One of the most popular ways for new investors to get their feet wet in precious metals is with the purchase of 90% silver coins. For those purchasing these silver products in the United States, the most common offerings are US circulation coinage struck before 1964. Nearly all denominations of US currency produced prior to 1964 featured .900 silver content within the makeup of the coin. Today, 90% Silver Coins are available to you online at Silver.com in $1 (USD) face value bundles.
- Ships to you in a zip-top plastic bag.
- Consists of 90% fine silver content.
- Total face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Available in Dime, Quarter, and/or Half-Dollar denominations.
- Struck prior to 1964.
Silver coinage was not always the default selection for the United States Mint when producing circulation currency. Many early coins in the US that were designed and dominant in the economy were gold coins, particularly following gold rushes along the southeastern coast of the US in the 1830s and the California Gold Rush of 1849.
Examples of some of the earliest design possibilities for 90% silver coins come from the so-called Barber Coinage of the United States Mint. Starting in 1892 then-US Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber created the obverse and reverse designs of the nation’s dime, quarter, and half dollars as part of a revamp of American coinage.
Among the designs you’ll find from this era are the Mercury Dime from Adolph A. Weinman, the Standing Liberty Quarter from Hermon Atkins MacNeil, and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from Weinman.
The Mercury Dime was actually a depiction of Liberty wearing a winged Phrygian cap that was similar to that worn by the Roman messenger god, Mercury. The dime was in circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1945.
Another famous image from Weinman, and arguably one of the most popular in American history, is that of Walking Liberty. Designed in 1916 by Weinman, it depicted Liberty walking toward the setting sun as a symbol of America’s drive toward a brighter future.
Your purchase in this product listing features a total face value of $1 (USD) and consisting of US 10-cent, 25-cent, and 50-cent pieces. These coins were all struck prior to 1964, the point at which the United States Mint adopted cupro-nickel and other metallic alloy combinations for circulation coinage.
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