Silver coins are a great investment for so many people. Silver was one of the first five elements discovered by humans, and it has become an extremely valuable metal to societies around the world. Like gold, the value of silver is understood by all. It also adds value to a diverse portfolio for all types of collectors. Silver is sold in the forms of silver coins, silver bars, silver rounds, and silver bullion.
Silver has less value than gold, but still makes for a great investment because it tends to grow in value over time. It is known to be a worthwhile hard asset that avoids depreciation from inflation. In fact, in several languages, the word for silver is synonymous with the word for money.
Whether you are trying to grow your collection or make a secure investment, buying silver is a great option for anybody. If you are looking to purchase silver, look no further than U.S. Coins and Jewelry.
How Much Do Silver Coins Cost?
When determining the price of silver coins, there are numerous factors that have a role in the coin’s price tag. Silver prices fluctuate every day, and prices are quick to change under market conditions. U.S. Coins and Jewelry has a spot pricing counter on our website so our clients can stay up to date on the fluctuating markets. Additionally, the condition of each coin is a key factor in its price. View our coin grading guide to learn more about how coin condition is a factor in its price. Also, the rarity of the coin and its circulation history also play a role in the price of the coin. If you have questions about a coin’s value, call us at(713) 597-6367 to talk to a coin specialist.
Selling Silver Coins
At U.S. Coins and Jewelry, we are the leading source for buying and selling coins in the Greater Houston Area for over 35 years. Contact us today at (713) 597-6367 to sell your silver coins today!
From raw and certified coins, to a key coin that completes your collection, you can trust the team at U.S. Coins and Jewelry to give you top-notch service and the best quality for your money. You can request an appraisal online or stop in our store. Best of all, U.S. Coins and Jewelry is an authorized dealer with NGC (Numismatic Guarantee Corporation) and PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) so you know you are getting the best value for your coins.
Best Silver Coins to Buy
Choosing the right silver coins to buy in order to maximize your investment can be overwhelming. At U.S. Coins and Jewelry, we have assembled several resources to help our clients understand the coin market. See our glossary of coin collecting terms, our appraisal reference guide, our coin grading guide, and more on our website. You can also reference our blog for the most up-to-date information on the coin markets. These resources can help you find out which coins have the most value and how to navigate the buying and selling process of these coins.
U.S. Coins and Jewelry offers a wide arrangement of silver coins. Browse our full collections online or in store. We offer several different kinds of silver coins, including:
Silver Three Cents
The Three Cent Piece is a rare coin collector’s dream. It was only produced from 1851-1873 in limited quantities. This coin is not only hard to find, but also features a beautiful design of a 6-pointed star with the United States Shield centered in the middle of the coin. The three cent coin is 75% silver and 25% copper. This is in order to prevent people from melting down the silver to profit from its value, which would then cause a shortage in these coins.
The United States decided to mint three cent coins because postage rates decreased from five cents to three cents, and as a result, congress made the decision to mint a coin to match the lower price. Because this coin was only minted in limited quantities from 1851-1873, its rarity contributes to its value and therefore makes a great investment.
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Silver Half Dimes
The term “Half Dime” was coined because this series of coins resembled the dime, but they were smaller in diameter and thickness. This coin was the predecessor to the nickel, and it has a fascinating history. It was one of the first coins introduced when the U.S. coinage system was introduced in 1792. Early half dimes include the capped bust, flowing hair, and draped bust designs. These designs were replaced with seated liberty designs in 1837, and these were minted until the coin was discontinued in 1873. Half Dimes are very desirable among collectors.
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Dimes are one of the most popular types of silver coins. When you think about this coin, you probably think about the small silver coins valued at 10 cents that we use as currency. You might not know that dimes minted before 1964 are different from the dimes in circulation today. All dimes printed before 1964 are 90% silver, while dimes minted after 1964 are a copper-nickel alloy. Collecting silver dimes is a great way to add more physical silver to your collection.
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Twenty Cent coins were first introduced when Nevada Senator John P. Jones traveled to Washington D.C. in 1875 and convinced congress to pass legislation to mint the twenty cent coin. This coin ended up causing a lot of confusion during the late 1800s because it closely resembled the quarter in size, shape, and value. People often mistook the twenty cent coin for quarters, and this caused merchants to oftentimes end up with incorrect change. As a result, congress discontinued this coin in 1978. This coin was only minted for three years, so finding them now is extremely rare. You can add these valuable coins to your collection by shopping at U.S. Coins & Jewelry.
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The standard silver content in each silver quarter is .17875 ounces of pure silver. These coins are a great way to start your silver collection or just add to your portfolio. Although quarters have a face value of twenty-five cents, the rarity of limited edition quarters and history associated with the quarters increases their value. At U.S. Coins & Jewelry, we offer Capped Bust quarters, Seated Liberty quarters, Barber quarters, and Standing Liberty quarters.
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Silver Half DollarsThe United States began minting half dollars in 1794, and these coins have become a favorite among many coin collectors. Half dollars have ridged edges to make replicating these valuable coins difficult. Half dollars printed before 1965 contain 90% silver, while half dollars printed later contain less silver. Find the half dollar that is right for your collection by shopping at U.S. Coins & Jewelry. We carry several categories of Silver Half Dollars, including:
- The Flowing Hair Half Dollar
- The Capped Bust Half Dollar
- The Seated Liberty Half Dollar
- The Barber Half Dollar
- The Walking Liberty Half Dollar
- The Franklin Half Dollar
Each of these types of half dollars has their own unique histories. Many were only minted for a short period of time, and this makes them high competition among collectors. For example, there are believed to be only 250 Draped Bust Small Eagle Silver Dollars available today. You can purchase one today at U.S. Coins & Jewelry.
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Silver Dollars were minted in the US from 1794 until 1935. There are several types of silver dollars, and they all differ in value. Early silver dollars—those produced between 1794 and 1803—are very rare. On the other hand, silver dollars produced later are much more common among coin hobbyists. U.S. Coins & Jewelry has a variety of silver dollars available:
- Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Silver Dollars
- Seated Liberty Silver Dollars
- Trade Silver Dollars
- Morgan Silver Dollars
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Buying Silver Coins
U.S. Coins and Jewelry offers competitive prices on coins. As Houston’s most trusted coin dealers, we are here to help you find the best deals on all kinds of collectible coins. Contact us through our website, by stopping at our store, or at (713) 597-6367 to discuss how you can get the best deals on silver coins. Markets change every day, and we are here to help our clients make smart decisions when investing in silver coins.