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
9418000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
1273
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 4500 R-4.1 5 / 69 TIE 5 / 72 TIE
All Grades 800 R-5.4 10 / 69 TIE 10 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 12 / 69 12 / 72

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Ray Levoi Collection - Heritage 4/2014:3336, $20,563 - Cuyuna Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R Forsythe Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2007:278, $97,750

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2019:3692, $50,400

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2009:329, $74,750 - JDG Trust Collection (PCGS Set Registry)