Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Dimes (1892-1916)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 960,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $2.04 (5/18/2021)
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: 12/13/2019

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1915 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.50 20.00 44.00 50.00 85.00 135 155 180 210 270 300 325 475 725 1500 2600 11500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 350 515 860 2000 3900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 180
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
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: 5/18/2021 1915 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base146121466151017-71317371365---180
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Total146121466151017-71317371365---180
 1%2%3%7%8%3%3%1%3%6%9%-4%7%9%21%7%3%3%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base761021351792302983393814565055726157097949481185198528284319758678638148
8411314919625231135340647252758664673784510271451226633255408767879588555
00000035340647252758664673784510271451226633255408767800
00000036743148854960067776589611061718254738226497777000
1915 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9418117925532036646351557564276484793311031421212430575836731775867863
205411420427733539848053559768379287699012091655243539836330740776788256
00000039848053559768379287699012091655243539836330740700
000000431498555620723819904104613151890274649106823749600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 642
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 232
Owner: LARRY LIVELY
 
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