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1927 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $2 1/2 1908-1929

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
7951
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
388,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 50,833
60 or Better 38,333
65 or Better 1,100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.4
60 or Better R-2.6
65 or Better R-4.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 15 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 15 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
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.