1964 for dimes, quarters, and half dollars at 90% silver. Halves were then 40% silver until 1970. The only silver coins since then were special collector issues, but none for general circulation.
The last year for 90% silver coinage (dimes, quarters, and half dollars) was 1964.
1964, was the last year for silver half dollars.
1964 was the last year US dimes struck for general circulation were 90% silver.
It was 1964 when the last coins in the US were made from 90% silver.
1964 was the last year for 90% silver coins and 1970 was the last for 40% silver coins. Special Bicentennial (1776-1976) collectors coins were made in 40% silver. From 1992 to date proof collectors coins have been struck in 90% silver.
Yes, but 1964 was the last year for circulating 90% coins.
Quarters and most other silver US coins contained 10% copper; the last coins made of that alloy were dated 1964. The US has never made solid silver circulating coins. Pure silver is far too soft for use in coins, so it was always alloyed with copper for hardness.
They have never been all silver, but dimes, quarters, half dollars and silver dollars made before 1965 are 90% silver. The plain and simple answer is: 1964 was the last year
No US dollar coins were struck in 1949. 1935 was the last year for a US silver dollar. Silver halves were minted in 1949 along with quarters and dimes.
1837 was the year US silver coins changed to .900 silver & .100 copper, that caused a slight reduction of silver.
1964 for dimes, quarters, and 90% silver half dollars, and 1970 for 40% silver half dollars.
1964 for dimes and quarters, and half dollars with 90% silver. Halves from 1965-70 were still 40% silver.
The US Mint still produces silver coins for collectors. The last year silver coins were produced for circulation was 1964 except for the Kennedy half dollar. These half dollars, minted from 1965 through 1970 contained 40% silver instead of the 90% contained in silver dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollar coins minted prior to 1965.
in the US silver coins were last used in 1964, the reason behind the overhaul of coins of which several were heavily made with silver, was available quantities of this precious metal were rapidly decreasing and keeping up with demand for new coins increasingly difficult
1932 was the last year gold coins were struck for circulation.