1869 Standard Silver Set

The standard silver series was devised as a means of redeeming fractional currency notes using pieces of reduced weight. In effect, these were token coinage as they were worth less than their face value.

The Mint produced 3 designs for the dime, quarter and half dollar and prepared a single reverse design differing only in the denomination. These pieces were struck in silver, copper and aluminum with either plain or reeded edges and were sold to collectors for $15 per set of 9 pieces per Mason & Co's 6/1870 sale and also Ed Cogan's 5/1873 Isaac Wood sale.

We show all nine pieces below.

Dimes

J700/P779



J702/P781



J708/P787



Quarters

J722/P803



J728/P809



J733/P814



Half Dollars

J746/P828



J753/P836



J754/P838



These were repeated as above in 1870 as is and with a new reverse design. To view, click here.

Photos used are courtesy of Teletrade and Winthrop Carner.