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SERIES: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1827 50C Overton 126 Square Base 2 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
39725
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
5,493,400
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$3,055 • PCGS MS63 • 12-4-2014 • Heritage
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Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:4521, $8,812.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2016:210, $7,343.75

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade  

Heritage 8/2010:4913, not sold

3 MS63 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:4521, $8,812.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2016:210, $7,343.75

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade  

Heritage 8/2010:4913, not sold

3 MS63 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1827 O-126 Half Dollar is considered a relatively common variety (Rarity-2), but it is difficult to locate high-quality examples.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census only goes to MS64+, which is surprising since so many of the other 1827 varieties can be found in Gem condition.  The nicest example to appear on the market in recent years is the afore-mentioned PCGS MS64+ that sold in a Legend Rare Coin Auction in 2016.  This was one of those rare instance where a collector could have pruchased the Finest Known example of the variety for less than $8,000.