1927 50C Vermont MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 06636001
PCGS#: 9401

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1927 Vermont silver half dollar was struck to comemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington. This beautifully executed design featured founder and Green Mountain Boy Ira Allen on the obverse and a Canada lynx on the reverse. Interestingly, there was some talk of striking both silver and gold commemoratives of this issue. Unfortunately, the gold commem idea was dropped. Today, the Vermont is one of the rarer coins in the commemorative series. The Vermont was issued at a price of $1 and most were saved. The Vermont has an excellent early price history, particularly in the 1960 to 1980 time frame when it was one of the more expensive coins in the series, and rightly so, because it truly is one of the rarer issues. Indeed, I know of no significant hoards or large quantities that have ever been available. Most Vermonts have frosty luster and though the relief is very high, strike doesn't seem to ever be a problem.

Diameter: 30.60 millimeters Designer: Charles Keck Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 28,142 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
175
2
135
1
3
125
4
110
1
8
115
2
10
120
12
125
15
130
1
20
135
25
140
1
30
150
35
155
40
165
45
170
2
45+
170
50+
180
53
185
3
53+
185
55+
190
58+
210
62+
255
63+
290
67+
9,750
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 16,000 R-2.8 96 / 144 TIE 96 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 13,000 R-2.9 91 / 144 TIE 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 3,500 R-4.3 54 / 144 TIE 54 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade