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SERIES: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1827 50C Square Base 2 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

1827 Date Comparison

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6144
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:
$32,200 • PCGS MS66 • 1-1-2008 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 69 / 72 TIE 75 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 64 / 72 TIE 69 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 58 / 72 62 / 78
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 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

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

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

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 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

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

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

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
8 MS65+ PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:748, $19,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3061, $14,100

8 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade

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.