1833 1C Newcomb 4, RD (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS PR64+RD

PCGS PR64+RD

PCGS #:
397583
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
5
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
Die Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64+RD PCGS grade

McCoy:715 - J.N.T. Levick - Woodward 10/1864:684 - Col. Robert C.H. Brock Collection - University of Pennsylvania - P.H. Ward - New Netherlands, sold privately on 4/13/1958 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:2914, $29,700

#1 PR64+RD PCGS grade

McCoy:715 - J.N.T. Levick - Woodward 10/1864:684 - Col. Robert C.H. Brock Collection - University of Pennsylvania - P.H. Ward - New Netherlands, sold privately on 4/13/1958 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:2914, $29,700

Ron Guth:

Experts accept only one 1833 Large Cent as a true Proof, that being the unique PCGS PR64+RD example from the Norweb Collection. Despite some die cracks on the obverse, this example is the earliest state of the variety. The cataloger of the Norweb Collection noted some striking weakness on stars 5 to 11 and on the right side of the wreath -- despite having been struck four times.

A second example from the T.J. Clarke Collection has been debunked as a Proof by modern viewers. Thus, if you want a Proof Large Cent from 1833, your only hope is the Norweb coin.