Prior to 1965, all U.S. coins intended for circulation that were larger than a nickel (i.e., dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars) were composed of 90% pure silver. The high intrinsic value of these coins relative to their face value caused them to quickly leave the marketplace when the cupro-nickel coins arrived. Though not officially designated as bullion coins, these 90% silver coins are, in fact, valued and traded for their bullion content.
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