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: $14.39 (8/25/2016)
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: 2/25/2016

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1927 D S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 35.00 39.00 48.00 55.00 80.00 88.00 105 140 195 230 340 425 1350 5650 43500 - - - -
$ - - 90.00 115 150 - - 360 535 2300 12000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3487
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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8/17/1996 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 8858 $2,970.00
8/22/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #50, 55/Lot# 727 $172.50
2/4/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2322, 2322/Lot# 1955 $952.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1505 $920.00
11/7/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1161/Lot# 3939 $3,220.00
5/26/2013 PCGS MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 117490 $132.00
5/5/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20427 $346.63
11/30/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131449/Lot# 23404 $112.80
  PCGS MS 64   Bonhams $819.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 D S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base127151159163194220265304339395477631735891102820094032912210248110472798351001
13515416017320323527831635842252866678793713552683572994971051416692356560
0000002783163584225286667879371355268357299497105141669200
0000002913273764505807008399821682335874259873107812233800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5729
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 4206
Owner: The Lovvorn Collection
 
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