Silver Coin Values

The value of silver bullion is based on the “spot” price of silver, or the current market price. A graph showing the current spot price of silver may be seen in the right column of this page. Therefore, putting aside any numismatic value of silver bars, coins, or rounds, only simple calculations are needed to figure out how much your silver is worth. A single troy ounce of .999 pure silver is essentially worth the spot price of silver. A 5 troy oz. bar is worth five times spot. The value of the silver contained in various US silver coins is shown below.

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Coin

Years
Weight
(g)
%
Silver

% of Troy oz.
Melt
Value (USD)^
Nickel*
1942-1945
5.00
0.35
0.0563
Spot Price x .0563
Liberty Head Dime
1892-1916
2.50
0.90
0.0723
Spot Price x .0723
Mercury Dime
1916-1945
2.50
0.90
0.0723
Spot Price x .0723
Roosevelt Dime
1946-1964
2.50
0.90
0.0723
Spot Price x .0723
Liberty Head Quarter
1892-1916
6.25
0.90
0.1809
Spot Price x .1809
Standing Liberty Quarter
1916-1945
6.25
0.90
0.1809
Spot Price x .1809
Washington Quarter
1932-1964
6.25
0.90
0.1809
Spot Price x .1809
Liberty Head Half Dollar
1892-1915
12.50
0.90
0.3617
Spot Price x .3617
Walking Liberty Half
1916-1947
12.50
0.90
0.3617
Spot Price x .3617
Franklin Half Dollar
1948-1963
12.50
0.90
0.3617
Spot Price x .3617
Kennedy Half Dollar
1964
12.50
0.90
0.3617
Spot Price x .3617
Kennedy Half Dollar
1965-1970
11.50
0.40
0.1479
Spot Price x .1479
Morgan Dollar
1878-1921
26.73
0.90
0.7735
Spot Price x .7735
Peace Dollar
1921-1935
26.73
0.90
0.7735
Spot Price x .7735

*Wartime nickels containing silver display large mintmarks on the reverse, above the dome of Monticello

The above is presented as a guide only and should not be used solely when making a purchase or sale of any kind. Keep in mind that precious metals are weighed in “Troy” ounces. Do not use a grocery scale to measure Troy weight. Troy oz weight = .912 x “regular” ounce weight. An Oz/g conversion of .0321507466 is assumed. Melt value includes only that of silver content and does not take into account values of other metals contained in any given coin. Value also does not take into account variances due to minting or minor coin wear, or refining or any other associated costs. Many coins have collector (numismatic) value that exceed these melt estimates. No expressed or implied guarantee is made as to the accuracy of this data.


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