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

1828 Large Cent

Specifications

Type: Liberty Head Large Cent
Year: 1828
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: Copper
Total Weight: 10.89 grams

These Liberty Head cents are also known as Matron Head cents. There is no mint mark on any of these coins. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.

Two different varieties exist for this coin. There is the variety with the large narrow date, and the variety with the small wide date. It's easy enough to tell the difference between the two varieties. In the large narrow date variety, both number 8s in the date are noticeably larger and there is less spacing between the numbers. See the image below for reference.

Large Narrow Date vs Small Wide Date

Series Location Quantity Minted
1828 Philadelphia 2,260,624

Value

The 1828 large cent with the large narrow date is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $90. In extremely fine condition the value is around $210. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,250 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $1,750.

The 1828 large cent with the small wide date is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $190. In extremely fine condition the value is around $275. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,950 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $3,500.

Grading System

Good- The details on Liberty's head are partially visible. Wear is shown evenly on the date and legends.

Very fine- Liberty's hair cords are just slightly worn. Liberty's hair lines are partially worn and well-defined.

Extremely fine- Liberty's hair cords stand out prominently. All of Liberty's hair lines are sharp.

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


See also:

1827 Large Cent
1826 Large Cent