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  Measuring the Metal Value of Coins – Base Metal, Gold, and Silver Coins

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Silver: $17.87 up 0.29  Gold: $1294.40 26.70
Physical Silver Premium (Bid/Ask): 4.9% / 6.3%


`Rocketing' Silver Set for Best Month Since 2013 as Gold Climbs
Bloomberg

"Silver climbed to the highest in more than a year, set for the best month since 2013, amid the dollar’s slump and an improving outlook for industrial demand. Gold surpassed a one-year high. All precious metals rose as a gauge of the dollar touched an 11-month low after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic growth cut prospects for higher interest rates, adding to the appeal of non-yielding assets. Traders now see less than a 50 percent chance that the Federal Reserve will raise borrowing costs by November, according to Fed fund futures data tracked by Bloomberg."
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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 29, 2016 mid-day base metal prices:
Copper $2.2869/lb up 0.0445 Zinc $0.8751/lb up 0.0158 Nickel $4.2548/lb up 0.0703

Description Face Value Metal Value Metal % of Face Value
Lincoln Copper Cent1909-1982 Cent (95% copper) *
$0.01
$0.0151954
151.95%
Jefferson Nickel1946-2014 Nickel
$0.05
$0.0306313
61.26%
Lincoln Zinc Cent1982-2014 Cent (97.5% zinc) *
$0.01
$0.0050174
50.17%
Roosevelt Dime1965-2014 Dime
$0.10
$0.0122533
12.25%
Washington Quarter1965-2014 Quarter
$0.25
$0.0306346
12.25%
Kennedy Half Dollar1971-2014 Half Dollar
$0.50
$0.0612701
12.25%
Ike Dollar1971-1978 Eisenhower Dollar
$1.00
$0.1225410
12.25%
Susan B. Anthony Dollar1979-1981, 1999 SBA Dollar
$1.00
$0.0437641
4.37%
Sacajawea Dollar2000-2014 Sacagawea Dollar
$1.00
$0.0391670
3.91%
Presidential Dollar2007-2014 Presidential Dollar
$1.00
$0.0391670
3.91%

* 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.

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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 29, 2016 2:15 PM PDT silver prices:
Silver $17.87/oz up 0.29

Description Face Value Silver Value Silver % of Face Value
Silver War Nickel Value1942-1945 Nickel **
$0.05
$1.0054
2010.86%
1916 Mercury Silver Dime Value1916-1945 Mercury Dime
$0.10
$1.2927
1292.70%
1964 Silver Roosevelt Dime Value1946-1964 Roosevelt Dime
$0.10
$1.2927
1292.70%
Liberty Silver Quarter Value1916-1930 Standing Liberty Quarter
$0.25
$3.2317
1292.70%
1964 Silver Quarter Value1932-1964 Washington Quarter
$0.25
$3.2317
1292.70%
1947 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value1916-1947 Half Dollar
$0.50
$6.4635
1292.70%
1962 Silver Franklin Half Dollar1948-1963 Franklin Half Dollar
$0.50
$6.4635
1292.70%
JFK silver half dollar1964 Kennedy Half Dollar
$0.50
$6.4635
1292.70%
40% JFK silver half dollar1965-1970 Half Dollar (40% silver)
$0.50
$2.6428
528.57%
Morgan Silver Dollar1878-1921 Morgan Dollar
$1.00
$13.8215
1382.15%
Peace Silver Dollar1921-1935 Peace Dollar
$1.00
$13.8215
1382.15%
Silver Ike dollar1971-1976 Eisenhower Dollar (40% silver) ***
$1.00
$5.6511
565.11%
Silver Eagle1986-2013 Silver Eagle (.999 Silver)
$1.00
$17.8521
1785.17%

** 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.

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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  




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