The U.S. Silver Dollar Melt Value Calculator, which is located below, can be used to determine
the total silver value and total silver content of your U.S. Morgan or Peace 90% junk silver
dollars. Calculate by total silver dollars, face value, or total weight. The silver dollar calculator
will only display what the silver in your silver dollars is worth (intrinsic value), and will
not show any numismatic (collector) or base metal value.
Use the silver dollar calculator to discover how much the silver in your dollars is worth, or to
set a max bid on a silver dollar auction based on its silver content melt value.
You might also check out one of the many other calculators from the drop-down menu above.
For your silver Ike dollars, use the
Eisenhower 40% Silver Dollar Calculator. For a wider selection of silver coins, try the
U.S. Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator or the
Canadian Silver Coin Melt Value Calculator.
Silver Price per Troy Ounce:
Silver Spot Price Data Last Updated:
Total Silver Value:
Total Silver Weight
How to use the U.S. Silver Dollar Melt Value Calculator.
First decide what method you will be using to indicate the amount of U.S. 90% silver dollars to
calculate. You can enter your amounts either by the total quantity of silver dollars, the total
face value of your silver dollars, or by the total weight of your U.S. silver dollar collection.
You could also use a combination of methods depending on how your silver dollars are stored.
The first two options are for entering an exact count of U.S. 90% silver dollars. You can choose
from the Morgan Silver Dollar or the Peace Silver Dollar. Use the text box to the right of each
silver dollar description (blue link) to enter a number representing the total quantity of
silver dollars that you wish to know the silver melt value of. As an alternative, you can simply
click on the silver dollar picture, or its link, to increase the value in its text box by 1. The
calculator will automatically update the Total Silver Value (in red), whenever a change
is made to the amounts in any of the text boxes.
Your next five options are for entering your amounts by the face value of your silver dollars.
There are $1, $10, $50, $100, and $1000 options each representing 1, 10, 50, 100, and 1,000
silver dollars respectively. This option works well if your silver dollars are stored in canvas
bags. You can also use decimal values for partial bags. For example, a value of 1.5 entered into
the $10 Face Value Text Box would be equal to a $15 face value.
Your final four options allow you to calculate the melt value of your U.S. silver dollars by
weighing them. You can choose to weigh by either ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms. Just enter
a whole number or decimal representing the total weight in the appropriate weight text box. If
you are weighing your silver dollars inside a container or bag, be sure to subtract the weight
of your container first. Do note that these are not Troy ounces or pounds. They are U.S.
standard ounces and pounds (a.k.a. Avoirdupois).
The Total Silver Value is figured based on the U.S. Dollar amount visible in the Silver
Price text box. You could also use one of the other major world currencies available in the
drop-down menu located underneath the prices. The default price is updated frequently during normal
trading hours. The Silver Price can be adjusted to reflect the price you would be inclined to
pay per ounce for the silver content in any collection of U.S. 90% silver dollars. This can help
you in deciding the maximum bid you might post for an online silver dollar auction.
The U.S. silver dollar calculator specifies total silver value and total silver content in
regard to the measure of silver contained in uncirculated silver dollars that have not received
any wear. If your silver dollars are worn from circulation, they will not contain as much
silver. You may want to supply a percentage of that wear in the "Amount of Wear" text
box. An entry greater than the default of 0 (zero), will lower the total silver value and total
silver weight results proportionally.