Large Cent Newcomb variety help

Large Cent Newcomb variety help

Post by Bruce Remic » Thu, 11 Sep 2003 21:09:11



I'm trying to come up with the proper Newcomb attribution for the 1847
"over small 7" US large cent.  I have a 3rd edition Newcomb book but
none of the described 40 varieties for this date seem to address this
particular variety.

Bruce

 
 
 

Large Cent Newcomb variety help

Post by James Higb » Thu, 11 Sep 2003 22:34:14


It's either N-2 or N-31.  The difference between these is extremely subtle,
having mostly to do with ephemeral lines on the reverse.  If your coin has a
die crack across the tops of any of the letters of AMERICA, we can perhaps
narrow it down.


Quote:

> I'm trying to come up with the proper Newcomb attribution for the 1847
> "over small 7" US large cent.  I have a 3rd edition Newcomb book but
> none of the described 40 varieties for this date seem to address this
> particular variety.

> Bruce


 
 
 

Large Cent Newcomb variety help

Post by Bruce Remic » Fri, 12 Sep 2003 11:47:18


Quote:

> It's either N-2 or N-31.  The difference between these is extremely subtle,
> having mostly to do with ephemeral lines on the reverse.  If your coin has a
> die crack across the tops of any of the letters of AMERICA, we can perhaps
> narrow it down.

My coin is only VG with the usual "crud" around the letters under
magnification.  I can't see any evidence of the die cracks described in
the book, but I do see what appears to be the defect under the 13th star
as mentioned in N-2.  At this point, N-2 looks like the best bet, but
I'll study it some more to be sure.  Thanks for the help on this one!

Bruce