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Modern Silver Coins for Collections

As you navigate the world of modern coins, you’ll find that there is a subcategory of strictly silver coins. While silver was once a popular precious metal used in all coin-making, its involvement has been on the decline over the past 50 years.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t buy modern silver coins, however.

Modern coins date back to the 50s and 60s, so anything newer than that is considered “modern” by coin collecting standards. Coins from the earlier dates often have a higher silver content, which makes them more valuable. You can also find an assortment of modern silver coins from other countries. These challenges are part of what makes collecting this particular type of coin so fun.

Value of Modern Silver Coins

When shopping for silver coins, beginners might be surprised to find that the face value has little to do with the value of the coin itself. With a modern coin, silver value has more to do with the price than anything else.


Because if all else fails, the coin can always be melted, and the silver can be put to other use. Therefore, you want to invest in silver coins that have high silver content.

The following are some of the best modern silver coins for investing and collecting:

Silver American Eagles Coins

While this coin only has a face value of $1, it is worth far more with its 99.9% silver composition. Values can differ based on the mint and whether it was circulated or not. Box sets are also available and considered more valuable.

Silver American Buffalo Coins

Since this unique version of the Buffalo coin was only minted in 2001, its rarity increases its value. Only about 1,600 of the 250,000+ coins minted are certified perfect, so a Proof 70 can dramatically increase the value of this coin.

Foreign Silver Coins

It is hard to find a variety of modern coins made with silver because the US Mint switched to cheaper metals in the 70s. If you are looking to expand your modern silver coin collection with unique pieces, we recommend that you look beyond the United States. If you’re interested in some overlooked modern silver coins, check out the Silver Koala, Silver Philharmonic, or the Silver Rectangle Dragon coin.

How to Buy Certified Silver Modern Coins

Whether you want to buy modern silver coins for your investment portfolio or collection, you need to ensure that they are certified. While there are many online dealers who offer an assortment of coins, you can trust IPM to provide you with certified silver modern coins.

For decades, we’ve served as an honest and reliable dealer. In fact, we have quickly become one of the largest and most recognized dealers in the US. Therefore, you can rest assured that our experts are here to guide you through the process of buying genuine silver coins.

Buying Silver Modern Coins from IPM

To get started, we recommend that you scroll through our current inventory selection. Some of the prices might be listed, but we are also happy to provide with updated prices at your request.

If you don’t see something that strikes your fancy, that’s no problem either! Our coin experts are happy to discuss your collection or investment needs. We may be able to track down the exact coin you’re looking for!

You can get in touch with International Precious Metals through our online chat form 24/7. We also have friendly call representatives ready to provide you with more information over the phone, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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