Learn about the Coinage Act of 1965 and how it impacted American coinage and half-dollars

What to Know About the Coinage Act of 1965

In the early 1960s, the U.S. faced a dwindling supply of silver that threatened to elevate the demand of coins such as the dime and quarter—coins that at the time contained actual silver—beyond their face value. The Coinage Act of 1965 aimed to address this shortage. This silver shortage spurred people to hoard significant amounts…

Gold and silver coins in protective slabs on wooden table with money and magnifying glass

8 Rules to Follow for Proper Coin Handling

Gold and silver coins are visually stunning, which can make it tempting to pick them up, admire them, and show them off to friends and family. Doing so, however, could diminish a coin’s condition and future profit potential. If you must touch, hold, or transport your gold or silver coins, learn how to do it…

1 oz fine silver coins and 1 oz fine silver bars

A Long-Term Outlook on the Price of Silver

In July, silver made impressive gains on the coattails of Brexit, jumping to more than $20 an ounce to its highest level in roughly two years. Towards the end of August, however, prices dropped towards roughly $18 an ounce, but have steadily rebounded throughout September. While silver and gold have gained from the safe-haven rally…