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SERIES: Barber Dimes 1892-1916
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1915-S 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
4869
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
2.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
960,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$11,750 • PCGS MS67 CAC • 12-14-2014 • Legend Rare Coin Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 7,500 R-3.5 31 / 76 TIE 31 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 34 / 76 TIE 34 / 76 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 23 / 76 TIE 23 / 76 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:132, $11,750

2 MS66 PCGS grade+

Heritage 10/2015:3155, $2,585 - Heritage 7/2016:3373, $3,055

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:132, $11,750

2 MS66 PCGS grade+

Heritage 10/2015:3155, $2,585 - Heritage 7/2016:3373, $3,055

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1915-S Dime is the penultimate (meaning second to the last) S-Mint Barber Dime.  Because of its smallish mintage of 960,000 coins, it has found favor with collectors.  However, it is not difficult to find examples of this date, even those that are of high quality.  Many MS62 to MS65 examples were set aside by numismatists at, or near, the time of issue; even MS66 examples rate only scarce at best.  In MS66+ and MS67, the 1915-S Dime is a true condition-rarity.  The lone PCGS-certified MS67 is, of course, from the former Simpson Collection, the way-station for most of the best Barber Dimes.