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Obverse of 1827 Half Eagle     Reverse of 1827 Half Eagle


1827 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8136

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 24,913
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich

Diameter: 25 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Silver and Copper - 8.3%

Weight: 135 grains (8.748 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at the Philadelphia mint)

Images courtesy of Hanks & Associates

Notes:
The finest 1827 Half Eagles graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65's.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - New England collection? - 1998 or 1999 Superior Galleries auction - The Pogue Family collection (this piece was displayed by David Akers at the 2002 American Numismatic Association "Mid-Winter" Convention)

PCGS MS-63
- Superior 07/2005:437, not sold

Recent appearances:
Uncirculated (illustrated above).  The Rogers collection.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

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