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SERIES: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1817-1839
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1827 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR63
PCGS #:
6205
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
8
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$258,500 • PCGS PR67 • 2-9-2016 • Stack's/Bowers
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

O-121. George H. Earle - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2927, $5.50 - John H. Clapp 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1831, $110,000 - Heritage 1/2004:2078, $126,500 - Texas collection

1 PR66 PCGS grade

O-121 Stack's 7/1983:690 - Superior (1/1988:1768 - David Akers 8/1990:1599 - RARCOA & Akers 8/1991:532 - Heritage 8/2011:7157, $161,000 - Heritage 1/2013:5633, $158,625

3 PR64 PCGS grade   O-107. Breen Plate coin. Heritage 8/2007:1682, $80,500
4 PR63 estimated grade   O-121. Heritage 11/2001:5883, $29,900
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  

O-121. George H. Earle - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2927, $5.50 - John H. Clapp 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1831, $110,000 - Heritage 1/2004:2078, $126,500 - Texas collection

1 PR66 PCGS grade

O-121 Stack's 7/1983:690 - Superior (1/1988:1768 - David Akers 8/1990:1599 - RARCOA & Akers 8/1991:532 - Heritage 8/2011:7157, $161,000 - Heritage 1/2013:5633, $158,625

3 PR64 PCGS grade   O-107. Breen Plate coin. Heritage 8/2007:1682, $80,500
4 PR63 estimated grade   O-121. Heritage 11/2001:5883, $29,900

Ron Guth: Only 5 Proof 1827 Half Dollars are known to exist. 

Four are from the O-121 die combination:

PCGS PR66CAM. Philadelphia Mint - Joseph J. Mickley - Reichardt and Reakirt Families - Columbus Stamp & Coin Co. in 1962 - Mrs. R. Henry Norweb - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3088 – Bowers & Merena 5/1993:293 - subsequently graded PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS PR66. George H. Earle - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2927, $5.50 - John H. Clapp 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1831 (as raw “PR65)”, $110,000 - Heritage 1/2004:2078 (as NGC PR68 675313-007), $126,500 - Goldbergs 2/2006:1468 (as NGC PR68), $178,250 - Texas collection - subsequently graded PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66. Stack's “Auction ‘83” 7/1983:690 - Superior 1/1988:1768 - David Akers “Auction ‘90” 8/1990:1599 - RARCOA & Akers 8/1991:532 - Heritage 8/2011:7157 (as PCGS PR66 19749809), $161,000

NGC PR64. Heritage 6/2001:2309 (as NGC PR64 676841-002, not sold - Heritage 11/2001:5883 (as NGC PR64 676841-002), $29,900

One example is from the O-107 die combination:
PCGS PR64. Breen Plate coin. Heritage 8/2007:1682 (as PCGS PR64 10950676), $80,500