Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dollars (1794-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,493,400
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $5.60 (8/15/2018)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1827 50C MS obverse 1827 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The coining of half dollars by the U. S. Mint set another record in 1827, though it would last just four years. Such a large coinage required many dies, 29 obverses and 34 reverses being known to numismatists. These were used for a total of 50 die marriages, a record that would last through the end of this series in 1836. With so many dies already known, it's quite possible that additional marriages may yet be discovered.

Overton varieties 101 through 103 are overdates, and these are described fully in the entry following this one. Of the remaining varieties, two feature a Curled Base 2 that is transitional with 1828, and these merit a separate line entry in popular catalogs. O-147 is scarce, but O-146 is common enough to satisfy those seeking a Curled Base 2 coin. All of the remaining varieties display the familiar Square Base 2, and three are quite rare: O-148, O-149 and O-150. Others scarce enough to carry a premium among series specialists are O-116, O-122, O-123, O-124, O-127, O-137, O-144 and O-145.

For the more common varieties, Mint State coins are quite plentiful for coins of this period. Gems are likewise available, albeit at large premiums.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/12/2015

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1827 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 75.00 85.00 105 210 385 440 625 875 1150 1300 1550 2225 3800 10750 18650 39500 - - -
$ 235 - 490 675 950 - 1400 1675 2425 4100 13500 20750 42500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2153
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2018 1827 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1122151263156280146177235360411013295772571---2153
------1---------11----3
--------1-1--121------6
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Total1122151263156281146178235361411013397782681---2162
 0 %1 %1 %2 %12 %7 %13 %7 %8 %11 %17 %0 %5 %6 %4 %4 %1 %0 %0 %--- 

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9/9/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2419, 2419/Lot# 1546 $812.00
1/5/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3702 $5,031.25
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2671 $763.75
11/17/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 152063 $212.30
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1477 $1,725.00
10/12/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 825, 834/Lot# 648 $540.00
7/31/2016 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131632/Lot# 23163 $998.75
1/22/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131705/Lot# 29291 $164.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1827 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base230248265308375502615905103912331547172518602102259732645082688383729306276663
2362532793304175397119491103133716061770194022672819387056827379868315426276660
000000711949110313371606177019402267281938705682737986831542600
000000808994116814421665181520212432304144766282787589942154600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 7756
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1707
Owner: BamaCoins
 
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