View Full Version : need some help/info for silver state quarters
12-04-2011, 09:13 PM
I was thinking about getting some of the state quarter silver proof sets & I wanted to be a little educated on them before I start.
What is the silver content & the weight of them ?
Also, did they make just PROOF silver sets, or proof and non-proof silver sets ?
Thanks in advance
12-04-2011, 09:23 PM
Silver State Quarter Coin Specifications
Dates: 1999 -2009
Mints: San Francisco
Composition: 90% silver
Weight: 6.25 grams
Diameter: 24.26 mm
These are only issued as proofs. They come/came in silver proof sets including all coins from that year and in silver proof quarter sets.
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12-04-2011, 09:30 PM
thanks for the info & not so much for the smart @$$ crack at the end
I'm not above asking for help, considering I've seen some places list them as pure silver & also that I've seen them with the 10% copper, which was odd for me, since I thought the tone would have not been so bright
anyway, Silver isnt my thing, so thanks for the reply
12-04-2011, 10:13 PM
The 90% silver is the same composition as pre-1965 US coinage. They are also offered in Cu-Ni Proof versions, which are also very nice. But, if you look at the Ag and at the Cu-Ni Proofs the difference in color is very clear.