Greenville, SC Coin Buyer
2038 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607

Master Guide To 90% Silver Coins

What Is Junk Silver / Constitution Silver / 90% Silver?

Those three terms are all interchangeable.  Half Dollars, Quarters, and Dimes dated 1964 and older are 90% silver coins, meaning their composition is made up of 90% silver content. Half Dollars from 1965 to 1970 are 40% silver coins. Nickels from 1942 to 1945 contain 35% silver.  If you have coins from that time period, we guarantee that we will pay more than anyone else for them.  We need them!

What should I expect with selling my silver coins?

Whether you have been collecting silver coins for your whole life, or you just stumbled upon a collection, the one thing on your mind might be: “where, and how, do I sell my silver coins?”  We usually value common United States silver coins based on a multiple of face value.  The price is always changing, but as an example, we might buy a silver dime for $1.40 and sell it for $1.50.  It's a very small margin.

As collectors ourselves, we realize that selling should be an easy process. Liquidation should never take months to complete. Bring your silver coins to us. We will take a look through the coins and determine if the coins are common or if they are key date coins. Our decades of combined experience helps us complete this part of the process quickly. Then, we will assign a value to your items and make you an offer on the spot. If you accept the offer then you leave with cash or a check. It's that simple.

As a word of warning, if you have 3,000 dimes or 4,000 quarters, we aren't going to check every single date.  But, here is a quick cheat sheet if you want to prescreen your 90% silver coins.  In heavily circulated condition, these are about the only coins that are collectible:

Dimes:  1916-D
Quarters:  1932-S and 1932-D
Half Dollars:  1921

When you get into the Barber series (1916 and older) there are some more dates that are rare.  But just as some real talk information, we have seen hundreds of thousands of 90% silver coins and we have never found a rare date in decent condition.  The reality is that the good coins were found many many decades ago.  But fortunately the silver value alone can add up very quickly.

Typical Look of Circulated 90% Junk Silver Coins

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