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How much is a 1971 silver dollar worth?

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As of 2014, an uncirculated 1971 S Eisenhower silver dollar carries a value of $14, with proofs valued at about $15. The dollar has a 40 percent silver content for a total of 0.31 ounce pure silver and a melt value of just more than $6.

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Most of the 1971 Eisenhower dollars came from the Philadelphia and Denver mints and do not contain silver. Eisenhower coins bearing the "S" mark that were produced at the San Francisco mint contain the precious metal. The 1971 silver dollar was issued specifically for collectors either uncirculated or as proofs and is rarely seen in circulation.

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