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.

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
3430000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
1241
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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