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SERIES: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1828 1/2C 13 Stars, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS64BN
PCGS #:
1147
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
5.44 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
606,000
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$3,220 • MS60 • 9-13-2003 • American Numismatic Rarities
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
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All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 15 / 16 15 / 16
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 12 / 16 TIE 12 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 9 / 16 TIE 9 / 16 TIE
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Ron Guth: The 1828 Half Cent is found in two major varieties: the normal 13 stars version and the unusual 12 stars version (an unfortunate oversight on the engraver's part, but good fortune for coin collectors).  The 13 Star version is the more common of the two and is readily available in all grades, including choice Mint State.  Gem examples are a trifle more difficult to locate and none have been graded above MS65 by PCGS.  In addition, the 1828 Half Cent is one of the few dates in whole series that can be found with full Red color.