Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 126,500
Catalog: KM-130
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $581.70 (4/28/2015)
Diameter: 27mm
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1920 S $10 MS obverse 1920 S $10 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This is the third–rarest date overall in the entire series behind the coveted 1933 and 1907 Rolled Edge variety. It is actually the rarest date in Mint State. The vast majority of this issue were melted in the great gold melts of the 1930s. Any example of a 1920–S Ten Dollar is cause for excitement. Most examples seen are softly struck, especially around the central portions of the obverse. Most are also weakly struck at the top part of the date. Surprisingly, a few Gem examples survive, including an MS 66 in the Smithsonian collection.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/10/2015

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Total Graded: 50
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2618 $186,875.00
2/16/2006 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2162, 2162/Lot# 1198 $16,800.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7748 $86,250.00
1/3/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 5021 $48,875.00
9/6/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 5044 $35,250.00
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1853 $44,650.00
1/7/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4360 $47,000.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 S $10 MS
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 5285
Owner: H.I.M.
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