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Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by pumpkinpie, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. pumpkinpie

    pumpkinpie what is this I don*t even

    I don't get it. Everyone thinks they stopped production of silver coins in '64. Seriously! It was 1976!
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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    90% stopped in 1964.

    Chris
  4. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    They're still making silver coins, they're called American Silver Eagles, Silver Proof sets, Silver Commemorative's, etc. ;)
  5. pumpkinpie

    pumpkinpie what is this I don*t even

    I mean for circulation, and not just 90%ers.
  6. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    My response was sarcasm, hence the smiley. I knew what you meant but the majority of collectors deem '64 as the end of the silver coin era because the 40% clad Kennedy's and Ike's are not as desirable like their 90% counterparts were.
  7. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    I hope you didn't take offense to my comment. It's just that you have to be more careful how you choose your words.

    Chris
  8. Tyler

    Tyler Active Member

    It stopped at 1970 theoretically. They intended 1970 Half Dollars for circulation. In 1976 silver coins were made for proof coins.
  9. quartertapper

    quartertapper Numismatist

    There can be so many ways to look at this. Actually the last coin minted for circulation with silver was the 1969 half. The 1970 was only issued in mint sets, even though it was produces in circulation grade just like its predecessors.
  10. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    "Dated" 1964.

    1964 Kennedy Half's were minted into 1966 since Congress removed the date freeze on coinage due to a coin shortage.
  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Yeah, I should have been more specific! I should practice what I preach. LOL!

    Chris
  12. pumpkinpie

    pumpkinpie what is this I don*t even

    what about 1971-76 silver clad Ike dollars? (made for circulation) in 1975 and 1976 they made silver clad Washington 1/4s, Kennedy 1/2s and Ike dollars in San Francisco for general circulation, not just for proofs. And actually 1970 1/2 dollars were only available in Mint sets.
  13. Those were never intended for circulation. They were for special mint sets. Ikes were made of the same composition as dimes and quarters of the time/today, copper-nickel clad. No silver.
  14. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    None of those 40% silver Ikes were made for circulation. They were all made for sale to collectors at a premium.

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