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1927-S 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
5764
Designer:
Hermon A. Mac Neil
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
396,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 8,000 R-3.4 1 / 15 TIE N/A
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 1 / 15 N/A
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 1 / 15 TIE N/A
Survival Estimate
All Grades 8,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.4
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 15
65 or Better 1 / 15 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades N/A
60 or Better N/A
65 or Better N/A

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Just Having Fun Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11395, not sold

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4037, $28,200 - “JQLittle SLQs” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

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

Just Having Fun Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11395, not sold

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4037, $28,200 - “JQLittle SLQs” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1927-S quarter is the lowest mintage (by a large margin) Type 2 Standing Liberty quarter. In fact, it is the second lowest mintage of the entire series as only the very rare 1916 had a lower mintage. This issue is very interesting in terms of the distribution of grades of the survivors. Basically, 95 percent or more of the survivors grade AG03 to GD06. VG, Fine, VF, and EX examples are really rare. And, of course, choice mint state examples are monster rarities. The 1927-S obviously saw extensive circulation and not many were saved at the time of issue. The low mintage is an attraction to some rare coin entusiasts, but while the coin is rare in almost all grades, it is only semi-scarce in the lowest grades (AG03-GD06). In the 1970s and early 1980s, I had a client who was hoarding circulated 1927-S quarters and literally had rolls and rolls and rolls of GD04ish quality coins. But he'd only be able to buy one or two higher grades a year. Today, 1927-S quarters are desireable in any grade and they are still a legitimate 20th century rarity in any grade VG08 or higher. But whenever I see a GD quality circ I can't help but think back to that bank vault in LA where I saw them by the hundreds.