A Silver Dollar’s silver content weighs about 3/4ths of an ounce, or 75%.
An ounce of silver today costs $14.80.
The current dollar value of the silver in an old silver dollar is therefore $14.80 * 75% = $11.10.
If one paper dollar used to be worth ONE SILVER DOLLAR but now IT TAKES ELEVEN PAPER DOLLARS to buy the same silver...
Q: WHERE DID THE OTHER TEN DOLLARS GO?
A: The government stole over 90% of your money with planned inflation.
It's much worse with a 20 dollar gold piece. They now run $1300+.