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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 $2.29 $100.10
$ 500 Face $1.79 $9,830.00
$ 2000 Face $1.59 $39,040.00
$ 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 $1.79 worth of silver, assuming the recent spot price of $25.00 per ounce.

Pre-1965 quarters contain 5.55 grams of silver. That’s $4.46 in silver value with spot prices $25.00 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 $18.03 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 be 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 $499.99 $7.97
Insured Value Cost
$500.00 + FREE

Customer Reviews

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Coins were precisely as advertised

By Jeff B. on December 1st, 2020

All quarters which was great. Shipping was lightning quick and process very smooth. Tremendous customer service. This is as good as it gets folks. Kudos to Stefan and his staff.

Good for Barter

By Marliss B. on November 16th, 2020

I was glad to receive this bag of 90% silver quarters. A number of them were quite dirty, but that doesn't interfere with their value or barterability. This is a good buy.

$5 Face Value Dimes

By Jack M. on September 16th, 2020

Ordered by phone for this set of Silver Dimes. Fairly happy. I received 10 Mercury Dimes, the rest were various years. One was a 1968 dime though, and was clearly copper around the edge. Otherwise, good junk silver dimes.

Great Mix of Quarters

By David K. on August 16th, 2020

My first time buying this item. I am trying to build up my smaller bullion assets and I figured these great American silver coins would be the best way. I received all quarters with a wide variety of dates and mint marks. Thanks MMX for the excellent service as always.

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.

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