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: $1.27 (10/20/2019)
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: 10/18/2019

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1915 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.50 20.00 44.00 65.00 85.00 135 155 180 210 270 315 365 475 725 1500 3100 13500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 860 2550 3900 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 172
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: 10/8/2019 1915 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13511155515917-71317351265---172
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Total13511155515917-71317351265---172
 1 %2 %3 %6 %9 %3 %3 %1 %3 %5 %10 %-4 %8 %10 %20 %7 %3 %3 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 678 $231.15
5/20/2013 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3431, 3431/Lot# 1355 $160.00
7/6/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202433 $90.00
3/10/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1160 $434.75
4/23/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231518/Lot# 65112 $199.75
6/4/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1221/Lot# 3522 $2,702.50
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7448 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 10C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base761021351792302983393814565055726157097949481185198528284319758678638148
8411314919625231135340647252758664673784510271451226633255408767879580
00000035340647252758664673784510271451226633255408767800
00000036743148854960067776589611061718254738226497777000
1915 10C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9418117925532036646351557564276484793311031421212430575836731775867863
205411420427733539848053559768379287699012091655243539836330740776780
00000039848053559768379287699012091655243539836330740700
000000431498555620723819904104613151890274649106823749600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2124
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 642
Owner: pulver set
 
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