How To Check Your Change For High Silver Content Coins

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How To Check Your Change For High Silver Content Coins

How To Check Your Change For High Silver Content Coins
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Silver has often been called “Poor Man’s Gold” because it is so much more affordable than gold. The value of silver has been increasing and trading between $27/oz and $45/oz, compared to gold which trades around $1600/oz. So for the price of one ounce of gold, you could buy almost 55 ounces of silver, which is a great investment. The coins in this article are not rare coins, and they are not error coins. While such coins can turn up in circulation, it is only on an extremely rare occasion that any coin will be worth hundreds of dollars.

Take a closer look before you dump that handful of pennies and nickels into the tip jar, you don’t need to find a Revolutionary War-era coin to make a fortune from your change. They’re harder to find each year, but there are several valuable coins floating around that aren’t all that old. They’re often valuable for vastly different reasons, like the World War II-era coins minted from atypical metals, or double-printed pennies but each one is easy to miss if you’re not paying attention.