In 1964 The U.S. Mint Used 550 Million Ounces of Silver To Produce Coins For Every Day UseSubmitted by Smaulgld.com on Sun, 05/18/2014 - 06:13
The United States Mint used the equivalent of 67% of today's total world-wide silver mining production to mint 1964 dimes, quarters and half dollars for every day use.
Silver Used By The U.S. Mint In 1964
The U.S. Mint used 549,549,066 ounces of silver to make dimes, quarters and half dollars dated 1964 for every day use.*
In 2013, the U.S. Mint used 43.475 million ounces of silver** to mint and sell silver coins for investment purposes. (vs. the 549.5 million ounces of silver the U.S. Mint used to produce dimes, quarters and half dollars to place in circulation for everyday use).
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