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Some of these silver coins were
minted by the Heaton Mint (a privately owned mint located in
Birmingham, England) and bear the "H" mint
mark. In 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint
was established to begin production of Canada's coins.
*The silver content for the above coins are for uncirculated coins. Circulated coins have a slightly lower silver content due to their wear in being circulated.
Note: There are approximately 31.103 grams in a Troy ounce.
Due to the rising price of silver,
the Canadian government made the decision to reduce the amount
of silver in their coins to 80 percent. This
started in 1920 and continued until 1967.
Canadian Nickels containing silver
were discontinued after 1921. 1967 was the last year Silver
Canadian Dollars (pictured below) and Half Dollars were struck
for general circulation.
By mid-1967, Canada reduced the
silver content of the Canadian Dime and Canadian Quarter from 80
to 50 percent. Unfortunately there is no practical way to
determine which coins contain 80 percent silver versus those
containing only 50 percent silver.
By mid-1968, silver was removed from all Canadian circulating coins of these denominations.
determine the approximate value of a Silver Canadian Coin,
multiply the amount of silver (in Troy ounces) by the current
spot price of silver. The chart at right shows the current spot
price of one troy ounce of silver in Canadian dollars. To see
the current spot silver price in U.S.
dollars, go to the Silver Investing Guide Home page.
Example: The approximate value of a Silver Canadian dollar with the spot price of silver at $20.00 Canadian is $12.00 CAD ($20.00 x .6).
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