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  1. #1
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    cooper36

    Nov 2011
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    Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    I got 15 Canadian 1968 silver quarters today what are they worth in U.S value?

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    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    check out coinflation.com and look at their silver coin calculator. they have a section for Canadian silvers.

  3. #3
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    May 2011
    Eastern Iowa
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    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    Grab a magnet and see if they stick to be sure they are silver. If you don't know (I hope you do, because you explicitly say they are silver) there were 2 kinds of coins made in 1968 in Canada. 50% silver, and Nickel. The Nickel Quarters will stick to a magnet....the Silver ones will not.
    Totals:
    FDR Dimes
    289
    Winged Liberty
    Head Dimes
    23
    Walking Halves
    1

    JFK 40% Halves
    103

    JFK 90% Halves
    20
    Franklin
    Halves
    2
    War Nickels
    21

    Washington Silver
    Quarters
    2
    Foreign
    Silver Dimes
    10
    Silver Averages:
    Dimes: 1.370/box
    War Nickels: 0.583/box

  4. #4
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    cooper36

    Nov 2011
    east coast
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    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    Thanks

  5. #5
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    cooper36

    Nov 2011
    east coast
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    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    I am good 30.00 for 15 quarters at 2.81 a quarter. It was a dealer that i have dealt with in the past so i know he is good on sales.thanks about the magnet trick i didnt know that one.

  6. #6
    ca
    Dec 2011
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    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    All 1968 silver quarters are 50% silver and contain about 0.09 oz of pure silver. The easiest way to differentiate between nickel and silver is to perform a magnet check. Nickel quarters will stick to the magnet, while silver ones will not be attracted to it. Sound test works too. Silver quarter has a higher pitch, than nickel one, when thrown on a hard surface. Hope that helps.
    2012 Goals
    2000/2000 nickels
    0/5 Mercury dimes
    0/10 Tombac nickels
    0/10 War Nickels
    0/1 Silver dollar
    3/2 Silver half-dollar
    14/100 silver dime
    1/10 George V nickel
    150/100 Wheat cents
    2/5 Indian Head Penny
    1/1 2006 no P magnetic
    4/4 Clipped planchet
    1/1 Blank planchet

  7. #7
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    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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    silver surfing

    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian hunter
    All 1968 silver quarters are 50% silver and contain about 0.09 oz of pure silver. The easiest way to differentiate between nickel and silver is to perform a magnet check. Nickel quarters will stick to the magnet, while silver ones will not be attracted to it. Sound test works too. Silver quarter has a higher pitch, than nickel one, when thrown on a hard surface. Hope that helps.
    This part I don't get...if all '68 quarters are 50% silver, why even bother with the magnet test?

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2011
    Wisconsin
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    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian hunter
    All 1968 silver quarters are 50% silver . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt
    This part I don't get...if all '68 quarters are 50% silver, why even bother with the magnet test?
    Not all 68's are silver. But, the ones that are silver are 50%. The ones that aren't are nickel.
    The distinction is that some 67's are 80% silver and some are 50% silver. But all 67's are silver.
    A Penny Sorted is a Penny Earned

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  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2010
    Illinois
    294

    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    Yes in 68 there were two compositions, 50% silver ones and 99% nickel ones, so yes need the magnet

    *** The Canadian Mint issued two compositions of the dime and quarter in 1967 and again in 1968. In 1967, there is the standard 80% silver/20% copper variety and the 50% silver/50% copper type. In mid-year 1968, they changed the quarter and dime from 50% silver/50% copper to a 99% nickel composition.

  10. #10
    ca
    Dec 2011
    503
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    Coin Roll Hunting

    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    As I earlier said there are two versions of 1968 Canadian quarters:
    1968 - 50% silver (is not attracted to magnet)
    1968 - 99% nickel (attracts to magnet)

    Also:
    1967 quarter are all silver, however some are 80% and some are 50%. The only way to distinguish is sound test.
    All pre 1967 quarters are silver and are 80%.
    2012 Goals
    2000/2000 nickels
    0/5 Mercury dimes
    0/10 Tombac nickels
    0/10 War Nickels
    0/1 Silver dollar
    3/2 Silver half-dollar
    14/100 silver dime
    1/10 George V nickel
    150/100 Wheat cents
    2/5 Indian Head Penny
    1/1 2006 no P magnetic
    4/4 Clipped planchet
    1/1 Blank planchet

  11. #11
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    cooper36

    Nov 2011
    east coast
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    145 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    I check with the magnet they dont attach. As i said the dealer that i dealt with is good i have dealt with sealing and buying and he has always done me right. i paid $30.00 us for 15 quarters the melt rate was $2.81 when i check about 4:00 this afternoon.Thank for all the info it is very helpful as i am dealing with Canadian money and dont know the % rate of silver.

  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2012
    Left coast
    New Garret AT PRO - I am pretty poor with this device. Too much for me! Nothing significant found. yet! garrett 150 - starting 4/20/20120 - found 30 cents, all clad.
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    Yesterday, I showed the coffee shop girl my silver 64 washington quarter. Showed her the rims, told her it was valuable.

    Go in there today, and she hands a non magnetic 68 Candian quarter.

    She says "Didn't you say that 68s are silver too?"

    Holy cow, that was quick!

    Do you all need a pic?? I'm seeing full bands on the Moose Neck :P

  13. #13
    ca
    Dec 2011
    503
    20 times
    Coin Roll Hunting
    Post the pic if you can. Gotta see that lovely silver quarter which slipped through the border
    2012 Goals
    2000/2000 nickels
    0/5 Mercury dimes
    0/10 Tombac nickels
    0/10 War Nickels
    0/1 Silver dollar
    3/2 Silver half-dollar
    14/100 silver dime
    1/10 George V nickel
    150/100 Wheat cents
    2/5 Indian Head Penny
    1/1 2006 no P magnetic
    4/4 Clipped planchet
    1/1 Blank planchet

  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2012
    Left coast
    New Garret AT PRO - I am pretty poor with this device. Too much for me! Nothing significant found. yet! garrett 150 - starting 4/20/20120 - found 30 cents, all clad.
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    There she be. .1 OZ of the good stuff. My first 68 silver Canadian.

  15. #15
    ca
    Dec 2011
    503
    20 times
    Coin Roll Hunting
    Beauty, but it is 0,81 oz of the good stuff.
    2012 Goals
    2000/2000 nickels
    0/5 Mercury dimes
    0/10 Tombac nickels
    0/10 War Nickels
    0/1 Silver dollar
    3/2 Silver half-dollar
    14/100 silver dime
    1/10 George V nickel
    150/100 Wheat cents
    2/5 Indian Head Penny
    1/1 2006 no P magnetic
    4/4 Clipped planchet
    1/1 Blank planchet

 

 
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