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.

PCGS #
4868
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
5620000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
5
Pop Lower
615
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

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

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:3648, $2,937.50

MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade

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

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