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Dates Of Silver Canadian Coins

 
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 Posted 03/25/2015  12:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SilverTracker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All,

I figure this may be the best place for this posting since my question involves Canadian coinage.

I would like to know the date range and silver percentage of Canadian dimes, quarters, half dollars & dollar coins dated in the twentieth century.

I ask this because I have been to my dump bank many times over the last 6 months where after I search US coins I use their coin machine to redeem my money. I check the undercarriage for rejects and possible silver coins that get stuck or pushed into and to date I have found a tremendous amount of Canadian coinage.

Thanks for all the help.
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 Posted 03/25/2015  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Up to 1919, silver coins contained 92.5% silver.
From 1920 to 1967, they contained 80% silver.
In 67 & 68, there where some dimes, quarters made containing 50% silver.
Your right ace_ftw my mistake. I corrected it.
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03/25/2015 2:11 pm
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Anything 1967 and older is silver (except pennies and nickels).

For dollar coins: anything from 1935 to 1967 is 80% silver. 1968 onwards is 100% nickel.

For Half dollars, quarters, and dimes: 1919 and older is 92.5% silver. from 1920-1967 is 80% silver. 1968 onwards is 100% nickel.

Note for QUARTERS and DIMES: in 1967, some were made of 50% silver and others 80%. Nonetheless, it's still silver. Also, for 1968, some were nickel, others 50% silver. You could do the magnet test (magnetic = nickel).
This only applies to quarters and dimes

Hope this helps!
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 Posted 03/25/2015  1:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ace_ftw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1968 50 cent pieces were all nickel no silver, also we had silver (92.5%) nickels from 1900 to 1920.
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Thank you all for the information.
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 Posted 03/26/2015  08:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add legouge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a chart that you may want to keep to refer to in the future:

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 Posted 03/26/2015  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AgCoinAu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dang it!! I paid a bit more over spot for my '21 nicklel
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Quote:
Dang it!! I paid a bit more over spot for my '21 nicklel


Lol I wouldn't worry too much about that
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 Posted 04/15/2021  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 829729742 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the '21 nickel?
the 1921 nickel is worth a lot of money
and isn't it supposed to be called fish scale?
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04/15/2021 6:19 pm
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For Canada coinage from 1920 to 1967, every face dollar is .6 troy oz of silver, be it dollars, halves, quarters or dimes. Just get the scrap silver price (it's usually in US$$) and multiply it out with the US/Cda excahnge rate.
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