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Melting Silver Coins

Figured I would melt a few silver coins today. Found it quite interesting. I love the look of liquid metals! Stay tuned for other melt videos I am working on…
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25 Responses to Melting Silver Coins

  1. Connor Slish says:


  2. RobThePlumber101 says:

    Canadian coins…


  3. RobThePlumber101 says:

    They are Canadian coins. Who is the idiot now? Thanks for watching and commenting.


  4. RobThePlumber101 says:

    1966 for 80% silver in Canada and 1967 50% silver. Thanks for watching!

    Rob The Plumber

  5. baklash84 says:

    Quartes, nickels, and dimes. NO SILVER AFTER 1964!

  6. baklash84 says:

    You’re an idiot. Those have no silver

  7. Connor Slish says:


  8. RobThePlumber101 says:

    They are in Canada, thanks for watching!

    Rob The Plumber

  9. Connor Slish says:

    1966 quarters arent silver.

  10. Sunemoonsong says:

    Casting as well

  11. Sunemoonsong says:

    You can use the metal for projects like jewelry making, or sometimes, depending on your project you can use silver as a conductor. There are other reasons but then you have to get into the melting points of different metals.

  12. BaroqueMusicOnly says:

    What did you melt it with?

  13. RobThePlumber101 says:

    Silver coin melting point is 1615°F. Pure silver is 1761°F. The copper and other metals in the coin actually melt at a much higher temperature. Making it easy to separate. You will see the copper turn black and separate from the silver.

  14. RobThePlumber101 says:

    I do it just to show it can be done. Silver is a very good metal and its purpose is not just as currency. Being able to come up with your own ways of obtaining and using different metals may someday help you in many situations. Thanks for watching and taking the time to comment.

    Rob The Plumber

  15. JollyKillBill44 says:

    Whats the point in melting coins? i have never understood that. And besides who would buy a unidentifiable piece of metal over a government minted coin?

  16. RobThePlumber101 says:

    80% I had made a mistake.

  17. RobThePlumber101 says:

    It is Mapp gas. Make sure you have a torch that is capable of running mapp. I do not understand why it would not melt silver. the torch I use can melt copper.

  18. Justine Gleason says:

    What kind of gas do you use? i tried map gas but it wont quite melt

  19. BootStrapify says:

    im pretty sure its 64 for US quarters because i have found numerous 65+ quarters to be clad

  20. Andrew Halliday says:

    but its not 90% its like 60% silver up to 1967?.

  21. Andrew Halliday says:


  22. Andrew Halliday says:

    I think can quarters had silver up to 77?

  23. RobThePlumber101 says:

    Melt them in a small crucible with a torch. Use Borax, it comes in a powder form. It will seperate the impurities from the silver. Thanks for watching.


  24. boomersooner3483 says:

    I have a bunch of old silver coins in very poor condition so I want to melt them into bars, how would I do that and separate the the other metals from the silver?

  25. RobThePlumber101 says:

    Yes the silver melts at such a low temperature. The copper sticks to the outside in black clumps. If you were doing these in large amounts you would use Borax to separate the different metals.

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