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

1827 50C Curl Base 2 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

1827 Date Comparison

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
6145
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:
$9,861 • PCGS MS64 • 1-7-2008 • Stack's
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 750 R-5.5 16 / 72 TIE 17 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 13 / 72 TIE 14 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 10 / 72 TIE 10 / 78 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Dr. Charles Link Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 estimated grade  
7 MS63 PCGS grade  
7 MS63 PCGS grade  
7 MS63 PCGS grade  
7 MS63 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 dates which feature either a curled base 2 or a flat base 2.  The Curl Base 2 is the least common of the major varieties and much less common than the Square Base 2.  Mint State examples are rare and typically range from MS-62 to MS-64.  The finest examples certified by PCGS include 2 MS-65s (according to the March 2012 Population Report).