it isn't what the coin is made of , but it's promised backing .. it takes decades and a buyer's desire to make a coin valuable<quoted text>A silver dollar must be worth over 10 dollars. When they started putting copper in the coinage we were in real trouble. I know of no currency that you can trade for silver or metal. Silver certificates are gone
now about the silver cert...
this is why we don't honor any more
Hunt brothers had borrowed heavily to finance their ... the brothers were found responsible for civil charges of conspiracy to corner the market in silver.