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: $12.88 (2/28/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 2/17/2015

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1927 D S$1 MS
Base $ 32.00 35.00 39.00 45.00 50.00 50.00 75.00 82.00 95.00 125 190 215 290 425 1350 5750 37000 - - - -
$ 55.00 - 88.00 105 140 - 235 325 525 2000 13000 - - -

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Total Graded: 3318
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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3/15/1999 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1143, 1143/Lot# 1968 $490.50
8/7/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 272, 278/Lot# 9038 $104.65
6/2/2009 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29062, 29062/Lot# 22995 $59.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1505 $920.00
11/9/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10987 $184.00
12/8/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2258 $702.00
7/1/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131228/Lot# 22678 $3,737.50
12/23/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 91158 $41.01
10/13/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131343/Lot# 28142 $141.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1201/Lot# 9921 $411.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 D S$1 MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5271
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4082
Owner: The Lovvorn Collection
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