Last night I went through all of my loose change and pulled out all quarters and dimes dated 1964 and before. I hope you do the same.
This is called junk silver. There was still silver in coins made before then.
Also I will have to soak my pennies in coke to be able to see most of the dates but I will seperate out all pennies dated 1982 and before because they were made of copper then.
Also started a nickel collection. Nickels are still 75% copper and 25% nickel.
Like it or not, metals are a good investment.
I also buy silver coins and squares when ever I can. Beginning this holiday season, I will be gifting silver to my kids and grand kids as well as "preparedness" type stuff. Might seem boring to them but I can't help being concerned the way our future looks.