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1828 1/2C 12 Stars, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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13 vs. 12 STARS

13 vs. 12 STARS

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS #:
1150
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
606,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image 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
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#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
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
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.