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.
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.
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