Buying & Selling
90% Silver Coins
We Buy and Sell U.S. Junk Silver Coins
American Rarities' philosophy of razor-thin
margins allows us to be the strongest buyer and seller of all varieties of 40%
silver coins and 90% silver
coins produced before 1965. These US silver coins are often called junk silver coins,
as they are of lower purity than traditional bullion coins and have
little extra collector value. If you are
interested in buying or selling any other types of bullion material,
please visit our bullion page.
Pricing for 90% and 40% silver coins is based on current silver spot price, which you can find at
Our dealers purchase silver quarters, silver dimes, and silver half
dollars of all types, in any quantity. Whether you are a buyer or seller
of junk silver coins, just provide us with some specifics and our
silver bullion specialist will contact you with to-the-minute pricing.
Key Date and Rare Date Coins
to Watch For in Your 90%
Just because your 90% and 40% silver coins may be
referred to as "junk silver," that does not mean they do
not have some numismatic value. Countless times, our coin buyers have found
rarer, more valuable coins mixed in with a batch of otherwise mundane
90% silver quarters and dimes. It is virtually impossible to list every date and mint mark with additional
collector value, but
we can help! When we evaluate your junk silver collection, we will be sure to check for any numismatic coins that
may be included, and pay you the proper collectible premium.
- Liberty Head or Barber Silver Dime - Barber dimes are fairly common, but some key dates (1901-S, for example)
carry significant numismatic value above their silver
- Winged Liberty or Mercury Silver Dime - an iconic US coin, the Mercury dime was minted for nearly three decades, but
specific dates and mint marks, such as the 1916-D, still carry considerable
- Roosevelt Silver Dime (Pre-1965) - you are safe here, there are virtually no key dates for these
silver coins. Sell away!
- Liberty Head or Barber Silver Quarter - an 1896-S or 1901-S Barber quarter can command a considerable
premium over other Barber quarters from that era
- Standing Liberty Silver Quarter - 1916, the first year of production of
the Standing Liberty quarter, had very
limited mintage, resulting in a greatly increased value
- Washington Silver Quarter (Pre-1965) - while these US
silver coins are very common, some rare dates and mint
marks such as the 1932-D are quite valuable
Silver Half Dollars
- Liberty Head or Barber Silver Half Dollar - the 1892-O Barber half dollar is an especially valuable coin
compared to other dates
- Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar - almost every mintage of
the Walking Liberty half dollar coin from 1921 draws a
considerable numismatic premium. Although the designs are
similar, do not confuse the Walking Liberty half dollar with
the modern American Silver Eagle bullion coin.
- Franklin Silver Half Dollar - while not as valuable as some older coins, some dates and mint marks
for the Franklin half dollar still
draw additional value. The 1950 proof issue can be
considered the most valuable coin in this series.
- 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar - as this was the only year this coin was produced in 90% silver, there are
no key dates here.
Whether you are buying or selling, our bullion dealers can help.
We regularly work with junk silver coins of all types, and our
prices are the most competitive on the market. Contact us today to request a quote
or appraisal on your US silver coin collection.