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
Two quarters equal 50 cents, or half a dollar. A single quarter is worth a quarter, or one-fourth, of a whole dollar and is, therefore, worth 25 cents.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 >
According to Antique Cupboard, the five primary buyers for silver are coin shops and jewelers, smelters, road show dealers, cash-for-gold operations, and silver matching services. Each method brings a different return, so choosing one depends on factors such as speed of sale and the rarity of the piece being sold.Full Answer >