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What value in todays dollar amount would 30 pieces of silver equal that was used during the time of Jesus Christ?
There are a couple of ways to solve this. The 30 pieces of Silver were probably denarii. The modern day purchasing power of a denarii is valued at about US$20. That would make the 30 pieces to value about $600.
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Short answer: At least one dollar, but possibly much more. There are several different types of US "silver dollars" -- more information is needed. For Eisenhower dollars …(1971 through 1978) the ones from circulation did not contain any silver even though people mistakenly call them silver dollars -- they're worth about $1.10 apiece. As for Morgan and Peace dollars (1870's through 1930's), it could be anywhere from about $30 for a common date poor condition coin (silver value), to thousands of dollars for a nice rare date coin. More information is needed to give any kind of evaluation -- date, mintmark, condition. Then there are the silver bullion dollar coins minted from 1986 to present. These coins were never put into circulation, although it's possible someone could accidentally spend one for face value. Like other coins, their collectible value depends on date and condition, although most of these are found in high Mint State or high Proof conditions. Older dollar types will be worth significantly more, but exact details of the coin would be necessary for an evaluation. Answer You need to post a new question with more information - the date, condition, and mint mark are the most important factors in determining a coin's value. Without that information it's not possible to provide any evaluation. Not nearly enough information. Post a new question with the coin's date and mint mark. Simply put about $30, but it could be worth a lot more depending on date and condition. An average circulated Silver Dollar coin is worth about the silver content.
$19.20, about 113 days' wages of the common laborer at .17 cents a day. Obviously, you couldn't hire a laborer today for that much, so what would today's value work out to be…? If you wanted to hire a worker, you could pay him from $100 to $125 per day in the US. So, using a day's labor as the means of comparison, it would work out to be $11,300 to $14,125 US. This could buy a nice chunk of land in most states, just like the 30 pieces of silver bought the potter's field in Matthew 27:6-10.
The value of thirty silver coins was the price of a ordinary slave.
30 pieces of silver
by sure we cannot state it, but using regressional statistics and considering wars, pests, dead rate at born, etc.... population during christ time was no more that 150 …- 170 milions
Dollar coins dated 1935 and earlier contain about 24 gm of silver, or about 0.773 troy ounces. Check the current retail price of silver (it changes every day, so search for SP…OT PRICE SILVER) and multiply by 0.773. However, before taking a coin to one of those "we buy gold and silver" places, remember that (a) they'll only pay wholesale and (b) many silver dollars are worth more as collectibles than as scrap metal. You need to check a values guide before tossing a silver dollar into the melting pot! Also, at the risk of mentioning the merely obvious, any U.S. $1 coin dated 1971 or later is NOT made of silver - just cupronickel or brass. A true silver dollar dated 1935 or earlier contains about 24 gm of silver, so its silver is worth about 0.85 times the current price of an ounce of silver bullion. BUT - - - most silver dollars are worth more to collectors than for their metal content. Sometimes not much, but enough that it's generally a very bad idea to sell them to one of those "we buy gold and silver" places that have been popping up all over the country. since the pre 1935 silver dollars have a bit less than an oz of silver and silver goes for about $19/oz, the value of the silver dollars is about $15/coin, BUT if you take a silver dollar to a coin dealer I doubt you will be offered any more than $10 or $12 unless the coin has some numismatic value. If you have 10 or 20 pounds of pre 1964 US silver coins, you will get closer to the bullion value of the coins
Answer #1 A true silver dollar dated 1935 or earlier contains about 24 gm of silver, so its silver is worth about 0.77 times the current price of an ounce of silver …bullion. BUT - - - most silver dollars are worth more to collectors than for their metal content. Sometimes not much, but enough that it's generally a very bad idea to sell them to one of those "we buy gold and silver" places that have been popping up all over the country. Answer # 2 since the pre 1935 silver dollars have a bit less than an oz of silver and silver goes for about $19/oz, the value of the silver dollars is about $15/coin, BUT if you take a silver dollar to a coin dealer I doubt you will be offered any more than $10 or $12 unless the coin has some numismatic value. If you have 10 or 20 pounds of pre 1964 US silver coins, you will get closer to the bullion value of the coins
# There were none during His time, nor are there any males in Israel today named "Jesus." There was and is no Hebrew letter comparable to our American "J" and no Hebrew …letter combination (then or now) that would give the American "gee" sound. Our Master's name is Yeshua, which is a shortened form of Yahoshua (as is also, Hoshea). During Yeshua's time, that name was very popuar. Every time His mother intorduced Him, she was telling people, "This is my son, Salvation."
My estimate would be 150 dollars
Thirty pieces of silver was about the price of a slave at that time. This was roughly equivalent to 120 denari or enough to pay a soldier for about four months. That would be …approximately $6,000 to $7,000 of spending power.
If it was scientifically proven to be the ACTUAL silver Judas gave (which is impossible, buts so is everything in the bible so we are on the right track in 1 way). But if it w…as, more than likely it would be priceless. Only the Staff of Aaron, the Ark of the Covenent, and Noah's Ark would but it in value. (Except maybe the gold Jesus was given on his birth). But more than likely the Vatican would lay instant claim to it and take it from you by force if required to obtain it, so in theory unless your the Pope the silver would be worthless to you and actually a hinderance :) I assume, unlike the above 'answer' that you mean what was the amount (in today's terms) that Judas received for betraying Jesus. It is most likely that the coins received were silver denarii. A denarius was the most common of the silver coins used ( as opposed to gold coins, or, the more common bronze coins) by the Roman occupying forces of Judea and was often called just a 'silver coin' rather than its correct name, much like in the US people call some of their coins 'quarters' rather than 25 cent pieces, or in the UK, before decimalisation, a shilling consisting of 12 pence was simply called a 'bob'. A denarius' value was the equivalent of a day's wage for an unskilled worker. This is confirmed in the parable of the workers in the vineyard, as told by Jesus, where, for a day's unskilled work they were each given the usual wage of 1 'silver coin'. In the UK, for example, someone earning today's minimum wage as an unskilled worker (around £7 per hour), working for 8 hours a day, would earn £56 for that day's work. Therefore, thirty days (for 30 pieces of silver) represented a month's wages for an unskilled worker - or around £1680, which is equivalent to around US$2740 or Can$2810 or Aus$2950 - hardly a King's ransom.
In Jesus Christ
Few people in the first century lived beyond the age of fifty. The average lifespan would have been much lower because of infant deaths, and accidents and disease, as we…ll as war.
The Romans ruled over Palestine, but they appointed pupet kings like Herod.
The 'piece of silver' was called a denarius by the Romans and it was the usual pay for a day of work by a common laborer. Today, a day laborer (non-union and not contracted) m…akes around $10 per hour, $80 per day. So the 30 pieces of silver could be compared to $2,400. One interesting tidbit is the mention of this bounty shortly after Judas became angry at the wastage of a bottle of fragrant oil on Jesus. He said that the oil should have been sold for 300 denarii. The writer then ascribes a motive to Judas, saying that he wanted the money for himself and not for the poor. It is worth noting that the 30 pieces of silver would have been the tithe on income of 300 pieces of silver.
According to the Holy Bible, it was "Judas Iscariot" who betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver!