Coin silver is a 19th-century American term referring to silver goblets, bowls, trays, and flatware containing roughly 900 parts silver and 100 parts copper. While the term has its roots in the silver content found in British and Spanish coins of that period, most objects that were made out of coin silver were not made exclusively from melted coins, although that certainly did occur. Instead, an object stamped "Coin" or "Pure Coin" or "C" was...Continue Reading