The US Mint issued silver coins with 90% silver content from 1836 to 1964. With the price of silver rising in the 1960s, the US Mint transitioned all of these coins to a new cupro-nickel alloy. This made these coins more durable and affordable. However, not all denominations adopted the new alloy at the same time. Two types of US coins continued with 40% silver content into the 1970s. Learn more about 40% Silver Coins right here at Provident Metals.
The Kennedy Half Dollar design debuted in 1964 as the final 90% Silver Coin to be introduced by the US Mint. From 1965 to 1970, these coins were made up of 60% copper and 40% silver. It wasn’t until 1971 that silver was eliminated from the Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin.
The ending of the Peace Silver Dollar in 1935 was the ending of silver dollar coins. However, in 1971 the United States brought silver dollars back with the Eisenhower Dollar Coin. The US Mint opted to release these circulation coins with the standard cupro-nickel alloy, however, they did release some collectible coins from 1971 to 1978 with a silver content of 40%.
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