Silver Coin Melt Values Increase Second Week In a Row

Silver Coin Melt Values showed improvement again this week marking the second in a row in which the precious metal realized increases. The London Fix for silver for Friday, August 17, 2012 was $28.20 an ounce.

This was an increase of $0.32 from the Fix of last Friday, or a jump of 1.1%. In two weeks, silver has improved 3.5% when last week’s $0.63 increase is added in.

Precious Metals Prices
August 17, 2012
London Fix
Weekly Change


Overall, it was a solid week for precious metals as the chart above shows. The only decline realized of the four listed was gold which dipped just 0.2%. Silver’s improvement of 1.1% was beaten by palladium which jumped 2.4%. Leading the pack was platinum which rose $56, or 4%, based on the Friday to Friday Fix.

Silver started the week up with a Fix of $28.05 on Monday which was an increase of $0.17 from the previous Friday. That increase was lost on Tuesday when the Fix dropped to $27.84 an ounce. It fell further on Wednesday to $27.64 before returning to $27.84 on Thursday. Friday’s aforementioned rally came in at $28.20.

Comparing Friday’s Fix to the 2012 low shows the precious metal is now up $1.53 an ounce. That low was established on July 12th with a Fix of $26.67.

While that is good news, silver is still down significantly from the 2012 high set on February 29th of $37.23 an ounce. In fact, the precious metal is still down $9.03 an ounce from that high, or 24.2%.

The chart below offers current coin melt values based on the Fix for Friday, August 17, 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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