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Obverse of 1839 Large Cent - Newcomb 15     Reverse of 1839 Large Cent - Newcomb 15


1839 LARGE CENT -
NEWCOMB 15

Rarity: Rare

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1873

Notes:
One of the "Booby Head" varieties; identified by the unnatural way the hair curls around the back of the truncation.  

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1839 Newcomb 11 

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1839 Newcomb 13

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Recent appearances:

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

"Where Have All The R6's Gone" by John Wright, PENNY-WISE, September 15, 2000, page 294

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club