Coin Specifications

Category: Peace Dollars (1921-1935)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,268,900
Catalog: KM-150
Obverse Designer: Anthony de Francisci
Reverse Designer: Anthony de Francisci
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.24 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1927 D S$1 MS obverse 1927 D S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Series specialists are well aware of the rarity of the 1927-D Peace dollar in all Uncirculated grades, a rarity that becomes particularly acute above the MS64 level. That near-Gem level is where many collectors find their prize representatives of the issue, as Roger Burdette points out in his useful guide to the series, A Guide Book of Peace Dollars:

'Within the Peace dollar series, the 1927-D is the second rarest overall in Uncirculated condition, next to the 1934-S. This is not widely known, as some of the San Francisco issues such as the 1924-S and 1925-S are generally thought to be rarer due to dealer promotion. ...'

'The 1927-D is very scarce in Uncirculated condition, but prices at the MS-63 and 64 levels do not yet reflect the scarcity as of this writing [2008] and should be good investments. The MS-64 coin of course will be a more technically superior specimen, and is not much more expensive. This should be the level that most collectors seek. The quality of coins in this issue should result in a nice MS-64 coin. The MS-65 coins from this issue are exceptional and, unfortunately, priced accordingly. There is a quantum leap in price to get to the Gem level, but if one can afford it, this is the place to make extra investment because of the quality of the issue and its scarcity.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/20/2014

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1927 D S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 31.00 34.00 39.00 43.00 48.00 48.00 75.00 80.00 93.00 120 180 200 270 425 1075 5100 37000 - - - -
$ 53.00 82.00 87.00 100.00 140 210 235 300 525 1500 12500 57500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3103
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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4/22/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131416/Lot# 20279
4/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 10741
4/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 10743


Auction Prices Realized

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2/15/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1844, 1844/Lot# 1475 $577.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1505 $920.00
7/7/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(2), 1157/Lot# 4269 $3,220.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(2), 1173/Lot# 4223 $1,057.50
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7925 $881.25
5/26/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 117492 $403.26
11/17/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 147959 $39.77
11/17/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 778, 787/Lot# 243 $5,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 D S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1271511591631631792162513393954695175467299401609391279909234110472798351001
1351531601631681912272803574194855266077991163237652718404983816692356550
000000227280357419485526607799116323765271840498381669200
0000002393093764445015366688691386314466308819104422233700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4082
Owner: The Lovvorn Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3912
Owner: evilwoman13
 
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