1927 $2.50 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -39881
PCGS#: 7951

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $4.75

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1927 is similar in overall rarity to the 1926 and can be obtained without much difficulty in MS-65 or lower condition. Gem quality specimens are available from time to time but certainly cannot be found in any great quantity. As with all the Pratt $2.5 and $5 issues, there is a dramatic drop-off in availability above MS-65 condition, and, for all practical purposes, superb quality examples, although they certainly do exist, are virtually unobtainable.

Like the 1926 and the other late Philadelphia Mint issues, the 1927 is usually very well struck with very good lustre and color. The color is similar to the 1926; that is, specimens range from light rose gold to a richer greenish gold. Along with the 1926, this issue is generally the most attractive of the series in high grade.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 388,000 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
335
1
2
280
3
235
4
240
6
245
8
250
10
255
12
260
15
265
20
270
25
275
30
280
35
280
1
40
290
4
45+
290
50
295
36
50+
295
53+
295
55+
325
58+
335
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 50,833 R-2.4 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 38,333 R-2.6 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1,100 R-4.9 12 / 15 TIE 12 / 15 TIE

Condition Census

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