1920-D 5C MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -31801
PCGS#: 3945

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $1760

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1920-D is scarce in circulated grades, rare in mint state, and very rare in Gem condition. In Gem condition, it is a somewhat overlooked rarity but it is, in fact, rarer than all the 1913 to 1918 Denver mint issues and slightly rarer than the more highly regarded 1919. it is rarer than all the 1924 to 1938 D Mints, save the 1927-D which is about equal rarity. This is a very difficult date to locate in Gem condition and a near impossible date to locate in Superb Gem MS66 condition. Strike on this issue ranges from fairly sharp to somewhat weak...check the Buffalo's horn. Luster is usually of the iridescent satiny type.

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 9,418,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
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8
2
4
12
4
8
23
3
10
26
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45+
330
50+
410
53+
445
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490
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575
60
650
2
62+
1,000
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1,550
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2,750
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,500 R-4.1 5 / 69 TIE 5 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 10 / 69 TIE 10 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 12 / 69 12 / 72

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 9/2009:329
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade