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Obverse of 1816 Large Cent - Newcomb 5     Reverse of 1816 Large Cent - Newcomb 5


1816 LARGE CENT -
NEWCOMB 5

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1790

Notes:
No Proofs are known of this variety.

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

 

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

The coin illustrated above is ex - H. Lee Martene - 1987 EAC Sale, Lot 265 - Tom Reynolds - Dennis Mendelson - R.E. Matthews - Superior Stamp & Coin, May 28, 1989, Lot 530 - March Wells - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach" sale, February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1731, "EF45+...called AU-50 by Noyes, EF45 by Bland"

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 186, "Newcomb-5, Brown" @$195.50

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

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club