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SERIES: Indian Head $2 1/2 1908-1929
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1927 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
7951
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Bela Lyon Pratt
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
388,000
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$20,700 • PCGS MS66 • 8-11-2011 • 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 50,833 R-2.4 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 38,333 R-2.6 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1,100 R-4.9 12 / 15 TIE 12 / 15 TIE
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David Akers (1975/88): The 1927 is similar in overall rarity to the 1926 and can be obtained without much difficulty in MS-65 or lower condition. Gem quality specimens are available from time to time but certainly cannot be found in any great quantity. As with all the Pratt $2.5 and $5 issues, there is a dramatic drop-off in availability above MS-65 condition, and, for all practical purposes, superb quality examples, although they certainly do exist, are virtually unobtainable.

Like the 1926 and the other late Philadelphia Mint issues, the 1927 is usually very well struck with very good lustre and color. The color is similar to the 1926; that is, specimens range from light rose gold to a richer greenish gold. Along with the 1926, this issue is generally the most attractive of the series in high grade.