1910 $20 VF20

CERTIFICATION#: -35674
PCGS#: 9154

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $396

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1910 is by far the most common of the Philadelphia Mint issues from 1908 With Motto to 1915. In MS-63 it can be obtained with only a little difficulty, and below that level it is common and readily available. Although not nearly as difficult to locate as the other early Philadelphia Mint issues in gem condition, the 1910 is still definitely rare in MS-65, and it takes both a little luck and a little patience to be able to find one. In superb (MS-67) condition, this issue is a major rarity. I can recall seeing only a couple such pieces.

The 1910 is invariably well struck and the surfaces are always the "soft" frosty type. Lustre on this issue is usually very good (much better than on the 1908 With Motto, 1911, 1913 or 1914) and the color is typically medium yellow or orange gold.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 482,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
30
1,455
1
35
1,455
1
40
1,465
3
45
1,465
5
45+
1,465
50
1,470
9
50+
1,470
53
1,475
8
53+
1,475
55+
1,500
58+
1,510
1
62+
1,640
18
65+
12,500
2
66+
57,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 55,000 R-2.4 38 / 49 41 / 54
60 or Better 24,000 R-2.7 35 / 49 TIE 38 / 54 TIE
65 or Better 375 R-6.2 30 / 49 TIE 31 / 54 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3270, $37,375 - Heritage 1/2012:4612, $54,625

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Bella Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65+ PCGS grade