What is the silver content of old british coins?

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👉 Do commonwealth coins have the same silver content as british coins?

Yes they do. No British decimal general circulation coin has any silver content at all. The "silver" coins of all Commonwealth countries similarly have no silver content.

👉 What is silver content of pre 1921 english silver coins?

From 1817 until 1919, the coins' fineness was .925; i.e. 92.5% silver. In 1920 the silver content was reduced to 50%. In 1947, what were silver coins were made from a copper/nickel alloy - no silver at all.

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Prior to 1919/20, all British "silver" coins had 92.50% silver content. From 1919/20 to 1946, all British "silver" coins had 50% silver content. From 1947 onwards, all British "silver" coins had 0% silver content and were made from a copper nickel alloy. Due to the steep rise in the price of silver in 1919/20, the issue of standard .925 silver coins was discontinued and coins of .500 silver were minted. In 1947, silver was needed to repay the bullion lent by the USA during the war years, so silver coins were replaced with coins of the same weight and type made of cupro-nickel.

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