Jewelry marked as 950 silver means that the item is 95 percent pure silver. When stamped 950, it refers to its purity in parts per thousand. The remaining 5 percent is an alloy added to increase the hardness of the silver piece.Know More
Silver is usually alloyed with copper for hardening purposes. Silver is a soft metal and requires the addition of an alloy. However, silver does have good properties, such as it is very malleable, ductile and has good electrical conductivity.
The markings on silver can be different. For example, sterling silver has the stamp of 925, which tells a person that the piece is 92.5 percent pure silver and 7.5 percent copper. Jewelry marked 950 silver has a higher purity than 925 silver.Learn more about Coins & Currency
The price of a one dollar silver certificate in 2015 will vary depending on the year it was made and its condition; buyers and sellers can expect a price as low as $1 to more than $1,000 for a single silver certificate. Websites like Antique Money and Old Currency Values can help people interested in buying or selling to determine a fair price for their silver certificate.Full Answer >
Silver Certificates from 1935 are not rare and as of 2015, they are worth approximately $1.50 each. Silver certificates from this time period were printed by the billions and are not valuable to collectors.Full Answer >
The silver dime was last minted in 1964. Also called the Roosevelt dime, there were 1,357,517,000 dimes printed in 1964 bearing the face of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Roosevelt dime replaced the dime bearing the likeness of the Roman god of war Mercury in 1946 to honor the president who passed away the year before.Full Answer >
The standard 1963 quarter includes the same Washington head of 25-cent issues today but with a 90 percent silver content and precious metal weight of .1808 troy ounce. Silver quarters were minted from 1932 to 1964; the following year marked the introduction of copper and nickel quarters.Full Answer >