Friday, January 30, 2015

Pocket change

I frequently check my pocket change, and recently found these:

Silver quarters from 1958, 1954, 1945, and 1941.

I have no recollection where they came from. They didn't all turn up at once.

Are people getting sloppy with their silver stashes? Maybe they're spending rolls of old quarters that their grannies had hidden in a nightstand or desk drawer.

How many people today don't even know that prior to 1965, U.S. quarters and dimes (and half dollars) were minted in 90 percent silver?

Melt value on these old quarters is currently over three dollars each.

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