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Obverse of 1839 Large Cent - Newcomb 9    


Rarity: Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1872

"Silly" Head.  This reverse die also appears on 1839 Newcomb 1 and 1839 Newcomb 4.

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:
MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 59, plated, sold for $1,955.00  Ex Boys Town Sale (Bowers and Merena, March 5, 1998, lot 291)

NGC graded MS-65 Brown and Del Bland graded MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 528, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Silly head. Newcomb-9, Rarity-1 Del Bland graded MS-60 despite two tiny nicks, one below 9 and one midway between the date and star thirteen. Attractive medium chocolate brown with traces of mint red around many reverse devices. A common coin but very nice.", sold for $529.00

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club