90%, 40% & 35% Silver
90%, 40% & 35% Silver US Coins - 90% Silver US coins were the basis for our currency for hundreds of years until 1965 when the price of Silver started increasing and approaching its monetary value and the US government replaced with a coin made of worthless metal! Shortly thereafter, the American public started hoarding these older US coins. Since then, these original coins have become more scarce and more desirable.
Produced by the United States from mid-1942 to 1945, war nickels were made from 56% copper, 35% Silver, and 9% manganese. By saving the nickel metal, the government was able to use that metal for the production of military supplies during World War II. Unlike regular nickels, the war nickels have a slightly different coloration and a mint mark that appears above Monticello on the coin's reverse. In 1965, at the direction of Congress, when the U.S. Mint removed all Silver from dimes and quarters, the Silver content in half-dollars was reduced to 40%.
Browse the categories of Coins below. Select from 90% Silver coins, 40% Silver coins or 35% Silver coins. Each coin denomination carries its own history and options include individual coins or purchasing in bulk.
Last Updated: 9/2/2015 11:05:44 AM ET
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