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90% Silver Quarters or Silver Dimes; Pre-1965 Junk Silver Coins

90% Silver Quarters or Silver Dimes; Pre-1965 Junk Silver Coins
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$ 5 Face $5.29 $123.25
$ 500 Face $4.79 $12,150.00
$ 2000 Face $4.29 $47,880.00
$ 5000 Face +
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Buy Junk Silver Bags of Silver Quarters or Dimes

Important Note: 90% silver coins are counted into bags by machine and your order will include either dimes or quarters, not both.

One of the most popular ways to invest in silver bullion is buying U.S. pre-1965 silver coins. Junk silver bags are considered to be fractional silver bullion. They provide an easy way to add multiple ounces of silver to any investor's collection. Unlike other silver US coins for sale, junk silver coins don't include any additional refining or minting fees. Commonly referred to as "junk silver coins," this name developed in the 1970s and is used to describe average circulated U.S. silver coins, meaning no rare coins are included.

The Value of Junk Silver

All silver coins struck in 1964 or earlier were minted with 90% silver and 10% copper. Please note: the copper content of these coins is excluded from any calculation of pricing, only the silver content is valued! Each dollar of face value contains .715 ounces of actual silver content, so a full junk silver bag ($1,000.00 face value) contains 715 ounces of silver. There is no additional premium added to pricing of these coins based on condition or collectible silver coins value – each order will include a variety of minting dates and coin conditions. Money Metals Exchange offers this form of silver starting in bags of $5.00 face value.

How much are pre-1965 silver dimes and quarters worth today?

In terms of purchasing power, a silver dime today is worth nearly the same as it was back when it circulated as common money. In nominal terms, a silver dime today is, of course, worth a lot more than its 10 cent face value. A silver dime contains approximately 2.22 grams of silver. That works out to approximately $1.22 worth of silver, assuming the recent spot price of $17.00 per ounce.

Pre-1965 quarters contain grams of silver. That’s $3.05 in silver value with spot prices $17.00 per ounce.

Some silver dimes and quarters may have additional collectible value depending on mint marks and/or condition making them a great option for those coin collecting. However, most circulated pre-1965 dimes and quarters are sold as “junk” and trade close to their intrinsic melt value in silver. Occasionally, premiums on buying junk silver coins rise when the market for these no longer minted products gets tight.

Money Metals Exchange now offers mercury dimes for sale for a small upcharge.

Investment Advantages of Junk Silver

Junk silver dimes and quarters do offer several advantages. First, they provide small increments of barter. Secondly, like silver rounds, this form of silver coinage generally carries a low premium over the spot market price of silver -- unless during situations of physical supply shortages. (In other words, the market value of "junk silver" is very close to the actual melt value of the junk coins.) Thirdly, they are legal U.S. tender (albeit only for the face value). Finally, junk silver bags are recognized around the world as a trading medium and are therefore very liquid. You can buy silver bullion coins online or by calling Money Metals Exchange at 1-800-800-1865.

Silver Content per Coin Size:

  • Silver Dimes contain 0.0715 troy ounces of silver
  • Silver Washington Quarters contain 0.17875 troy ounces of silver
  • Silver Half Dollar coins contain 0.3575 troy ounces of silver

Product Specifications

Mint Facility: United States Mint
Denomination: Dime, Quarter-Dollar
Quality / Type: Circulated
Purity: 90% silver, 10% copper (.715 troy oz. silver content per dollar of face value)
Silver Weight per Coin: Dime - .0715 troy ounces, Quarter-Dollar - .179 troy ounces

Sell to Us

We are buying this item back daily, and we pay you promptly!

Our current buy pricing is $20.87 per $1 face value and we will buy up to 7,150 ounces at this price. Simply call us on any weekday to lock pricing at 1-800-800-1865.

Learn more about the process for selling to us here.

Shipping Info

We take great pride in the way your order is packaged and delivered.

You can expect:

  • Prompt Shipping – We ship orders shortly after your payment has been cleared – generally within 2 business days.
  • Fully Insured – We fully insure all shipments with Lloyd's of London.
  • Privacy – Your package will have no external markings that provide any clue as to the contents. Because we insure packages with Lloyd's of London, we do not declare a value or insure with the carrier.
  • Accountability for Package Contents – Your order will be packed under video surveillance, weighed and double checked prior to shipping to ensure you receive exactly what you ordered.
  • Professional Packaging – Your order will packaged securely and professionally.
  • Tracking – We will provide you with the carrier's tracking number for your shipment so you can monitor its progress and plan for delivery.
  • Signature Confirmation – Delivery carriers are instructed to request a signature upon delivery.
Cost to Ship & Insure
(absent periodic special offers for free or discounted shipping)
Insured Value Cost
Up to $149.99 $6.97
$150.00 - $499.99 $9.97
Insured Value Cost
$500.00 + FREE

Customer Reviews

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Wonderful USA history

By Eric N. on July 30th, 2020

These are great coins as a first item of barter but also as way to teach the next generation the value of money and history of the USA monetary system.

David M.

By David R. on July 1st, 2020

The delivery time was fast and very well packaged. I got all quarters as advertised, 1 quarter had what appeared to be red nail polish on it. Overall very satisfied with the service and the product. Thanks Again.

Roosevelt dimes

By Steven L. on June 23rd, 2020

Did not receive any quarters with my $20 order but got all years except 1955. Majority were 1963/1964. I am no judge of coin condition but most were circulated with some dirt and grime from handling over the years. My goal is to have coins from all mints and years 1946 to 1964. They are 90% silver and a piece of history. Overall had fun checking them out and educating myself.

I am not buying to collect...

By Alice S. on June 3rd, 2020

I am buying as my own personal hedge against coming hard times. I am very satisfied with MMX; their prices and their service are both great.

couple of dime orders

By william on May 26th, 2020

not a bad mix, first order mercurys second order dime mix, a couple of semi-slick barbers, mostly roosevelts. ordering another merc unit, see how this one is. stacker not collector.

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