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90% Silver, Pre-1965 Coins

Bags of Pre-1965 silver dimes and quarters

Junk silver, also called 90% silver coins are a very popular way to invest in silver amongst preppers and survivalists. It is believed that this form of silver will be highly recognizable by a post-apocalyptic society in bartering situations. Therefore our $10 and $5 face rolls are our best sellers in the category. From 3.575 ounces of silver in a $5 face roll of dimes to 715 ounces in a $1,000 face bag.

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Junk silver coins are really just pre-1965 dimes, quarters and half dollars that were in circulation and were removed due to their silver content. It’s called junk because of the wear and tear on the coins due to everyday use. The silver content in each coin far exceeds its face value and therefore it is rare to find any in circulation today, as many investors have been culling through old coins for years.

Each dime contains .072 ounces, each quarter contains .181 ounces and each half dollar contains .362 ounces of silver. This small amount of silver in each coin is thought to make bartering for small necessities easy due to their low value.

Think about it this way, if you had a 1 oz. gold eagle and you wanted some bread and eggs, would it be easier to give someone that one ounce of gold valued at thousands of dollars, or a dime worth a few dollars? This is the premise behind owning junk silver coins.

If you are looking for silver for investment purposes only, then we recommend buying silver eagles, silver bars or silver rounds. Junk silver is more difficult to liquidate in large quantities as it needs to be counted.

If you have any questions about pricing on junk bags of silver for sale call us.

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