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

Series: Classic Head Half Cents 1809-1835

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
1147
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 16
60 or Better 12 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 16 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 16
60 or Better 12 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
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.