90% Silver US Coins
Pre-1965 U.S. silver half dollars, quarters and dimes are commonly referred to as 90%, or junk silver, because the coins contain 90% silver and 10% copper. The coins are traded based on their silver weight and carry one of the lowest premiums over the spot price of silver on a per ounce basis. What is referred to as a “bag” of junk silver contains $1,000 face value of 90% coins, whether 2,000 half dollars, 4,000 quarters or 10,000 dimes and contains roughly 715 troy ounces of silver. Typically, sold in $500 face value bags, we buy and sell at any quantity.