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What is the silver content of a 1967 U.S. Quarter?

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A 1967 U.S. Quarter has no silver content, according to CoinTrackers. It has a copper core covered by a nickel jacket. Coins issued after 1965 for circulation have no silver content.

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There was a shortage of coins in 1964. The price of silver was rising, and people were hoarding coins.The Treasury's silver was depleted by the U.S. Mint's coin production. President Lyndon Johnson eliminated silver from the dime and quarter on June 3, 1965. He passed the Coinage Act of 1965, which transitioned the quarter from silver to a clad composition of copper and nickel. From 1965 to 1967, the new quarters were made without a mint mark. The metal value of the 1967 Washington Quarter is .06 cents. The new quarter was much cheaper to make than the silver version.

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