How to Tell If a Coin Is Silver




Introduction: How to Tell If a Coin Is Silver

I did this with silver Kennedy coins but works with all Silver coins

Step 1: Silver or Fake

Check the sides if the side looks like a penny it's a fake the sides should be a shiny silver

Step 2: Listen

If you tap your coin on a pice of metal or a silver coin I will make a low clink A copper coin will make a louder clink

Step 3: Check the Date

Silver coins were stoped being produced in 1964-1965 ant coins over this date were fake or plated silver. Thanks and please if you have any questions ask Thanks and follow me



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    Dimes and quarters made before 1964 are 90% silver. Nickels 1942-45 (war nickels) are 35% silver. Its highly doubtful you find any other nickel old enough to be made of silver. Half dollars are split, 1948-1964 being 90% silver, and 1965-70 being 40% silver. Get some of the Ben Franklin 1/2 dollars and they sound and feel different than those Kennedy ones you have there.

    I bought a sealed sleave of ten lady liberty silver dollars of varying age will it depreciate the value if I take them out to see if I got ripped off or if they're real?

    Where can I get some old silver coins cheap?? Email at if u can help thanks