Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 606,000
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1828 1/2C MS obverse 1828 1/2C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage figure for half cents coined during 1828 is believed to have included some pieces struck from 1826-dated dies. In addition, a large percentage of the 1829 deliveries is believed to have included 1828-dated half cents.

Two die marriages are known for 1828 half cents having the normal 13 stars. C-1 is slightly more scarce overall, and this is true especially of Mint State pieces. Variety C-3 has benefitted from the Collins hoard, a group of about 1,000 unworn half cents that surfaced in 1894 and was dispersed in small groups over the next several decades. This source accounts for the many 1828 half cents displaying mint red color but with spotting and staining.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/10/2017

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1828 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 70.00 90.00 105 140 190 220 240 265 305 345 440 630 1075 1750 3800 - - - -
$ - - - - 275 - - - - 1175 - - - -
1828 1/2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 350 390 525 1100 1500 3950 10500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1364
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/15/2018 1828 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12132391435791434310618934713913598163----1206
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Total12132391435791434310618934713913598163----1206
 0 %2 %3 %3 %12 %5 %8 %4 %4 %9 %16 %0 %4 %12 %11 %8 %1 %0 %---- 
1828 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------629255346112----154
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Total----------629255346112----154
 ----------4 %1 %6 %16 %34 %30 %7 %1 %---- 
1828 1/2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------3-1-----4
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Total--------------3-1-----4
 --------------75 %-25 %----- 

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12/18/2006 NGC AU 58   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 118, 123/Lot# 21 $196.65
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Brown Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2060 $437.00
11/28/2010 PCGS AU 50   Brown Teletrade Auction 2967, 2967/Lot# 1020 $184.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 125059 $55.00
12/5/2013 PCGS XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7028 $352.50
10/10/2014 NGC F 15   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14294 $41.00
10/31/2016 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1241/Lot# 3605 $1,292.50
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(7), 1251/Lot# 8092 $1,468.75
7/6/2017 PCGS MS 63   Red Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1257/Lot# 3358 $2,585.00
3/6/2018 PCGS XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131811/Lot# 23017 $120.00


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