The metal price of coins

OK, changing metal prices can sneak up on the best of us - one minute gold is at US$250/ozt (as it was back in 1999), and now it's around US$800 or thereabouts.

So how much silver is in those old $10 coins that you got way back in the 80's? Or the first sets of gold proof coins from the Perth Mint that seemed like a great idea at the time? Or the $200 coin your son got from his god-father? These questions and more are answered below:
 

PREDECIMAL COINS  
PRE DECIMAL COPPER  
HALFPENNY $0.04
PENNY $0.06
PRE 1946 SILVER  
THREEPENCE $0.71
SIXPENCE $1.41
SHILLING $2.82
FLORIN $5.64
CROWN $14.11
POST 1946 SILVER  
THREEPENCE $0.38
SIXPENCE $0.76
SHILLING $1.53
FLORIN $3.05
DECIMAL COINS  
1966 ROUND 50¢ $5.74
$2 SILVER PROOF $4.51
$10 PROOF AND UNC COINS $9.24
$10 PIEDFORTS $18.49
1993 & '94 MASTERPIECES IN SILVER $82.64
$100 UNC COINS (1995-'99) $281.53
$100 UNC COINS (2000 – '03) $306.64
$100 PROOF COINS (1995 – 2003) $306.64
$150 PROOF COINS (1995 – 2006) $460.01
$200 UNC & PROOF COINS (1980 – '94) $271.13
$200 UNC & PROOF COINS (2004 – '06) $460.01
OLYMPIC GOLD COINS $295.79
OLYMPIC GOLD COIN SET $2,366.30
PERTH MINT COINS & SETS  
SILVER  
HALF OUNCE $7.36
ONE OUNCE $14.72
TWO OUNCE $29.44
10 OUNCE $147.20
KILOGRAM $473.26
4 COIN SET $664.62
GOLD  
TWENTIETH OUNCE $46.00
TENTH OUNCE $92.00
QUARTER OUNCE $230.01
HALF OUNCE $460.01
ONE OUNCE $920.02
TWO OUNCE $1,840.05
10 OUNCE $9,200.23
KILOGRAM $29,579.65
4 COIN SET (1986-88) $1,702.04
5 COIN SET (1989) $1,978.05
5 COIN SET (1990-2005) $1,748.04
PLATINUM  
TWENTIETH OUNCE $84.40
TENTH OUNCE $168.80
QUARTER OUNCE $421.99
HALF OUNCE $843.98
ONE OUNCE $1,687.96
TWO OUNCE $3,375.93
10 OUNCE $16,879.63
KILOGRAM $54,269.71
PALLADIUM  
ONE OUNCE $410.15


Start to take a look at what a lot of these coins sell for at auction, and you'll be surprised how cheap you can pick them up for!