1827 QUARTER DOLLAR - BROWNING 1
Rarity: Extremely Rare
Despite a reported mintage of
4,000 coins, only a dozen or so 1927 Quarter Dollars are known to exist.
Most are Proofs, although one (the Eliasberg coin)is in circulated
condition. Because of its rarity, Mint employees restruck the 1827
Quarter sometime prior to 1860 using an 1827 obverse and an 1819 reverse
(the flat based 2 of the 1819 reverse indicates a Restrike, whereas all of
the Original 1827 Quarter Dollars have a curl based 2). The PCGS
Population report shows six Originals versus 13 Restrikes, indicating the
Original is twice as rare as the Restrike. The finest 1827 Original
Quarter Dollar certified by PCGS is a single MS-66, with a runner-up at
the Proof-65 Cameo level.
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2004" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service