What is the silver content of Canada coins?
Most Canadian silver coins 10¢ 25¢ 50¢ and Dollar from 1920 to 1966 are 80% silver before 1920 these coins plus the 5¢ coin were 92.5% or sterling silver. In 1967 there were both 80% and 50% silver coins. Most 1968 coins are 100% nickel, but some 50% silver 10¢ and 25¢ coins were also produced. Several of the modern proof and commemorative coins are sterling silver even some 5¢ coins. The 2003 and 2004 and some 2006 and 2007 Silver Dollars are made of 99.99 pure or "fine" silver.
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Until the end of WW1, many countries minted silver coins with a high silver content, usually 90% or more.. In 1919/20, there was a sharp increase in the price of silver and m…any countries reduced the silver content of some or all of their coins to around 50%.. At the end of WW2 when many countries were repaying war loans or, had had their economies destroyed by the war, the silver content was reduced further, or eliminated altogether.. By the second half of the 20th century, most "silver" coins were made from a copper/nickel alloy.. These days, only non-circulating investment coins or high value coins are made from silver.
There have been six King Georges from 1714 to 1952. 1919 and 1920 were the two years when the British silver coinage was debased from 0.9250 to 0.5000 silver. Which year th…e change was made depends on the denomination of the coin. Prior to 1919/1920, all British "silver" coins had a 92.5% silver content. From 1919/1920 to 1946, all British "silver" coins had a 50% silver content. From 1947 to present, all circulating British "silver" coins had a 0% silver content.
Zero. No general circulation New Zealand decimal coin has any silver content, or any other precious metal. Prior to 1947, New Zealand predecimal silver coins had a 50% silv…er content. All "silver" coins minted from 1947 onwards were made from a copper-nickel alloy. The only exception to this was the 1949 Crown (Five Shillings) which was minted from 50% silver.
1919 and 1920 were the two years when the British silver coinage was debased from 0.9250 to 0.5000 silver. Which year the change was made depends on the denomination of the co…in. Prior to 1919/1920, all British "silver" coins had a 92.5% silver content. From 1919/1920 to 1946, all British "silver" coins had a 50% silver content. From 1947 to present, all circulating British "silver" coins had a 0% silver content.
The use of silver in Dutch coins was gradually phased out over the first half of the 20th century. From 1938 until the end of silver coinage, they were struck in 72% (720 fine…) silver alloyed with 28% copper. The government of the Netherlands demonetised silver coins in 1973. Current euro-denominated coins of course don't contain any silver either.
Fijian Sixpences, Shillings and Florins minted from 1934 to 1941 had a silver content of 50%. Fijian Sixpences, Shillings and Florins minted from 1942 to 1943 had a silver co…ntent of 90%. This is an unusual trend, moreso during the war years when most countries were moving away from precious metals in their currencies. Fijian general circulation "silver" coins minted from 1953 onwards have no silver at all and were made from a copper-nickel alloy.
Since 2002 France has used the euro; euro coins don't contain anysilver. From the end of WWII to 2002, a few franc-denominated coinscontained silver: 5 FF, 83.5% silver, 1960… to 1970 10 FF, 90% silver, 1965 to 1974 50 FF, 90% silver, 1974 to 1980 100 FF, 90% silver, 1982 to 2002 (very limited circulation)
The Deutsche Mark is not currently in use in Germany at this time since its replacement by the Euro. Most coins made in Germany did not contain silver, though the Vereinsthale…r contained 16 2/3 grams of pure silver.
Apart from the 1966 50 cent coin which had an 80% silver content, no Australian general circulation decimal coin has any silver at all.
1837 was the year US silver coins changed to .900 silver & .100 copper, that caused a slight reduction of silver.
1930 50 centavos
In Mexican Coins
silver on the outside/ small gold coin inside
In US Coins
If it was minted in or before 1935, it's 90% silver out of a total weight of 26.73 grams. If it's a circulating Eisenhower dollar from the 1970s, then it contains no silver at… all.
In Asian Coins
Some are 83.5% some are 90.0% depends on facial value and year.
In Coins and Paper Money
"Foreign coins" is a relative term, being relative to where everyou are. It would be fairly safe to say that as at 2013, no country issuesany coins containing any precious met…al in its general circulationcoins.
In US Coins
The only coins issued for circulation after 1964 to contain anysilver were kennedy half dollars (1965-1970). They are 40% silver not 90% with an Actual SilverWeght (ASW) of .…1479oz of pure silver. No other U.S. coins made forgeneral circulation from 1965 to date have any silver in them.