66. Junk Silver – junk silver is commonly-issued currency like nickels, dimes, and quarters that also has precious metal value because it it made up of mostly silver.

These coins were mostly minted in the 1960’s and earlier.  Today’s coins mostly use cheaper metals like copper with some nickel.

Junk silver is especially popular among people preparing for hyperinflation or a temporary break down in the economic system.  The reason being is that if the currency itself becomes worthless, the silver the coin is made of will still have commodity value.

American coins used to have silver content which made them valuable both as a currency and as a commodity.

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