While not top of mind when you think of silver coins, pre-1968 silver coins from Canada are an excellent option if you’re interested in buying silver coins at very reasonable rates.Â These coins aren’t quite as recognizable as pre-1965 U.S. dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars, but nonetheless, they’re recognized the world over and are highly liquid coins.
As you may know, the U.S. eliminated silver from the production of dimes, quarters, and silver dollars in 1965; however, half dollars were debased in 1965 and contained 40% silver through 1970.Â Canada waited a while longer before debasing their coinage.Â While some Canadian coins minted in 1967 only contain 50% silver, it’s commonly recognized that Canadian dimes, quarters, half dollars, and silver dollars minted prior to 1968 contain 80% silver.
Many investors, when buying or selling silver coins, focus on the silver content of coins; oftentimes placing a higher premium on coins that are more pure than others.Â For example, American silver eagles are in higher demand and sell at a higher premium than 90% silver coins, and these coins are typically in higher demand and sell for more than 40% silver half dollars.
So why should you buy silver Canadian coins?Â The fact of the matter is that they only have slightly less silver content than 90% silver U.S. coins and typically sell for about the same price as 40% silver half dollars.Â If the purity of the coins that you buy matters to you, buying silver Canadian coins that contain 80% silver seems to make much more sense than purchasing 40% silver U.S. coins.
Why should you buy Canadian silver coins from Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers?Â We’re one of the few coin dealers in Atlanta that regularly buy and sell foreign coins, and are foreign coin experts.Â We’re also committed to selling foreign and U.S. coins at the lowest premiums possible and buy foreign silver coins, including Canadian silver coins, at prices that oftentimes well exceed the prices offered by our competition.
Whether you’re in the market to buy or sell Canadian silver coins, or any other foreign or U.S. silver coins, Atlanta Gold and Coin Buyers should be your coin dealer of choice.Â Give us a call today at 404-236-9744 and see for yourself why we’re quickly becoming metro Atlanta’s preferred domestic and foreign coin dealers.