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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Last Updated: 2/10/2017

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1828 1/2C MS Brown
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1828 1/2C MS Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1316
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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12/19/2001 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21112, 21112/Lot# 2002 $145.00
4/26/2010 PCGS AU 53   Brown Teletrade Auction 2844, 2844/Lot# 1004 $172.50
12/30/2012 PCGS AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 92818 $245.30
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 62   Brown Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 297 $376.00
5/18/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131421/Lot# 20515 $158.63
8/17/2014 NGC MS 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1001 $325.00
10/10/2014 NGC F 12   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14295 $47.00
7/30/2017 NGC VF 20   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131732/Lot# 23522 $114.00


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