It has been said that one man's trash is another man's treasure, and 90 percent silver coins often fall into that category. Deemed as worthless as collectible coins, 90 percent silver always has the value of the silver metal it contains. Often termed, "junk silver," these small coins containing a high percentage of silver are the currency you need in a crisis to purchase food, medical supplies, or other necessities. It is possible to quietly save a quantity of these 90 percent silver coins for an emergency. Their value always depends on the current rate for a troy ounce of silver, yet silver is likely to have a value that permits an exchange of goods and services. Generally, coins minted for circulation between 1878 and 1965 that are of poor grades are purchased as junk silver. The silver shopper should learn some basics about coins that, while worn-looking, likely have collectible value. For instance, 90 percent silver quarters often have value only for their intrinsic silver, however, there are some notable quarters that have value even if circulated and worn due to their uniqueness or rarity. The Liberty Head Barber (1892-1916), Winged Liberty Head Mercury (1916-1945), and Roosevelt (1946-1964) are quarters you should learn how to identify. These coins are often valued much higher for their collectible quality than for their silver. When you're searching for treasure, be sure to browse the great selection of 90 percent silver sold by reliable sellers on eBay.
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