In Today’s Economy, Each One of These Choices Has the Same Value, but in a Collapsed Economy, Which One Would Be More Valuable?
- 4-1964 Quarters
- 1-2014 Dollar Coin
- 10-1964 Dimes
- 2-1964 Half-dollars
Answer: 10-1964 Dimes
In a collapsed economy, silver would likely be one of the most valuable materials because it can be melted down and manipulated. Over the years, less silver and other valuable metals have been used in coins, so older coins will almost always have more value than new ones. The values below are calculated based on the silver in each collection of coins, for comparison purposes.
4-1964 quarters: Total silver value is $12.16. Each quarter is 6.25 grams and contains 90% silver, giving it a silver value of $3.04.
1-2014 dollar coin: The 2014 dollar coin has no silver, so it has a silver value of $0.
10-1964 dimes: Total silver value is $12.20. Each dime is 2.5 grams and contains 90% silver, giving it a silver value of $1.22.
2-1964 half-dollars: Total silver value is $12.16. Each half-dollar is 12.5 grams and contains 90% silver, giving it a silver value of $6.08.
Disclaimer: These prices fluctuate with the market, and may change from day to day.