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friedsquid
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« on: March 07, 2012, 07:56:13 am »

I am looking for the silver composition and weights of the following items:
(Don't have a catalogue around)

Canadian coins

1968 dimes, quarters
1967 dimes, quarters, halves, dollars
1966 and under  dimes, quarters, halves, dollars

$5 Olympic coins
$10 Olympic coins

RCM "Silver Dollars"

Also what earlier years vary in silver content?
Do any nickels contain silver? If so, what years?

Thanks in advance

FRIEDSQUID




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BWJM
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 08:28:55 am »

That's a big request with a lot of details (eg: dollars changed composition once or twice over the years).  I would really suggest getting a catalogue as all the information is there for you.

Once you do get your catalogue, if you feel inclined to make a "cheat sheet", that would likely be a good thing!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 09:16:36 am »

Here's a rundown on the ASW (actual silver weight)

Canadian coins

1968 dimes, quarters..... 0.500 silver = 0.3750 oz ASW per dollar value
1967 dimes, quarters..... 0.500 or 0.800 silver.....no easy way to tell the difference consider them all 0.500 silver = 0.3750 oz per dollar value
1967 halves and dollars.....0.800 silver = .600 oz ASW per dollar value
1966 and under  dimes, quarters, halves, dollars..... all 0.800 silver = .600 oz ASW per dollar value

$5 Olympic coins..... 0.925 silver = .7227 oz ASW
$10 Olympic coins..... 0.925 silver = 1.4454 oz ASW

RCM "Silver Dollars" = If you mean silver dollars minted after 1967 then they would be 0.500 silver with an ASW of .3750 oz. This is the run of the mill silver dollar through the 70's & 80's.

The five cent coins (10, 25 & 50 cent coins also) dating from 1858 - 1921 were minted in sterling silver (.925 silver) = 0.0346 oz ASW
Any five cent coin dating 1922 and after will not contain silver...apart from a few mint products

I hope everyone realizes that any combination of coins equalling one dollar will weigh the same and have an equal amount of silver as a one dollar coin.

I typed this out and now realize it would be much easier to just give you a site with some great info. Here you can get up to the minute values of many coins.  WWW.coinflation.com

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Bill


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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 10:08:46 am »

Thanks for the quick reply Bill.  It is appreciated. 
I'm sure that others may also be interested in these figures, if they don't already have them.
Atleast now that you have typed out all of this information it will be available here for easy access.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 01:41:55 pm »

This is the site I always use, when I want to determine how much silver is in a group of coins. I like this site because it will add up the total weight for you, which will save you some time if you are dealing with a lot of "junk silver" They also have 92.5% silver coins, which were used from 1900-1919.


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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 06:23:29 pm »


I hope everyone realizes that any combination of coins equalling one dollar will weigh the same and have an equal amount of silver as a one dollar coin.




Just an add here.. some buyers and most dealers will discount their purchase price on dimes, quarters, and sometimes even halves  because of the wear factor.. Most will buy these denominations by weight only.

Scott
 

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