Before 1965, US quarters were made of 90 percent silver. That means that due to the silver alone it would be worth about $3.50 (depending on silver prices). After 1964, the quarter is just made of nickel and copper and worth just 25 cents. The US dime was also changed from 90 percent silver in 1964 to nickel and copper. Jody – please check and make sure your quarters and dimes are dated 1964 and earlier. Also, it is important to note that coins that have experience significant wear often have a slight drop in silver weight, around 1-2 percent. Up till 1964 all US dimes, quarters, halves, and dollars were made 90% silver and the amount in each was in the same ratio as the denominations. So a 90% silver half had exactly twice as much silver as a 90% quarter. While the price of silver is volatile, lately silver dimes have been going for about $2, quarters for $5 and half-dollars for $10. This is just for silver content though, the numismatic value of These 1964 and older dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars are made of 90% silver. Most people have these coins laying around there house or in there coin collections and piggy banks. With the recent rise in silver prices these coins are now worth near 20 times the face value. One dime is worth over $2.00 and one quarter is worth over $5.00 each. 90% Silver Dimes, Quarters, and Half Dollars. Roosevelt and Mercury Dimes, Washington Quarters, and Walking Liberty Franklin and Kennedy Half-Dollars minted in 1964 and earlier are 90% silver. The value of most circulated coins minted in the 1920′s through 1964 is primarily from their silver content. Remember, this is for the most common material.
While the price of silver is volatile, lately silver dimes have been going for about $2, quarters for $5 and half-dollars for $10. This is just for silver content though, the numismatic value of
Typically we return 90% of the fine silver value in weight on US silver quarters and dimes minted before 1964. For US silver nickels minted before 1964, however, we can only return 40% of the silver value because the large amounts of copper alloy in these coins requires significantly more energy (cost) to refine. Pre-1965 silver quarters were actually struck using real silver (90%). In fact, every single US quarter minted before 1965 contains 0.1808 troy ounces (6.25 grams) of physical silver weight and value. History of the US Quarter Dollar Coin Pre-1965 U.S. dimes, quarters, half dollars and silver dollars, as well as silver state quarters, contain silver that is 90 percent pure. American Silver Eagle bullion coins are nearly 100 percent pure. The amount of pure silver in each coin varies by denomination. Dimes, quarters and halves were 90% silver before 1965 so you should grab all pre-1965 dimes, quarters and halves.
11 Nov 2014 A 1965 Washington quarter dollar struck on a 90 percent silver planchet intended for use on quarters from 1964 and before, graded AU-53, at the U.S. Mint as it transitioned away from 90 percent silver dimes, quarter dollars
Dimes, quarters and halves were 90% silver before 1965 so you should grab all pre-1965 dimes, quarters and halves.