Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 960,000
Catalog: KM-113
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.21 (5/28/2015)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1915 S 10C MS obverse 1915 S 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of this issue reflects a weakened U. S. economy, and it has made 1915-S moderately scarce across all grades. Though the coin board fillers of the 1930s saved as many as they could find, the pool of available examples had nearly dried up by then.

Mint State examples are scarce, with gems being quite rare. On the plus side, the typical survivor was coined with a sharp strike and excellent luster. Only mishandling by several generations of collectors has reduced the number of eye-appealing pieces.

A nice repunched mintmark variety is known for 1915-S dimes. As with all scarce dates, however, the premium this variety will bring is small in proportion to the base price.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2014

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1915 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 8.00 16.00 40.00 53.00 80.00 135 155 205 230 325 375 475 775 1775 3250 8750 - - -
$ 125 150 175 220 250 355 425 550 1250 2300 4250 13000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 143
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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6/7/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7398


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8/7/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0865, 865/Lot# 1259 $1,404.00
9/26/2002 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 6300 $1,380.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 678 $231.15
6/26/2006 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2224, 2224/Lot# 1089 $17.00
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7483 $705.00
7/20/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 208061 $254.10
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5388 $1,116.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67941231632122753143514234695345756637458911117188626994141731775867863
761031361792332883263754384905476046907939661373215731795199740676780
0000003263754384905476046907939661373215731795199740600
00000033839945351256163371784210411629242836606258749600
1915 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base663741506715523728832036639542646353990015051886300937701103618537
6163844559618225429833537540543848865911011632226032626192135360
0000001822542983353754054384886591101163222603262619200
0000002092713093503854154505137791303175926343516861400
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 230
Owner: ddr70
 
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