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: 5.44g
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Brown
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Base $ 55.00 75.00 95.00 135 300 400 470 585 850 1000 1125 1300 2150 3900 - - - - - -
$ - - 490 625 900 - - 1400 - 4600 - - - -
1828 12 STARS C-2 1/2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15500 65000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 220
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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11/2/1998 PCGS XF 40   Brown Teletrade Auction 1101, 1101/Lot# 1008 $184.00
1/13/2003 PCGS AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 Orlando, FL. (FUN) Bullet Sale #309, 309/Lot# 26 $379.50
5/15/2006 NGC AU 50   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 28 $345.00
9/9/2012 PCGS VF 35   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131238/Lot# 22003 $152.75
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3045 $763.75
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 113 $13,225.00
4/28/2014 PCGS AU 55   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20005 $470.00
7/27/2014 NGC MS 62   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 208914 $831.60


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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