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: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.06 (8/28/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Denver coined nearly twice the number of dimes it had in 1919, so this issue is fairly plentiful in grades through Very Fine. Mint State coins are not common, but enough are available to satisfy most collectors. True gems are quite rare, especially with Full Bands.

Most 1920-D dimes reveal some weakness of strike, and worn dies are also a common sight. Die cracks are especially prevalent with this issue, though they are almost endemic to all denominations of Denver Mint coins from the late 1910s through the mid 1920s. As with all 1920-dated dimes, the final numeral of the date is often flat or weak near the border.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2015

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1920 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 3.75 4.00 4.75 8.50 26.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 100.00 190 275 380 440 825 1900 3850 - - -
$ 30.00 - 57.00 65.00 115 - 325 415 500 1000 - - -
1920 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 260 375 700 1750 4300 10000 37000 - - -
$ - - - - - 285 475 950 2075 5500 12000 48000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 416
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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6/27/2001 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1453, 1453/Lot# 1197 $872.00
8/11/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9725 $79.00
12/5/2011 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1055 $1,380.00
1/8/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/08/2012, 2/Lot# 30245 $201.30
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24495 $99.88
4/22/2013 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3427, 3427/Lot# 1528 $105.75
1/8/2014 NGC MS 67   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4053 $15,275.00


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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