Silver Jumps 4.6% First Full Week of 2013

The first full week of the new year is a positive one for Silver Coin Melt Values as the precious metal posted a significant gain. Silver jumped up 4.6% for the week based on the Friday to Friday London Fix with an increase of $1.35 an ounce.

This gain more than makes up for the slide realized in the market last week when silver ended down 2.8%. The London Fix for Silver for today, January 11, 2013 was $30.67 an ounce.

Precious Metals Prices
January 11, 2013
London Fix
Weekly Change


It was a very good week for precious metals as the chart above shows. All four of those listed finished the week with gains, some rather significant. Silver had the best increase jumping up by the aforementioned 4.6%. It was followed by platinum which rose a close 4.4%. Palladium marked a 0.7% increase followed by gold which rose by 0.6%.

Looking back at just silver shows the weekly gain was achieved through smaller increments realized throughout the week. Monday had the largest daily gain with its Fix of $30.14 an ounce, up from the previous Friday’s $29.32. Tuesday and Wednesday both came in with a Fix of $30.39 with Thursday rising slightly to $30.49 an ounce. Finally, Friday’s Fix was $30.67 an ounce.

At $30.67 an ounce, this Friday’s Fix is down slightly from the 2013 high set on January 3rd of $30.91. Doing the math shows Friday’s Fix down $0.24 from that high, or -0.8%.

The low for the year was set on January 4th with its Fix of $29.32. As that was last Friday’s Fix, the increase over that low is the same as already mentioned for this week, or a positive 4.6% from that low.

The chart below offers current coin melt values based on the Fix for Friday, January 11, 2013, 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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