1927 50C Vermont MS64 Certification #01141478, PCGS #9401

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1927 Vermont silver half dollar was struck to comemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington. This beautifully executed design featured founder and Green Mountain Boy Ira Allen on the obverse and a Canada lynx on the reverse. Interestingly, there was some talk of striking both silver and gold commemoratives of this issue. Unfortunately, the gold commem idea was dropped. Today, the Vermont is one of the rarer coins in the commemorative series. The Vermont was issued at a price of $1 and most were saved. The Vermont has an excellent early price history, particularly in the 1960 to 1980 time frame when it was one of the more expensive coins in the series, and rightly so, because it truly is one of the rarer issues. Indeed, I know of no significant hoards or large quantities that have ever been available. Most Vermonts have frosty luster and though the relief is very high, strike doesn't seem to ever be a problem.

PCGS #
9401
Designer
Charles Keck
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
28142
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1703
Pop Lower
1540
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 16000 R-2.8 96 / 144 TIE 96 / 144 TIE
All Grades 13000 R-2.9 91 / 144 TIE 91 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 3500 R-4.3 54 / 144 TIE 54 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 16000
All Grades 13000
60 or Better 3500
65 or Better R-2.8
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-4.3
65 or Better 96 / 144 TIE
All Grades 91 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 96 / 144 TIE
All Grades 91 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 144 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade MS68+ PCGS grade

J&L Commemorative Type Set Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
MS68+ PCGS grade #1 MS68+ PCGS grade

J&L Commemorative Type Set Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade