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Obverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 3     Reverse of 1830 Large Cent - Newcomb 3


Circulation strikes:
Proofs: estimated 20

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

The finest Uncirculated "Large Letters" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-64BN's.

The finest Uncirculated "Large Letters" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RB.

The finest circulation strike "Medium Letters" Brown examples are 2 AU-55BN's.

Proof examples are known of:
1830 Newcomb 1
1830 Newcomb 10

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Varieties (11):
Large Reverse Letters:
Newcomb 1 - Common
2 - Common
3 Newcomb 3 - Scarce
     Newcomb 4 - Common
     Newcomb 5 - Scarce
     Newcomb 7 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 8 - Common
     Newcomb 9 - Very Rare
     Newcomb 10 - Rare
     Newcomb 11 - Rare
Medium Reverse Letters:
     Newcomb 6 - Very Scarce

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright   


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