Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 19,171,000
Catalog: KM-140
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.49 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1920 D 10C MS obverse 1920 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Denver Mint experienced considerable difficulty with its Dime dies in 1920. Early cracks suggest improperly hardened steel, and the basining process may also have been poorly handled by the personnel in Denver. Worse yet, striking quality seems to have suffered even for most die pairs that were properly executed. In addition to the all-important central reverse crossbands, many '20-D Dimes lack sharp definition on the final digit in the date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1920 D 10C MS
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Base $ 3.75 4.00 4.75 8.50 26.00 26.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 100.00 135 190 275 380 440 825 1900 3850 - - -
$ 30.00 52.00 57.00 65.00 115 145 215 325 415 500 1000 - - -
1920 D 10C MS Full Bands
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 215 260 375 700 1750 4300 10000 37000 - - -
$ - - - - - 235 285 475 950 2075 5500 12000 48000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 401
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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5/6/1994 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1994 St. Louis Bullet Sale #119, 119/Lot# 130 $1,485.00
7/30/1994 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Sale #122, 122/Lot# 6490 $2,200.00
9/6/2009 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2741, 2741/Lot# 1611 $488.75
12/5/2011 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1055 $1,380.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8140 $503.70
10/17/2012 NGC MS 64   Full Bands Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1425 $1,437.50
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 158090 $346.50
6/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131424/Lot# 26525 $211.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333336312718321626529836650270574511792585363958361532327604
3333323841451942322763204115697188891647293643718998194160
00000084145194232276320411569718889164729364371899800
00000010516420524828734345663773110342116328751031216000
1920 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333336713919823728832339553975279412492710380060641578828322
3333324911582112542993474436107669451736307345549305199660
00000091158211254299347443610766945173630734554930500
00000011517822427131137149168178010972223343653091254600
1920 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333106205255285330360423551908140432163564526481062345342310
33333371392212653003403814656701073200833324130621113221297380
000000139221265300340381465670107320083332413062111322100
000000172238275315350402508789123826123448469771581833700
1920 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333115223275311357389456591966148433633722547683972409043294
33333401512402873263674115017161138211034824306644913628304910
000000151240287326367411501716113821103482430664491362800
000000187257299341378433546841131127363602489174231885900
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Grade: MS 65 FB
Points: 3216
Owner: Kaiser14
 
Grade: MS 61 FB
Points: 423
Owner: TRT
 
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