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If a list like this is floating around please forgive me and delete it but I have been trying to put together a cheat sheet of coin "composition" values. I've pulled the following information from http://www.coinflation.com and am trying to digest everything into a handy dandy one/two page sheet that can be hung on the wall as a reference for when your sorting, etc.

Here's what I have so far. If you have anything to add let me know and I'll make the additions inline.

-Ash



-- US Silver --

1942-1945 Nickel - 35% silver, 56% copper, 9% manganese *
1916-1945 Mercury Dime - 90% silver, 10% copper
1946-1964 Roosevelt Dime - 90% silver, 10% copper
1916-1930 Standing Liberty Quarter - 90% silver, 10% copper
1932-1964 Washington Quarter - 90% silver, 10% copper
1916-1947 Walking Liberty Half Dollar - 90% silver, 10% copper
1948-1963 Franklin Half Dollar - 90% silver, 10% copper
1964 Kennedy Half Dollar - 90% silver, 10% copper
1965-1970 Half Dollar (40% silver) - 40% silver, 60% copper
1878-1921 Morgan Dollar - 90% silver, 10% copper
1921-1935 Peace Dollar - 90% silver, 10% copper
1971-1976 Eisenhower Dollar (40% silver) - 40% silver, 60% copper **

* The U.S. Mint issued two compositions of the nickel in 1942. The standard copper-nickel composition used today and the 35% silver composition listed here.

** The 40% silver version of the Eisenhower dollar was issued as a collectible only, they are generally not found in circulation. The best way to distinguish the two versions is by weight. The copper-nickel version weighs 22.68 grams, the silver Ike dollar weighs 24.59 grams.

-- US Copper --

1909 - 1982 Copper Lincoln Cent - 95% copper, 5% zinc


-- US Nickle --
1946 - 2011 Jefferson Nickel Value - 75% copper, 25% nickel


-- Can Silver --
1920-1967 Dime
1967-1968 Dime (50% silver) **
1920-1967 Quarter
1967-1968 Quarter (50% silver) **
1920-1967 Half Dollar
1935-1967 Dollar

** The Canadian Mint issued two compositions of the dime and quarter in 1967. The standard 80% silver/20% copper variety and the 50% silver/50% copper type. In mid-year 1968, they changed the quarter and dime again from 50% silver/50% copper to a 99% nickel composition.

-- Can Copper --



-- Can Nickle --
 

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65-70 halves

Since 65-70 halves are after 64, people overlook them. You will have better luck culling 40% from rolls. A friend of mine got $3000 face in 40% that way.

YMMV.
 
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