Are commemorative coins worth money?

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Are commemorative coins worth money?

Commemorative coins celebrate and honor American people, places, events, and institutions. These coins help raise money for important causes as well as commemorating important aspects of American history. Although these coins are legal tender, they are not minted for general circulation.

Q. Are commemorative coins real silver?

Modern commemorative silver coins were first struck in 1982, but they were not the first commemoratives issued by the US Mint. Unlike modern silver commemoratives, nearly all these coins were half dollars.

Q. What is the silver content of us coins?

90%
In fact, all dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins minted for circulation before 1965 are made from a 90% silver composition.

Q. What is the silver content of a Morgan silver dollar?

90% silver
Each Morgan dollar is struck from 90% silver. Its fine silver weight is 0.77344 troy oz. (Gold and silver are measured in troy ounces.)

Q. What US coins have the highest silver content?

Common U.S. coins

  • Liberty Head “Barber” (1892–1916) — 90-percent silver.
  • Walking Liberty (1916–1947) — 90-percent silver.
  • Franklin (1948–1963) — 90-percent silver.
  • Kennedy (1964) — 90-percent silver.
  • Kennedy (1965–1970) — 40-percent silver.

    Q. How can you tell if a foreign coin is silver?

    The best way to determine if your coins are silver is to view the edge of the coin. If the coin has a solid silver stripe, then you can feel confident that it’s silver. If you can see a copper stripe, then the coin is clad. A more subdued silver stripe with faint traces of copper could mean that the coin is 40% silver.

    Q. Are silver foreign coins worth anything?

    Value of Silver Foreign Coins There are not too many collectors of foreign coins that I talk with except for a few that collect the rarest of the rare coins. Even the Canadian Dimes in the second photo contain 50%-80% silver. Based on silver content alone, these coins have a fair value and are highly collectible.

    Q. Is there silver in foreign coins?

    Foreign Silver Coins – Most silver coins produced by foreign countries trade for close to their silver value, but there certainly are exceptions.

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