1827 50C Square Base 2 VF20 Certification #81175236, PCGS #6144

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1827 Half Dollars have the third highest mintage of the entire series, exceeded only by 1834 and 1836.  However, they also contain some interesting varieties, including a 7 over 6 overdate and 2's which feature either a curled base or a flat base.  The Square Base 2 is the most common of the major varieties, by a significant margin.  This variety is common in all grades and can be found in Mint State with relative ease.  The most common Mint State grades is MS-63, followed by MS-62, then MS-64.  Gems are scarce and anything finer than MS-65 is very rare.  According to the PCGS Population Report (as of June 2011), the finest 1827 Square Base 2 Half Dollar is a single MS67.

PCGS #
6144
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter
32.50 millimeters
Weight
13.50 grams
Mintage
5493400
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
2912
Pop Lower
108
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 10000 R-3.0 69 / 72 TIE 75 / 78 TIE
All Grades 600 R-5.8 64 / 72 TIE 69 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 58 / 72 62 / 78
65 or Better 10000
All Grades 600
60 or Better 30
65 or Better R-3.0
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better 69 / 72 TIE
All Grades 64 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 58 / 72
65 or Better 75 / 78 TIE
All Grades 69 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 78

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:676, $6,900 - Heritage 10/2006:1144, $18,400 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2870, $32,200 - Larry Hanks - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3064, $29,375

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS65+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7153, $25,300 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:676, $6,900 - Heritage 10/2006:1144, $18,400 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2870, $32,200 - Larry Hanks - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3064, $29,375

 
	MS65+ PCGS grade 
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7153, $25,300 - Dr. Charles Link Collection