There are a number of methods to clean silver coins, but one of easiest solutions is to soak the coins in lemon juice for up to 20 hours, making sure to turn them over frequently at the beginning. Once the coins have soaked in the juice for as long as necessary, a good rinse with water will finish the process.Continue Reading
In addition to using lemon juice, there are a number of other methods that achieve excellent results, although some are more complicated (and may require access to specialist materials) than others.
Collectible Spanish silver coins include reales, cobs and milled coins featuring certain designs. How much the coins are worth depends on their state, rarity and the designs they feature.Full Answer >
Junk silver is a term that refers to silver coins that are not considered rare coins. Junk silver has no other value than the content of the silver itself.Full Answer >
In 1921, the U.S. Mint produced the last of the Morgan silver dollars and the first of the Peace silver dollar coins. 1921 was one of the highest production years for Morgan dollars, so there are many of these coins remaining, making them more affordable for collectors. The Mint produced fewer of the Peace dollars, so these coins have a higher value.Full Answer >
The 1886 Morgan silver dollar keeps its value because of the relative rarity of attractive specimens that resemble uncirculated coins. The 1886-O came from the New Orleans Mint, and even though the run produced 10.7 million dollars, millions of those had sloppy strikes.Full Answer >