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Obverse of 1915-S Barber Dime     Reverse of 1915-S Barber Dime


PCGS No: 4869


Circulation strikes: 960,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) just below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

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"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.

1915-S often comes with a "ticky-tacky" look, although with unusual frosty surfaces. Fussy collectors may have a hard time with this one."1

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-66's.

Sources and 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