1927-S 5C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 11736818
PCGS#: 3962

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1927-S is semi-common in lower circulated grades, but quite scarce in grades VF20 and above. It is rare in mint state and one of the rarest Buffalos of all in Gem condition. In fact, in Gem MS65 condition, only the 1920-S, 1925-S, and 1926-S are rarer. Strike varies from soft to sort of sharp. The luster is similar to the 1927-D, more brilliant than frosty, though brilliant is quite the right word as the "glow" is pretty subdued on this issue. A key date in Gem condition indeed.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 3,430,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
3
3
3
4
4
2
6
4
8
6
1
12
7
7
15
8
11
45+
130
50+
200
53+
215
55+
230
58+
325
62+
1,350
63+
2,600
1
64+
5,250
1
65+
27,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 9 / 69 TIE 9 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 10 / 69 TIE 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 6 / 69 TIE 6 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade