Silver Set Melt Values Jump 7.7% In Third Full Week of August

As the price of silver jumped this week, so did Silver Set Melt Values. In fact, the precious metal increased a remarkable 7.7% (or $2.17) as the London Fix for silver for Friday, August 24, 2012 came in at $30.37 an ounce.

This marks the third week in a row that the precious metal showed increases based on the Friday to Friday London Fix. Two weeks ago silver improved 2.3% followed by last week’s 1.1% increase.

Precious Metals Prices
August 24, 2012
London Fix
Weekly Change


All four precious metals shown in the chart above showed significant improvement during the week. Leading the pack was palladium with a jump of 8.6% from last week’s Friday Fix. It was followed by silver with the aforementioned 7.7% increase, then platinum which rose 5.6%. Gold showed the smallest percentage increase with 3.2%.

Looking back at just silver showed the precious metal with a small decline on Monday to $28.10 an ounce, down $.10 from the previous Friday’s $28.20. From then on, silver kept increasing every day with Tuesday coming in at $28.92, Wednesday with $29.33, Thursday at $30.32 and finally Friday’s Fix of $30.37 an ounce.

Comparing silver to the 2012 low established on July 12th of $26.67 an ounce shows the precious metal up a solid $3.70 from that low. This is an increase of 13.9%.

However, it still is down significantly from the 2012 high established on February 29th of $37.23 an ounce. Based on Friday’s London Fix, the precious metal is still down $6.86 from that high, or 18.4%.

The chart below offers current coin melt values based on the Fix for Friday, August 24, 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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