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Junk Silver Coins at really low prices

Several reasons to buy pre-1965 US 90% silver coins.

Note that this blog post is dated March 10, 2020.  When posted, we were selling 90% at .39 over spot.  Then came the coronavirus.

One, we are selling them at .39 over spot (dimes and quarters).  In hot markets, such as in 2011, they can pick up premiums of $5 an ounce over spot.  Further, during the Y2K scare, 90% silver coins carried a 50% premium over the spot value of their silver content.

Two, they are the most “negotiable” of all forms of silver, which means you can use them for money, the purpose for which they were originally minted.

Three, the gold/silver ratio (GSR) is at a near record high of 98, which means that silver is cheap relative to gold.  In years past, the GSR has hovered around 60.

At a GSR of 60 and price of gold at $2,000, silver would be priced at $33.  There is more upside potential for silver than for gold in this precious metals’ bull market.

Truly, silver – but even more for 90% silver coins – is the best long-term precious metal to buy at this time.

Call us at 800-528-1380 to discuss this opportunity further.  We take calls 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Fridays.

8 Responses to “Junk Silver Coins at really low prices”

  1. Phillip Landis

    Junk silver coins are only 90% silver so are you charging for ounces of silver or the weight of the coin?

  2. Harvey

    Do you charge by the expected weight – based on the amount of silver in new coins – or the actual weight of the bag? Many older coins are worn, so their silver content is diminished.

    • Mike

      When minted, a $1000 face value of 90% silver coins contained 723 ounces of silver. Because of wear, the silver content for circulated bags is calculated at 715 ounces, dimes and quarters. However, because half-dollars did not circulate as much (and fewer were minted), they probably contain 718-720 ounces. See our Silver Specials Page for 90% now available.

  3. Roger Morrison DC

    I want to thank you Bill for convincing me to invest in silver metal, coins and bars in 1997. I have continued to purchase silver over the years, but have noticed that it is difficult to find any metal in any quantity during the past 60 days. How is your supply of 90% silver Mercury dimes?


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