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US Mint Silver Coins: The World's Most Popular Bullion Coins

Silver coins are the very embodiment of honest money. When the US Mint switched from 90% silver to copper clad coinage in 1965, existing silver coins began vanishing from circulation immediately. People saved the coins with intrinsic value and spent the nickel plated replicas issued in their place. They trusted the silver coins would retain value.

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The Lasting Power of Honest Money

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The trust, of course, was well placed. In 1965 a motorist could use either three 90% silver dimes or three of the newly minted clad dimes to buy a gallon of gas. Today the silver value in the pre-1965 dimes is enough to buy a gallon of gas with some change left over. The three clad dimes won't even come close.

Honest money never goes out of style. Silver US coins are among the most popular products Money Metals Exchange carries. And demand is growing. The US Mint currently produces more than 40 million silver American Eagles, a $1 dollar coin containing one troy ounce of .999 pure silver, per year. Since the 2008 financial crisis awoke the world to the risks inherent in paper assets, a new production record has been set nearly every year.

The Best US Silver Coins for Investors

Investors have two choices when buying bullion US silver coins; the modern American Eagles and 90% silver dimes, quarters and half dollars minted prior to 1965. Eagles carry the beautiful "Walking Liberty" obverse and they have been in continuous production by the US Mint since 1986. They are the most popular silver bullion coin in the world.

Pre-1965 silver coins (aka "Junk" silver - an unfortunate moniker assigned because the coins have no collectible value) are sold in two price categories. Dimes and quarters offer a bit lower premium - primarily because more of them were minted. Half dollars command slightly higher prices. All three denominations contain .715 ounces of pure silver in any one dollar of face value. In other words, any two half dollar coins, any four quarters or any ten dimes contain .715 ounces of silver. This includes some allowance for wear as many of these coins circulated for decades.

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