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1915 BARBER DIME

PCGS Nos: 4868, 4899

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,620,000
Proofs: 450

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) just below the wreath on the reverse

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     Significant examples
      Recent appearances at auction
      Variety information
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Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 378, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

Notes:
"1915 is an interesting year. The Philadelphia issue is low mintage for a late date P-mint and less than a million of the 1915-S were produced. Only six 1915-P are currently certified better than MS 65, insuring a shortage for those putting together an ultra-gem set."

"1915-P comes with smooth surfaces, but usually lacks a sharp strike."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 8 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-65's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service