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Obverse of 1827 Half Dollar - Overton 146     Reverse of 1827 Half Dollar - Overton 146


1827 HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 5,493,400
Proofs: est. 10

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 32-33 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight:  208 grains (13.48 grams)

Edge: Lettered ("FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR")

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Mid-Atlantic Collector

Varieties:
Overton 101
Overton 102
Overton 103
Overton 104
Overton 105
Overton 106
Overton 107
Overton 108
Overton 109
Overton 110
Overton 111
Overton 112
Overton 113
Overton 114
Overton 115
Overton 116 -
Overton 117 -
Overton 118
Overton 119 -
Overton 120
Overton 121 -
Overton 122 -
Overton 123 -
Overton 124 -
Overton 125 -
Overton 126 -
Overton 127 -
Overton 128 -
Overton 129 -
Overton 130 -
Overton 131 -
Overton 132 -
Overton 133 -
Overton 134 -
Overton 135 -
Overton 136 -
Overton 137 -
Overton 138 -
Overton 139 -
Overton 140 -
Overton 141 -
Overton 142 -
Overton 143 -
Overton 144 -
Overton 145 -
Overton 146 -  
Overton 147 -

Recent appearances: 
See individual varieties

Notes:
The finest "Square 2" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest "Curl 2" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-62's.

The finest "1827/6" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66. 

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
Al C. Overton, "Early Half Dollar Varieties 1794-1836"

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service