Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,620,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.35 (2/23/2020)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1915 10C MS obverse 1915 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

America entered an economic recession in 1914, and this is reflected in the relatively low mintage of 1915(P) dimes. Despite this development, the surviving number of Mint State pieces is nearly as high for adjacent P-Mint issues. It seems that those inclined to save new rolls of coins were able to obtain their quota.

A much larger date punch of rather clumsy style was adopted for the dimes of 1915-16, and it's not known what prompted this change. These unusual numerals are likewise seen on foreign coins struck at U. S. Mints during the same period.

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Last Updated: 2/21/2020

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1915 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.20 5.00 7.00 10.00 30.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 100.00 115 130 175 250 425 1000 3000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 394
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1915 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base316339-5241630117537410737131---394
--------------13-1----5
--------------1241----8
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Total316339-5241630117537611241151---407
 1%4%1%1%2%-1%0%1%4%7%0%4%13%19%28%10%4%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32455985115151175201234255285304336369431663117017992902539356095831
36496795127159183212241265291314347389508832137921663732546556830
000000183212241265291314347389508832137921663732546500
0000001922232482752973253584105851001158925344562553700
1915 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69162028123163237255288320423450515642774108118433365518453935609
711172360136188243266299354432472557686876133523503971525454650
000000188243266299354432472557686876133523503971525400
000000212249277309389441493600730979158928584578532300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1843
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1843
Owner: bmorgen1
 
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