Owner's Comments

American Rare Coins - October 2009.

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1927-D is semi-common in lower circulated grades, but scarce in grades VF20 and above. It is scarce in mint state grades thru MS64, then it is very rare in MS65 or better. In fact, in Gem condition it is tied for rarest of the Buffalo nickels with the 1920-D and 1919-D. The 1927-D is often faairly well struck. Luster is usually subdued and more brilliant than frosty. In Gem condition, this is definitely a key date.

 

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
5730000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
137
Pop Lower
808
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 6500 R-3.7 17 / 69 TIE 17 / 72 TIE
All Grades 1300 R-4.8 23 / 69 TIE 23 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 13 / 69 TIE 13 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

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

Gerald Forsythe Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Ohio Collector (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2019:1042, $31,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2016:5424, $19,388 - Todd Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade