Great Britain Silver Coin Calculator Available

March 5, 2011

Great Britain 1908 Trade Dollar

We've just created a Great Britain Silver Coin Bullion Calculator which is free to use and uses the latest silver prices to determine the silver bullion value of British coins. Great Britain issued sterling silver coins until 1920 when it debased silver coinage to 50% (issuing both 92.5% and 50% silver coins in 1920). 50% silver remained the standard until 1947 when silver was removed completely from the circulating coinage. Maundy coins which had dropped to 50% silver in 1921 were issued again with 92.5% silver in 1947 and continue to do so until today. One must not forget the British Trade Dollars which were minted for asian markets, these crown sized coins contain about 3/4 of an ounce of silver and can often be found at a small premium to their silver value. Be careful when considering the silver value of British threepence of the late 1930's and 1940's because both silver and nickel-brass coins were issued in this period. The yellow colour of the nickel brass coins should make it obvious that they contain no silver.

Remember that the calculator only tells you the bullion value of coins and that the collector value of a coin can exceed that of the pure bullion value.

Posted by mnemtsas at March 5, 2011 4:36 PM
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