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1827 50C Square Base 2 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

1827 Date Comparison

1827 Date Comparison

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6144
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
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Heritage 4/2006:676, $6,900 - Heritage 10/2006:1144, $18,400 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2870, $32,200 - Larry Hanks - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3064, $29,375

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS65+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7153, $25,300 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:748, $19,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3061, $14,100

8 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:676, $6,900 - Heritage 10/2006:1144, $18,400 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2870, $32,200 - Larry Hanks - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3064, $29,375

 
	MS65+ PCGS grade 
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7153, $25,300 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS65+ PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:748, $19,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3061, $14,100

#8 MS65+ PCGS grade
#8 MS65+ 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 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.