1816 1C Newcomb 9, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

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PCGS MS62BN

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS AU58BN

PCGS AU58BN

PCGS #:
36547
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
2,820,982
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63BN PCGS grade
2 MS63BN estimated grade

John Nicholas Collection - Superior 2/1992:490 - EAC Convention 5/2010 - Adam Mervis Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2011, $3,290

3 MS62BN PCGS grade

Colonial Trading Co. - Superior 9/1997:91 - Twin Leaf Collection

#1 MS63BN PCGS grade
#2 MS63BN estimated grade

John Nicholas Collection - Superior 2/1992:490 - EAC Convention 5/2010 - Adam Mervis Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2011, $3,290

#3 MS62BN PCGS grade

Colonial Trading Co. - Superior 9/1997:91 - Twin Leaf Collection

Ron Guth:

1816 Newcomb 9 is a scarce variety (John Wright called it R3- and Bill Noyes called it R3). Mint State examples are very rare, with less than a handful known to exist. The finest example is a PCGS MS65RB. In the Noyes reference, he plates a coin that is now in a PCGS MS63BN holder.

This variety has a large center dot on the obverse (diagnostic) and a tiny center dot on the reverse. Early states show a good strike and strong denticles. As the dies wear, flowlines appear on both sides and the details become mushy.