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What Is Junk Silver?

Junk silver coins are circulated U.S. coins, typically minted before 1965, that contain 90% silver. Contrary to its name, junk silver is not junk at all. Instead, they’re coins with no numismatic—a fancy word for collectible—value and derive their worth exclusively from their content of silver.   Confused? Well, think about it this way.   We’ve all come home from work, emptied our pockets of change, and tossed it atop a dresser or into a change jar.   That overflowing jug of old shiny pieces of money is... Continue Reading

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