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How many dimes make 1 oz of silver?
Presuming that you are referring to US dimes issued between 1875 and 1964 (dimes older than 1875 had different weights and/or fineness), dimes weigh 2.50 grams and are 90% silver (the remaining 10% is copper). This means that the ASW (Actual Silver Weight) is 0.07234 troy ounces. Thus, it would require 14 dimes (this number is rounded up; the precise number is 13.8236 dimes) to have one troy ounce of silver.
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Any combination of 90-percent silver U.S. coins which have a face value of US$1.00 contains 0.715 troy ounces of 99.9-percent silver (0.7234 troy ounces if uncirculated), exce…pt for the silver dollars (Morgan and Peace) which contain .7736 troy ounces of silver. In other words, a full troy ounce of 99.9-percent silver is contained in any combination of 90-percent silver U.S. coins which have a face value of US$1.40. Therefore, a roll of uncirculated 1964 dimes contains 3.617 ounces of pure Silver, while a roll of circulated 1964 dimes contains 3.575 ounces of pure silver. (MORE)
Except for the famous "war nickels" made from mid-1942 to 1945, the answer is "none", because all other US nickels don't contain silver. Since 1866, the coin has been made of …an alloy of 75% copper and 25% nickel. If you have war nickels with a large mint mark on the back, these do contain a small amount of silver - 1.75 gm to be exact. Because one troy ounce is about 31.1 gm, you'd need 31.1 / 1.75, or about 18 war nickels to contain a troy ounce of silver. (MORE)
Many people view silver as both an investment opportunity and a method to protect themselves against future inflation. Once the decision is made to buy some silver the next s…tep an investor must make is to figure out the best way to invest in silver. There are different investment products available to suit the individual preferences of most investors. Keep reading to learn about some of the most popular ways to invest in silver.Many investors want to physically possess their investment in silver and the United States Mint has a popular product to meet this demand. The United States Mint was authorized by Congress in 1986 to produce a one ounce American Eagle silver coin available in both a proof and bullion version. The proof silver coins can be purchased by consumers directly from the U.S. Mint but the silver bullion coins are only sold to dealers and wholesalers who in turn sell directly to the public at a markup.The one ounce American Eagle silver bullion coins have proven to be immensely popular with investors who have purchased almost 300 million coins since 2000. Investors who physically hold silver bullion coins have the benefit of being able to view the coins, know exactly where their coins are and have immediate access to them. The disadvantages of holding physical silver include the cost of storage, insurance and the risk of theft or loss.If you are a senior citizen you probably remember when U.S. coins minted prior to 1965 were made with a 90 percent silver alloy. When the United States ended the convertibility of the U.S. dollar to gold or silver in 1971 the price of both gold and silver increased rapidly. All coins made out of silver quickly disappeared from circulation since the silver value of the coin far exceeded the face value. These pre 1965 circulated coins are now referred to as junk silver since their value is based solely on silver content. Junk silver is a popular method for investors seeking to establish a position in silver since the markups on junk coins are far lower than on silver bullion coins from the U.S. Mint. Junk silver coins are 90 percent silver and a face value of one dollar in coins contain 0.715 troy ounces of silver. The coins are very negotiable and can be bought and sold from coin shops and precious metal dealers.Investors can invest in silver with relatively low markups over the spot price by purchasing bar silver which is produced by refiners, silver mining companies and various national mints. Bar silver comes in a variety of weights to suit investor's budgets and are made of .999 fine silver. The most popular sizes range from the one ounce bar to the hundred ounce bar. The premium on bar silver will be much lower on larger size bars compared to smaller size bars. Some of the most recognized names in the manufacture of bar silver include Sunshine Mining, Johnson Matthey, the Royal Canadian Mint, Pamp Suisse, Engelhard and the Perth Mint of Australia.Investing in silver mining stocks can produce gains from higher silver prices without actually owning the physical metal. In addition to eliminating the cost and risk of holding physical silver, investors in silver mining stocks may have returns in excess of the increase in the spot price of silver due to earnings leverage if the price of silver goes up. For example, the earnings per share increase of a silver mining company may greatly exceed the percentage increase in the price of silver bullion as most of the profit from higher silver prices falls right to the company's bottom line. Some of the major silver miners available for equity investment include Silver Wheaton, Pan American Silver, Hecla Mining Company and Coeur Mining.Investors who want returns that match the price increase in physical silver have the option of purchasing an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that invests in physical silver. The investor in a silver ETF can quickly establish a position in silver with much lower transaction costs compared to purchasing the physical metal and in addition does not have to worry about storage, insurance, and transportation costs. The largest silver ETF is the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) which holds silver bullion valued at about $7 billion. The SLV attempts to match the current market price of silver less operating expenses. Investors looking to establish a large position in silver can do so simply by placing an order with their broker to purchase shares of the SLV which trades in a very liquid market.Silver has been a volatile investment over the past ten years. From below $10 per ounce in 2004 silver skyrocketed to almost $50 per ounce in 2011 before falling back to the low $20 per ounce range. Before investing in silver investors should evaluate their tolerance for risk and be prepared to hold a position for the long term if silver prices drop. (MORE)
Colloidal silver is a solution of microscopic particles of silver in water, that has gained popularity as a alternative health remedy. Advocates of colloidal silver claim tha…t it has antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral agent that can boost the immune system and fight off infections including Lyme disease and tuberculosis. Some health experts warn, however, that colloidal silver is not an effective alternative treatment, and advise against taking the supplement. How exactly does colloidal silver effect your health, and what are some of the possible negative health consequences from taking the supplement?Colloidal silver has been used for centuries, and according to folk legend, the health benefits of the metal were first observed among royal families, who ate and drank from silver plates and cutlery, and rarely got sick. By the 1800s, using silver in medical procedures had become a common practice to reduce the likelihood of bacterial and viral infections from developing. By the early 1900s, silver became the primary form of antibiotics used in medicine. This form of treatment was replaced with the invention of chemical antibiotics and penicillin. Advocates of colloidal silver point out that while bacteria can become resistant to penicillin, they rarely become resistant to silver particles, and for this reason, colloidal silver is a preferred treatment. This statement has not been validated through research, however.According to advocates of colloidal silver, the solution can be used to fight fungal infections in the body, as well as boost the immune system. Claims have been made that the suspension can effectively soothe burns, help heal wounds, repair damaged tissue, and inhibit scar tissue from developing on the skin. Advocates of the supplement claim that because colloidal silver is believed to be easily digestible and assimilable, it allows it to work quickly and efficiently in the organs and tissues of the body.Most of the evidence supporting the use of colloidal silver is anecdotal. Of the research that has been performed, very little supports the use of colloidal silver for health purposes. According to a review of scientific literature on colloidal silver, performed by the National Center For Alternative and Complementary Medicine, silver has no known function in the body, silver is not known to be a nutritionally essential mineral in the body, nor has silver been shown to effectively treat any medical condition. In addition, the site states that colloidal silver can have serious negative health effects. Other research supports the use of colloidal silver to kill bacteria, fungus, and viruses in laboratory studies. However, the research does not extend the health benefits of colloidal silver to human application.Because silver accumulates in the cells and tissues of the body, it can lead to an effect called argyria, which is a condition where the skin becomes bluish-grey in color. Extreme cases of this condition have been observed, whereas the entire dermatitis of an individual turns blue. The condition is permanent, and in addition, causes discoloration to the eyes, nails, and gums. Other side effects of colloidal silver include kidney, liver, and nervous system deterioration, and the supplement may interfere with the body's ability to absorb antibiotics, and other medications (specifically those used to treat thyroid disorders).While silver has been used effectively in conventional medicine to treat serious burns, as a dressing for wound and other skin infections, it is a particular type of silver, called silver sulfadiazine, which is used. This form of silver has not been shown to have positive health effects when taken internally.Because of the lack of empirical evidence supporting the use of colloidal silver for health purposes, it is not advised to take this supplement for any health condition. Until more research can be provided showing the possible benefits of this supplement, it is best avoided. Consult with your naturopath or medical practitioner before taking an alternative treatment for any health condition. (MORE)
Silver has been a valued precious metal for thousands of years. Since ancient times governments have produced silver coinage and individual investors have long viewed the pre…cious metal as a store of wealth and an alternative to paper currencies. Keeping reading to learn about the American Eagle silver bullion coin, one of the most popular silver coins in the world.The American Eagle silver bullion coins have been produced by the United States Mint since 1986 after being authorized by Congress in 1985. Each silver bullion coin is fabricated out of .999 fine silver and weighs one troy ounce. The obverse (front) of the coin should appear familiar to senior citizens since the design is based on the "Walking Liberty" silver half dollar which was produced from 1916 to 1947. The reverse of the silver bullion coin features an eagle behind a shield clutching an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left talon. The reverse also contains the classic Latin phrase "E Pluribus Unum" (out of many one) which is present on most American coins as well as 13 five-pointed stars representing the original 13 colonies. The silver bullion coins are produced by the U.S. Mint at the West Point and San Francisco mints.Silver bullion coins produced by the U.S. Mint are popular because the weight, content, and purity of the silver in the coins is guaranteed by the U.S. government. Due to the fact that hundreds of millions of silver bullion coins have been sold over the years the market in the coins is very liquid. The coins are prized for their beauty and sought out not only by investors but also coin collectors. The silver bullion coins are extremely popular as gifts since the coins will always have a value and potential for price appreciation. Silver bullion coins are also popular since they can be purchased in small amounts as compared to gold which sells for about 70 times as much per ounce as silver. In addition, the American Eagle silver bullion coins are the only silver coins allowed to be purchased in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).Buyers of silver bullion coins can become confused by the term troy ounce since it is not the same as the traditional avoirdupois ounce that Americans are familiar with. The troy ounce is a unit of measurement used when dealing with the weight and pricing of precious metals. A troy ounce is equal to 1.097 avoirdupois ounces so if you own 16 American Eagle silver bullion coins containing 16 troy ounces of silver you have approximately 17.55 traditional ounces of silver or about 1.1 pounds.The American Eagle silver bullion coins are recognized as legal tender by the U.S. government which means that the coins can technically be used to pay all debts, taxes, and other bills. In practice the coins are rarely used in normal commerce since the face value of the silver bullion coin is only one dollar which is far below the market value of the silver in the coin. In addition, even though the coin may be legal tender, there is no Federal statute requiring a business or other organization to accept currency or coins as payment for goods and services leaving them free to establish their own payment policies.The U.S. Mint does not sell American Eagle silver bullion coins directly to the public but instead sells them to a network of Mint approved authorized purchasers who buy the coins in bulk for a small markup over the market value of silver. The coins are then widely distributed by the authorized purchasers to banks, brokers, coin dealers, and the public. The silver bullion coins are extremely negotiable and easy to buy or sell from thousands of institutions and businesses that deal in the coins.Silver eagle bullion coins are generally priced solely on the market value of their silver content. The U.S. Mint does produce and directly sell to the public a specially made proof version of the silver eagle coin which does have a numismatic value. A numismatic coin is one that is valued at more than the metal content of the coin based on such factors as the grade of the coin and number minted.Since the cost and subsequent value of a silver bullion coin is based on the market price of silver, the value of a bullion coin is always subject to value fluctuations. Silver has historically been volatile sometimes rising or falling rapidly in price.Since 2000 the U.S. Mint has sold over 300 million of the American Eagle silver bullion coins. In 2013 sales of the silver bullion coins reached an all-time sales record of almost 43 million coins. (MORE)
The inimitable wine personality Oz Clarke offers his take on wine history. But fair warning: you need to like your prose both entertaining and irrepressible.One of the things …that makes wine so intriguing is that, like beer, it's a staple of civilization, having been around nearly as long as we humans have cultivated plants. For the most part, wine history books for the layperson have been well-researched but mostly academic affairs, penned in the tradition of historical investigation made popular by authors such as David McCullough. Wine personality Oz Clarke, however, seems to be trying to turn that format on its head with the release of "The History of Wine in 100 Bottles: From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond.""The History of Wine in 100 Bottles: From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond" (Sterling Epicure, 224 pages, $24.95) consists of dozens of short (two-to-three page) chapters, each dealing with a particular year or span of time in wine history, and each with several well-chosen color illustrations or photos to help elucidate the key topic of the chapter. The book begins with a synopsis of our current understanding of how wine came to be in the first place (around 6000 BC), and slowly but surely works its way through the dawn of what we might now consider traditional winemaking (in the 1500s and 1600s, with Sherry, Tokaji, Bordeaux), through the phylloxera vine louse blight of the nineteenth century, the technical innovations of the twentieth century, and into the hot button topics of modern wine times (synthetic cork closures, consultant winemakers, natural wines, and wine fraud).What Clarke's "The History of Wine in 100 Bottles" lacks in depth, it more than makes up for in breadth, personal insight, and entertainment value. Few significant moments in wine history are untouched, and Clarke does a good job of weaving his tales anecdotally, adding color and interpretation to the historical events. An almost improbable amount of information is covered in the book's fewer than 250 pages, and even a casual read will have you somewhat fluent in the major details of the more important mile-markers in the long journey of wine on this planet.Clarke eschews stodgy prose almost to a fault, favoring instead a story-telling approach. This makes "The History of Wine in 100 Bottles" wildly entertaining, but also, at points, difficult to follow, particularly if you're not in tune with Clarke's decidedly British sense of humor. Aside from chronology, there is little true organization to Clarke's take on wine history, and the title could mislead some potential readers (while many individual wines are detailed in context, it is a conceit to which Clarke only loosely adheres).Entertaining almost to a fault, Oz Clarke's "The History of Wine in 100 Bottles: From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond" is a unique and, at turns, peripatetic take on the full chronology of wine within the context of human history. The chapters make for quick reads, but offer a great summary of wine's past, with a surprisingly high volume of important moments chronicled and wittily dissected. If you enjoy your humor on the dry side, Clarke's book is worth your time. (MORE)
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For modern U.S. quarters like you find in change, none. They don't contain any silver - they're made of copper and nickel. For quarters dated 1964 and earlier, each one cont…ains 5.625 gm of pure silver, almost exactly 1/5 of an ounce. So 5 old quarters contain a total of 1 oz of silver. (MORE)
One American Silver eagle dollar will make an ounce of silver. Only silver dollars dated 1935 and older contain silver. They contain about .77 troy ounces of silver. So about …1.3 Silver dollars 1935 and older would make an ounce of silver. (MORE)