1829 Large 1c Medium/small letters - Is it really that tough in better grades?

ManorcourtmanManorcourtman Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
Seems pricey in VF+ grades. Is it that tough of a variety?


  • STONESTONE Posts: 15,431
  • STONESTONE Posts: 15,431
    Misread your title image
  • raysrays Posts: 2,270
    Three Newcomb varieties comprise the 1829 Medium letters type- N3, N5 and N9. The finest known N3 and N5 examples reside in PCGS MS64BN holders, both are ex: Naftzger (Goldberg 2/09: lot 219 and 221) and sold for $12K each. Lot 230 in the same sale, an 1829 N-9 in PCGS AU58 (CC#3) sold for $2875.

    Here is my 1829 N-3, ex: Naftzger:

  • ManorcourtmanManorcourtman Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    Very nice Rays!!!
  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 6,265 ✭✭✭
    The 3 varieties Rays listed for this type are R3/R4 in terms of scarcity - however, a VF35 (EAC grading) will make the
    condition census for any of them. So yes, it is quite tough in the upper grades, with very few survivors at the AU/Unc

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  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 17,713 ✭✭✭
    Now I know what a nice 1829 Large Cent is supposed to look like. Wow! Thanks for the thread, guys!
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