Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The mintage of the 1915 Dime dropped significantly, for reasons unknown, from the previous year.  Nevertheless, the mintage of 5,620,000 pieces was large enough to keep this date in the "type" category.  It is generally available in all grades up to, and including, MS66.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census consists almost entirely of MS66+ examples, with a couple of MS67's at the top of the ladder.  One of those was from the Lily Nicole Collection (sold in 2015); the other appeared in a 2016 Heritage sale (consigner not revealed).

1915 Dimes are usually well struck with strong luster and (often) great eye appeal.  Look for examples with attractive toning, as these tend to hold their value in the long term.

Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
5620000
Weight
2.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
5
Pop Lower
602
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 20000 R-2.8 52 / 76 TIE 52 / 76 TIE
All Grades 1000 R-5.0 56 / 76 TIE 56 / 76 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 35 / 76 TIE 35 / 76 TIE

Condition Census

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

Lily Nicole Collection - Heritage 4/2015:3976, $1,410 - Heritage 9/2015:3830, $2,585

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:3648, $2,937.50

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:131, $2,115

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade