The 1828 half cents have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1828 Half Cent

Specifications

Type: Classic Head Half Cent
Year: 1828
Face Value: $0.005
Composition: Copper
Total Weight: 5.44 grams

There is no mint mark on this coin. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.

Two different varieties exist for this coin. There is the variety with 12 stars on the obverse side of the coin, and the variety with 13 stars.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1828 Philadelphia 606,000

Value

The 1828 half cent with 12 stars is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $120. In extremely fine condition the value is around $250. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,150 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $1,850.

The 1828 half cent with 13 stars is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $115. In extremely fine condition the value is around $120. In uncirculated condition the price is around $325 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $600.

Grading System

Good- The word "LIBERTY" inscribed on Liberty's headband is partially visible. The stars, date, and lettering are worn but visible.

Very fine- Liberty's hair is just slightly worn. The lettering is clear.

Extremely fine- Liberty's hair and the laurel leaves only show light wear on the highest points.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS-63BN choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent. The color is brown.

 

Sources:

The Red Book