1828 1/2C 12 Stars, BN MS65BN

CERTIFICATION#: 01373922
PCGS#: 1150

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Included among the varieties of 1828 Half Cents is the very unusual 12 Stars variety. Normally, Half Cents of this type bear 13 stars on the obverse (one for each of the original 13 colonies).  However, on  one obverse, the engraver accidentally left off one of the stars!  The 12 Stars variety is relatively common in circulated grades, but commands a slight premium because of the unusual variety.  Mint State examples are scarce, especially with any traces of mint luster.  All of the examples certified so far by PCGS have the Brown designation and none has been graded above MS65.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 606,000 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper
4
60
8
79
3
10
87
2
12
96
5
45+
365
50+
395
53+
475
55+
625
58+
850
1
62+
1,350
63+
2,450
64+
4,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 6 / 16 6 / 16
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 4 / 16 TIE 4 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 16 TIE 2 / 16 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade   ESM Collection
2 MS64BN PCGS grade   American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:96, not sold
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade