Are you looking for a list of ‘junk silver’ coins? Well, look no further than this section of the Silver Bullion website. This is by no means an extensive list of all the junk silver coins that are available out there, but it’s definitely a list of the most common ones:

Common U.S. Junk Silver Coins

U.S. Dollars

Morgan Dollar (1878-1904 and 1921): 90% silver

Peace Dollar (1921-1928 and 1934-1935): 90% silver

U.S. Half Dollars

Liberty Head (“Barber”) Half Dollar (1892-1915): 90% silver

Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947): 90% silver

Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963): 90% silver

Kennedy Half Dollar (1964): 90% silver

Kennedy Half Dollar (1965-1970): 40% silver

U.S. Quarters

Liberty Head (“Barber”) Quarter (1892-1916): 90% silver

Standing Liberty Quarter (1916-1930): 90% silver

Washington Quarter (1932, 1934-1964): 90% silver

U.S. Dimes

Liberty Head (“Barber”) Dime (1892-1915): 90% silver

Winged Liberty Head (“Mercury”) Dime (1916-1945): 90% silver

Roosevelt Dime (1946-1964): 90% silver

U.S. Nickels

Jefferson (“Wartime”) Nickel (1942 (partial)-1945): 35% silver

Common U.K. Junk Silver Coins

U.K. Crowns (5/-)

Edward VII Crown (1902): 92.5% silver

George V Crown (1927-1936):  50% silver

George VI Crown (1937): 50% silver

U.K. Half Crowns (2/6)

Victoria Half Crown (1837-1901): 92.5% silver

Edward VII Half Crown (1902-1910): 92.5% silver

George V Half Crown (1911-1919): 92.5% silver

George V Half Crown (1920-1936): 50% silver

George V Half Crown (1937-1946): 50% silver

U.K. Florins (2 Shillings) (2/-)

Victoria Florin (1849-1901): 92.5% silver

Edward VII Florin (1902-1910): 92.5% silver

George V Florin (1911-1919): 92.5% silver

George V Florin (1920-1936): 50% silver

George VI Florin (1937-1946): 50% silver

U.K. Shillings (1/-)

Victoria Shilling (1838-1901): 92.5% silver

Edward VII Shilling (1902-1910): 92.5% silver

George V Shilling (1911-1919): 92.5% silver

George V Shilling (1920-1936): 50% silver

George VI Shilling (1937-1946): 50% silver

U.K. Sixpences (6d)

Victoria Sixpence (1837-1901): 92.5% silver

Edward VII Sixpence (1902-1910): 92.5% silver

George V Sixpence (1911-1919): 92.5% silver

George V Sixpence (1920-1936): 50% silver

George VI Sixpence (1937-1946): 50% silver

U.K. Threepences (3d)

Victoria Threepence (1838-1901): 92.5% silver

Edward VII Threepence (1902-1910): 92.5% silver

George V Threepence (1911-1920): 92.5% silver

George V Threepence (1920-1936): 50% silver

George VI Threepence (1937-1945): 50% silver

Common S.A. Junk Silver Coins

S.A. Tickeys (3d)

Tickey (1892-1897): 92.5% silver

George V Tickey (1923-1936): 80% silver

George VI Type 1 Tickey (1937-1947): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Tickey (1948-1950): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Tickey (1951-1952): 50% silver

Elizabeth II Tickey (1953-1960): 50% silver

S.A. Sixpences (6d)

Sixpence (1892-1897): 92.5% silver

George V Sixpence (1923-1936): 80% silver

George VI Type 1 Sixpence (1937-1947): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Sixpence (1948-1950): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Sixpences (1951-1952): 50% silver

Elizabeth II Sixpences (1953-1960): 50% silver

S.A. Shillings (1/-)

1 Shilling (1892-1897): 92.5% silver

George V 1 Shilling (1923-1936): 80% silver

George VI Type 1 Shilling (1937-1947): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Shilling (1948-1950): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Shillings (1951-1952): 50% silver

Elizabeth II Shillings (1953-1960): 50% silver

S.A. Two Shillings (2/-)

2 Shillings (1892-1897): 92.5% silver

George V Two Shillings (1923-1936): 80% silver

George VI Type 1 Two Shillings (1937-1947): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Two Shillings (1948-1950): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Two Shillings (1951-1952): 50% silver

Elizabeth II Two Shillings (1953-1960): 50% silver

S.A. 2 ½ Shillings (2/6)

2 1/2 Shillings (1892-1897): 92.5% silver

S.A. Five Shillings (5/-)

Five Shillings (1892): 92.5% silver

George VI Type 1 Five Shillings (1947): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Five Shillings (1948-1950): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Five Shillings (1951): 50% silver

George VI Type 2 Five Shillings (1952): 50% silver

Elizabeth II Five Shillings (1953-1959): 50% silver

Union Buildings Five Shillings (1960): 50% silver

S.A. Half Crowns (2/6)

George V Half Crown (1923-1936): 80% silver

George VI Type 1 Half Crown (1937-1947): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Half Crown (1948-1950): 80% silver

George VI Type 2 Half Crown (1951-1952): 50% silver

Elizabeth II Half Crowns (1953-1960): 50% silver

S.A. One Rands (R1)

Van Riebeeck One Rand (1965-1966): 80% silver

HF Verwoerd One Rand (1967): 80% silver

Van Riebeeck One Rand (1968): 80% silver

Dr. Donges One Rand (1969): 80% silver

S.A. Two and Half Cents (2 1/2c)

Van Riebeeck Two and Half Cents (1961-1964): 50% silver

S.A. Five Cents (5c)

Van Riebeeck Five Cents (1961-1964): 50% silver

S.A. Ten Cents (10c)

Van Riebeeck Ten Cents (1961-1964): 50% silver

S.A. Twenty Cents (20c)

Van Riebeeck Twenty Cents (1961-1964): 50% silver

S.A. Fifty Cents (50c)

Van Riebeeck Fifty Cents (1961-1964): 50% silver

Common Junk Silver Coins of Other Countries

Canadian quarter and dime coins minted before 1967 contained 80-percent silver with every CAD$1.00 face value containing .6 troy ounces of silver. In 1967, they were minted in either 80-percent or 50-percent silver. In 1968, they were minted in either 50-percent silver or 100-percent nickel. The 1968 nickel coins are magnetic whereas the silver coins are not. Dollar and half-dollar coins contained 80-percent silver through 1967.

Australian “pre-silver” florin, shilling, sixpence and threepence coins minted from 1910 to 1945 contained 92.5-percent silver. From 1946 to 1964, they were minted in “post-silver” coins which contained 50-percent silver. In 1966, the “round” 50-cent coin contained 80-percent silver” (Wikipedia).

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