US Silver Sets Coin Melt Calculator

The coin melt calculator below quickly finds the melt value of US silver sets based on the latest US spot silver price and the silver content within each set. Simply enter the number of sets in the yellow boxes and adjust the silver prices if desired. It’s that simple.

U.S. spot silver price updated on 2/22/2017 1:59:42 PM EST.            
          Set Melt Value, Spot Price
US Silver Sets Face Value Quantity        
1950-1964 Proof Set $0.91     Silver Spot:    
1956 US Mint Set $2.64            
1957-1958 US Mint Sets $3.64     Melt Value:    
1959-1964 US Mint Sets $1.82            
1965-1967 Special US Mint Sets $0.91     Face Value:    
1968-1970 US Mint Sets $1.33            
1968-1970 US Proof Sets $0.91     # of Sets:    
1971-1974 Blue Ikes $1.00            
1971-1974 Brown Ikes $1.00            
1976 3-Piece Silver Mint Set $1.75     Calculated Silver Weight    
1976 3-Piece US Silver Proof Set $1.75            
1992-1998 US Silver Proof Sets $0.91     troy oz.    
1999 Silver Proof Set $1.91     grams    
2000-2003 Silver Proof Sets $2.91            
2004-2008 Quarters Silver Proof Set $1.25            
2004-2005 Silver Proof Sets $2.96     Bid/Ask Price Spread    
2006 Silver Proof Set $2.91            
2007-2008 Silver Proof Set $6.91     Default    
2009 Quarters Silver Proof Set $1.50            
2009 Silver Proof Sets $7.19     Ask Price:    
2010-2012 Quarters Silver Proof Sets $1.25            
2010-2012 Silver Proof Sets $6.91     Bid Price:    


Silver sets can be a source of great joy for many and yet are confusing to others. A primary reason for that confusion can be attributed to a misconception about the precious metal content of the set in question. Silver sets can contain varying compositions of the precious metal and/or they may contain varying numbers of coins struck from the precious metal.

For example, even though the 1968-1970 Proof Sets contains a total of five coins, only the half dollar is struck from silver. Still, it passes the test of at least one coin containing the precious metal so it is included in the list of silver sets.

When looking at sets one must also understand that it may contain silver coins even if it is not explicitly stated in the product name. Take for instance the proof and mint sets issued previous to 1965. In those years, all dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollar coins were struck from the precious metal so they are considered a silver set despite the fact that their product name does not indicate it.

More recent releases from the US Mint are easier to identify as the Mint has added the term "silver" to the product name. A great example of this is the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Sets which clearly indicates that coins within are composed of the precious metal.

What it comes down to is that a little research must be done to properly identify the set in question. At that point, the number of each in your possession can be entered in the calculator above to determine the estimated melt value of those sets.

It should also be noted that a set's worth is not simply limited to its intrinsic silver melt value. A set can easily have a higher numismatic value because collectors use metal content as one of many considerations in judging how much a set is worth to them.