U.S. Silver Coins: When They Ended? 

The quantity of silver available for the country's currency was quickly running out in the early 1960s. Upon

hearing arguments from Congress and the Administration on silver's potential use in coinage,

the metal's price surged by 10% right away and by an additional 30% by 1962. This paved the way for

 silver to be completely removed from our currency by the end of 1964. The United States ceased

producing silver coins at that point. 90% of all US dime, quarter, half dollar, and dollar coins minted in 1964 and prior are

 composed of silver. All of the 1965 and afterwards dime coins have coating coins with no silver content at all.

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