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75%+ US Minted Junk Silver Melted

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About 1.24 million ounces of US coins were melted between 1966 and 1969. That's about 65% of every silver coin minted between 1916 and 1964. Since 1969, 70% or so of the remaining common date silver has been melted. "The Big Silver Melt" by Henry Merton Junk Silver Totals: AFTER THE MELTS: WHAT'S LEFT IN SILVER COINS? Melting of pre1965 U.S. silver coins: National Debt Clock:

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