Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 126,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4840oz
Melt Value: $860.81 (4/17/2021)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
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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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Last Updated: 2/11/2020

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1920 S $10 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1920 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----11-15144556341----50
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Total-----11-15144656441----52
 -----2%2%-2%10%27%8%12%10%12%8%8%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333341414499481751065285553656935922654575439122131121391459251104477134561134561
33331382426046054913516553685588576961296877806910452133792902674326114505134561141289
0000004605491351655368558857696129687780691045213379290267432611450500
0000004711500952255452564058456337721085951178213646441388940112453300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 5285
Owner: H.I.M. Collection
 
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