1828 1/2C 13 Stars, BN AU58BN

CERTIFICATION#: 26878347
PCGS#: 1147

Owner's Comments

Cohen 3. Thirteen stars. Well struck with tiny traces of faded mint red. Almost certainly from the Benjamin H. Collins hoard of 1000 coins discovered circa 1894. The reverse is rotated 10 degrees. Purchased on Ebay in March 2013.

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 606,000 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
2
22
3
28
1
6
59
3
15
80
3
25
110
16
45+
185
50+
215
53+
235
55+
270
58+
305
62+
475
63+
750
64+
1,350

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
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

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade