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1827 50C Curl Base 2 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

1827 Date Comparison

1827 Date Comparison

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6145
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
5,493,400
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 750 R-5.5 16 / 72 TIE 17 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 13 / 72 TIE 14 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 10 / 72 TIE 10 / 78 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 750
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 72 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 17 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 78 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #39750 (MS) 65

Dr. Charles Link Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #1 MS65 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

 
	PCGS #39750 (MS) 65 
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
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 dates which feature either a curled base 2 or a flat base 2. The Curl Base 2 is the least common of the major varieties and much less common than the Square Base 2. Mint State examples are rare and typically range from MS-62 to MS-64. The finest examples certified by PCGS include 2 MS-65s (according to the March 2012 Population Report).