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    Default Question about Silver Quarters and Dimes....

    I am of the understanding that 1964 and earlier quarters and dimes contain 90% silver by weight, but what about the 40% quarters that were supposed to be manufactured after that?

    I need to know what exact years the 40% coins were made, and if it's worth it to pick through my change and keep them!

    I do notice alot of them still in circulation.

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    Yes I believe it is worth it and I think the years they were made were from 1965 thru 1969 someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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    correct years, but only for the Kennedy half. The 70 Kennedys were 40% too, but apparently only made for the mint sets, not circulation.

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    So 1965-1969 quarters and dimes are 40% Silver then?

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    no, only the halves were 40%. Quarters & dimes up to 64 only

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    So there is no such thing as 40% quarters and dimes then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YakHairSandwich View Post
    So there is no such thing as 40% quarters and dimes then?
    correct

    1964 and older halves,quarters,dimes are 90%

    70-65 halves only are 40%

    and war nickles are 35% i think years in the early 1940s and they are marked with a mintmark style letter over the capital dome on the rear

    there are also some PROOF silver issues of coins in later years

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    The War Nickels are 35% silver, and were minted from '42 to '45. They also contain 9% manganese, giving them a darker color. These are the only nickels that I'm aware of that have any silver in them at all.

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