation.
This was the only use of
the obverse die.
reverse die on this variety also appears on 1839 Newcomb 5
and 1839 Newcomb 12. In 1999,
this reverse was discovered to be a doubled die by Henry Hettger
(confirmed by Mike Ellis).
Images courtesy of John
Sources and/or recommended
Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright
E-mail correspondence from
Henry Hettger, February 22, 2000
Early American Coppers Club