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: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.48 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 8/3/2015

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1915 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.00 16.00 40.00 53.00 80.00 135 155 180 210 265 315 375 475 750 1700 3500 12750 - - -
$ - - 165 200 225 - - 400 550 900 2250 4500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 148
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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6/4/1993 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #105, 105/Lot# 631 $550.00
7/3/2006 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2227, 2227/Lot# 1277 $14.00
11/13/2008 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 300, 306/Lot# 5470 $1,224.75
7/6/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202433 $90.00
8/8/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21214 $48.18
10/30/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4131 $998.75
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 3815 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67941231632122753143514234695345756637458911117188626994141731775867863
761031361792332883263754384905476046907939661373215731795199740676780
0000003263754384905476046907939661373215731795199740600
00000033839945351256163371784210411629242836606258749600
1915 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11513120146355165367469571573579386591611101345184327543675556359221171020500
1201542884925856606817027227548178829811188151121473061430456837851146400
000000681702722754817882981118815112147306143045683785100
0000006887087287748418991045126716772450336849345802978100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 735
Owner: ddr70
 
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