35% silver coins refer to coins that are composed of 35% silver content by weight. These coins are often considered a middle ground between pure silver and base metal coins. They were commonly minted when the value of silver fluctuated or when governments sought to reduce production costs while still maintaining some intrinsic value in the currency. Examples of 35% silver coins include the United States’ wartime nickels minted from 1942 to 1945, composed of 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese. These coins hold historical significance and are sought after by collectors and investors for their unique composition and historical context.