Composition: 40% Silver
Mint Dates: Pre- 1965
The 40% Junk Silver is not considered a bullion, but rather a clad. They are very similar to the 90% Junk Silver Bag, but differ only in the fact that they commonly have more half and whole silver dollars. The major difference between the 40% and the 90% is the years they were minted. The coins were minted during a five year period (1965-70) after the American government discontinued the use of silver in their everyday currency circulation. This explains why these coins are worth more than their face value.