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What kind of silver did you get with Silver Certificates, besides a silver dollar?

EstilEstil Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭✭
edited August 22, 2022 7:40PM in U.S. & World Currency Forum

Okay so all of us here know the gist of silver certificates:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_certificate_(United_States)

Obviously I figured normally you'd get a silver dollar (Morgan or Peace) but I think at their discretion you might get a generic silver round of some sort? If so, did they put markings/engravings of any sort or any other kind of identifying feature so you know it came from that? I ask because I think that could be quite an interesting collectible in its own right!

I know Merle Haggard wished that a buck (and half/quarter/tenth of a buck) was still silver but the problem was when silver was getting to $1.25ish/oz folks were either gonna hoard them like crazy or even melt them down for the silver. Imagine how it'd be if you were owed say, 80-90 cents in change and you had to take it all in nickels/pennies!!

WISHLIST
Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,755 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There were no generic silver rounds as far as I know.

    I've seen odd-weight cast bars and little envelopes of silver granules.

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    Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,819 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve also seen silver granules. I’m guessing most citizens opted for $1 Silver coins. Something they could actually spend at stores in their community.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,671 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup, grease bars and granules have been posted in the bst. Peace Roy

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Yup, grease bars and granules have been posted in the bst. Peace Roy

    Like this one?

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/976092/silver-grease-bar

    As for the smaller amounts did they come in specially marked packaging?

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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