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Silver Melt Value of Coins

Current Intrinsic Metal Value of U.S. Silver Coins

By , About.com Guide

This page lists the current intrinsic or melt value of common U.S. silver coins.  This is not a listing of how much it costs the U.S. Mint to make these coins, but rather a measurement of value based solely upon the metal content of the coin.  This page is not a legal endorsement of melting or defacing coins but serves to provide you with information on a coins intrinsic metal value.

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Melt Values of U.S. Silver Coins

Current Price of Silver:  $16.10 USD per Troy Ounce (t oz.)
Up   $0.80   or  +5.23%  from last week
Updated: November 17, 2014

Note: Click on the photos for a larger image.

Coin Image Coin Description Weight ASW Melt Value
Jefferson Nickel, Wartime Silver Alloy (1942-1945), United States Coin Jefferson Nickel,
Wartime Silver Alloy
(1942-1945)
35% Silver
5.00 g. 0.0563 t oz. $0.91
Barber Dime (1892-1916), United States Coin Barber Dime
(1892-1916)
90% Silver
2.50 g. 0.0723 t oz. $1.16
Mercury Dime (1916-1945), United States Coin Mercury Dime
(1916-1945)
90% Silver
2.50 g. 0.0723 t oz. $1.16
Roosevelt Dime (1946-1964), United States Coin Roosevelt Dime
(1946-1964)
90% Silver
2.50 g. 0.0723 t oz. $1.16
Barber Quarter (1892-1916), United States Coin Barber Quarter
(1892-1916)
90% Silver
6.25 g. 0.1808 t oz. $2.91
Standing Liberty Quarter (1916-1930), United States Coin Standing Liberty Quarter
(1916-1930)
90% Silver
6.25 g. 0.1808 t oz. $2.91
Washington Quarter (1932-1964), United States Coin Washington Quarter
(1932-1964)
90% Silver
6.25 g. 0.1808 t oz. $2.91
Barber Half Dollar (1892-1915), United States Coin Barber Half Dollar
(1892-1915)
90% Silver
12.50 g. 0.3617 t oz. $5.82
Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947), United States Coin Walking Liberty Half Dollar
(1916-1947)
90% Silver
12.50 g. 0.3617 t oz. $5.82
Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963), United States Coin Franklin Half Dollar
(1948-1963)
90% Silver
12.50 g. 0.3617 t oz. $5.82
Kennedy Half Dollar (1964), United States Coin Kennedy Half Dollar
(1964)
90% Silver
12.50 g. 0.3617 t oz. $5.82
Kennedy Half Dollar (1965-1970), United States Coin Kennedy Half Dollar
(1965-1970)
40% Silver
11.50 g. 0.1479 t oz. $2.38
Morgan Silver Dollar (1878-1921), United States Coin Morgan Silver Dollar
(1878-1921)
90% Silver
26.73 g. 0.7734 t oz. $12.45
Peace Silver Dollar (1921-1935), United States Coin Peace Silver Dollar
(1921-1935)
90% Silver
26.73 g. 0.7734 t oz. $12.45
Eisenhower, Silver (1971-1978), United States Coin Eisenhower Silver Dollar
(1971-1978)
40% Silver
24.59 g. 0.3161 t oz. $5.09
American Silver Eagle $1 (1986-Date), United States Coin American Silver Eagle $1
(1986-Date)
99.93% Silver
31.10 g. 1.0000 t oz. $16.10
America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver (2010-Date), United States Coin America the Beautiful
5 Ounce Silver
(2010-Date)
99.93% Silver
155.55 g. 5.0000 t oz. $80.50

"t oz." = Troy Ounce.  There are 31.1034768 grams (g.) in one Troy Ounce.
Coin Images Courtesy of: Heritage Auction Galleries, Ha.com
Bullion Coin Images Courtesy of: The United States Mint, www.usmint.gov

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