November 2013 Finds Silver Coin Melt Values Dropping 8.4%

November 2013 realized a depressed silver market as the precious metal ended the month down 8.4% from where it started. This decline for the white metal also brought down the associated US Silver Coin Melt Values to levels not seen in over three months. The London Fix for Silver for the last trading day of […]

Melt Values of US Silver Coins Trend Down Third Week of July

Melt values of US silver coins ended this week down reversing a two week trend in which silver had shown slight gains. Last Friday marked the second of those weekly gains as the precious metal rose 1.8% compared to the previous Friday. Those gains were mostly forfeited back this week as the silver market realized […]

Higher Melt Values Trigger US Silver Coin Price Hikes

The United States Mint suspended sales of several silver coins Wednesday, October 3, through Wednesday, October 10, due to their higher melt values. When sales resumed, prices for the thirteen affected products were higher by $5 for every ounce of silver they contained.

American Silver Eagles in 2012 Set Priced 160% Above Coin Melt Values

On Thursday, June 7, 2012, the U.S. Mint will make available an anticipated collectible product it has named 2012 American Eagle San Francisco Two-Coin Silver Proof Set. Not yet listed on the U.S. Mint’s website, earlier this week indicated that the set’s price is $149.95. At $28.52 an ounce for silver right now, that […]

2012 US Silver Proof Set Priced $29 Above Melt Values of Coins

On Tuesday, June 4, 2012, the United States Mint will release its 2012 US Silver Proof Set at a price of $67.95. The set’s pricing, based on the latest spot silver price of $28.52 an ounce and its 1.34 ounces of silver coins, is $29.78 above its melt value of $38.17. (See this site’s page […]

2012 Silver Proof Set Scheduled for June Release

Preliminary details from the United States Mint indicate it will offer the 2012 Silver Proof Set in June. A date of June 4 is currently listed in the government agency’s 2012 Scheduled Products Listing. Based on other information released, the set’s price will be $67.95. Because the set has eight coins produced from 90% silver […]

Silver Down 3.8% First Full Week in March

The market for the precious metal silver ended down on Friday compared to a week ago bringing silver coin melt values along with it. The London Fix for Silver for Friday, March 9, 2012 was $33.87 an ounce. In comparison, the spot last week Friday (March 2, 2012) was $35.21 an ounce. This equates to […]

Silver Coin Melt Values Surge Forcing US Mint To Suspend Some Products

Escalating silver prices this week led to not only higher silver coin melt values but also resulted in the US Mint suspending sales of several silver containing products. The precious metal ended the week up $2.09 from where it was just seven days before equating to a jump of 6.2% As the price of silver […]

2012 Quarters Proof Silver Set Released, Melt Value Starts at $26.85

Available from the United States Mint today, January 10, is its latest silver set featuring all five 2012 America the Beautiful Quarters. This is one of two annually issued silver sets released by the government agency each year, and the one with the lowest melt value as an upcoming standard proof silver set features more […]

Price Drops for Numismatic Silver Coins from US Mint

Effective today, Tuesday, December 27, 2011, the United States Mint adjusted the price down on several of its currently available silver numismatic products. This price decrease affects the 2011 Uncirculated American Silver Eagle and the four currently available America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins™. For reference, the American Silver Eagles each contain one […]


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