U.S. Silver Coin Melt Values

Spot Metal Prices

Updated on 5/26/2024 11:50:00 PM EST
= Offer Side vs. NY Close

Gold : BID $2,345.81 ASK $2,347.81 CHANGE 1.00
Silver : BID $30.75 ASK $30.90 CHANGE 0.07
Platinum : BID $1,042.65 ASK $1,052.65 CHANGE 5.00
Palladium : BID $965.51 ASK $1,015.51 CHANGE 25.00
This page shows the intrinsic metal values of U.S. Silver Coins, commonly referred to as their melt values. During market hours, melt values of silver coins shown on this page are updated approximately every 15 minutes. Click on the links below to see historical melt values for each coin and to access the melt value calculator.

The table below shows melt values for commonly collected silver dollars, half-dollars, dimes and quarters. To find the melt values of more coins visit the NGC Coin Explorer. A coin's numismatic or collector value may be higher than its melt value. For values of specific dates and grades for NGC-certified United States silver coins, visit the NGC US Coin Price Guide.

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Melt Values of U.S. Silver Coins

Weight (g)
Melt Value
Updated 5/26/2024
Jefferson Nickel, Wartime Silver Alloy (1942-1945) 56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese5 0.0563 $1.74
Barber Dime (1892-1916) 90% Silver2.5 0.0723 $2.23
Mercury Dime (1916-1945) 90% Silver2.5 0.0723 $2.23
Roosevelt Dime (1946-1964) 90% Silver2.5 0.0723 $2.23
Barber Quarter (1892-1916) 90% Silver6.25 0.1808 $5.59
Standing Liberty Quarter (1916-1930) 90% Silver6.25 0.1808 $5.59
Washington Quarter (1932-1964) 90% Silver6.25 0.1808 $5.59
Barber Half Dollar (1892-1915) 90% Silver12.5 0.36169 $11.18
Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947) 90% Silver12.5 0.36169 $11.18
Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963) 90% Silver12.5 0.36169 $11.18
Kennedy Half Dollar (1964) 90% Silver12.5 0.36169 $11.18
Kennedy Half Dollar (1965-1970) 60% Copper, 40% Silver11.5 0.1479 $4.57
Morgan Dollar (1878-1921) 90% Silver26.73 0.7734 $23.90
Peace Dollar (1921-1935) 90% Silver26.73 0.7734 $23.90
Eisenhower, Silver (1971-1976) 60% Copper, 40% Silver24.59 0.3161 $9.77
American Silver Eagle $1 (1986-Date) 99.93% Silver31.101 1 $30.90
America the Beautiful 5 Ounce Silver (2010-Date) 99.93% Silver155.55 5 $154.50

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