This is the first video in a new series I’m doing for coin collectors and investors. The first videos (this included) are aimed at novice collectors or investors who are trying to learn the basics. Subsequent videos will dive deeper into more obscure coins or collecting methods. This particular video focuses on Common Silver U.S. Coinage and how to identify it. Watch the video to learn two ways to differentiate the real silver from mere pocket change! Glossary of Terms: Spot Price: the current market price at which an asset is bought or sold for immediate payment and delivery. Troy Ounce: a unit of measurement commonly used to measure the weight of precious metals such as gold or silver. It is equal to ~31.1g and is slightly lower than a standard ounce. Clad: a clad coin is a coin that has multiple layers of metal in it; most current U.S. clad coins consist of an inner core of copper, with outer layers of a silver-colored nickel-copper alloy. Mint: an industrial facility which manufactures coins that can be used in currency. Want to get the same gear I use? Click the links below and start silverpicking! 40x Jeweler’s Loupe: http://amzn.to/2u05KAR Jewelry Scale: http://amzn.to/2u9Wivn Scale for large silver items: http://amzn.to/2u0aVku Acid Test Kit: http://amzn.to/2v3w222 Jeweler’s Tool Kit: http://amzn.to/2u9N0zz Assorted Coin 2×2’s: http://amzn.to/2v3NIKS Assorted Coin Tubes: http://amzn.to/2v3vg5j Best Gear bag ever!: http://amzn.to/2sHyhXW Digital Coin Calipers: http://amzn.to/2uIEDaZ Watch Tool Kit: http://amzn.to/2u0656D Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesilverpicker Instagram: @thesilverpicker Twitter: @TheSilverpicker Cointalk.com: thesilverpicker eBay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/1magumbo/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686
21 Replies to “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to U.S. Silver Coins”
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Great Video love it – started my own page its so much fun to show off some silver coins
Thanks Charlie! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Thanks was very helpful
Glad it helped!!
So should I get rid of my 1964 nickels
What’s the point of keeping them?
@Silverpicker idk are they worth keeping
Thank you for this! I would to see more instructional videos like this. It is super helpful and straightforward covering the basics perfectly. As a beginner it has helped me tremendously simply by giving me a base understanding of things. Keep it up brother it is much appreciated!
nickels 1942-1945 are %35 silver
All of my nickels (including post 1964) have the silver rimming. What does this mean?
Nickels are made of nickel. The rules outlined in this video do not apply
@Silverpicker ah I see, thank you
I’ve got Bunches of old nickels and dimes this is a great beginner’s guide
Thanks my friend can u slow down 🙂
On a money roll what is an ender and what is the significance?
Nickels are not silver even if before 1964?
well this is cool!
Great content. I enjoyed it and learned somewhere new! Subscribing