How to Use Our Silver Price Data
Silver coin values are always changing, though thanks to its lower overall bullion value (as compared to gold), the daily changes in silver values are generally only noticed by coin collectors, investors, and coin dealers during large bullion or junk silver transactions. This makes it easier for coin collectors to know roughly what their silver coins are worth than is the case for gold coins, which usually experience more significant gains and losses in terms of absolute dollar values.
Because of their lower prices, silver coins are more widely collected than gold coins by numismatists and investors. But that doesn’t mean silver coins are not worthy of collecting. Why, quite the contrary is true. Some of the most beautiful and time-honored U.S. coin designs are seen on silver coinage. Consider, for a moment, the Standing Liberty quarter, Walking Liberty half dollar, and Morgan silver dollar – just three of the many beautiful coin series that the United States Mint has struck over the years.
The silver coin values you will find here on our site are largely based on the retail value you might pay to buy silver coins from a coin dealer. These values assume a coin in a certain grade and are for coins without any signs of damage, such as cleanings, heavy gouges, or other detractions. Certainly, damaged coins are worth less than problem-free silver coins, and will cost less to buy than a piece with nothing more than honest wear. By the way, damaged, common-date silver coins are usually categorized as junk silver coins, and are more appreciated by investors looking for cheap silver coins. These pieces are more commonly traded as bullion coins than numismatic “collector” coins.
In addition to the silver coin values we list for each coin, you will notice that we have silver bullion prices that are updated on a constant basis – perfect for silver investors who need to know the spot prices of their junk silver coins, American silver eagle coins, and similar pieces.