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Obverse of 1828 Half Cent     Reverse of 1828 Half Cent


Circulation strikes: 606,000
Proofs: None reported or known

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.45 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1828 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

13 Stars
   Cohen 1 - Scarce
   Cohen 3 - Very Common
12 Stars
   Cohen 2 - Common

The finest "13 Stars"  Brown examples graded by PCGS are 11 MS-65BN's.

The finest "13 Stars"  Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65RB's.

The finest "13 Stars" Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RD.
The finest "12 Stars" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest "12 Stars" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64RB's.

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Related collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club