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The Most Popular Silver Coins and How Much They're Worth

You have inherited or collected some old coins and have them sitting around somewhere in your home. These coins have sat in your home for several years.

You likely forgot you had them for some time until you found them. Because they are doing nothing but sitting in your house, you decide to sell these silver coins.

While looking through them, though, you may have trouble deciphering which coins are worth the most.

This guide will list the most popular silver coins, the value each holds currently, and how to tell the difference between fine silver and sterling silver.

Silver Coins

American Silver Eagles

The American Silver Eagle coins began production in the 1980s and are easily recognizable by many coin collectors.

Newer Eagle coins can range from $1.80 to $2.50, as long as they are uncirculated. If the coin has usage, it may only be worth at most $1.

If the coin is dated much earlier, it will be worth more money. Years that you should look for in more worth are the 1980s to the early 2000s.

  • 1995-W Proof: $2,500-$3,200+

  • 1996 Uncirculated: $40-$65+

  • 2008 Uncirculated with Reverse 2007 of the American Silver Eagle: $325-$350+

  • 2008-W Uncirculated with Reversed of the First Strike 2007: $400-$450

Peace Dollars

This coin began production shortly after World War I and was in production from 1921-1935. Peace Dollars are one of the popular coins collectors and investors look for.

If you find a Peace dollar ranging from 1922 to 1926, that can be worth anywhere from $17 to $25. Peace dollars from differing years will be worthless.

Mercury Dimes

These dimes are commonly desired amongst collectors and are more easily findable than other silver coins.

They range in years from 1916 to 1945. Mercury dimes from the 1920s and on are more common to find and can be worth $2 to $4.

However, there is one rare dime.

The 1916 D-dime can be worth around $850 to $1000. This can have those values as long as it has a grade of Good-4.

Canadian Silver Maple Leaf

This coin is one of the most popular silver coins among investors and collectors. The coin began production in 1988.

This coin is one troy ounce of 0.9999 fine silver. The newer coins have features to protect them from surface damage.

They have a face value of $5, but they begin to sell for around $30.

Differences Between Sterling and Fine Silver

Knowing how to spot the difference between sterling silver features and fine silver features will help you decipher what coins are worth more.

Fine silver is stamped with .999, 99.9, or 999, which indicates how much silver is in the coin. In sterling silver, it is marked with .925, 92.5, or 925.

If you want to test the purity of the silver coin, you can take the coin to a jeweler to determine what the makeup of the coin is.

Get Money for Your Silver Coins Today

Now that you have an idea of some of the most popular silver coins and their values, you can begin selling them.

Rather than keeping these coins to sit around somewhere in your house, selling them can help you earn some extra money.

Contact us today if you are interested in selling your silver coins or have any questions.



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