When modern coin investors and collectors think of a brilliant piece to spend money on, circulation currency doesn’t often come to mind. Modern US currency is struck using a combination of metal alloys to improve the coins resistance to corrosion, as well as every day wear and tear. However, 90% Silver Coins from the US Mint have value as well and are often more affordable for the average investor.
- Coins ship in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Face values include $.10, $.25, and $.50 (USD). Please note we cannot guarantee what denomination you will receive.
- Total face value of $10 (USD) included with each purchase.
- Each coin contains at least 90% silver, as all coins were struck before 1965.
- Each product struck by the United States Mint.
Prior to 1965, any circulation coin in the United States larger than a nickel (in face value) was produced using a 90% silver content. A dip in the availability of silver at this time meant it was no longer feasible for the US Mint to produce its circulation currency using the same purity level. The cost to produce the coins would inevitably outpace their face value in circulation.
Today, some dealers refer to these coins as junk silver or simply 90% silver. While it is not the most valuable in terms of investment bullion, the 90% purity of the coins makes them an acceptable form of investment bullion for those looking for more affordable options than modern .999 and .9999 pure silver coins.
Included in this JM Bullion product listing is a bag full of 90% Silver US coins. Based upon availability at the time of purchase, you may find any combination of pre-1965 US dimes, quarters and half-dollars.
These coins include the potential for historic designs, such as the Kennedy Half Dollar and the Benjamin Franklin Half Dollar, which was replaced by the Kennedy design. Quarters and dimes feature a variety of possible designs as well, though no guarantees can be made on the coins in your purchase bag.
Your purchase will contain a total of $10 (USD) in US coins based upon the face value of the products. Each coin in the bag is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This means there are no signs of wear and tear, but you can expect to see breaks in the luster or spotted surfaces.
Please contact JM Bullion at 800-276-6508 if you have questions. We’re also available online using live chat and email. If you are interested in similar products, check out our selection of 90% Silver Coins.