Complete Guide to Junk Silver Coins

 
 

Complete Guide to Junk Silver Coins

Junk silver, or junk coins, refers to circulated coins that were minted in the past (pre-1964) and have relatively little numismatic value or historical significance. Instead, they are valued for their silver content. These coins are typically made of 90% silver or higher, with the remaining percentage usually consisting of copper. Junk silver that contains less than 90% silver also exists, such as Kennedy Half Dollars struck between 1965-1970, which are 40% silver.  Junk silver is also generally characterized as being common date examples in conditions below what is considered collectible for that type of coin. 

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Can Silver or Gold Be Bought at Spot Price?

Purchasing precious metals such as gold and silver at spot price can be a complex and nuanced process for investors. As with most investments, this is not a risk-free process: Investors conduct serious research and consultation before making a purchase based on precious metal spot prices. To help you understand the factors that influence spot … Continued

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Complete Guide to Stacking Silver Rounds

Silver stacking and silver rounds have both recently grown in popularity. Let’s explore what stacking is and the best practices for stacking silver rounds.

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What’s the Difference Between Precious Metal Coins, Bars, and Rounds?

A bullion coin’s face value is almost always lower than its intrinsic value, which is based on its metal composition. For example, the U.S. Mint’s American Silver Eagle contains 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver and has a face value of $1. As of 4:43PM ET 2/1/2017, its silver content was valued at a current “spot” price of $17.54, according to KITCO.

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Understanding the Value of Precious Metals like Silver and Gold: Spot, Melt, Premiums, and More

Understanding the value of precious metals can be more involved than one may think. This article will discuss the how aspects like spot price and premiums affect the current worth of precious metals like silver and gold.

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History of Gold Bullion Coins: The Krugerrand and Beyond

Palladium has become increasingly popular among both bullion and collectible coin enthusiasts in recent years. Many are probably less familiar with Palladium than other more common precious metals like Silver or Gold. Give this overview a glance to learn the basics of acquiring palladium for your collection!

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Ten Giant Gold Nuggets Found Around the World

Throughout human history gold has been used as a display of wealth and beauty in coins, jewelry and art. Nothing else captures the imagination or the sense of adventure like a treasure hunt for natural gold nuggets. Keep reading to find out about some of the most dazzling gold nugget discoveries of all time!

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Protecting Your Precious Metals from Damage

Due to their very nature, Precious Metals are prone to not only damage, like nicks and scratches, but also toning and tarnishing. Acquiring the Precious Metals you desire for your collection, be they bullion or pristine collector pieces, is just the first step to building a collection of your own. The next is to take steps to protect and retain the value of that collection.

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An Overview of Other Types of Bullion

Besides the typical types of Precious Metals that are commonly seen like Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Palladium, other kinds of Precious Metals are used in the creation of both bullion and collectible coins too. This article will highlight some of those metals, such as rhodium and copper. Why Buy Physical Rhodium Bullion? There are many … Continued

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Building Your Stack: How to Buy Gold Bullion

Gold Bullion can include products ranging from gold bars and rounds to gold coins. This article continues the lesson about buying gold bullion with some important tips for building your gold stack. Where to Buy Physical Gold Bullion There are plenty of places where you can find gold bullion for sale. For example, you may find gold … Continued

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