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April 15, 2008


>It is highly probable that silver from the household of George Washington was used to mint the first batch of silver half dimes (dimes) in 1792! The silver coinage of the United States is extensive, with seven different denominations ranging from the three cent piece to the silver dollar. Silver is no longer used in everyday United States coinage. But it certainly was from 1792 to 1964! Investing in U.S. silver coins involves much more than just silver dollars; from the Comstock Lode of Nevada to the Pittman Act of 1918, it involves a cultural survey into our history!