Silver Melt Value of Coins

Current Intrinsic Metal Value of U.S. Silver Coins

Circulated Silver Coins.
Circulated Silver Coins Worth Not Much More Than Bullion Value. Image Copyright: © 2016 James Bucki; All rights reserved.

This page lists the current intrinsic or melt value of common U.S. silver coins.  This is not a listing of how much it costs the U.S. Mint to make these coins, but rather a measurement of value based solely upon the metal content of the coin.  

This is useful information when trying to determine a coin's value. There are many factors that influence the value of coins and this is just one aspect of it.

For example, if the price of silver rises to the point where it exceeds the face value of the coin, people remove them from commerce because they are worth more further metal value than their face value. When the metal value of the coin exceeds the collector value, then the coin will be sold for its bullion value instead of its numismatic value.

This page is not a legal endorsement of melting or defacing coins but serves to provide you with information on a coin's intrinsic metal value.

Melt Values of U.S. Silver Coins

Current Price of Silver:  $17.20 USD per Troy Ounce (t oz.)
Up  $0.65  or  +3.93%  
 

Coin DescriptionWeightASWMelt Value
Jefferson Nickel,
Wartime Silver Alloy
(1942-1945)
35% Silver
5.00 g.0.0563 t oz.$0.97
Barber Dime
(1892-1916)
90% Silver
2.50 g.0.0723 t oz.$1.24
Mercury Dime
(1916-1945)
90% Silver
2.50 g.0.0723 t oz.$1.24
Roosevelt Dime
(1946-1964)
90% Silver
2.50 g.0.0723 t oz.$1.24
Barber Quarter
(1892-1916)
90% Silver
6.25 g.0.1808 t oz.$3.11
Standing Liberty Quarter
(1916-1930)
90% Silver
6.25 g.0.1808 t oz.$3.11
Washington Quarter
(1932-1964)
90% Silver
6.25 g.0.1808 t oz.$3.11
Barber Half Dollar
(1892-1915)
90% Silver
12.50 g.0.3617 t oz.$6.22
Walking Liberty Half Dollar
(1916-1947)
90% Silver
12.50 g.0.3617 t oz.$6.22
Franklin Half Dollar
(1948-1963)
90% Silver
12.50 g.0.3617 t oz.$6.22
Kennedy Half Dollar
(1964)
90% Silver
12.50 g.0.3617 t oz.$6.22
Kennedy Half Dollar
(1965-1970)
40% Silver
11.50 g.0.1479 t oz.$2.54
Morgan Silver Dollar
(1878-1921)
90% Silver
26.73 g.0.7734 t oz.$13.30
Peace Silver Dollar
(1921-1935)
90% Silver
26.73 g.0.7734 t oz.$13.30
Eisenhower Silver Dollar
(1971-1978)
40% Silver
24.59 g.0.3161 t oz.$5.44
American Silver Eagle $1
(1986-Date)
99.93% Silver
31.10 g.1.0000 t oz.$17.20
America the Beautiful
5 Ounce Silver
(2010-Date)
99.93% Silver
155.55 g.5.0000 t oz.$86.00