Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Half Cents (1809-1836)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
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: 4/23/2019

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1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 60.00 80.00 100.00 150 260 390 460 575 875 1000 1125 1350 1900 3300 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 925 - - - - 4600 - - - -
1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16000 65000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 227
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/23/2019 1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Brown
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Base-36622101413163047-18211361-----226
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Total-36622101413163147-18211361-----227
 -1 %3 %3 %10 %4 %6 %6 %7 %14 %21 %-8 %9 %6 %3 %0 %----- 
1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base----------1-----------1
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Total----------1-----------1
 ----------100 %----------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/15/2006 NGC AU 50   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 28 $345.00
6/26/2008 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 5040 $573.85
2/15/2009 PCGS AU 50   Brown Teletrade Auction 2653, 2653/Lot# 1002 $460.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 63   Brown Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 174 $1,265.00
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3050 $1,527.50
3/30/2014 NGC XF 40   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164869 $181.50
4/14/2014 PCGS AU 55   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20012 $464.13
10/10/2014 NGC VF 25   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14284 $123.38
2/22/2018 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1272/Lot# 7051 $720.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1828 1/2C MS 12 STARS C-2 Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20123730436650274582097410811239158317071821200924013149344736333916421546445105
213259325411583770871101011341354162417451884214026503248350937274016435847980
000000871101011341354162417451884214026503248350937274016435800
000000923104511861468166617831946227029003348357138224115450100
1828 1/2C MS 12 STARS C-2 Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base220272336395539783874100511381333170717991907216130096248105151113311777124481339714399
23729335644362081391810491203145817381835199224444089767010721113481200112764137310
0000009181049120314581738183519922444408976701072111348120011276400
0000009611094126815821768187120762726516890931092711562122241308100
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