In 1965, the United States government stopped making silver from dimes, quarters and reduced the amount of silver in half dollars. It wasn't until 1970 when silver was removed from dollar coins.Know More
In 1933, silver became the standard in the U.S. due to the Great Depression and the rule that no Americans can own gold.
In 1964, the U.S. government started to make less silver coins due to a shortage in silver. The U.S. Treasury reacts by redeeming silver certificates for silver bullion, which drives up the value of silver in total.
In 1970, the Bank Holding Company Act requires that the dollar is made of a mix of copper and nickel called cupronickel.Learn more about Coins & Currency
Valuable silver coins can be purchased from online silver and precious metals dealers, such as Buy Gold and Silver Coins and Apmex. Websites that sell silver coins typically also sell gold, platinum and copper coins.Full Answer >
Finding a reputable local coin dealer is a good first step to selling silver coins. A coin dealer can advise whether the coins have any collectible value above and beyond the weight of the silver.Full Answer >
The amount of silver content in a coin varies based on the type of coin, with Morgan and Peace silver dollars containing 0.77 troy ounces of silver, and a war nickel containing 0.06 troy ounces of silver. Both the Ben Franklin and the Walking Liberty half dollars contain 0.36 ounces.Full Answer >
As of 2015, the U.S. Mint produces a one-ounce American Eagle Silver Dollar. The U.S. Mint also offers commemorative and collectible silver proof coins that vary each year. A variety of old silver coins, ranging from three-cent pieces to dollar coins, are also available from dealers and collectors.Full Answer >