In 1965, the U.S. government discontinued minting U.S. dimes, quarters and half dollars with a 90% silver content and switched instead to cheaper cupro-nickel coins with less intrinsic value.
In this way, how much is a 1964 silver quarter worth today?
Before 1965, US quarters were made of 90 percent silver. That means that due to the silver alone it would be worth about $3.50 (depending on silver prices). After 1964, the quarter is just made of nickel and copper and worth just 25 cents.
What year did coins stop being made out of silver?
Roosevelt and Mercury Dimes, Washington Quarters, and Walking Liberty Franklin and Kennedy Half-Dollars minted in 1964 and earlier are 90% silver. The value of most circulated coins minted in the 1920′s through 1964 is primarily from their silver content.
What was the last year that nickels were made of silver?
Dimes and quarters stopped being produced in silver in 1964. Halves were made of 90% silver until 1964, then continued to be produced in 40% silver till 1970. Nickels were produced in 40% silver from 1941 to 1945 (I think those are the years). Look for the large mint mark over Monticello on the back of the coin.