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United States Coin Values

Mint Website:   http://www.usmint.gov
Currency Name:   U.S. Dollar (USD)


United States Circulating Coinage Intrinsic Value Table
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 Denomination" 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 December 19, 2014 base metal prices:
Copper $2.9003/lb 0.0394 Zinc $.9786/lb 0.0211 Nickel $7.0177/lb 0.0064

Description Denomination Metal Value Metal % of Denomination
Lincoln Copper Cent Price1909-1982 Cent (95% copper) *
$0.01
$0.0192262
192.26%
Jefferson Nickel Price1946-2014 Nickel
$0.05
$0.0433163
86.63%
Lincoln Zinc Cent Value1982-2014 Cent (97.5% zinc) *
$0.01
$0.0056580
56.58%
Roosevelt Dime Value1965-2014 Dime
$0.10
$0.0162154
16.21%
Washington Quarter Value1965-2014 Quarter
$0.25
$0.0405401
16.21%
Kennedy Half Dollar Value1971-2014 Half Dollar
$0.50
$0.0810813
16.21%
Ike Dollar Value1971-1978 Eisenhower
$1.00
$0.1621637
16.21%
Susan B. Anthony Dollar Value1979-1981, 1999 SBA Dollar
$1.00
$0.0579150
5.79%
Sacajawea Dollar Value2000-2014 Sacagawea Dollar
$1.00
$0.0500266
5.00%
Presidential Dollar Value2007-2014 Presidential Dollar
$1.00
$0.0500266
5.00%

* 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.






United States Circulated Silver Coinage Intrinsic Value Table
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.

*** Check out our easy-to-print guide on silver coin values including Canadian silver coins.

Table based on December 19, 2014 live precious metal prices:
Silver $16.00/oz 0.12

Description Denomination Silver Value Silver % of Denomination
Silver War Nickel Value1942-1945 Nickel **
$0.05
$.9002
1800.44%
1916 Mercury Silver Dime Value1916-1945 Mercury Dime
$0.10
$1.1574
1157.42%
1964 Silver Roosevelt Dime Value1946-1964 Roosevelt Dime
$0.10
$1.1574
1157.42%
Liberty Silver Quarter Value1916-1930 Standing Liberty Quarter
$0.25
$2.8935
1157.42%
1964 Silver Quarter Value1932-1964 Quarter
$0.25
$2.8935
1157.42%
1947 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value1916-1947 Half Dollar
$0.50
$5.7871
1157.42%
1962 Silver Franklin Half Dollar1948-1963 Half Dollar
$0.50
$5.7871
1157.42%
JFK silver half dollar1964 Kennedy Half Dollar
$0.50
$5.7871
1157.42%
40% JFK silver half dollar1965-1970 Half Dollar (40% silver)
$0.50
$2.3662
473.25%
Morgan Silver Dollar1878-1921 Morgan Dollar
$1.00
$12.3752
1237.52%
Peace Silver Dollar1921-1935 Peace Dollar
$1.00
$12.3752
1237.52%
Silver Ike dollar1971-1976 Eisenhower Dollar (40% silver) **
$1.00
$5.0597
505.97%
Silver Eagle1986-2013 Silver Eagle (.999 Silver)
$1.00
$15.9840
1598.37%

** The U.S. Mint issued two compositions of the nickel in 1942. The standard copper-nickel composition used today and the 35% silver composition listed here. Also, 40% silver Eisenhower dollars were issued as collectibles only, they are generally not found in circulation.





United States Circulated Gold Coinage Intrinsic Value Table
Gold coin values below are based on the live bid price at the CME. These coins were in standard circulation until gold was removed from all circulating coinage in 1933. The values below only reflect the gold value, not rarity or numismatic value. All values shown in USD.

Coin value calculations use the 10:11 AM PST gold price for December 19, 2014:
Gold $1196.40/oz -1.60

Description Face Value Gold Value
Liberty Gold Dollar Type 11849-1854 Liberty Gold Dollar Type 1$1.00 $57.86
Liberty Gold Dollar Type 21854-1856 Liberty Gold Dollar Type 2$1.00 $57.86
Liberty Gold Dollar Type 31856-1889 Liberty Gold Dollar Type 3$1.00 $57.86
Liberty Quarter Eagle1840-1907 Liberty Quarter Eagle$2.50 $144.69
Indian Quarter Eagle1908-1929 Indian Quarter Eagle$2.50 $144.69
Liberty Half Eagle1839-1908 Liberty Half Eagle$5.00 $289.37
Indian Half Eagle1839-1908 Indian Half Eagle$5.00 $289.37
Liberty Eagle1838-1907 Liberty Eagle$10.00 $578.75
Indian Eagle1907-1933 Indian Eagle$10.00 $578.75
Liberty Double Eagle1849-1907 Liberty Double Eagle$20.00 $1157.51
Saint Gaudens Double Eagle1907-1933 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle$20.00 $1157.51



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