These Silver coins contain between 35% and 90% Silver for an ideal investment.
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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Silver coins that were once in circulation now are more valued for their Silver content.
U.S. Mint Silver coins, whether collectible U.S. Silver dollars or 90%, 40% and 35% Silver coins purchased for investments, are an accessible way to acquire Silver and own a piece of American history. Sifting through grandpa’s junk Silver coins, coins with little to no numismatic or collector value but significant Silver value, was how many collectors’ and investors’ passion for Silver coins was ignited, so these Silver coins can have a bit of sentimental value, too. But now, these American Silver coins are getting more difficult to find randomly (or up in the attic) so many collectors buy collectible U.S. Mint coins and junk Silver coins. These Silver coins are an affordable way to add to your Silver investment and also indulge in your love of collecting.
U.S. Mint Silver coins combine beauty, history, face value and Silver content to appeal to both the investor and collector. American Silver coins, like Silver Mercury Dimes, have beautiful designs, 90% Silver content and an interesting story behind them. Many of the later Silver Mercury Dimes were included in the March of Dimes folders to help the “Marching Mothers” raise money for a cure for polio. Coins considered junk Silver coins today, like the 90% Silver Washington Quarters that circulated from 1932-1964, are also a great way to increase your Silver holdings. Canvas bags of 400 Silver Washington quarters contain 71.5 oz of 90% Silver, making the Silver coin perfect for investment portfolios. And of course, Silver dollars are favorites thanks to their iconic designs, including Lady Liberty and American eagles.
Where can I buy Silver coins? Silver coins are the most accessible Precious Metal investment. Silver coins also offer the greatest variety for the hobbyist. APMEX offers an exemplary selection of Silver coins suitable for everyone's investment or collecting needs.
American Silver dollars are highly sought after by those who buy Silver coins for their numismatic collections. These Silver coins, like the Liberty Seated Dollar, have a rich history and are in high demand due to their limited run. Fewer than 7 million Liberty Seated Dollars were struck during the coin’s 33-year history. The most famous of American Silver coins is the Morgan Dollar, which was designed by George T. Morgan. The Silver dollar is one of the most popular Silver dollars worldwide. Buy Silver coins to add to your collection, and consider adding some of the so-called junk Silver coins that have high Silver value to your investment portfolio and a Precious Metals IRA.
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