So many different valuable types of coin can be in your pocket and you do not even know. You my have a rare penny or nickel, but that is really rare. You do have a great chance of having a coin that is silver in your pocket though. This post will be very short and to the point. I will list what to look for in your pocket or change jug: Next examples are U.S. Coins.
90% silver coin, Half dollars, quarters and dimes 1964 and older, meaning 1963, 1962, 1961………
40% silver, Kennedy halves 1965-1970
35% silver, war – time nickels 1942-1945
note: The 1943 penny is silver colored, not silver. The penny is zinc coated steel and is not valuable. The valuable penny is the 1943 regular copper penny. During world war 2 there was a shortage of copper so they made steel cents.
Silver coins from Canada that are common:
Pre – 1919, halves, quarters and dimes were 92.5% pure silver also called sterling.
1920 – 1966 halves, quarters and dimes were 80% silver
1967 and some of 1968 quarters and dimes were 50% silver
1935 – 1967 Canadian dollars were 80% silver.
So check your pockets. You can have a fortune sitting in your change jug at home. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us. West Town Jewelry & Loan are coin collectors and experts. We are here for your questions and to buy coins and sell coins. Stop by for a free appraisal.