How Much Is a 1927 Silver Dollar Worth?

Last Updated on July 4, 2022

A 1927 silver dollar coin is valued at high prices due to its intricate designs and patterns. The mint condition of the coin is an important factor that also affects its value. For example, a rusty coin would have a lesser melt value due to the impurities present.

For this reason, a coin collector would automatically reduce the buying price of a coin. While silver coins with extremely good mint conditions would offer more value for money. 

In this guide, we’ll extensively break down the list of things you should know about your 1927 silver coins. The following are the things you should know about your cons and their value:

The 1927 Silver Dime is worth $30 in Good condition, $41 in Fine condition, and $99 in uncirculated condition.

1927 D Peace Silver Dollar $1 XF/AU

How much is a 1927 silver dollar worth?

The government minted three grades of the 1927 silver dollar coin which includes; the 1927 silver( Philadelphia) grade, the 1927 D grade, and the 1927 D grade, the price of a coin varies depending on which grade it falls in;

Below is a table of the summarized value of coins in their varying mint condition.

Coin Variation Good Very Good Fine Very Fine Extremely Fine About Uncirculated Uncirculated Brilliant Uncirculated
1927 Silver Dollar $30.00 $36.00 $41.00 $47.00 $54.00 $60.00 $99.00 $3221.00
1927 D Silver Dollar $30.00 $36.00 $41.00 $47.00 $54.00 $88.00 $233.00 $5222.00
1927 S Silver Dollar $30.00 $36.00 $41.00 $47.00 $54.00 $88.00 $233.00 $11,140.00


How to know if your silver dollar is worth money

There are numerous ways of deducing the monetary value of a coin, some of these methods include the circulation level of a coin, rare coins hoarded by collectors are often more expensive than coins that are still in circulation.

 The condition of the silver present and the patterns on the silver coin can also affect the monetary value of a coin, another method of determining the value of a coin is by checking the metallic composition, coins with rarer metals such as silver and gold are usually more expensive than gold coins. 

In most cases, the silver coin is first weighed, after which the metallic composition is checked. A more voluminous and pure silver mass will automatically increase the monetary value, the year a silver coin was minted is also of utmost importance.

History of the 1927 Silver dollar

1927 D Peace Silver Dollar $1 XF/AU

The 1927 silver dollar coin was minted in three grades between the periods 1921 and 1935. However, they’ve started undergoing minting again in 2021. The melt value of the 1927 dime is $17.20

The silver dollar coin has a metallic composition of 90% silver and 10% copper, its weight in silver is 77334oz, however, with the added weight of copper it weighs 26.73 grams

Where is the mint mark on a 1927 silver dollar located?

The three grades of the 1927 silver dollar include the original grade, the 1927 D dollar, and the 1927 S dollar. All three were mostly minted without a mint mark, however, whenever a mint mark is present it is usually located on the rear side of a coin, under the word one.

1927 D Peace Silver Dollar $1 XF/AU

How to tell fake silver coin apart from real ones?

Due to the monetary value of silver coins, there are lots of con artists out there who forge silver coins and sell them at an outrageous price to unsuspecting coin collectors. It could be utterly devastating to discover the coins you’ve spent quite a fortune on are worthless and fake. However, there are ways of identifying a fake silver coin from a real silver coin

The first method in the case of a 1927 silver dollar coin is to check the weight of the coin. 1927 silver coins are usually 26.73 grams in weight.

However, con artists can often forge the coins to be the same weight so this method wouldn’t work in all cases or the absence of a weighing scale.

However, another popular method is to check the magnetic property of the silver coin with a magnet. This is because precious metals like silver and gold have no magnetic properties.

Therefore if a silver coin attracts a magnet it is fake. It is advisable to use strong magnets because some con artists can go the extra mile of coating it in silver to hide the magnetic property.

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.