will find more investing information on 29 popular
Canadian silver coins in my eBook The Last Canadian 80 Percent Silver Coins.
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Some of these early silver coins
were minted by the Heaton Mint (a privately owned mint located
in Birmingham, England) and bear the "H" mint
mark. In 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint
was established to begin production of Canada's coins.
*The silver content for the above coins are for uncirculated coins. Circulated coins have a slightly lower silver content due to their wear from daily commerce.
Due to the rising price of silver
after World War I, the Canadian government made the decision to
reduce the amount of silver in their coins from the sterling
silver content of 92.5 percent to 80 percent.
This started in 1920 and continued until 1967. More information
on these coins...
Canadian Nickels containing silver
were discontinued after 1921. 1967 was the last year Silver
Canadian Dollars and Half Dollars were struck for general
By mid-1967, Canada reduced the
silver content of the Canadian Dime and Canadian Quarter from 80
to 50 percent. Unfortunately there is no practical way to
determine which coins contain 80 percent silver versus those
containing only 50 percent silver.
By mid-1968, silver was removed from all Canadian circulating coins of these denominations.
determine the approximate silver melt value of a Silver
Canadian Coin, multiply the amount of silver (in Troy
ounces) by the current spot price of silver. The chart at right
shows the current spot price of one troy ounce of silver in
Canadian dollars. To see the current spot silver price in U.S. dollars, go to
Investing Guide Home page.
Example: The approximate value of a Silver Canadian dollar with the spot price of silver at $20.00 Canadian is $12.00 CAD ($20.00 x .6) plus the current premium.
For your possible investing interest, I have included a small sampling of silver Canadian dollars available on Amazon. With careful research, you might be able to pick up some nice coins at a decent price. Click on "Go" to see a larger selection.
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