Designed by John Reich, the Classic Head half cent of 1809-1836 depicts Liberty surrounded by 13 stars representing the original colonies. However, a substantial number of 1828 half cents bear only 12 stars - 7 to the left and 5 to the right. Both the 12-star and 13-star varieties of 1828 half cents are now in great demand among collectors. The 1828 Classic Head half cent with 13 stars was struck in pure copper over 175 years ago at the Philadelphia Mint. Add this historic U.S. coin to your collection today.