Is this REAL silver?

Um, well… The short answer is…No.  The quarters and dimes we use contain NO silver. None of the currently-minted quarters and dimes in circulation do!  I was shocked, SHOCKED, I tell ya!

The slightly longer answer is that modern “clad” coins are minted by layering a mix of 75% copper and 25% nickel (aka cupronickel) over a pure copper core. For those that care about such thing, the final composition for a clad quarter is 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel.

No silver, whatsoever.

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