An excellent way to inexpensively buy Silver, each $1 in face value (20 coins) contains coins with a composition of 35% Silver, 56% copper and 9% manganese.
- Each roll of nickels contains approximately 1.125 oz of Silver.
- Multiples of 2 will come in a tightly wrapped paper roll. Uneven $1.00 amounts will come in sealed plastic. Quantities of $50.00 or more will be delivered in nice canvas bags.
- These 35% Silver composition nickels were made from 1942 through 1945 as an emergency measure to alleviate the wartime shortage of nickel.
- The mintmark “P” for the Philadelphia mint was used for the first time in American coinage history.
Pre-1965 35% Silver coins, sometimes referred to as junk Silver or scrap Silver, are a great way to start your Silver investments. These Silver coins were pulled from circulation with the introduction of copper/nickel clad coins and the rising demand of Silver. The public saved them for their 35% Silver content as a rainy day fund they can fall back on.