Christmas Week Finds Silver Set Melt Values Up Slightly

Small gains were seen in Silver Set Melt Values this shortened holiday week as the precious metal bumped up slightly by 0.9%. The gain marked the first weekly increase seen in the precious metal after a string of three declines.

Silver ended the week up $0.26 from the London Fix of one week ago. The London Fix for Silver for today, December 28, 2012 was $30.15 an ounce.

Precious Metals Prices
December 28, 2012
London Fix
Weekly Change


Overall, it was a positive week for precious metals as the chart above shows. Of the four listed, three of them showed gains with just one posting an overall loss for the week. Showing the biggest gain was palladium which jumped 4.3%. It was followed by the more meager 0.9% increase for silver and gold’s slight 0.4% bump up. Platinum shed a few dollars and ended down 0.4%.

It was a short week in London for precious metals owing to the Christmas holiday. As such, no Fix was established on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday’s Fix, however, was up to $30.19 from last Friday’s $29.89. Jumping to Thursday saw the Fix drop to $29.75 an ounce before Friday’s recovery to $30.15 an ounce.

At $30.15 an ounce, the precious metal is up $3.48 from the 2012 low set on July 12th. That low was $26.67 making Friday’s Fix up 13.05% from that low.

On the other side, silver is still down significantly from the 2012 high set on February 29th of $37.23 an ounce. Doing the math shows this Friday’s Fix down $7.08 from that high, or down 19%.

The chart below offers current coin melt values based on the Fix for Friday, December 28, 2012, and a comparison to those values based on last week’s silver price.

Weekly Silver Coin Melt Value Comparisons

Last Week’s Silver Melt Value
This Week’s Silver Melt Value
Jefferson Nickel (1942-1945)
Barber Dime (1892-1916)
Mercury Dime (1916-1945)
Roosevelt Dime (1946-1964)
Barber Quarter (1892-1916)
Standing Liberty Quarter (1916-1930)
Washington Quarter (1932-1964)
Barber Half Dollar (1892-1915)
Walking Liberty Half Dollar (1916-1947)
Franklin Half Dollar (1948-1963)
Kennedy Half Dollar (1964)
Kennedy Half Dollar (1965-1970)
Morgan Dollar (1878-1921)
Peace Dollar (1921-1935)
Eisenhower Dollar (1971-1976)
American Silver Eagle
America the Beautiful 5 Oz. Silver Coins


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