Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 19,171,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.22 (9/25/2017)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1920 D 10C MS obverse 1920 D 10C MS reverse


  
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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: 4/11/2017

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1920 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.75 4.00 4.75 9.00 27.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 110 135 210 290 395 465 825 1700 3500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 415 525 1100 - - -
1920 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 215 260 400 800 1600 3700 8900 39500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1900 5450 - 57000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 427
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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10/23/1996 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0887, 887/Lot# 1295 $49.05
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5612 $2,530.00
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7549 $517.50
7/21/2013 PCGS MS 63   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 101 $590.00
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 158090 $346.50
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3516 $2,350.00
2/5/2015 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1470 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121632111143201220237395463642802982108815312268323858361532327604
1012132158122162207226290418523695862101712361777259141048998194170
00000016220722629041852369586210171236177725914104899800
000000182214231342440582749922105313832022291549701216100
1920 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161620371231552202412584264976868541044115516172381338660641578828322
1316172666134177227247314450560742917108113091872271642799305199660
00000017722724731445056074291710811309187227164279930500
000000198234252370473623798981111814632126305151711254700
1920 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12161620371231552202412584266537459901505219733244912880992652345342310
131617266613417722724731450268482711621736257338536211896113994297390
0000001772272473145026848271162173625733853621189611399400
0000001982342523705777149081333196629484383751091131872400
1920 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162020244113517124126227845870179410511589230834745113911895862409043294
172021307214719424826733853973288012301829269740206448927414421304910
0000001942482673385397328801230182926974020644892741442100
0000002182552733986207639651410206830854567778394301925500
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Grade: MS 65 FB
Points: 3324
Owner: Kaiser141
 
Grade: MS 61 FB
Points: 745
Owner: TRT
 
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