Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The production of Dimes at the Philadelphia Mint eased up substantially in 1895 and, for the first time since 1881, the mintage fell below one million coins.  In fact, the 1895 Dime has one of the smallest mintages of the entire series and commands one of the largest premiums across all grades.  In spite of the smaller mintage, the 1895 Dime is not particularly rare in Mint State, so collectors have ample opportunities to obtain a nice example.  The typical Mint State 1895 Dime is MS64 with a dozen or more known in MS65 and MS66.  In MS67, the 1895 Dime is extremely rare, and the best examples include a single PCGS MS67+ is a lone NGC MS68.

17.90 millimeters
Charles E. Barber
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 5000 R-4.0 25 / 76 TIE 25 / 76 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 24 / 76 TIE 24 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 23 / 76 TIE 23 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2014:353, $30,550 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3083, $18,800 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:68, $22,325 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20025, not sold

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade