US Silver Coins

US Silver Coins were issued by the United States Government. They are considered “Numismatic”. In other words, ‘rare’ silver coins that collectors deem, for various reasons, to be worth more than their silver content. However, when they have been very worn or damaged they are considered “Junk” silver, because they have no collector value, only value as raw silver.

Flowing Hair Half Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Flowing (1794-1795) 13.48 89% silver, 10% copper The Flowing Hair Half Dollar was the first half dollar minted by the United States of America in 1794 and again in 1795, at their first mint which was in Philadelphia.  A Mint has been in operation in … Continue reading »

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Flowing Hair Half Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Flowing (1794, 1795) 1.35 89% silver, 10% copper Philadelphia Mint was completed in 1793.  Robert Scot’s the Chief Engraver design the Flowing Hair Half Dime was used to replace the Half Disme design.  These silver coins were also with a reeded edge, weighing 1.35 grams, … Continue reading »

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Barber Half Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Barber (1892-1916) 12.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Barber Half Dollar silver coin was minted from 1892 to 1916.  They are named after their designer Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber.   They all have a reeded edge and composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.  The … Continue reading »

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Barber Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Barber (1892-1916) 2.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Barber Dime was minted from 1892 to 1916.  They got their name from the designer Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber.  These silver coins have a reeded edge and composed of 90% silver and 10% copper.  The diameter … Continue reading »

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Seated Liberty Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Seated (1837-1853) 2.67 90% silver, 10% copper Seated (1853-1873) 2.49 90% silver, 10% copper Seated (1873-1891) 2.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Seated Liberty Dime series was struck in 1837 thru 1891.  Silver prices fluctuated greatly during these years and Congress reacted by changing the … Continue reading »

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Seated Liberty Half Dime

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Seated (1837-1853) 1.34 90% silver, 10% copper Seated (1853-1873) 1.24 90% silver, 10% copper The Seated Liberty Half Dime series was struck in 1837 thru 1873.  Christian Gobrecht designed the Seated Liberty Half-Dime.  The obverse was taken from a painting by Thomas Sully, first in … Continue reading »

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Seated Liberty Half Dollars

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Seated (1853-1873, 1875-1891) 12.44 90% silver, 10% copper Seated (1873 & 1874) 12.5 90% silver, 10% copper The Seated Liberty Half Dollars were minted from 1839 to 1891.  These 30.6 millimeter diameter silver coins weigh 13.36 grams from 1839 to 1853 (Type I) and changed … Continue reading »

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Seated Liberty Dollars

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Seated (1840-1873) 26.73 90% silver, 10% copper The Seated Liberty Dollars silver coins were minted from 1840 to 1873, primarily out of Philadelphia with no mint mark; however there are some minted in New Orleans and San Francisco, with mint marks “O” and “S” respectively. … Continue reading »

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Gobrecht Dollar

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Gobrecht (1836-1839) 26.73 89% silver, 10% copper The Gobrecht Dollar was based on a portrait of Liberty by Thomas Sully and a bald eagle in flight by Titian Peals and adapted for the silver dollar master dies by Christian Gobrecht. This silver coin was only … Continue reading »

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TRADE DOLLARS

Coin Weight (g) Composition Silver Melt Value Full Melt Value Trade (1873-1885) 27.22 90% silver, 10% copper The Trade Dollars was designed by William Barber and struck from 1873 to 1885.  This  silver coin was struck for the purpose of commerce in East Asia and needed to compete against the Spanish silver dollar and Mexican … Continue reading »

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