Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1927-S is semi-common in lower circulated grades, but quite scarce in grades VF20 and above. It is rare in mint state and one of the rarest Buffalos of all in Gem condition. In fact, in Gem MS65 condition, only the 1920-S, 1925-S, and 1926-S are rarer. Strike varies from soft to sort of sharp. The luster is similar to the 1927-D, more brilliant than frosty, though brilliant is quite the right word as the "glow" is pretty subdued on this issue. A key date in Gem condition indeed.

PCGS #
3962
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
3430000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
1245
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 5000 R-4.0 9 / 69 TIE 9 / 72 TIE
All Grades 800 R-5.4 10 / 69 TIE 10 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 6 / 69 TIE 6 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 5000
All Grades 800
60 or Better 35
65 or Better R-4.0
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better 9 / 69 TIE
All Grades 10 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 72 TIE
All Grades 10 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 72 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade
2 MS65+ PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade