Buy or Sell Junk Silver Coins

90% US Silver Coins

Junk silver coins refer to silver coins that contain no collectible or numismatic value beyond the silver content of the coins. In other words, junk coins are bought and sold primariliy for their silver value.  The price of these coins is determined by multiplying the silver weight of the coins by the current spot or market price of silver. While junk silver coins are most commonly associated with 90% U.S. silver dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars minted in 1964 or earlier, they can also refer to 40% silver Kennedy half dollars (minted from 1965 – 1970), 35% silver war nickels (minted from 1942 – 1945), or even foreign coins, such as 80% silver Canadian dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars minted in 1967 and earlier. Starting in 1965, the US mint stopped using silver to mint coins for general circulation, with the exception of the 40% silver Kennedy half dollars noted above. Listed below are examples of US junk silver coins:

Junk Silver Dollars

Morgan and Peace Dollarsmorgan and peace silver dollar

Junk Silver Half Dollars

Liberty Head “Barber”, Walking Liberty, Franklin, & KennedyJunk silver half-dollar coins

Junk Silver Quarters

Liberty Head, Standing Liberty, & Washington

Junk quarters coins


Junk Silver Dimes

Liberty Head, Mercury (Winged Liberty), & Roosevelt

Junk Silver Dimes

Junk Silver Nickels

Jefferson War-time coin

Jefferson War-time Nickel

Junk silver coins are often traded in bulk (junk silver bags, rolls or stacks). Since there’s a nominal premium placed on these silver bullion coins, they can easily be bought by collectors and investors alike. Investors buy these coins to protect their assets from inflation, in times of economic uncertainty, and for profit if they believe that the price of silver will increase in the future. Are you a Collector or Investor looking to buy junk silver coins? If so, please take a look at our inventory page to check out our current availability of junk silver coins. You can also call us at 615.535.2785 to inquire about buying coins in bulk. Or do you want to sell your junk silver coins for cash? If you’re interested in selling junk silver coins, please visit our buying rates page to obtain up-to-date buying rates on the most common junk silver coins that we purchase. You can also complete this form to request a free appraisal or call us directly at 615.535.2785. [calltoaction]