The U.S Mint discontinued the use of silver in quarters after the 1964 series. U.S quarters minted in 1964 or before contain 90 percent silver and are now worth significantly more than their face value.
All U.S coins that were produced before 1964 that were not pennies or gold dollars contained 90 percent silver. Until the 1960s silver was economical to use for common coinage, however in post-1960 markets the value of silver has become high enough that pre-1964 quarters are highly sought after as scrap silver. These coins may fetch as much as 14 times their original value when sold in bulk.Learn More
Forty quarters, with a total value of $10, make up the standard roll of quarters. Also referred to as a "shotgun roll," the standard roll of quarters is wrapped tightly and is tamper-proof on both ends.Full Answer >
Three quarters, five dimes, five nickels and five pennies do not add up to $2. The total value of this combination of coins is $1.55.Full Answer >
The U.S. Mint has produced silver dollar coins featuring Dwight D. Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea. The Eisenhower silver dollar was produced from 1971 to 1978 and was succeeded by the Susan B. Anthony silver dollar from 1979 to 1981, with a re-release in 1999.Full Answer >
British shillings made prior to 1919 are 92 1/2 percent silver and had a market melt value of $3.15 U.S. as of September 2014. Shillings made after 1919 are only 50 percent silver and had a market melt value of $1.70 U.S. as of September 2014.Full Answer >