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  1. #1
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    cooper36

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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.

  4. #3
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    May 2011
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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

  5. #4
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    cooper36

    Nov 2011
    east coast
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    Re: Canadian 1968 silver quarters

    Thanks

  6. #5
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    cooper36

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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.

  7. #6
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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

  8. #7
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    Great Lakes State
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    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?

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    Jun 2011
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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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  10. #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.

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    ca
    Dec 2011
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    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
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    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

  12. #11
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    cooper36

    Nov 2011
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    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.

  13. #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

  14. #13
    ca
    Dec 2011
    503
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    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

  15. #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.

  16. #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

  17. #16
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    Sure about that? A 90% Ken only has 0.36 oz

  18. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by baddbluff View Post
    Sure about that? A 90% Ken only has 0.36 oz
    I think he meant .081, but it is actually 0.0937 oz.
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

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  19. #18
    ca
    Dec 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by sagittarius98 View Post
    I think he meant .081, but it is actually 0.0937 oz.
    Sure thing it is 0.089 troy oz of pure silver
    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

  20. #19
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    cooper36

    Nov 2011
    east coast
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    Great find.Maybe she'll give you more.

 

 

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