Common Silver Coins

Common Silver Coins

This is a list of common silver coins.  Any United States dime, quarter, half dollar or dollar that is dated 1964 or earlier is made of 90% silver.  In the early 1960’s, the silver supply for the nation’s coinage was dwindling rapidly. As Congress and the Administration debated over silver’s future role in coinage, the silver market jumped 10% immediately, and another 30% by 1962. This set the stage for the complete elimination of silver from our coinage by the end of 1964.  Sell Quality Coin and Gold your silver coins.

 

Silver Coins Details
morgan_dollar_frontmorgan_dollar_back
Morgan Dollar
Minted: 1878-1904, 1921
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.7735 troy oz
peace_dollar_frontpeace_dollar_back Peace Dollar
Minted: 1921-1928, 1934-1935
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.7735 troy oz
  barber_frontbarber_half_dollar_back Barber Half Dollar
Minted: 1892-1915
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.3617 troy oz
walking_liberty_half_dollar_front walking_liberty_half_dollar_back Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Minted: 1916-1947
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.3617 troy oz
franklin_half_dollar_front franklin_half_dollar_back Franklin Half Dollar
Minted: 1948-1963
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.3617 troy oz
kennedy_half_dollar_front kennedy_half_dollar_back Kennedy Half Dollar
Minted: 1964, 1965-1970
Silver Content: 90% (1964), 40% (1965-1970)
Silver Weight: 0.3617 troy oz (90%), 0.1479 troy oz (40%)
barber_front_.25 barber_quarter_back Barber Quarter
Minted: 1892-1915
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.1808 troy oz
Note: Barber half dollars, quarters and dimes had the same face image.
Standing Liberty Quarter
Minted: 1916-1930
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.1808 troy oz
Note: The date was printed too high and is often worn off. 1916 version had Lady Liberty with a bare breast. She was covered in subsequent years.
washington_quarter_front washington_quarter_back Washington Quarter
Minted: 1932, 1934-1964
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.1808 troy oz
seated_liberty_dime_front seated_liberty_dime_back Seated Liberty Dime
Minted: 1836-1891
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.0723 troy oz
Note: Rarely found and often sells with a higher premium.
barber_front_dime barber_dime_back Barber Dime
Minted: 1892-1916
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.0723 troy oz
Note: Barber half dollars, quarters and dimes had the same face image.
mercury_dime_front mercury_dime_back Mercury Dime
Minted: 1916-1945
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.0723 troy oz
roosevelt_dime_front roosevelt_dime_back Roosevelt Dime
Minted: 1946-1964
Silver Content: 90%
Silver Weight: 0.0723 troy oz
jefferson_nickel_front jefferson_nickel_back War Nickel
Minted: mid 1942-1945
Silver Content: 35%
Silver Weight: 0.0563 troy oz
Note: A subset of the Jefferson nickel series. Counterfeit and non-silver nickels lack the mint mark above Monticello’s dome.

Silver Bullion

Sell Quality Coin and Gold your silver bullion.  Silver bullion rounds and bars are generally 99.9% pure silver. They may be minted by the government (Silver Eagles) or by a private mint (rounds and bars). I recommend staying with the government minted coins because they are more recognizable and trusted. Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver, but is seldom used in coins and bullion.

Silver Bullion Coins and Bars Details
silver_eagle_front silver_eagle_back Silver Eagle
Minted: 1986-current
Silver Content: 99.93%
Silver Weight: 1 troy oz
Note: The official American silver bullion coin minted by the U.S. Mint.
sunshine_round_front sunshine_round_back Sunshine Minting Silver Round
Note: This is a privately minted silver bullion round.
bar2 bar1 Silver Bullion Bars
Note: These are privately minted silver bars.
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