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: 7/10/2020

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1828 1/2C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 86.00 92.00 94.00 145 175 195 220 240 270 305 325 400 600 1000 1750 3800 - - - -
$ - - - - 285 - - - - 1180 - - - -
1828 1/2C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 350 390 525 1100 1810 2800 10500 - - - -
1828 1/2C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3000 - 14000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1442
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/11/2020 1828 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base22436471555899445011819545314113898163----1281
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---------------1------1
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Total22436471555899445011819545314113899163----1282
 0%2%3%4%12%5%8%3%4%9%15%0%4%11%11%8%1%0%---- 
1828 1/2C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------6210255347112----156
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Total----------6210255347112----156
 ----------4%1%6%16%34%30%7%1%---- 
1828 1/2C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------311-----5
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Total--------------311-----5
 --------------60%20%20%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1828 1/2C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base98209288317381450515597663705754829865105113091772226133653633391643234760
135235298338404472542619677721779841927113714631935262934543727405244690
000000542619677721779841927113714631935262934543727405200
000000570641691738804853989122316182098299735443822418700
1828 1/2C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163237320351409477551620705745793908974117317992124342752645636602665847180
1882653303704325025746487187618319301040138219072558403953885766621267830
0000005746487187618319301040138219072558403953885766621200
0000005976777327778709521107159020162993465255125896639800
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