1915 $10 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -35589
PCGS#: 8878

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $3575

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1915 is not at all difficult to find in MS-63 or lower grades, and there are also a fair number of MS-64 quality pieces around. Overall, this issue is similar in rarity to the 1910, 1912 and 1913 although it is distinctly more common than any of them in gem condition. True gems are rare but are seen more often than all but a handful of this series' 32 issues. In addition to the MS-65 quality coins, there are also a small number of superb MS-67 quality specimens known, including several nearly perfect ones.

The 1915 is always very sharply struck with frosty, virtually non-granular surfaces and very good to excellent lustre. The color is also usually excellent, most often a medium to rich greenish gold with rose or orange highlights. There are some really gorgeous examples of this issue in existence from an overall "eye appeal" standpoint.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Raised Stars
Mintage: 351,000 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
900
2
850
4
745
6
750
8
755
1
10
760
12
765
15
770
20
775
25
780
1
30
785
1
35
785
40
790
5
45+
790
50
790
26
50+
795
53+
805
1
55+
805
58+
815
2
62+
1,210
18
65+
12,000
1
66+
27,000
2
67+
75,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 12,500 R-2.9 18 / 27 TIE 22 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 8,000 R-3.4 19 / 27 TIE 23 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 235 R-6.7 20 / 27 24 / 32

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade Simpson Collection
2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade  

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