Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-41
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44 Grams
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS obverse 1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Cohen variety 2 is notable for having just 12 stars, an obvious die-punching error that either was not caught at the time or simply permitted to go through due to the insignificance of half cents. Neither die was shared with the other two marriages of 1828 half cents.

While not a rare coin in circulated grades, the popularity of this naked-eye variety elevates its value.

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1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 75.00 95.00 160 290 290 410 460 575 825 1025 1125 1300 2050 3575 - - - - - -
$ 335 440 500 635 925 1125 1225 1575 2450 5375 - - - -
1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 15000 57500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 212
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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5/28/2003 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Signature Sale #324, 324/Lot# 5079 $1,955.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Brown Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 12 $264.50
8/13/2006 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 124 $2,760.00
3/28/2009 PCGS VF 35   Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 7071 $138.00
6/22/2009 NGC AU 58   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 386, 392/Lot# 6 $657.80
2/15/2010 NGC AU 55   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 108 $339.25
1/25/2012 PCGS F 12   Brown Teletrade Auction 3214, 3214/Lot# 1004 $90.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7061 $822.50
3/30/2014 NGC XF 40   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164869 $181.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941111391752374505566539281081128013981609175319362759312665369926152642374637333
991201511953084855887449791147131914681657181422102881426276661170518091282750
000000588744979114713191468165718142210288142627666117051809100
0000006208361030121313581538170518752484300353998796134842091800
1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12314316320128850262072510191182139515211739189320872954334069031042472061039410909
1291491752303595416558231073125314371593179019572376308245278076104248268105650
000000655823107312531437159317901957237630824527807610424826800
000000690921112713241479166618412022266532115715925010424933100
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