1870 Standard Silver Set 2

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 the same 3 designs for the dime, quarter and half dollar with a new cotton and corn wreath. These pieces were struck in silver, copper and aluminum with either plain or reeded edges and were sold to collectors for $15 per set.

The Mint also repeated the identical design of 1869 with the oak and laurel wreath reverse. To view that set, click, here.


J837/P928, J843/P942 and J849/P956


J888/P987, J894/P1001 and J900/P1015

Half Dollars

J939/P1052 or P1066 or J945/P1073, J951/P1094 and J957/P1108

Photos courtesy of PCGS.