How much silver is left on circulated coins??
Hello, and thanks for your thoughts as always.
I hope this question makes sense. How does one determine (other than weighing) how much silver remains on circulated coins? I'm not a silver dude, and I know that coins that are destined for the smelter are weighed in mass numbers to find out how much total silver remains in the lot. Is there a rough determination of the remaining silver content on circulated individual coins? Let's take a Barber half dollar just as an example. Is there a guide of some sort that estimates the silver weight in a Good half; a Fine half, and an XF half dollar and would this apply to other series as well?