In the early 1960's, Congress and the US Administration recognized that the silver supply for the nation's coinage was decreasing. Prior to 1965, US dimes, quarters, half dollars, or dollars were made of 90% silver.
These coins are easily converted into cash based on the silver content in them. Make sure you check your change jars to identify these coins. Very often, people use change cashing services that will not recognize the value of these coins. Based on the wide market swing, these coins can be worth between 8 and 15 times their face value.
There are also many foreign coins that contain silver. The New York Gold Center offers a free service that will help you identify the true metal content within your coins. Stop in today and earn.