1827 50C Square Base 2 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -39283
PCGS#: 6144

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $2.6

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1827 Half Dollars have the third highest mintage of the entire series, exceeded only by 1834 and 1836.  However, they also contain some interesting varieties, including a 7 over 6 overdate and 2's which feature either a curled base or a flat base.  The Square Base 2 is the most common of the major varieties, by a significant margin.  This variety is common in all grades and can be found in Mint State with relative ease.  The most common Mint State grades is MS-63, followed by MS-62, then MS-64.  Gems are scarce and anything finer than MS-65 is very rare.  According to the PCGS Population Report (as of June 2011), the finest 1827 Square Base 2 Half Dollar is a single MS67.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 5,493,400 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
1
50
2
45
1
4
62
3
8
78
6
50+
475
53+
625
55+
925
58+
1,600
1
62+
2,600
63+
3,600
1
65+
18,500
2
66+
34,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 69 / 72 TIE 75 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 64 / 72 TIE 69 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 58 / 72 62 / 78

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade