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
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/11/2014

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1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 75.00 95.00 160 290 410 460 575 825 1125 1300 2050 3575 - - - - - -
$ 335 440 500 635 925 1225 1575 2450 5375 - - - -
1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 15000 57500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 216
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Brown Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 12 $264.50
4/2/2007 NGC AU 50   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 8 $345.00
4/28/2010 NGC MS 61   Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 7025 $977.50
4/10/2011 PCGS AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 3045, 3045/Lot# 1002 $661.25
3/23/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180386 $52.00
4/14/2014 PCGS AU 55   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20012 $464.13
10/29/2014 NGC AU 58   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 3262 $529.93
1/4/2015 PCGS VF 35   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131502/Lot# 23810 $164.50


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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