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Silver has been used as a medium of exchange at least since 700BCE in ancient Mesopotamia. American coins minted prior to 1964 contain ninety percent silver. When bought and sold by the bag, a quantity of 90% silver coin is referred to as 'junk silver' in the vernacular of the precious metals trade.
Until 1964, the US government minted coins of real silver. A 90% silver coin struck prior to 1964 is considered 'junk silver' by precious metal dealers and collectors. This informal use of the word 'junk' in no way reflects on the investment value offered by these coins. Junk silver coins are generally sold by the bag. A face value of $1000 weighs around 715 ounces. See our silver bullion page to see what a full 90% silver coin bag is going for at the most current market value. If you're interested in precious metals as an investment opportunity, bags of junk coins may be something that you wish to consider. See the current price of gold, silver and platinum on our home page. We always provide up to the minute prices on precious metals.
A very nice example of a 90% silver coin is the American Morgan silver dollar. The US mint struck this lovely coin between 1878 and 1921. Half dollars such as the Walking Liberty and the Franklin are ninety percent silver, as well. Up until 1964, the Kennedy fifty cent piece was also ninety percent silver; from 1965 until the mint stopped striking the Kennedy half dollar, it contained a mere forty percent silver. Mercury and Liberty Head dimes from the first half of the 20th century are 90% silver and worth far more than their face value. Find AJPM stores in Downtown Portland at 304 SW Washington Street, East Portland at 10584 SE Washington Street and in nearby Tigard at 8879 SW Center Street. For store hours and driving directions, please call 503.227.GOLD.