Pre-1964 coins include silver dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes

  • Walking Liberty Half Dollar
  • Barber Half Dollar
  • Franklin Half Dollar
  • Kennedy Half Dollar
  • Barber Quarter
  • Standing Liberty Quarter
  • Washington Quarter
  • Mercury Dime
  • Roosevelt Dime


  • 1965-1969 coins: Half Dollars
  • Kennedy Half Dollar
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The US government minted 90% silver, 10% copper in most of their circulated coins produced prior to 1965. If you’re looking for 90% silver coins, you want to search for coins struck before the Coinage Act of 1965. The Coinage Act of 1965 states that the Secretary of the Treasury was allowed to continue to strike 90% coins for up to five years. Of course, that time has long since passed. Today, there are no silver coins in use by the United States, although silver coins dated 1964 and before can still be found in regular circulation anywhere in the US.


Even if you don’t have a coin collection – there’s still a great way to discover silver coins with extra value in your old spare change. Silver coins consisting of 90% and 40% silver are an easy way to save as an investment in your future.

The term ‘junk silver’ is often used to describe antique silver coins. After years of circulation through the US and foreign economies, junk silver coins will most likely be in poor (circulated) condition. No matter the poor condition, the silver content in junk silver coins still hold value for their precious metal content making investment in silver coins a sound way to save.

The current price of silver is known as the ‘spot price’.

Knowing when to buy silver and when to sell silver requires a basic understanding of the spot price of silver and watching the highest or lowest rates for the current price of silver. Collectors and smart investors save 90% silver coins to make a profit by paying attention to the current price of silver, then selling silver coins for cash to PGS Gold & Coin.

PGS Silver Coin Buyers are ready to help when you want to buy silver coins or sell silver coins in any amount. We deal in bulk quantities of platinum, gold, and silver and can offer the very best deals when you want to buy silver coins. We sell junk silver coins by the bag, by the roll, or by the coin. Buying silver coins in large quantities is the most efficient and cost-effective way of purchasing 90% silver coins for investment purposes.

Buying & selling silver coins at PGS coin shops is the most trusted way to invest in 90% silver coins.

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If you’re looking for a certified Coin Dealer where you can buy silver coins, sell silver coins, or have silver coins appraised, contact PGS Gold & Coin today. PGS Gold & Coin is a trusted Coin Dealer, certified coin buyer, and coin seller in the Chicago area and Midwest region.

As Certified Coin Dealers, Appraisers, and Precious Metal Specialists, PGS Gold & Coin buys, sells, and appraises coin collections, stamp collections, gold & diamond jewelry, along with a wide variety of items. PGS Gold & Coin provides free evaluations, estate & insurance appraisals, safe deposit box appraisals, and coin grading submission services. PGS Gold & Coin can assist you in buying, selling, and investing in gold bullion, silver bullion, platinum bullion, palladium bullion, and rhodium bullion, as well as guide you through investing in Precious Metal IRA. PGS Gold & Coin GIA Certified Diamond Buyers appraise diamond engagement rings, diamond jewelry, loose diamonds, and gemstones. PGS Gold & Coin pays top dollar for diamond rings, diamond jewelry, sterling silver, and scrap dental gold. PGS Gold & Coin retail stores feature rare coins, antique silver coins, US gold coins, foreign gold coins, silver dollars, type coins, ancient coins, medals, tokens, old US currency, foreign currency, Confederate currency & Civil War currency. Our online store features all of the above plus fine watches, antique pocket watches, autographed sports memorabilia, historical documents, militaria, US & foreign war memorabilia, comic books, vintage toys, model trains, musical instruments, rare stamps, estate jewelry, luxury fur coats, designer handbags, purses, fine wine collections, antiques, and collectibles. We also buy smartphones, cell phones, iPads, laptops, video game consoles, and other new in-the-box electronics.

For more information from a certified coin dealer
about buying selling appraising antique silver coins, 90% silver coins, & junk silver coins,
Call your trusted local numismatist PGS Gold & Coin (888) 416-2701