Junk Coin Identification, ‘Junk’ Silver and ‘Junk’ Copper

Hi Everyone,

** Pre-note, 1964 and earlier half-dollars, quarters, and dimes are 90% silver (I screwed up in the video and said 95%), sorry for the

Anyhow this post is about USA ‘Junk’ coins, so,,,,, What is a ‘Junk Coin’:

Junk is an informal term used in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia for any coin which is in fair condition and has
no numismatic or collectible value above the bullion value of the metal it contains. Such coins are popular among people seeking to
invest in metals, particularly in small amounts. This term used to apply primarily to silver, but is now being used with copper. There are
folks out there with buckets full of pre 1982 copper! I’m not gonna go that crazy but it is interesting!

Here is my guide:

This is probably my new favorite hobby.  Whenever I get change back from a transaction I love looking through it for these small
treasures.  Trust me they are out there! I hope this video and post get more folks looking a little closer.  You might be surprised what you

Fun fact for silver:

A full troy ounce of  silver is contained in any combination of 90-percent silver U.S. coins which have a face value of
$1.40!  So as a reference, as of  4/3/2012 , that $1.40 is actually worth $33 spot price (market) value.

Watch your change!



It may seem at times like you have ‘done it all’  but there are many new crafts and lost skills out there for all of us! This is my mission! 

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