1964 was the date on the last 90% silver coins. Silver coins were actually made up through the early part of 1966 but the 1964 date was used on all of those. 1965 was used on the clad coins that were made in that year. So any dime, half dollar or quarter with a date of 1964 is 90% silver.
Kennedy Half Dollars produced from 1965 through 1969 were made with a 40% silver content. By 1971 half dollars had been changed to copper-nickel clad as well.
Regardless of rumors and myths, the only nickels that ever contained silver were the famous "war nickels" made during WWII. They were 35% silver because nickel was needed for the war effort. ALL other US nickels are made of a copper-nickel alloy.
Similarly there has never been a silver cent (penny). Many people mistake the steel cents also minted during WWII for silver coins, but they're simply made of zinc-coated steel.
Since 1971, the only US silver coins have been special issues sold to collectors and investors at a premium above their face value:
1964 was the last year for 90% silver coins. The Kennedy Half Dollar was struck in 40% silver from 1965-1969 and 1970 but the 1970 coin was not released for circulation.
Inflation caused the silver content of coins to be worth more than their face value so the US mint stopped making silver coins for circulation.
The last 90% silver half's made for general circulation were in 1964. 40% silver coins were issued until 1970.
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.
i don't know maybe they hate silver. lol
1794 was the first Federal issue silver coin, a Dollar.
1964 all us coins stopped being produced with silver.
The value of silver rose so the US had to use other metals to make coins. If our coins were still made of silver dimes would be worth $2 and quarters would be worth $5.
1964 was the last year US quarters were made of Silver.
For general circulation, 1964.
Coins struck for circulation in the US today have no silver in them.
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