Do pure silver coins have other metals in them?

Ever wanted to know if pure silver coins have other metals in them? Get up-to-date information and reliable answers to your bullion and precious metals related questions here at ModernCoinMart's Complete Bullion Resource Center.

Yes, pure silver coins can contain other metals. Silver coins are typically composed of a combination of silver and other metals such as copper or nickel. This is done to increase the durability and longevity of the coin. The exact composition of a silver coin will vary depending on the type and mint that created it. For example, U.S. Silver Eagles are composed of 99.9% silver and 0.1% copper.

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