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Obverse of 1828 Half Cent - Cohen 3     Reverse of 1828 Half Cent - Cohen 3


1828 HALF CENT - COHEN 3

Nickname:
13 Stars variety

Rarity: Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 2

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Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65 Brown (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries New York ANA Sale, August 1-3, 2002, Lot 185, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1828. C-3 R1. PCGS graded Mint State 65 Brown. Lustrous light steel brown with traces of faded mint red in protected areas. The only marks are some very tiny specks of dark olive toning scattered about both sides, largest one in the field left of star 9, plus a tiny speck of carbon on the foot of I in LIBERTY. M-LDS, Manley state 3.0 late. EAC grade MS62."

Recent appearances:
MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5393, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Christopher Young collection - Heritage Numismatic Auction's "Central States Signature Sale", April 5-6, 2001, Lot 5631

PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 218, "Del Bland graded MS-60", illustrated, sold for $345.00  Ex James Macallister 6/7/44 as "Unc" for $3

MS-63 or better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 30, illustrated,  sold for $1,380.00

MS-63, perhaps a trifle better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 31, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 32, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

MS-63, with claims to a higher grade.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 33, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00 

MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 34, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.50

MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 35, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

MS-63 or thereabouts.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 36, not illustrated, sold for $258.75

MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 37, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

Del Bland graded MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 219, illustrated, sold for $529.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5843, incorrectly listed as "C-2", not illustrated, sold for $103.50

Net VF-20, Counter Stamped.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 118, "E. CAIN stamped on obv.", illustrated, sold for $35.00

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)

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club

 
 

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