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Somnophore
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 03/02/2009 :  12:56:02  Show Profile Send Somnophore a Private Message
Just wondering been learning bits about French and USA with silver in their currencies, anyone know any others I should be looking for? Switzerland? Mexico? Other European countries, looking for coins that aren't going to be rare so will be like junk silver in the USA, any ideas

Edited by - Nickelless on 04/21/2009 02:01:05

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Cerulean
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USA
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Posted - 03/02/2009 :  13:30:36  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
Most nations issued silver coins at the beginning of the 20th Century, but nearly all of them had abandoned silver by 1970. Any list is going to be dominated by pre-WWII coinage, while post-1970 silver is going to be confined to bullion issues.

There should be a Wikipedia page about this.

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misteroman
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USA
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Posted - 03/02/2009 :  19:49:14  Show Profile Send misteroman a Private Message
I was going to say all of them back in the day when money was money lol

Buying CU cents!!!! Paying 1.2 unlimited amounts wanted. Can pick up if near Ohio area.
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wagsthadog
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USA
565 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2009 :  23:48:41  Show Profile Send wagsthadog a Private Message
Hi there-

Somnophore, as long as you pay your own ticket if you visit the USA you can stay at my place, no strings. I can tell you're a clever guy who's just aching to get stuck in the precious metals game but might not have the best resources available in that avenue in the UK (just a guess). : P
I'd love to see your face while buying and sorting a $500 box of halves - it's joyous.

wags

Only when they CAN'T have it, ......THEN they'll want it.

I love Cents. If you get an UNC box, you win. If you get a regular circ. box, you win. If you get a zinc box, you don't lose....so you still win.
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jadedragon
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Canada
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Posted - 03/03/2009 :  23:57:54  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
Canada and Mexico (Mexico appearantly today). Also Panama followed the US coin compositions as far as I can tell, so I'm guessing they had silver coins too. Hong Kong (I have one) and China. I've got North Borneo and Sarawak silver coins too.

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searching4silver
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Posted - 03/04/2009 :  08:33:49  Show Profile Send searching4silver a Private Message
If I am not mistaken the UK had silver coinage until the 1960's. I am not sure of the exact year. I think It pre-dates the switch to the new penny from the larger old style copper penny. I know through the 2nd world war british coinage was silver.

I would love to know some more about which countires still had either silver or copper coinage after 1970? Time for some reasearch!
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Somnophore
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United Kingdom
161 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2009 :  09:07:10  Show Profile Send Somnophore a Private Message
British coins were .925 until 1920 then .500 until 1947, I'm looking into what currencies like France, Canada USA etc had .800,.835,.900 currency that I might be able to buy at a low premium.
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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2009 :  10:50:03  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
From a post I made in this topic - now top of the Copper forum: You must be logged in to see this link.

Canadian Pennies up to 1996 are made of 98% Copper.

Canadian and US Nickels are detailed here:
You must be logged in to see this link.
Save Canadian Nickels up to 1981 as they are Pure Nickel.

Dimes and Quarters up to 1966 are 80% Silver.
Dimes and Quarters from 1967 are either 80% Silver or 50% Silver (assume 50% as there is no good way to tell)
Dimes and Quarters part way through 1968 are 50% silver
Halves and Dollar Coins up to 1967 are 80% Silver

Current melt in US$ is shown at You must be logged in to see this link. for these coins.

Generally anything with a King (mid 50's and earler) is likely worth a little more as a collectable then as bullion.

In the last several years, nickel and zinc got high enough for a while that these coins became worth more then face as bullion:

Pennies from 1997-1999 and some through 2006 are Zinc plated with copper
Nickels from 1982-1999 and some through 2006 are CuNi (like US Nickels are)
Dimes and Quarters from part way through 1968-1999 and part way through 2000 are Pure Nickel. Silver before-Plated Steel after
Halfs from 1968-2000 are pure Nickel
Large Voyager and Commemertive Dollars (pre Loonie) from 1968-1986 are Pure Nickel
The Mint also issued cased Silver Dollars from 1971-Current to collectors. You will never find these in circulation.

Have fun collecting Canada's interesting and diverse coinage, and enjoy the built in intrinsic value in so many of the coins.

Otherwise, circulated coins after these dates are not worth saving.

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw.
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keys
Penny Collector Member



383 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2009 :  17:05:17  Show Profile Send keys a Private Message
Silver coins of Europe- Since France and UK have been covered somewhat I will post on othert European countries-

Austria-Imperial (Austria-Hungary, who knows? a few Austrian Hungarian coins might pop up)

1 CORONA .835 Silver 1901-1913
2 CORONA .835 Silver 1912,1913

5 CORONA .900 Silver 1900,1907-1909

Austrian Republic
2 SCHILLING .640 silver 1928-1937
5 SCHILLING .835 silver 1934-1936

Austria
5 SCHILLING .640 Silver 1960-1968
10 SCHILLING .640 Silver 1957-1973

BELGIUM
Note: Belgian coins were minted in either French or Dutch
2 different types of lettering on different coins of the same denomination.
50 CENTIMES .835 Silver 1901,1907,1909 1910-1912,1914
1 FRANC .835 Silver 1904,1909, 1914-1918
2 FRANCS .835 Silver 1904,1909,1910-1912
50 FRANCS .680 Silver 1935 Commemorative, though some may have found ther way into circulation

50 FRANCS .835 Silver 1939,1940,1948-1954, 1958,1960
Commemorative, though some may have found ther way into circulation
100 FRANCS .835 Silver 1948-1950,1954
Commemorative, though some may have found ther way into circulation
100 FRANC .835 Silver 1948-1951

DENAMRK
10 ORE .400 Silver 1903-1905,1907,1910-1912,1914-1918
25 ORE .467 Silver 1904,1905, 1913-1919
1 KRONE .800 Silver 1915,1916,
2 KRONER .800 Silver 1903,1906,1912,1915-1916,1923, 1930,1937,1945,1953,1958 1960,
(Note: some years the 2 Kroner were Not silver, if you find a 2 Kroner but it doens't have one of these years minted on it, then it isn't silver.)
10 KRONER .800 Silver 1967,1968,1972,
LUXEMBOURG
100 FRANCS .835 Silver 1946,1963,1964,

NETHERLANDS
25 CENTS .640 Silver 1901-1906,1910-1925,1926-1941,1943-1945
1/2 GUILDEN .945 Silver 1904-1909,1910-1919
1/2 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1921,1922,1928,1929
1 GUILDEN .945 Silver 1901,1904-1909,1910-1917
1 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1922-1940,1944
2 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1944,1945,1954-1967
2 1/2 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1929-1933,1937-1940,1959-1966
(Note head of ruler is updated< hence the differing years?interruptions in minting< similar as to what occurs for UK and Canada)


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keys
Penny Collector Member



383 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2009 :  17:28:27  Show Profile Send keys a Private Message
Silver coins of Europe-Part II
ITALY
1 LIRA .835 Silver 1901,1902,1905-1907,1908-1910,1912,1913,1915-1917
2 LIRE .835 Silver 1901-1912,1914-1917,
5 LIRE .835 Silver 1936,1937,1938-1941 Rare. few issued

10 LIRE .835 Silver 1926-1934,1936
20 LIRE .800 Silver1927,1928
(forgeries exist for Italian Coins of the 20's & 30's, use care when buying.)

500 LIRE .835 Silver 1958-1970,1980-2001 Commemorative years
Date of coin is found on the Rim of the coin. An unusual place to put a date.

ROMANIA
1 LEU .835 Silver 1906,1910-1912,1914
2 LEI .835 Silver 1901,1910-1912,1914
5 LEI .900 Silver 1901,1906

250 LEI .750 Silver 1935 -Weight 13.5 Grams
250 LEI .835 Silver 1939,1940,1941 -Weight 12 Grams
500 LEI .835 Silver 1941 -Weight 25 Grams
500 LEI .700 Silver 1944 -Weight 12 Grams
25000 LEI .700 Silver 1946 -Weight 12.5 Grams
100000 LEI .700 Silver 1946 -Weight 25 Grams

(Interesting how the denomination of the coins went up while the weight of the silver in the coins didn't change all too much. Looks like, in this instance at least, the weight of silver was more valuable than the face value of the coin.
500 LEI .835 Silver 1941 -Weight 25 Grams
100000 LEI .700 Silver 1946 -Weight 25 Grams
higher denomination for the same weight of coin AND a little less silver at that.)


I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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Will The United States of America end up as the New Imperial Rome?

Edited by - keys on 03/09/2009 17:33:06
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Somnophore
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United Kingdom
161 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2009 :  17:43:54  Show Profile Send Somnophore a Private Message
Thanks for that gives me something to go on, couldn't find much info on the polish zloty or anything german, I'm hoping to get a mixed lot of European silver off eBay on Sunday so will need all this info when sorting and bagging Into country and silver content. I have a bag for each silver content of each country eg USA .900, USA .400, USA .350, Uk .925, uk .500, france .835 etc etc
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keys
Penny Collector Member



383 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2009 :  17:59:12  Show Profile Send keys a Private Message
Silver coins of Europe III
SWITZERLAND
1/2 FRANC .671 Silver 1901-1967
1 FRANC .835 Silver 1901-1967
2 FRANCS .835 Silver 1901-1967
5 FRANCS .900 Silver 1904,1907,1908,1912,1916
5 FRANCS .900 Silver 1922,1924-1926,1928
5 FRANCS .835 Silver 1931-1967,1969

SPAIN
KINGDOM
50 CENTIMOS .835 Silver 1904,1910,1926,
1 PESETA .835 Silver 1901,1902,1903-1905
2 PESETAS .835 Silver 1905

REPUBLIC
1 PESETA .835 Silver 1933

SPAIN UNDER FRANCO
100 PESETAS .800 Silver 1966

PORTUGAL
200 REIS .917 Silver 1901,1903
200 REIS .835 Silver 1909
500 REIS .917 Silver 1901,1908,1909,1910
1000 REIS .917 Silver 1910

20 CENTAVOS .835 Silver 1913,1916
50 CENTAVOS .835 Silver 1912-1914,1916
1 ESCUDO .835 Silver 1910,1915,1916

2 1/2 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1932,1933,1937,1940,1942-1948,1951
5 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1932-1934,1937,1940,1942-1948,1951
5 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1960
10 ESCUDOS .835 Silver 1932-1934,1937,1940,1942,1948,1954,1955
10 ESCUDOS .680 Silver 1960
20 ESCUDOS .800 Silver 1953,1960
20 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1966
50 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1968,1969,1971,1972

SAN MARINO
20 LIRE .800 Silver 1931-1933,1935-1937

ALBANIA
FRANG AR .835 Silver 1927,1928
FRANG AR .835 Silver 1935,1937
2 FRANGA ARI .835 Silver 1926-928,195,1937

LIECHTENSTEIN
1 KRONE .835 Silver 1904,1910,1915
2 KRONEN .835 Silver 1912-1915
5 KRONEN .900 Silver 1904, 1910,1915
1/2 FRANK .835 Silver 924
1 FRANK .835 Silver 1924
2 FRANKEN .835 Silver 1924
5 FRANKEN .900 Silver 1924

LITHUANIA
PRE SOVIET DAYS
1 LITAS .500 Silver 1925
2 LITU .500 Silver 1925
5 LITAI .500 Silver 1925
5 LITAI .750 Silver 1936
10 LITU .75 Silver 1936,1938

MONACO
5 FRANCS .835 Silver 1960,1966
10 FRANCS .900 Silver 1966

There are more but this is a decent list to copy & paste for now.


I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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keys
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Posted - 03/05/2009 :  18:06:15  Show Profile Send keys a Private Message
Of special note:
Keep this nation and this date in mind-
Australia
1945


1945 was the Last year Australia minted its coins in Sterling!
.925!
If you can find any 1945 and earlier Australian coins you are not just buying silver coins, you are buying sterling silver.
(These are as much fun to find as 1918 Canadian Coins. You most likely wan't find them in circulation, but if you find sellers who don't know what they are, you will have made the buy of the month.)


I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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Will The United States of America end up as the New Imperial Rome?
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keys
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Posted - 03/05/2009 :  18:10:54  Show Profile Send keys a Private Message
POLAND
2 ZLOTE .750 Silver 1924,1925
2 ZLOTE .750 Silver 1932-1934,1936
5 ZLOTYCH .750 Silver 1928,1930-1936,1938
10 ZLOTYCH .750 Silver 1932,1939

I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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Somnophore
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 03/05/2009 :  18:13:37  Show Profile Send Somnophore a Private Message
Wow, thanks didn't know that at all, I assumed they were same as uk coins, didn't realize they were sterling until 46 I have a few early 40s Aussie sixpences I thought were .500 but just found out they are .925 chuffed
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keys
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383 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2009 :  20:44:10  Show Profile Send keys a Private Message
I double checked with Google and Yes! Australian coins minted 1945 & earlier are sterling.
I read up on foreign coins from
'Collecting World Coins 11th Edition' Krause Publications.
My interest is in learning what foreign silver coins are out there and what to look for. Thanks to the book I was able to recognize and buy a few 1944 Australian Coins that other buyers overlooked.

I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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keys
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383 Posts

Posted - 03/07/2009 :  22:20:06  Show Profile Send keys a Private Message
GERMANY
With the establishment of a unified Germany in 1871 under the Kaiser, there were several principalites, free cities, Grand Duchies and the like that struck their own coins in silver and gold.

Since there are so many different coins minted for these Principalities, free cities, etc. (14 pages worth)
I will, for the sake pof brevity, post the basic information concerning them-
Mint dates:
listed in the book
1901-1914
(depending on the different free cities, etc.)
silver purity .900
Usually found in 2 MARK, 3 MARK, sometimes 5 MARK,
though some preferred to mint a gold 5 Mark coin
Gold purity .900 gold

IMPERIAL GERMANY
1 MARK .900 Silver 1901-1916

WIEMAR REPUBLIC
(After the hyper-inflation had settled down)
1 MARK .500 Silver 1924-1925
3 MARK .500 Silver 1924-1925

1 REICHSMARK .500 Silver 1925-1927
2 REICHSMARK .500 Silver 1925-1931
3 REICHSMARK .500 Silver 1925-1933
5 REICHSMARK .500 Silver 1925-1932

third reich germany
2 REICHSMARK .625 Silver 1933-1936
5 REICHSMARK .900 Silver 1933-1939

WEST GERMANY
5 MARK .625 Silver 1951-1974
10 MARK .625 Silver 1972 (Commemorative coins)


SWEDEN
1 KORONA .800 Silver 1901-1942
1 KORONA .400 Silver 1942-1968
2 KRONOR .800 Silver 1890-1938
2 KRONOR .400 Silver 1942-1966
5 KORNOR .900 Silver 1935,1952,
5 KRONOR .400 Silver 1954,1955,1959, 1962, 1966, 1971

FINLAND1 MARKKA .868 Silver 1907,1908,1915
2 MARKKAA .868 1905-1908
100 MARKKAA .500 Silver 1956-1960
200 MARKKAA .500 Silver 1956-1959
500 MARKKAA .500 Silver 1951,1952

NORWAY
2 KRONER .800 Silver 1902,1904,1906,1907,1908,1910,1912-1917
10 KRONER .900 Silver 1964


I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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keys
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Posted - 03/07/2009 :  23:40:04  Show Profile Send keys a Private Message
SOUTH AMERICA (I may have missed a few countries)

PANAMA
1/10 BALBOA .900 Silver 1931-1934,1947,1953,1961,1962

25 CENTESIMOS .900 Silver 1904

1/4 BALBOA .900 Silver 1930-1934,1947,1953,1961,1962

50 CENTESIMOS .900 Silver 1904,1905
1/2 BALBOA .900 Silver 1930,1932-1934,1947,1962

1/2 BALBOA .400 Silver
Clad like the Kennedy half 1966,1967,1968,1970
also minted as proofs

1 BALBOA .900 Silver 1931,1934,1947,1953

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
(Territory of the Netherlands off the coast of south america)
1/10 GULDEN .640 Silver 1954,1956,1957,1959,1960,1962,1963,1966,1970
1/4 GULDEN .640 Silver 1954,1956,1957,1960,1962,1963,1965,1967,1970
1 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1952,1963,1964,1970
2 1/2 GULDEN .720 Silver 1964


NICARAGUA
25 CENTAVOS .800 Silver 1912-1914,1928-1930,1936
50 CENTAVOS .800 Silver 1912,1929
1 CORDOBA .900 Silver 1912

COSTA RICA
10 CENTIMOS .900 Silver 1905,1910,1912,1914
50 CENTIMOS .900 Silver 1902,1903

10 CENTAMOS .500 Silver 1917

25 CENTIMOS .50 Silver 1924

COLUMBIA
10 CENTAVOS .900 Silver
1911,1913,1914,1920,1934,1937,1938,1940-1942

10 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1945-1952

20 CENTAVOS .900 Silver
1911,1913,1914,1920,-1922,1933,1938,1941,1942

20 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1945-1951

50 CENTAVOS .835 1902,1906-1908

50 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1912-1919,1922,1923,1931-1934

50 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1947,1948


CHILE
5 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1899,1901,1904,1906,1907,1909
5 CENTAVOS .400 Silver 1908,1909-1911,1913,1919
10 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1901,1904,1906,1907
10 CENTAVOS .400 Silver 1908,1909,1913,1919,1920
10 CENTAVOS .450 Silver 1915-1919

20 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1906,1907
20 CENTAVOS .400 Silver 1907-1909,1913,1919,1920
20 CENTAVOS .450 Silver 1916

40 CENTAVOS .400 Silver 1907,1908

50 CENTAVOS .700 Silver 1902,1903,1905

1 PESO .700 Silver 1902,1903,1905
1 PESO .900 Silver 1910
1 PESO .720 Silver 1915,1917

1 PESO .500 Silver 1921,1922,1924,1925,1927
1 PESO .400 Silver 1932
2 PESOS .500 Silver 1927
5 PESOS .900Silver 1927

PERU
1/2 DINERO .900 Silver 1901-1914,1916,1917
1 DINERO .900 Silver 1902-1916
1/2 SOL .900 Silver 1907,1908,1914-1917
1/2 SOL .500 Silver 1922-19241926-1929-1935
1 SOL .900 Silver 1914-1916
1 SOL .500 Silver 1922 RARE, 1923-1925,1930,1931,1933-1935
200 SOLES Silver 1974-1978

BRAZIL
500 REIS .900 Silver 1906-1908,1911,1913
1000 REIS .900 Silver 1906-1913
2000 REIS .900 Silver 1906-1908,1910-1913,1922,
2000 REIS .500 Silver 1924-1931,1935

GUATEMALA
10 CENTAVOS .720 Silver
1925,1928,1929,1932-1934,1936,1938,1943,1945,1947-1949
1950-1953,1955-1959

1/4 QUETZAL .720 Silver 1925,1926,1928,1929 1946-1949
25 CENTAVOS .720 Silver 1943,1950-1952,1954-1964

1/2 QUETZAL .720 Silver 1925
1 QUETZAL .720 Silver 1925

BRITISH HONDURAS (NOW BELIZE)
10 CENTS .925 Silver 1919,1919,1936,1939,1942-1944,1946
25 CENTS .925 Silver 1901,1906,1907,1911,1919
50 CENTS .925 Silver 1901,1906,1907,1911,1919

HONDURAS
5 CENTAVOS .835 1902
25 CENTAVOS .835 1901,1902,1904,1907,1912,1913
50 CENTAVOS .835 Silver (FINENESS CAN BE .900)
1908

50 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1910
1 PESO .900 Silver 1902,1903,1904,1914

50 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1931,1932,1937,1951

1 LMPIRA .900 Silver 1931-1935,1937

BOLIVIA
20 CENTAVOS .900 1884-1907
20 CENTAVOS .833 1909
50 CENTAVOS .900 1900-1908
50 CENTAVOS .833 1909


URUGUAY
20 CENTESIMOS .800 1920,1930,
20 CENTESIMOS .700 1942,1954
50 CENTESIMOS .900 1916,1917
50 CENTESIMOS .700 1943
1 PESO .900 1917
1 PESO .720 1942
10 PESOS .900 1961

EQUADOR
1/2 DECIMO .900 Silver 1902,1905,1912,1915
1 DECIMO .900 Silver 1902,1905,1912,1915,1916
2 DECIMOS .900 Silver 1912,1914,1915,1916
50 CENTAVOS .720 Silver 1928,1930
1 SUCRE .720 Silver 1928,1930,1934
2 SUCRES .720 Silver 1928,1930,1944
5 SUCRES .720 Silver 1943,1944

ARGENTINA-NO Silver or Gold Coins Listed
Though the book does mention there were crown sized silver coins that were struck.

I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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EUROPEAN NATION TO ADD TO THE LIST ABOVE

VATICAN CITY

These might not be available for sale as junk silver
due to the fact some may consider these coins
more religious in nature than as money.
Kind of a grey area, more of a collectable/religious/numismatic
item than mere silver.

5 LIRE .835 Silver 1929-1937,1939-1946
10 LIRE .835 Silver 1929-1937,1939-1946
500 LIRE .835 Silver
1958,1959,1960-1962,1963,1966-1978,1979-1981,
500 LIRE .835 Silver 1999 70th Anniversary Vatican City Commemorative

VENEZUELA

1/4 BOLIVIAR .835 Silver
1901,1903,1911,1912,1919,1921,1924,1929,1935,1936,1944-1946,1948

25 CENTIMOS .835 Silver 1954,1960

1/2 BOLIVAR .835 Silver
1901,1903,1911,1912,1919,1921,1924,1929,1935,1936

50 CENTIMOS .835 Silver 1954,1960

1 BOLIVAR .835 Silver
1901,1903,1911,1912,1919,1921,1924,1926,1929,1935,1936,1945,1954,1960 1965

2 BOLIVARES .835 Silver
1902-1905,1911-1913,1919,1922,1924,1926,1929,1930,1935,1936,1945,1960,1965

GUYANA
4 PENCE .925 Silver
1901,1903,1908-1910,1917,1918,1921,1923,1925,1926,1931,1935,1936,1938-1943

4 PENCE .500 Silver 1944,1945

SURINAME

1 GULDEN .720 Silver 1962,1966

I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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Posted - 03/08/2009 :  13:35:09  Show Profile Send keys a Private Message
MEXICO

Mexican silver varies in purity n the early part
of its history due to the Spaniard Standard of Silver coins.
The original 8 Reales or pillar dollar were of a purity of .9025
and the engravers (Mint Master's) initials were stamped onto the coin itself
as a way of gauranteeing the purity of the silver.

(A coin dealer told me that the engraver was also the mint master
and if the purity of the silver was less than .9025 the engraver
was severely punished.)

It seems some mints kept up the practice of .9025 silver while
others erred on the side of caution making the silver .903

MEXICO CITY MINT MINTMARK Mo
OTHER MINTMARKS
Q
V
H
M
Z

5 CENTAVOS .903 Silver 1901-1905
MINTMARKED Mo Q V H M Z

10 CENTAVOS .903 Silver 1901-1905
MINTMARKED Q V H

10 CENTAVOS .902 Silver 1901-1905
MINTMARKED Z M

20 centavos .903 Silver 1901-1905
MINTMARKED Q H M

20 CENTAVOS .9027 Silver 0601-1905
MINTMARKED Z M

1 PESO .903 Silver 1901-1905
ENGRAVERS INITIALS JQ MH RP

1 PESO .9027 Silver 1901-1909
MINTMARKED Mo ENGRAVERS INITIALS AM AND GV

1 PESO .903 Silver 1901-1905
Zs ENGRAVERS INITIALS FZ FM


10 CENTAVOS .800 Silver 1919

10 CENTAVOS .720 Silver 1925-1928,1930,1933-1935

20 CENTAVOS .800 Silver 1905-1908,1910-1914,1919

20 CENTAVOS .720 Silver
1920,1921,1925-1928,1930,1933-1935,1937,1939,1940-1943

25 CENTAVOS .300 Silver 1950-1953

50 CENTAVOS .800 Silver 1905-1908,1912-1914,1916-1918,1919

50 CENTAVOS .720 Silver (Coin is slightly lighter than the .800 silver 50 Centavos)
1919-1921,1925,1937-1939,1942-1945

50 CENTAVOS .420 Silver 1935

50 CENTAVOS .300 Silver 1950,1951

1 PESO .903 Silver 1910-1914
1 PESO .800 Silver 1918,1919

1 PESO .720 Silver 1920-1927,1932-1935,1938,1940,1943-1945

1 PESO .500 Silver 1947-1949
1 PESO .300 Silver 1950
1 PESO .100 Silver 1957-1967
(These are 90% Aluminum 10% silver, probably the lowest silver content of any coin minted in the 20th century)

2 PESOS .900 Silver 1921 (THE SILVER LIBERTAD)

5 PESOS .900 Silver 1947,1948

5 PESOS .720 Silver 1950,1951-1957,1959

10 PESOS .900 Silver 1955,1956,1957,1960
25 PESOS .720 Silver 1968,1972
100 PESOS .720 Silver 1977

20 NUEVOS PESOS .925 Silver 1993-1995

I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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The United States of America started out as the new Republic of Rome.

Will The United States of America end up as the New Imperial Rome?

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ASIA

JAPAN

10 SEN .800 Silver 1901-1902,1904-1906
10 SEN .720 Silver 1907-1912,1913-1917
20 SEN .800 Silver 1901,1904-1911
50 SEN .800 Silver 1885,1901-1905,1906-1917
50 SEN .720 Silver 1922-1926,1928-1938
1 YEN .900 Silver 1901-1906,1908,1912,1914
1000 YEN .925 Silver 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES COMMEMORATIVE



INDIA

INDIA PORTUGESE ADMINISTRATION
1 RUPIA .917 Silver 1903,1904
1/2 RUPIA .835 Silver 1936
1 RUPIA .917 Silver 1912,1935
1 RUPIA .500 Silver 1947

INDIA BRITISH
2 ANNAS .917 Silver 1901,1903-1910,1911-1917
1/4 RUPEE .917 Silver
1901,1903-1920,1925,1926,1928,1929,1930,1934,1936,1938,1939
1/4 RUPEE .500 1940,1942-1945
1/2 RUPEE .917 Silver
1904-1919,1921-1930,1933-1936,1938,1939
1/2 RUPEE .500 Silver 1940,1942-1945
1 RUPEE .917 Silver 1901,1903-1922,1938,1939
1 RUPEE .500 Silver 1939-1945

INDIA REPUBLIC
10 RUPEES .800 Silver 1969-1971

THAILAND
1/4 BAHT (SALUNG) .800 Silver 1915
1/4 BAHT (SALUNG) .650 Silver 1917-1919,1924,1925
1/4 BAHT (SALUNG) .500 Silver 1919 DOT AFTER LEGEND
25 SATANG .650 Silver 1929
1/2 BAHT (2 SALUNG) .800 Silver 1915
1/2 BAHT (2 SALUNG) .500 Silver 1919
1/2 BAHT (2 SALUNG) .650 Silver 1919,1920-1921
1 BAHT .900 Silver 1908,1913-1918
(1 BAHT COINS BEFORE 1908 DO NOT LIST THEIR SILVER PURITY)

10 SATANG .650 Silver 1941
20 SATANG .650 Silver 1942

TIMOR
6 ESCODOS .650 Silver 1958
10 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1964

NEPAL
COINS WITH LISTED SILVER PURITY
50 PIASA .800 Silver 1932
50 PAISA .333 Silver 1948,-1950,1952,1953
1 RUPEE .800 Silver 1932,1934-1944,1946,1948
1 RUPEE .333 Silver 1948-1952
50 PAISA .333 Silver 1950

PHILIPPINES
10 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1903-1906
10 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1907-1921,1929,1935

20 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1903-1906
20 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1907-1921,1928

50 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1903-1906
50 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1907-1909,1917-1921

1 PESO .900 Silver 1903-1906
1 PESO .800 Silver 1901-1912

10 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1937,1938,1941,1944,1945
20 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1937,1938,1941,1944,1945
50 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1936 ,1944,1945
1 PESO .900 Silver 1936

1/2 PESO .900 Silver 1961
1PESO .900 Silver 1947,1961,1963,1964,1967

1PISO .900 Silver 1969



MACAU PORTUGESE COLONY IN CHINA
1 PATACA .720 1952
5 PATACAS .720 1952
5 PATACAS .650 1971


CHINA
(BEWARE OF FORGERIES AND RESTRIKES WITH LOW OR NO SILVER CONTENT)

IMPERIAL CHINA
10 CENTS .820 Silver 1907,1908
10 CENTS .650 Silver 1910
20 CENTS .820 Silver 1907,1908,1911
25 CENTS .800 Silver 1910
50 CENTS .860 Silver 1907,1910,1911,
1 DOLLAR .900 Silver 1907,1908,1910,1911,
CHINA REPUBLIC
10 CENTS .700 Silver 1914,1916
20 CENTS .700 Silver 1914,1916,1920
50 CENTS .700 Silver 1914
1 DOLLAR (YUAN) .900 Silver 1912,1914,1918
1 DOLLAR (YUAN) .890 Silver FEATURES YUAN SHIH-KAI FACING LEFT
1914,1919-1921
1 DOLLAR SILVER CONTENT NOT LISTED IN THE BOOK, POSSIBLY .890
1923,1924,1927,

1 DOLLAR .880 Silver 1932,1933,1934
(AGAIN, BEWARE OF FORGERIES)

HONG KONG
5 CENTS .800 Silver 1901,1903-1905,1932,1933
10 CENTS .800 Silver 1901,1902-1905
50 CENTS .800 Silver 1902

I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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Will The United States of America end up as the New Imperial Rome?
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keys
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KOREA
BEFORE IT WAS SPLIT UP

1/2 WON .800 Silver 1901,1905-1908
20 CHON .800 Silver 1905,1906-1910
10 CHON .800 Silver 1907-1910

LATVIA
1 LATS .835 Silver 1924
2 LATI .835 Silver 1925,1926
5 LATI .835 Silver 1929,1931,1932

ESTONIA

1 KROON .500 Silver 1933
2 KROONI .500 Silver 1930,1932

MALTA
1 POUND .987 Silver 1973 (commemorative)

MONTENEGRO
1 PERPER .835 Silver 1909,1912,1914
2 PERPERA .835 Silver 1910

NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES
1/10 GUILDEN .720 Silver
1900,1901,1903-1909,1910-1915,1918-1920,1928,1930,1937-1942,1945

1/4 GUILDEN .720 Silver
1900,1901,1903-1915,1917,1919-1921,1929,1930,1937-1942,1945

1 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1943

2 1/2 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1943

NEW ZEALAND
6 PENCE .500 Silver 1933-1937,1939-1946
1 SHILLING .500 1933-1935,1937,1940-1946
1 FLORIN .500 Silver 1933-1937,1940-1946
1/2 CROWN .500 Silver 1933-1935,1937,1941-1946
1 CROWN .500 Silver 1935,1949

SARAWAK
5 CENTS .800 1908,1911,1913,1915
5 CENTS .400 Silver 1920
10 CENTS .800 Silver 1906,1910,1911,1913,1915
10 CENTS .400 Silver 1920
20 CENTS .800 Silver 1906,1910,1911,1913,1915
20 CENTS .400 Silver 1920,1927
50 CENTS .800 Silver 1906
50 CENTS .500 Silver 1927

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
5 CENTS .800 Silver 1901-19063
5 CENTS .400 Silver 1918-1920
5 CENTS .600 Silver 1926,1935

10 CENTS .800 Silver 1901-1903
10 CENTS .600 Silver 1909,1910,1916,1917,1926,1927
10 CENTS .400 Silver Silver 1918-1920

20 CENTS .800 Silver 1901-1903,
20 CENTS .600 Silver 1910,1916,1917,1918,1926,1927,1935

50 CENTS .800 Silver 1901-1903,1905
50 CENTS .900 Silver 1907,1908
50 CENTS .500 Silver 1920
1 DOLLAR .900 Silver 1903,1904,1907-1909
1 DOLLAR .500 Silver 1919,1920,1925,1926


BRITISH NORTH BORNEO
25 CENTS .500 Silver 1929

BRITISH WEST AFRICA
3 PENCE .925 Silver 1913-1919
3 PENCE .500 Silver 1920
6 PENCE .925 Silver 1913-1919
6 PENCE .500 Silver 1920

SHILLING .925 Silver 1913-1920
2 SHILLINGS .925 Silver 1913-1920
2 SHILLINGS .500 Silver 1920

BULGARIA
1 LEV .835 Silver 1912,1913,1916
2 LEVA .835 Silver 1910,1912,1913,1916

20 LEVA .500 Silver 1930
50 LEVA .500 Silver 1930,1934
100 LEVA .500 Silver 1930,1934

CEYLON
10 CENTS .800 Silver 1902,1903,1907-1910,1911-1914,1917, 1941
10 CENTS .500 Silver 1919-1922,1924-1928

25 CENTS .800 Silver 1902,1903,1907-1910,1911,1913,1914,1917
25 CENTS .550 Silver 1919-1922,1925,1926

50 CENTS .800 Silver 1902,1903,1910,1913,1914,1917, 1942
50 CENTS .550 Silver 1919-1922,1924-1929


5 RUPEES .925 Silver 1957

EAST AFRICA
50 CENTS .250 Silver 1921-1924,1937,1942-1944
1 SHILLING .250 Silver 1937,1941,1942-1944


FIJI
SIX PENCE .500 Silver 1934-1936,1937-1941
SIX PENCE .900 Silver 1942,1943

SHILLING .500 Silver 1934-1936,1937-1938,1941
SHILLING .900 Silver 1942,1943

FLORIN .500 Silver 1934-1936,1937,1938,1941,1945
FLORIN .900 Silver 1942,1943

GERMAN EAST AFRICA
1/4 RUPIE .917 Silver 1904,1906,1907,1909,1910,1912-1914
1/2 RUPIE .917 Silver 1901,1904,1906,1907,1909-1914
1 RUPIE .917 Silver 1901,1902,1904-1914

MONTENEGRO
1 PERPER .835 Silver 1909,1912,1914
2 PERPERA .835 Silver 1910M1914
5 PERPERA .900 Silver 1901,1912,1914

RUSSIA
IMPERIAL
10 KOPEKS .500 Silver 1901-1917
15 KOPEKS .500 Silver 1901-1917
20 KOPEKS .500 Silver 1901-1917
1 ROUBLE .900 Silver 1912,1913


SOVIET RUSSIA
10 KOPEKS .500 Silver 1921-1923
15 KOPEKS .500 Silver 1921-1923
20 KOPEKS .500 Silver 1921-1923
50 KOPEKS .900 Silver 1921-1923

1 ROUBLE .900 Silver 1921-1922
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ZAMBIA
5 KWACHA .925 Silver 1979 PROOF

CAPE VERDE
10 ESCUDOS .720Silver 1953

EGYPT
2 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1916,1917
5 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1916,1917
10 PIASTRES .83 3Silver 1917
20 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1916,1917

2 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1920,1923,1929,1937,1939,1942,1944
5 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1920,1923,1929,19331937,1939
10 PIASTRES 833 Silver 1920,1923, 1929,1933,1937,1939
20 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1923,1929,1933,1937,1939

5 PIASTRES .720 Silver 1956,1957,1958,1964
10 PIASTRES .625 Silver 1955,1956,1957,1959,1960,1964
20 PIASTRES .720 Silver 1956,1960,
25 PIASTRES .720 Silver 1956,1957,1960,1964,1970

ERITREA
ITALIAN COLONY
1 TALLERO .835 Silver 1918


ETHIOPIA
50 CENTS .800 Silver 1936
50 CENTS .700 Silver 1936

MAURITUS
ISLAND OFF THE AFRICAN COAST
1/2 RUPEE .916 Silver 1934
1/2 RUPEE .500 Silver 1946
1 RUPEE .916 Silver 1934,1938

MOZAMBIQUE

5 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1935,1938,1949,1960
10 ESCUDOS .835 Silver 1936,1938,
10 ESCUDOS .720 Silver 1952,1954,1955,1960
10 ESCUDOS .680 Silver 1966

ST THOMAS & PRINCE ISLANDS
2 1/2 .650 Silver 1938,1948,1951
5 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1951
5 ESCUDOS .600 Silver 1962
10 ESCUDOS .835 Silver 1939
10 ESCUDOS .720 Silver 1951
50 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1970

SEYCHELLES
25 CENTS .500 Silver 1939,1943,1944
1/2 RUPEE .500 Silver 1939

1 RUPEE .500 Silver 1939

SOUTH AFRICA
3 PENCE .800 Silver 1923-1950
3 PENCE .500 Silver 1951-1960
6 PENCE .800 Silver 1923-1950
6 PENCE .500 Silver 1951-1960

1 SHILLING .800 Silver 1923,1924,1926-1950
1 SHILLING .500 Silver 1951-1960
1 FLORIN .800 1923-1950
2 SHILLINGS .800 Silver 1931-1950
2 SHILLINGS .500 Silver 1951-1960
2 1/2 SHILLINGS .800 Silver 1923-1950
2 1/2 SHILLINGS .500 Silver 1951-1960
5 SHILLINGS .800 Silver 1947-1950
5 SHILLINGS .500 Silver 1951-1960

20 CENTS .500 Silver 1961-1964
50 CENTS .500 Silver 1961-1964
1 RAND .800 Silver 1965-1976,1987-1990
(1976-1984 WERE MINTED AS PROOF COINS)



SOUTHERN RHODESIA

3 PENCE .925 Silver 1937,1939-1942
3 PENCE .500 Silver 1944-1946

6 PENCE .925 Silver 1932-1942
6 PENCE .500 Silver 1944-1946
1 SHILLING .925 Silver 1932-1942
1 SHILLING .500 Silver 1944,1946

2 SHILLINGS .925 Silver 1932-1942
2 SHILLINGS .500 Silver 1944,1946

1/2 CROWN .925 Silver 1932-1942
1/2 CROWN .500 Silver 1944,1946
1 CROWN .500 Silver 1953


I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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CYPRUS
4 1/2 PIASTRES .925 Silver 1901,1921,1938
9 PIASTRES .925 Silver 1901,1907,1913,1919,1921,1938,1940
18 PIASTRES .925 Silver 1901,1907,1913,1921,1938,1940
45 PIASTRES .925 Silver 1928


CRETE

50 LEPTA .835 Silver 1901
1 DRACHMA .835 Silver 1901

2 DRACHMAI .835 Silver 1901
5 DRACHMAI .900 Silver 1901

HUNGARY
1 KORONA .835 Silver 1906,1912-1916
2 KORONA .835 Silver 1912-1914
5 KORONA .900 Silver 1900,1906-1909

1 PENGO .640 Silver 1926,1927,1937-1939
2 PENGO .640 Silver 1929,1931-1933,1935-1939
5 PENGO .640 Silver 1930,1938,1939
5 FLORINT .835 Silver 1946,1947
5 FLORINT .500 Silver 1948
10 FLORINT .500 Silver 1948
20 FLORINT .500 Silver 1948

10 FLORINT .800 Silver 1956
20 FLORINT .800 Silver 1956

YUGOSLAVIA

10 DINARA .500 Silver 1931
20 DINARA .500 Silver 1931
20 DINARA .750 Silver 1938
50 DINARA .750 Silver 1932,1938


SERBIA
50 PARA .835 Silver Silver 1904,1912,1915
1DINAR .835 Silver 1904,1912,1915
2 DINARA .835 Silver 1904,1912,1915
5 DINARA .900 Silver 1904


GREECE
50 DRACHMAI .835 Silver 1967
(COMMEMORATIVE)

CZECHOSLOVAKIA

5 KORUN .500 Silver 1928-1932
10 KORUN .700 Silver 1928,1930-1933
20 KORUN .700 Silver 1933,1934,1937

TURKEY
5 PARA .100 Silver 1901,1902,1904
1 KURUSH .830 Silver 1900-1908
2 KURUSH .830 Silver 1900-1908
5 KURUSH .830 Silver 1900-1908
10 KURUSH .830 Silver 1905-1907
20 KURUSH .830 Silver 1916-1918

100 KURUS .830 Silver 1934,1937-1941
1 LIRA .600 Silver 1947,1948
10 LIRA .830 Silver 1960

While this list is farly extensive it is not complete, but it at least gives you a guide of what to look for and what to buy that other buyers have overlooked (such as silver .900, .917 & .925).

I change with the times-
but like silver coins found in your change
I stay the same.
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Posted - 03/24/2009 :  09:41:20  Show Profile Send vrbsroma a Private Message
This trend of less valuable metals and more inexpensive metals is a recurring theme in history. I collect ancient Roman coins, and coins from the early republic are large, beautiful silver coins, while those from middle to late collapse are almost entirely cheaper bronze.

As far as I know, it is stated "In God We Trust" on the US dollar. How can I trust this currency if I do not believe in God?

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

When I give my two cents, they're always copper!
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simplicitycounts
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USA
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Posted - 03/29/2009 :  17:18:06  Show Profile Send simplicitycounts a Private Message
I just found a 1942 Australian 6 Pence sorting pennies :). I knew it was silver but the look of it, but it is neat to know it is sterling. Thanks!
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double dot
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USA
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Posted - 04/01/2009 :  22:23:08  Show Profile Send double dot a Private Message
I've got a Cuban brother in law who fled w/ family as a child from Castro. Saw some barely pre-Castro Cuban coins at a shop & picked some up as gift for brother. Shop owner sold them as 50% silver. Turns out they are 90% silver and minted in Philadelphia at US mint!

Crouching Teller, Hiding Copper
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