Junk Silver Coins
90%, 40% & 35% Silver U.S. Coins - 90% Silver U.S. coins were the basis for our currency for hundreds of years until 1965, when the price of Silver started increasing more drastically, and the U.S. government replaced it with a coin made of a copper-nickel mixture known as cupronickel. Shortly thereafter, the American public started hoarding the older U.S. Silver coins. Since then, these original Silver coins have become scarcer and more desirable.
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%. These Silver coins, sometimes referred to as junk Silver coins or scrap Silver, are a great way to buy Silver and start your Silver investments.
Produced by the United States from mid-1942 to 1945, war nickels were made from 56% copper, 35% Silver and 9% manganese. The government was able to use the saved nickel, previously used in coinage, for the production of military supplies during World War II. Unlike regular nickels, the war nickels have a slightly different coloration and a mintmark that appears above Monticello on the coin’s reverse.
In contrast to the Silver coins collected for Silver content, other vintage coins like the Silver Dollars minted in the U.S. are highly collectible to numismatists. These American Silver coins are a favorite among collectors due to their size, beauty and availability. Stand outs among these Silver coins are the Early Dollars, Liberty Seated Dollars, Morgan Dollars, Trade Dollars and Peace Dollars, held in high regard due to their Silver content, historical significance and face value as a currency.
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