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What is 40% and 90% Silver?

40% & 90% silver are among the most widely traded items in all of USA Numismatics.  It is also the least complex form of USA numismatics. This allows us to work on extremely thin margins. They are commonly referred to as “Junk Silver” because they possess  a lower purity level than modern bullion coins.   But do not let the term “Junk Silver” turn you away from it.  These coins are very popular and well respected among silver collectors looking to invest based on silver spot price. The lack of a numismatic premium also makes these coins a perfect way to start a numismatic journey.

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What coins are classified as 40% and 90% Silver?

90% Silver are USA coins that were minted in 1964 or earlier.  They encompass the most common dates of the 10c, 25c, and 50c denominations.  The most common Most commonly found in the 90% category are coins such as

·         Mercury and Roosevelt Dimes

·         Standing Liberty and Washington Quarters

·         Walking Liberty, Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars

·         Eisenhour Dollars

40% Silver coins were minted between 1965 and 1976.  They encompass Kennedy Half Dollars from 1965-1970 of various mint marks as well as 1971-1976 Eisenhower Dollars.

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