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 comes primarily from their silver content. Remember, this is for the most common material. We will pay more for any better coins you may have! There are some general guidelines in determining what is common.

In an effort to assist customers in sorting and valuing their 90% silver coinage, we have put together the following video. Watch Selling Silver Coins to learn more.

April 17, 2014 8:10am SILVER BASIS: $19.63
Circulated 90% Silver Our Buy Prices
U.S. 90% Silver Coins $1 – $249 13.05 X face value
U.S. 90% Silver Coins $250-$499 13.3    X face value
U.S. 90% Silver Coins $500-$999 13.55 X face value
U.S. 90% Silver Coins $1,000+ 14.05 X face value
1965-69 40% Kennedy Half Dollars    4.9   X face value

 

We will pay more for any better coins you may have! There are some general guidelines in determining what is common.

Roosevelt Dimes

(Years containing 90% silver: 1946-1964)

If circulated, these coins are not normally worth sorting by date. Uncirculated coins of this series will command a premium.

 

Mercury Dimes (sometimes called Winged Liberties)

(Years of issue: 1916-1945)

The Mercury Dimes from 1916-1931 may be worth looking at closer. A lot of these dates are worth only a small premium over the common price, but there are some exceptions. Any of the years that are uncirculated, or close to being uncirculated, could be worth a substantial premium. Even in low grade, some dates will be worth substantial premiums. Here are the key dates to look for:

Date/Mint Mark Usual Range of Values
1916-D $200-$1000+
1921 $20-$200+
1921-D $20-$200+

Except for 1931, circulated dimes from the 1930′s and 1940′s normally are not worth sorting. (Also of note is a seldom found over-date variety of the 1942/1 and the 1942/1-D. These are normally worth $200-$500+). All uncirculated coins from this series will bring a premium and need to be evaluated individually.

 

Washington Quarters

(Years containing 90% silver: 1932-1964)

Most circulated quarters in this era are common and trade in relation to their silver value. Any of the coins are worth more if they are uncirculated. The coins from the 1930′s and 1940′s may also be worth more if they are exceptionally nice circulated examples.

The key coins to look for are:

Date/Mint Mark Usual Range of Values
1932-D $40-$200+
1932-S $40-$100+

 

Kennedy Half Dollars

(Year containing 90% silver: 1964)

The 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars, in circulated condition, are common and trade in relation to their silver value. Rolls of uncirculated coins may be worth a slight premium. Kennedy Half Dollars dated 1965-1969 are 40% silver and also trade in relation to their silver value.

 

 

Franklin Half Dollars

(Years of Issue: 1948-1963)

The Franklin Half Dollars are generally common in circulated condition. Uncirculated examples, especially of the earlier years, are worth more (often $15-$30 per coin).

 

 

Walking Liberty Half Dollars

(Years of Issue: 1916-1947)

Walking Liberty Half Dollars may be worth a small premium. Uncirculated or lightly circulated coins from this series will be worth more. There are a number of dates in the series that bring a premium even in circulated condition. Some of the key dates to look for are as follows:

Date/Mint Mark Usual Range of Values
1916 $15-$50+
1916-D $15-$50+
1916-S $40-$200+
1917-D (mint mark on obv.) $15-$50+
1917-S (mint mark on obv.) $15-$150+
1919 $15-$100+
1919-D $15-$100+
1919-S $15-$100+
1921 $50-$500+
1921-D $90-$500+
1921-S $15-$300+
1938-D $15-$30+

 

Most of the other Walking Liberty Half Dollars, in lower circulated conditions, trade for around their silver value.

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