A guide to foreign silver coins

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by bkozak33, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. bkozak33

    bkozak33 Collector Supporter

    I got this from a website and condensed it. Its a nice cheat sheat for foreign silver.

    Austria- Imperial (Cornona and or Krone) Hungary
    1 Cornona/Krone 1901-1913 - 83% Silver
    2 Cornona/Krone 1912,1913 - 83% Silver
    5 Cornona/Krone 1900,1907-1909 - 90% Silver

    Austrian Republic
    2 Schillings 1928-1937 - 64% silver
    5 Schillings 1934-1936 - 83% silver

    Austria
    5 Schillings 1960-1968 - 64% Silver
    10 Schillings 1957-1973 - 64% Silver

    Australia
    3 Pence 1910-1944 92.5% Silver
    3 Pence 1947-1964 50% Silver
    6 Pence 1910-1945 92.5% Silver
    6 Pence 1946-1963 50% Silver
    Shilling 1910-1945 92.5% Silver
    Shilling 1946-1963 50% Silver

    Florin 1910-1945 92.5% Silver
    Florin 1946-1963 50% Silver
    50 Cents 1966 80% Silver
    Crown 1937-1938 92.5% Silver


    BELGIUM:
    50 CENTIMES .835 Silver 1901,1907,1909 1910-1912,1914
    1 FRANC .835 Silver 1904,1909, 1914-1918
    2 FRANCS .835 Silver 1904,1909,1910-1912
    50 FRANCS .835 Silver 1939,1940,1948-1954, 1958,1960

    BRAZIL
    500 REIS .900 Silver 1906-1908,1911,1913
    1000 REIS .900 Silver 1906-1913
    2000 REIS .900 Silver 1906-1908,1910-1913,1922,
    2000 REIS .500 Silver 1924-1931,1935

    CANADA

    5 Cents - 1858-1919 - .925 Silver
    5 Cents - 1920-1921 - 80% Silver
    10 Cents - 1858-1919 - .925% Silver
    10 Cents - 1920-1967 - 80% Silver
    10 Cents - 1967-1968 - 50% Silver
    20 Cents - .925 Silver
    25 Cents - 1870- 1919 - .925 Silver
    25 Cents - 1920-1967 - 80% Silver
    25 Cents - 1967-1968 - 50% Silver
    50 Cents - 1870-1919 - .925 Silver
    50 Cents - 1920-1967 - 80% Silver

    1 Dollar - 1935-1967 - 80% Silver

    NEWFOUNDLAND
    Coins in Sterling Silver 92.5%:
    5 Cents 1865-1896 - 1903-1908- 1912-1929 - 1938-1943
    10 Cents 1903-1904 1938-1943
    20 Cents 1865-1900 - 1904,1912
    25 Cents 1917-1919

    50 Cents 1870-1900, 1904-1909, 1911-1919 (as shown)
    Coins in 80% Silver:
    5 cents 1944-1947
    10 cents 1945-1947
    1 Dollar 1949 (George VI on obverse, and ship on reverse. This coin was a commemorative)


    CHINA
    IMPERIAL CHINA
    10 CENTS .820 Silver 1907,1908
    10 CENTS .650 Silver 1910

    20 CENTS .820 Silver 1907,1908,1911
    25 CENTS .800 Silver 1910
    50 CENTS .860 Silver 1907,1910,1911,
    1 DOLLAR .900 Silver 1907,1908,1910,1911,
    CHINA REPUBLIC
    10 CENTS .700 Silver 1914,1916
    20 CENTS .700 Silver 1914,1916,1920
    50 CENTS .700 Silver 1914
    1 DOLLAR (YUAN) .900 Silver 1912,1914,1918
    1 DOLLAR (YUAN) .890 Silver FEATURES YUAN SHIH-KAI FACING LEFT
    1914,1919-1921
    1 DOLLAR SILVER .890??
    1923,1924,1927,
    1 DOLLAR .880 Silver 1932,1933,1934


    ENGLAND -
    1 PENNY: STERLING 92.5% varieties. (Maundy) Victoria - Edward VII. 1900-1920 - GEORGE VI -ELIZABETH II 1949-2000 (These coins are very small silver coins. And proof like. With a crowned numeral "1" on the reverse. Surrounded with an oak wreath)
    1 PENNY: 50% SILVER: 1921-1936 GEORGE V and GEORGE VI 1937-1946.
    2 PENCE: STERLING SILVER, 92.5%: Victoria 1900-1901, Edward VII 1902-1920. GEORGE VI 1949-1953 (rare) ELIZABETH II 1954-2000.
    2 PENCE: .500, 50% SILVER: GEORGE V 1928-1936, GEORGE VI 1937-1946
    3 PENCE: STERLING SILVER, 92.5%: VICTORIA 1900-1901. EDWARD VII 1902-1910, GEORGE V 1911-1919, (Maundy) ELIZABETH II 1954-2000
    3 PENCE: 50% Silver: GEORGE V 1920-1936, "Crowned 3" - "Maundy". Type 2 starting in 1928 with three oak leaves reverse.) GEORGE VI, 1937-45
    4 PENCE: STERLING SILVER, 92.5%: Victoria 1900-1901, Edward VII 1902-1920. GEORGE VI 1949-1953 (rare) ELIZABETH II 1954-2000.
    4 PENCE: 50% SILVER: GEORGE V 1928-1936, GEORGE VI 1937-1946
    6 PENCE: STERLING SILVER, 92.5%: VICTORIA 1900-1901. EDWARD VII 1902-1910, GEORGE V 1911-1919, (Maundy) ELIZABETH II 1954-2000
    6 PENCE: 50% SILVER: GEORGE V 1928-1936, GEORGE VI 1937-1946

    SHILLING: STERLING SILVER, 92.5%: VICTORIA 1900-1901. EDWARD VII 1902-1910, GEORGE V 1911-1919
    SHILLING: 50% SILVER: GEORGE V 1928-1936, GEORGE VI 1937-1946
    FLORIN: 2 SHILLING: STERLING SILVER, 92.5%: VICTORIA 1900-1901. EDWARD VII 1902-1910, GEORGE V 1911-1919
    FLORIN: 2 SHILLINGS: 50% SILVER: GEORGE V 1928-1936, GEORGE VI 1937-1946
    HALF CROWN: STERLING SILVER, 92.5%: VICTORIA 1900-1901. EDWARD VII 1902-1910, GEORGE V 1911-1919
    HALF CROWN: 50% SILVER: GEORGE V 1928-1936, GEORGE VI 1937-1946
    CROWN: STERLING SILVER, 92.5%: EDWARD VII 1902
    CROWN: 50% SILVER: GEORGE V, 1927-1935, GEORGE VI, 1937

    PROOF COINS: STERLING SILVER: Elizabeth II: 10 Pence Y-2000, 20 Pence Y- 2000, 50 Pence Y-2000 1 Pound Y 2000, 2 Pounds Y-1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 - 5 POUNDS, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 1999, 2000 & Queens Mother 2000 Variety.

    HONG KONG
    5 CENTS .800 Silver 1901,1903-1905,1932,1933
    10 CENTS .800 Silver 1901,1902-1905
    50 CENTS .800 Silver 1902

    COSTA RICA
    10 CENTIMOS .900 Silver 1905,1910,1912,1914
    50 CENTIMOS .900 Silver 1902,1903
    10 CENTAMOS .500 Silver 1917
    25 CENTIMOS .50 Silver 1924

    COLUMBIA
    10 CENTAVOS .900 Silver
    1911,1913,1914,1920,1934,1937,1938,1940-1942
    10 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1945-1952
    20 CENTAVOS .900 Silver
    1911,1913,1914,1920,-1922,1933,1938,1941,1942
    20 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1945-1951
    50 CENTAVOS .835 1902,1906-1908
    50 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1912-1919,1922,1923,1931-1934
    50 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1947,1948

    CHILE
    5 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1899,1901,1904,1906,1907,1909
    5 CENTAVOS .400 Silver 1908,1909-1911,1913,1919
    10 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1901,1904,1906,1907
    10 CENTAVOS .400 Silver 1908,1909,1913,1919,1920
    10 CENTAVOS .450 Silver 1915-1919
    20 CENTAVOS .500 Silver 1906,1907
    20 CENTAVOS .400 Silver 1907-1909,1913,1919,1920
    20 CENTAVOS .450 Silver 1916
    40 CENTAVOS .400 Silver 1907,1908
    50 CENTAVOS .700 Silver 1902,1903,1905
    1 PESO .700 Silver 1902,1903,1905
    1 PESO .900 Silver 1910
    1 PESO .720 Silver 1915,1917
    1 PESO .500 Silver 1921,1922,1924,1925,1927
    1 PESO .400 Silver 1932
    2 PESOS .500 Silver 1927
    5 PESOS .900Silver 1927

    CYPRUS

    4 1/2 PIASTRES .925 Silver 1901,1921,1938
    9 PIASTRES .925 Silver 1901,1907,1913,1919,1921,1938,1940
    18 PIASTRES .925 Silver 1901,1907,1913,1921,1938,1940
    45 PIASTRES .925 Silver 1928


    CRETE
    50 LEPTA .835 Silver 1901
    1 DRACHMA .835 Silver 1901
    2 DRACHMAI .835 Silver 1901
    5 DRACHMAI .900 Silver 1901


    CZECHOSLOVAKIA
    5 KORUN .500 Silver 1928-1932
    10 KORUN .700 Silver 1928,1930-1933
    20 KORUN .700 Silver 1933,1934,1937


    DENMARK

    10 ORE .400 Silver 1903-1905,1907,1910-1912,1914-1918
    25 ORE .467 Silver 1904,1905, 1913-1919
    KRONE .800 Silver 1915,1916,
    2 KRONER .800 Silver 1903,1906,1912,1915-1916,1923, 1930,1937,1945,1953,1958 1960
    (The listed years of the 2 Kroner above are the only years the coin was silver)
    10 KRONER .800 Silver 1967,1968,1972,


    LUXEMBOURG
    100 FRANCS .835 Silver 1946,1963,1964,


    EGYPT

    2 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1916,1917
    5 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1916,1917
    10 PIASTRES .83 3Silver 1917
    20 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1916,1917
    2 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1920,1923,1929,1937,1939,1942,1944
    5 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1920,1923,1929,19331937,1939
    10 PIASTRES 833 Silver 1920,1923, 1929,1933,1937,1939
    20 PIASTRES .833 Silver 1923,1929,1933,1937,1939

    5 PIASTRES .720 Silver 1956,1957,1958,1964
    10 PIASTRES .625 Silver 1955,1956,1957,1959,1960,1964
    20 PIASTRES .720 Silver 1956,1960,
    25 PIASTRES .720 Silver 1956,1957,1960,1964,1970

    GERMANY

    IMPERIAL GERMANY
    1 MARK .900 Silver 1901-1916
    WIEMAR REPUBLIC
    1 MARK .500 Silver 1924-1925
    3 MARK .500 Silver 1924-1925
    1 REICHSMARK .500 Silver 1925-1927
    2 REICHSMARK .500 Silver 1925-1931
    3 REICHSMARK .500 Silver 1925-1933
    5 REICHSMARK .500 Silver 1925-1932
    THIRD REICH GERMANY.
    2 REICHSMARK .625 Silver 1933-1936(Pictured)
    5 REICHSMARK .900 Silver 1933-1939

    WEST GERMANY
    5 MARK .625 Silver 1951-1974
    10 MARK .625 Silver 1972 (Commemorative coins)


    HUNGARY
    1 KORONA .835 Silver 1906,1912-1916
    2 KORONA .835 Silver 1912-1914
    5 KORONA .900 Silver 1900,1906-1909

    1 PENGO .640 Silver 1926,1927,1937-1939
    2 PENGO .640 Silver 1929,1931-1933,1935-1939
    5 PENGO .640 Silver 1930,1938,1939
    5 FLORINT .835 Silver 1946,1947
    5 FLORINT .500 Silver 1948
    10 FLORINT .500 Silver 1948
    20 FLORINT .500 Silver 1948
    10 FLORINT .800 Silver 1956
    20 FLORINT .800 Silver 1956



    IRELAND - REPUBLIC


    The Shilling (twelve pence/1s - Featuring a Bull(Pictured from personal find) - 1's and Irish words "Scillig") 1928-1942 75% Silver


    The Florin (two shillings/2s - Featuring a Salmon) 1928-1942 75% Silver (Pictured is a 1940 Silver Irish Floirin from my personal collection. Nice sized coin. 11+ grams)

    The Halfcrown (two shillings and six pence/2s6d - Horse) 1928-1942 75% Silver


    Ten Shilling 1966 - 83.3% Silver (Pearse's Bust. The design commemorates the Easter rising of 1916)
    92.5 Sterling Silver PUNT/Pound: United Nations 50th Anniversary coin. A large one. This coin is 28.2800 grams. The obverse much the same as all Irish coins. The Eire on top. The harp. And below 1945-1995. Reverse showing a Dove with ribbon with same dates on as front. And words "Nations United For Peace" The Pound symbol for 1. And the UN logo with a 50 next to it. The coin is a proof coin. Mintage is unknown. But I do know its a valuable coin. Strike type. PROOF. Uncirulated.

    The 1943 Halfcrown and Florins. The mintage numbers for the 1943 florins and halfcrowns were similar to those for the preceding years. However they were struck and not yet issued before the decision to remove the silver content from the coins was made. A large number of unissued silver florins and halfcrowns dated 1943 were returned to the Royal Mint to be melted down. Only a small number escaped and the 1943 florin is particularly rare.
    ITALY

    1 LIRA .835 Silver 1901,1902,1905-1907,1908-1910,1912,1913,1915-1917
    2 LIRE .835 Silver 1901-1912,1914-1917,
    5 LIRE .835 Silver 1936,1937,1938-1941 Rare. few issued
    10 LIRE .835 Silver 1926-1934,1936
    20 LIRE .800 Silver1927,1928
    NOTE: There are A LOT of silver counterfeit coins during the 20's & 30's,
    500 LIRE .835 Silver 1958-1970,1980-2001 Commemorative years.



    JAPAN
    10 SEN .800 Silver 1901-1902,1904-1906
    10 SEN .720 Silver 1907-1912,1913-1917
    20 SEN .800 Silver 1901,1904-1911

    50 SEN .800 Silver 1885,1901-1905,1906-1917
    50 SEN .720 Silver 1922-1926,1928-1938
    1 YEN .900 Silver 1901-1906,1908,1912,1914
    100 YEN 60% 1957-1958
    100 YEN 60% Silver 1959-1966
    100 YEN 1964 60% Silver TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES COMMEMORATIVE
    1000 YEN .925 Silver 1964 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES COMMEMORATIVE


    NETHERLANDS
    25 CENTS .640 Silver 1901-1906,1910-1925,1926-1941,1943-1945
    1/2 GUILDEN .945 Silver 1904-1909,1910-1919
    1/2 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1921,1922,1928,1929
    1 GUILDEN .945 Silver 1901,1904-1909,1910-1917
    1 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1922-1940,1944
    2 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1944,1945,1954-1967
    2 1/2 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1929-1933,1937-1940,1959-1966


    NETHERLANDS - THE DUTCH EAST INDIES
    1/10 GUILDEN .720 Silver
    1900,1901,1903-1909,1910-1915,1918-1920,1928,1930,1937-1942,1945
    1/4 GUILDEN .720 Silver
    1900,1901,1903-1915,1917,1919-1921,1929,1930,1937-1942,1945
    1 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1943
    2 1/2 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1943

    NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
    (Territory of the Netherlands off the coast of south america)
    1/10 GULDEN .640 Silver 1954,1956,1957,1959,1960,1962,1963,1966,1970
    1/4 GULDEN .640 Silver 1954,1956,1957,1960,1962,1963,1965,1967,1970
    1 GUILDEN .720 Silver 1952,1963,1964,1970
    2 1/2 GULDEN .720 Silver 1964



    PHILIPPINES
    10 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1903-1906

    10 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1907-1921,1929,1935
    20 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1903-1906
    20 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1907-1921,1928
    50 CENTAVOS .900 Silver 1903-1906
    50 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1907-1909,1917-1921
    1 PESO .900 Silver 1903-1906
    1 PESO .800 Silver 1901-1912

    10 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1937,1938,1941,1944,1945
    20 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1937,1938,1941,1944,1945
    50 CENTAVOS .750 Silver 1936 ,1944,1945
    1 PESO .900 Silver 1936
    1/2 PESO .900 Silver 1961
    1PESO .900 Silver 1947,1961,1963,1964,1967
    1PISO .900 Silver 1969

    PERU

    To the Seated half dimes 1/2 Dino(left), Dinero to the Sol coins. 900 silver coins for ½ and 1 dinero and 1⁄5 sol were introduced, followed by .900 silver ½ and 1 sol in 1864. Later the Un Sol (Pictured) was reduced to just 50% Silver


    SPAIN & KINGDOM

    50 CENTIMOS .835 Silver 1904,1910,1926,
    1 PESETA .835 Silver 1901,1902,1903-1905
    2 PESETAS .835 Silver 1905
    REPUBLIC
    1 PESETA .835 Silver 1933
    SPAIN UNDER FRANCO
    100 PESETAS .800 Silver 1966
    PORTUGAL
    200 REIS .917 Silver 1901,1903
    200 REIS .835 Silver 1909
    500 REIS .917 Silver 1901,1908,1909,1910
    1000 REIS .917 Silver 1910
    20 CENTAVOS .835 Silver 1913,1916
    50 CENTAVOS .835 Silver 1912-1914,1916
    1 ESCUDO .835 Silver 1910,1915,1916
    2 1/2 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1932,1933,1937,1940,1942-1948,1951
    5 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1932-1934,1937,1940,1942-1948,1951
    5 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1960
    10 ESCUDOS .835 Silver 1932-1934,1937,1940,1942,1948,1954,1955
    10 ESCUDOS .680 Silver 1960
    20 ESCUDOS .800 Silver 1953,1960
    20 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1966
    50 ESCUDOS .650 Silver 1968,1969,1971,1972


    MEXICO
    5 CENTAVOS .903 Silver 1901-1905
    MINTMARKED Mo Q V H M Z
    10 CENTAVOS .903 Silver 1901-1905
    MINTMARKED Q V H
    10 CENTAVOS .902 Silver 1901-1905
    MINTMARKED Z M
    20 centavos .903 Silver 1901-1905
    MINTMARKED Q H M
    20 CENTAVOS .9027 Silver 0601-1905
    MINTMARKED Z M
    1 PESO .903 Silver 1901-1905
    ENGRAVERS INITIALS JQ MH RP
    1 PESO .9027 Silver 1901-1909
    MINTMARKED Mo ENGRAVERS INITIALS AM AND GV
    1 PESO .903 Silver 1901-1905
    Zs ENGRAVERS INITIALS FZ FM
    10 CENTAVOS .800 Silver 1919
    10 CENTAVOS .720 Silver 1925-1928,1930,1933-1935
    20 CENTAVOS .800 Silver 1905-1908,1910-1914,1919
    20 CENTAVOS .720 Silver
    1920,1921,1925-1928,1930,1933-1935,1937,1939,1940-1943

    25 CENTAVOS .300 Silver 1950-1953
    50 CENTAVOS .800 Silver 1905-1908,1912-1914,1916-1918,1919
    50 CENTAVOS .720 Silver (Coin is slightly lighter than the .800 silver 50 Centavos)
    1919-1921,1925,1937-1939,1942-1945
    50 CENTAVOS .420 Silver 1935
    50 CENTAVOS .300 Silver 1950,1951
    1 PESO .903 Silver 1910-1914
    1 PESO .800 Silver 1918,1919
    1 PESO .720 Silver 1920-1927,1932-1935,1938,1940,1943-1945
    1 PESO .500 Silver 1947-1949
    1 PESO .300 Silver 1950
    1 PESO .100 Silver 1957-1967
    (These are 90% Aluminum 10% silver, probably the lowest silver content of any coin minted in the 20th century)
    2 PESOS .900 Silver 1921 (THE SILVER LIBERTAD)
    5 PESOS .900 Silver 1947,1948
    5 PESOS .720 Silver 1950,1951-1957,1959
    10 PESOS .900 Silver 1955,1956,1957,1960

    25 PESOS .720 Silver 1968,1972
    100 PESOS .720 Silver 1977
    20 NUEVOS PESOS .925 Silver 1993-1995

    TURKEY
    5 PARA .100 Silver 1901,1902,1904
    1 KURUSH .830 Silver 1900-1908
    2 KURUSH .830 Silver 1900-1908
    5 KURUSH .830 Silver 1900-1908
    10 KURUSH .830 Silver 1905-1907
    20 KURUSH .830 Silver 1916-1918
    100 KURUS .830 Silver 1934,1937-1941
    1 LIRA .600 Silver 1947,1948
    10 LIRA .830 Silver 1960


    YUGOSLAVIA
    10 DINARA .500 Silver 1931
    20 DINARA .500 Silver 1931
    20 DINARA .750 Silver 1938
    50 DINARA .750 Silver 1932,1938
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  3. onejinx

    onejinx Junior Member

    New Zealand

    3 Pence .500 silver 1933-1946
    6 Pence .500 silver 1933-1946
    Shilling .500 silver 1933-1946
    Florin .500 silver 1933-1946
    Half Crown .500 silver 1933-1946
    Crown .500 silver 1935,1949
  4. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    Federal Republic of Germany
    5 DM (1951-1974) Ag 625
    Commems issued at face:
    5 DM (1952-mid1979) Ag 625
    10 DM (1972-1997) Ag 625
    10 DM (1998-2001) Ag 925
    €10 (2002-2010) Ag 925
    €10 (2011/Liszt) Ag 625

    Christian
  5. bkozak33

    bkozak33 Collector Supporter

    thanks for the additions.
  6. hemi1500

    hemi1500 Member

    My browser will not let me "save as" the text if i highlight it....any ideas? windows vista preimum using firefox
  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Well-Known Member

    Copy and paste to Word, Write, etc. then save
  8. Jo Money

    Jo Money Junior Senior Member

    I have a Dominican Rep. 10 centavos from 1942 that is made out of .900 silver. These were minted from 1937 to 1961. I am sure other denominations were silver as well but this is the one I have.
  9. Jo Money

    Jo Money Junior Senior Member

    Also, please tell me more about those fifty-percent silver British pennies?
  10. hemi1500

    hemi1500 Member

    sorry deleated
  11. jj00

    jj00 Well-Known Member

    Here's a very small addition:

    SLOVAKIA (SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA 1939-1945)

    10 Ks .500 Silver 1944
    20 Ks .500 Silver 1939, 1941
    50 Ks .700 Silver 1944
  12. Galen59

    Galen59 12 Year old.

    What about Panama?
  13. Galen59

    Galen59 12 Year old.

    so far the list is only about 20%
  14. wyvern

    wyvern Active Member

    these are Maundy pennies,handed out by the king or queen on Maundy Thursday,to elderly people who have worked for the church,they used to be given to the poor in days of old,the tradition goes back many hundreds of years.the penny for normal use is not silver.

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