Coinflation: A Guide For Coin Values
  Measuring the Metal Value of Coins – Base Metal, Gold, and Silver Coins

  Home  |  About  |  Coin Calculators  |  Gold Coin Values  |  Silver Coin Values  |  Proof Sets  |  Countries
Silver: $17.41 down -0.07  Gold: $1263.60 -5.50
Physical Silver Premium (Bid/Ask): -3.0% / -1.1%


“Cents and Sensibility” Act reintroduced, aims to convert U.S. coinage entirely to steel composition
Mint News Blog

"On April 6, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) reintroduced the Cents and Sensibility Act (H.R. 2067), which proposes “to save the American taxpayers money by immediately altering the metallic composition of the one-cent, five-cent, dime, and quarter-dollar coins, and for other purposes.” Cosponsored by Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), the act is further described in a press release as “bipartisan legislation [that] lowers the cost of producing pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters by ensuring they are minted with steel instead of minerals imported from outside the United States.”"
Read Story

Today's Featured Auction: New
SPECIAL PRICE! 1 oz Gold Bar Republic Metals Corporation RMC .9999 Fine In Assay

      

More Coin, Metals, and Inflation Articles


Apr 26 - American Middle Class Is Caught in a Vice  Schiff Gold
Apr 26 - The Future Of Money, And Wealth Storage  Daily Coin
Apr 26 - Why this precious metal could rise in price – sharply and soon  Value Walk
Apr 26 - Gold falls for a 3rd straight session as the dollar firms on tax-plan unveiling  MarketWatch
Apr 25 - Selling the Golden Goose  Casey Research
Apr 25 - Death of Malls: Retailers are going bankrupt at a record pace  The Crux
Apr 25 - Gold dips on French election while security tensions support  Reuters
Apr 24 - Gold Sovereigns Found In UK – Don’t Be The Piano Owner  Gold Core
Apr 24 - Van Simmons: ‘The rare coin market can go up dramatically, quickly’  The Crux
Apr 24 - Angst in America, Part 5: The Crisis We Can’t Muddle Through  Mauldin Economics
Apr 21 - Venezuela says inflation 274 pct last year, economists say far higher  Nasdaq
Apr 21 - Don’t get hung up on bull/bear labels  24hGOLD
Apr 20 - 17 Reasons Why You Should Own Gold  Deviant Investor
Apr 20 - Gold Near Steady, At Daily Highs, In Late-Morning Action  Kitco
Apr 19 - Huge Decline In Peru’s Silver Production Suggests Future Supply At Risk  Daily Coin
Apr 19 - Bullion calls tune for most prices  Numismatic News
Apr 19 - The Collapse of the Middle Class in 20 Major U.S. Cities  Visual Capitalist
Apr 18 - Americans are swamped in $1 trillion of credit card debt  New York Post
Apr 18 - A Bullish Breakout for Silver Prices more Probable than Rally Reversal  Commodity Trade Mantra
Apr 17 - Silver Has Finally Done It  Seeking Alpha
Apr 17 - Receding Optimism and/or Higher Prices: Two Triggers for a New Metals Buying Frenzy  MME

» Submit Article  |  Twitter  |  Latest: PCGS Mobile Apps including Coinflation New





United States Circulating Coin Values
This table does not reflect U.S. Mint production costs, but the pure base metal value that composes the coin. Calculations are based on coin weight, metal composition, and base metal prices. The "Metal % of Face Value" column represents the percentage of metal that comprises the denomination's purchasing power. A coin that is over 100% in this category has more base metal value than purchasing power.

Table based on April 26, 2017 mid-day base metal prices:
Copper $2.5815/lb up 0.0138 Zinc $1.1863/lb up 0.0119 Nickel $4.1799/lb down 0.0212

Description Face Value Metal Value Metal % of Face Value
Lincoln Copper Cent1909-1982 Cent (95% copper) *
$0.01
$0.0172209
172.20%
Jefferson Nickel1946-2014 Nickel
$0.05
$0.0328603
65.72%
Lincoln Zinc Cent1982-2014 Cent (97.5% zinc) *
$0.01
$0.0067304
67.30%
Roosevelt Dime1965-2014 Dime
$0.10
$0.0135723
13.57%
Washington Quarter1965-2014 Quarter
$0.25
$0.0339325
13.57%
Kennedy Half Dollar1971-2014 Half Dollar
$0.50
$0.0678657
13.57%
Ike Dollar1971-1978 Eisenhower Dollar
$1.00
$0.1357321
13.57%
Susan B. Anthony Dollar1979-1981, 1999 SBA Dollar
$1.00
$0.0484750
4.84%
Sacajawea Dollar2000-2014 Sacagawea Dollar
$1.00
$0.0440536
4.40%
Presidential Dollar2007-2014 Presidential Dollar
$1.00
$0.0440536
4.40%

* The U.S. Mint issued both compositions in 1982; they can be differentiated by weight (3.11 g copper, 2.5 g zinc). The 1943 steel cent is not included in the table above. Also, a tin alloy is used in one cent pieces from 1864 until 1962, but that value isn't significant enough to calculate.

Base Metal Coin Calculator

Base metal coins not included above:   Jefferson Nickel 1938-1942 Jefferson Nickel,   Buffalo Nickel 1913-1938 Buffalo Nickel,   Indian Cent 1864-1909 Indian Cent  




United States Circulated Silver Coin Values - Updated Every Minute
These coins were in standard circulation until silver was removed from all coinage in 1965 and 1970 (40% silver half-dollars). I recognize that the silver Eisenhower dollar was issued as a collectible only, but I'm still categorizing it with this group. This table illustrates how far the metal value has progressed compared to the denomination's purchasing power after the debasement.

Table based on April 27, 2017 1:53 AM PDT silver prices:
Silver $17.41/oz down -0.07

Description Face Value Silver Value Silver % of Face Value
Silver War Nickel Value1942-1945 Nickel **
$0.05
$.9795
1959.10%
1916 Mercury Silver Dime Value1916-1945 Mercury Dime
$0.10
$1.2594
1259.42%
1964 Silver Roosevelt Dime Value1946-1964 Roosevelt Dime
$0.10
$1.2594
1259.42%
Liberty Silver Quarter Value1916-1930 Standing Liberty Quarter
$0.25
$3.1485
1259.42%
1964 Silver Quarter Value1932-1964 Washington Quarter
$0.25
$3.1485
1259.42%
1947 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value1916-1947 Half Dollar
$0.50
$6.2971
1259.42%
1962 Silver Franklin Half Dollar1948-1963 Franklin Half Dollar
$0.50
$6.2971
1259.42%
JFK silver half dollar1964 Kennedy Half Dollar
$0.50
$6.2971
1259.42%
40% JFK silver half dollar1965-1970 Half Dollar (40% silver)
$0.50
$2.5748
514.96%
Morgan Silver Dollar1878-1921 Morgan Dollar
$1.00
$13.4657
1346.57%
Peace Silver Dollar1921-1935 Peace Dollar
$1.00
$13.4657
1346.57%
Silver Ike dollar1971-1976 Eisenhower Dollar (40% silver) ***
$1.00
$5.5056
550.56%
Silver Eagle1986-2013 Silver Eagle (.999 Silver)
$1.00
$17.3925
1739.22%

** The U.S. Mint issued two compositions of the nickel in 1942. The copper-nickel composition used today and the 35% silver composition listed here.
*** The 40% silver version of the Eisenhower dollar was issued as a collectible only, they are generally not found in circulation. The best way to distinguish the two versions is by weight. The copper-nickel version weighs 22.68 grams, the silver Ike dollar weighs 24.59 grams.

Silver Coin Calculator

Silver coins not included above:   Barber Half Dollar 1892-1915 Barber Half Dollar,   Barber Quarter 1892-1916 Barber Quarter,   Barber Dime 1892-1916 Barber Dime  




Related Websites
·  PCGS Photograde
·  PCGS CoinFacts
·  PCGS Price Guide
·  CoinWeek
·  Ryedale Sorter
·  Survival Blog
·  Zero Hedge
·  PSA Card

eBay Auctions Linking
To Coinflation.com


Want to list
your auctions here?





Gold coins for sale at Collectors Corner!





Gold Calculator




"Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value --- zero."
Voltaire (1694-1778)





Also on Coinflation.com:
Other Pages:

Advertising · Archives · Frequently Asked Questions · Privacy Policy


Connect With Us:



Follow Coinflation on Twitter


This material may not be redistributed. All rights reserved.
© Copyright 2004–2014 Coinflation™, Collectors Universe | NASDAQ: CLCT
All content on Coinflation.com is for informational purposes only.