Junk Silver


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Junk Silver

A slang term for silver coins that were released into circulation. Many of the silvers were alloys; that is, they were mixed with one or more different metals. In the United States, dimes, quarters, and half dollars released in 1964 or earlier are examples of junk silver.
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These are frequently sold as "junk silver." When silver is at $30 per ounce, then these are worth 20 times face value.
Initial items listed include gold and silver coins, junk silver, and other bullion.
Known in the trade as "junk silver", these coins are anything but junky, especially for the small investor.
If your primary purpose for buying silver is for potential barter use in a Y2K or economic meltdown, junk silver is definitely the way to go.