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The first U.S. silver $1 coins were made in 1794, and the last ones were struck for circulation in 1935.

Because demand fluctuated the denomination wasn't struck every year. For example, dollars weren't made between 1804 and 1835, and between 1905 and 1920.

A trial run of about 300,000 new silver dollars was made in 1964 but the rising price of silver meant they were actually worth (much) more than a dollar, so the Mint melted them before any were released.

When the denomination was finally re-introduced in 1971 the coins were made of copper-nickel, the same as dimes and quarters. In 2000 the composition was changed to the current "golden" manganese brass.

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When did the us mint stop producing Silver half dollars?

1964 all us coins stopped being produced with silver.


When did the US stop making silver dollars?

There were no dollar coins produced in the United States after the last Peace dollar was produced in 1935 until the Eisenhower dollar began production in 1971. Silver was no longer used for coins in general circulation after 1964 - copper-nickel clad coinage began in 1965. The exception was Kennedy half dollars, which were 40% silver (down from 90% in 1964) between 1965 and 1970. Eisenhower dollars were produced in both clad (for circulation) and 40% silver (for collectors) between 1971 and 1976. Quarters and half dollars were produced in 40% silver for collectors in silver in 1976. Dimes, quarters and half dollars were produced in 90% silver for collectors from 1992 onward Anthony dollars were made of copper-nickel. Current Sacagawea and Presidential Series dollars are made of manganese-brass.


What year did they stop minting silver dollars?

There were no dollar coins produced in the United States after the last Peace dollar was produced in 1935 until the Eisenhower dollar began production in 1971. Silver was no longer used for coins in general circulation after 1964 - copper-nickel clad coinage began in 1965. The exception was Kennedy half dollars, which were 40% silver (down from 90% in 1964) between 1965 and 1970. Eisenhower dollars were produced in both clad (for circulation) and 40% silver (for collectors) between 1971 and 1976. Quarters and half dollars were produced in 40% silver for collectors in silver in 1976. Dimes, quarters and half dollars were produced in 90% silver for collectors from 1992 onward Anthony dollars were made of copper-nickel. Current Sacagawea and Presidential Series dollars are made of manganese-brass.


When did the US stop minting half dollars in silver?

1964 was the last year the mint minted Half Dollars in 90% silver. Then from 1965 to 1970 they were struck in 40% silver. Currently Half dollars contain no silver. They are made of a copper-nickel clad composition. Starting in 1992 the mint started making 90% silver proofs. In 1964 dimes, quarters and dollars were also stopped being made in 90% silver.


When did they stop making the silver dollar?

1935 was the last year for circulating U.S. silver dollars.


When did they stop minting silver dollars in the 1920s?

No US silver Peace dollars were issued in 1929, this the only year in the 1920's they did not strike them.


What year did they stop making full silver dollars?

1935. Note U.S. dollars were never pure silver. They contained about 10% copper.


What year did they stop making silver coins?

The last year for silver dimes and quarters, as well as 90% half dollars was 1964. Halves 1965-70 were then 40% silver. All dimes and quarters 1965-present and half dollars 1971-present are copper and nickel.


When did the US stop making silver dollars out of silver?

The last year for silver silver dollars was 1935. There were no dollar coins minted again until 1971, by which time silver coinage had been replaced with copper and nickel.


When did US stop using silver in their coins?

The last year for 90% silver dimes, quarters, and, half dollars was 1964. Half dollars were then made with 40% silver until 1970.


When did they stop using silver half dollar?

90% silver half dollars were minted until 1965, all half dollars dated 1964 and before are 90% silver. From 1965-1970 the half dollar was 40% silver. From 1971-present circulation issue half dollars are copper-nickel and contain no silver.


When were the silver dimes stop being made?

1964