Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 126,500
Catalog: KM-130
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.72g
AGW: 0.4840oz
Melt Value: $654.37 (7/29/2016)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/12/2016

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1920 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - 11500 21000 32000 41000 49750 61000 79000 85000 105000 127500 225000 338000 460000 2250000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 92500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
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
11/3/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2452 $201,250.00
2/16/2006 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2162, 2162/Lot# 1198 $16,800.00
2/11/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2492 $24,150.00
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
8/8/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5890 $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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333341414499481751065285553656935922654575439122131121391459251104477134561134561
333313824260460549135165536855885769612968778069104521337929026743261145051345610
0000004605491351655368558857696129687780691045213379290267432611450500
0000004711500952255452564058456337721085951178213646441388940112453300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 5285
Owner: H.I.M.
 
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