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Stupid question: What year did Canada stop using silver in their coins



 
 
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Old August 26th 05, 11:24 PM
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Default Stupid question: What year did Canada stop using silver in their coins

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Old August 26th 05, 11:32 PM
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For regular circulation coins
I think it was 1968.

Didn't they start to gradually reduce the silver content around the mid
1960s?

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Old August 26th 05, 11:35 PM
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Last silver dollar and half dollar, 1967
Last silver quarter and dime, 1968 (they switched to nickel mid-year, so two
types that year)

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Old August 26th 05, 11:35 PM
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1968
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Old August 27th 05, 12:03 AM
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On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 17:35:20 -0500, "James Higby"
heezerbumfrool[at]hotmail[dot]com is alleged to have written:

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Last silver dollar and half dollar, 1967
Last silver quarter and dime, 1968 (they switched to nickel mid-year, so two
types that year)

James



Thanks, all! I just got a ROLL of silver Canadian quarters from my
buddy at Shell.

Bruce (for $10)
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Old August 27th 05, 12:07 AM
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The silver was reduced in the 10c and 25c in 1967 from .800 to .500, and
there is no way to tell the difference, so its bought approximately 5/8ths
the price of the .800 Ag coins. In 1968 the 10c and 25c started out the year
as .500 Ag but in mid year they were switched to 100% Ni. In 1967 all the
50c and $1.00 coins were made in .800 silver.

Hope this helps,
Kyle.

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Old August 27th 05, 02:44 AM
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On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 18:07:35 -0500, "KJM" wrote:

The silver was reduced in the 10c and 25c in 1967 from .800 to .500, and
there is no way to tell the difference, so its bought approximately 5/8ths
the price of the .800 Ag coins. In 1968 the 10c and 25c started out the year
as .500 Ag but in mid year they were switched to 100% Ni. In 1967 all the
50c and $1.00 coins were made in .800 silver.

Hope this helps,
Kyle.


Kyle,

When I look at my copy of Charlton, it shows the .800 silver and the
..500 silver coins as having the same weight. If that's the case, the
dimensions would have to be different. If the dimensions are the
same, the weight would have to be different.

I can tell the difference in the ring betwee 90% Kennedy halves and
40%, so I'm thinking it wouldn't be impossible to tell the difference
between .800 fine coins and .500 fine.

take care,
Scott
scored some silver Kennedys today at the bank.
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Old August 27th 05, 03:38 AM
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Correct, reduced to .500 in 1967 for the dime and the quater(you get
both .800 and .500 for that year), then in 1968 switched from silver
alloy to Nickle alloy, but there are some .500 in 1968. The 50c and $1
are all silver in 1967 and Nickle in 1968, or more accurately, those
DATED 1968!
Stu

On 26 Aug 2005 15:32:16 -0700, "stonej"
wrote:

For regular circulation coins
I think it was 1968.

Didn't they start to gradually reduce the silver content around the mid
1960s?

 




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