US Silver Coin Melt Values

Current Intrinsic Metal Value of US Silver Coins

The chart below shows every type of silver coin made in US history along with data about metal composition. This table shows the intrinsic value of the silver content used to make the coins. Even if the coin is ruined and the numismatic value is nothing, the silver itself can make these coins quite valuable, especially for bullion collectors or investors. If you would like to see the numismatic values, click on the link of the coin type and view the additional tables.

Current Precious and Base Metal Bullion Spot Prices:

Updated Live! Gold, Silver, Platinum and Copper. Updated Daily: Nickel, Zinc and Manganese.
As of May 29 2016 02:13 PM CDT:
Gold: $1213.90 per Ounce
Silver: $16.25 per Ounce
Platinum: $983.10 per Ounce
Copper: $2.11 per Pound
Nickel: $3.80 per Pound
Zinc: $0.86 per Pound
Manganese: $1823.44 per Ton

Image Type Description Metal Content Weight Denomination Melt Value
Three Cents
Silver Three Cent Three Cents   Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)75% Silver - 25% Copper0.8 grams$0.03$0.3144
Half Dimes
Flowing Hair Half Dimes   Flowing Hair Half Dimes (1794-1795)89% Silver - 11% Copper1.34 grams$0.05$0.6238
Draped Bust Half DimesDraped Bust Half Dimes (1796-1805)89% Silver - 11% Copper1.35 grams$0.05$0.6284
Capped Bust Half Dimes   Capped Bust Half Dimes (1829-1837)89% Silver - 11% Copper1.35 grams$0.05$0.6354
Seated Liberty Half DimesSeated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)90% Silver - 10% Copper1.34 grams$0.05$0.6307
Nickels
Jefferson Nickels    Jefferson Silver Wartime Nickels (1942-1945)56% Copper - 35% Silver - 9% Manganese5 grams$0.05$0.9282
Dimes
Draped Bust DimesDraped Bust Dimes (1796-1807)89% Silver - 11% Copper2.7 grams$0.10$1.2568
Capped Bust DimesCapped Bust Dimes (1809-1837)89% Silver - 11% Copper2.7 grams$0.10$1.2708
Seated Liberty DimesSeated Liberty Dimes (1837-1891)90% Silver - 10% Copper2.67 grams$0.10$1.2567
Barber Dimes   Barber Dimes (1892-1916)90% Silver - 10% Copper2.5 grams$0.10$1.1767
Mercury Dimes   Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)90% Silver - 10% Copper2.5 grams$0.10$1.1767
Roosevelt Dimes   Roosevelt Dimes (1946-1964)90% Silver - 10% Copper2.5 grams$0.10$1.1767
Twenty Cents
 Twenty Cents    Twenty Cents Pieces (1875-1878)90% Silver - 10% Copper5 grams$0.20$2.3533
Quarters
Draped Bust QuartersDraped Bust Quarters (1796-1807)89% Silver - 11% Copper6.74 grams$0.25$3.1374
Capped Bust QuartersCapped Bust Quarters (1815-1838)89% Silver - 11% Copper6.74 grams$0.25$3.1723
Seated Liberty QuartersSeated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)90% Silver - 10% Copper6.68 grams$0.25$3.1441
Barber Quarters   Barber Quarters (1892-1916)90% Silver - 10% Copper6.25 grams$0.25$2.9417
Standing Liberty QuartersStanding Liberty Quarters (1916-1930)90% Silver - 10% Copper6.25 grams$0.25$2.9417
Washington Quarters   Washington Quarters (1932-1964)90% Silver - 10% Copper6.25 grams$0.25$2.9417
Washington Bicentennial Quarters    Washington Bicentennial Quarters 40% Silver (1975-1976)40% Silver - 60% Copper5.75 grams$0.25$1.2177
Half Dollars
Flowing Hair Half Dollars   Flowing Hair Half Dollars (1794-1795)89% Silver - 11% Copper13.48 grams$0.50$6.2748
Draped Bust Half DollarsDraped Bust Half Dollars (1796-1807)89% Silver - 11% Copper13.48 grams$0.50$6.2748
Capped Bust Half DollarsCapped Bust Half Dollars (1807-1839)89% Silver - 11% Copper13.48 grams$0.50$6.3446
Seated Liberty Half DollarsSeated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)90% Silver - 10% Copper13.36 grams$0.50$6.2881
Barber Half Dollars   Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)90% Silver - 10% Copper12.5 grams$0.50$5.8834
Walking Liberty Half Dollars   Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)90% Silver - 10% Copper12.5 grams$0.50$5.8834
Franklin Half Dollars   Franklin Half Dollars (1948-1963)90% Silver - 10% Copper12.5 grams$0.50$5.8834
Kennedy Half Dollars   Kennedy Half Dollars (1964)90% Silver - 10% Copper12.5 grams$0.50$5.8834
Kennedy Half Dollars    Kennedy Half Dollars 40% Silver (1965 - 1970)40% Silver - 60% Copper11.5 grams$0.50$2.4354
Dollars
Flowing Hair Dollars   Flowing Hair Dollars (1794-1795)89% Silver - 11% Copper26.96 grams$1.00$12.5497
Draped Bust Dollars   Draped Bust Dollars (1795-1804)89% Silver - 11% Copper26.96 grams$1.00$12.5497
Gobrecht Dollars   Gobrecht Dollars (1836-1839)89% Silver - 11% Copper26.8 grams$1.00$12.4752
Seated Liberty Dollars   Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)90% Silver - 10% Copper26.73 grams$1.00$12.5810
Trade Dollars   Trade Dollars (1873-1885)90% Silver - 10% Copper27.22 grams$1.00$12.8116
Morgan Dollars   Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)90% Silver - 10% Copper26.73 grams$1.00$12.5810
Peace Dollars   Peace Dollars (1921-1935)90% Silver - 10% Copper26.73 grams$1.00$12.5810
Eisenhower Dollars    Eisenhower Dollars 40% Silver (1971 - 1976)40% Silver - 60% Copper24.59 grams$1.00$5.2074
Bullion Coins
American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins   American Silver Eagle Bullion Coins (1986-Present)99.93% Silver - 0.07% Copper31.101 grams$1.00$16.2374
America The Beautiful Bullion Coins   America The Beautiful Bullion Coins (2010-Present)99.9% Fine Silver155.52 grams$0.25$81.2432

Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator

Use this calculator to find the value of your silver coins. Choose from any silver coin ever made in US history and enter how many you have. The current silver spot price is automatically inputted into the calculator but you can also change this to different prices as well.

View the following link: Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator.


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