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First Ever Uncirculated Palladium Eagle Set To Release From U.S. Mint Today

First Ever Uncirculated Palladium Eagle Set To Release From U.S. Mint Today

Listen up collectors, we have a big release from the United States Mint happening today! Available at 12pm EST, the fourth coin in the American Eagle One-Ounce Palladium coin series will be ready for the taking!

Starting in 2017 with the bullion edition, the Mint has followed the series up with a collector Proof Palladium coin in 2018 and a Reverse Proof in 2019. For the first time ever, they will now be offering the 2020 coin in an Uncirculated finish containing one ounce of .9995 palladium.

Minted at West Point, the obverse of the coin will be in high relief and focus...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/24/2020

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent

When you think about some of the greatest coin rarities of the 20th century, there are a few that might race through your mind at first. The kind of rare we are talking about specifically often refers to their mintages. For example, the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent is limited to 484,000. It seems like a lot, but when you think about the fact that the same 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent from Philadelphia has a mintage of nearly 28 million, it is just a drop in the bucket. Some more rarities? How about the 1916-D Mercury Dime that was limited to 264,000, the 1921-P Walking Liberty Half dollar that was limited to 246,000, or the 1907 $10 Gold Indian with Periods and a Wire Rim that had a whopping mintage of just 500. These are just some of the rarities that have graced the numismatic hobby in the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/22/2020

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Small Cents Part 2

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Small Cents Part 2

Since the small cent’s inception in 1856, its numerous design changes proved to display just how important not only a small cent coin was to the public, but a cent coin in general. From Flying Eagle cents to Indian Head cents, the coins endured a number of composition changes, design changes, and varieties. It was in 1909 that the decision to change the small cent design once again was made and it came just in time for the 100th anniversary of the birth of our nation’s 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln, Wheat Ears Reverse (1909-1958)

Based on precedence, officials avoided the depiction of presidents whether...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/17/2020

San Francisco Proof American Silver Eagle To Be Released in Mid-October

San Francisco Proof American Silver Eagle To Be Released in Mid-October

With all of the products delayed this year due to the ongoing complications of COVID-19, we were never really sure when things would see the light from the United States Mint. Progressively, the Mint would finally start releasing products and releasing dates. More recently, they updated a lot of items from “Fall 2020” status to specific days and times. One of those dates is October 13th and will feature the third release overall of the American Silver Eagle program for 2020.

Bearing the “S” mintmark representing the San Francisco Mint from which it was produced and struck, this Proof American Silver Eagle will be the third consecutive annual release for the program that started in 2018. Comprised of one Troy ounce of .999 fine...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/15/2020

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Original and Series of 1875 $50 National Bank Note

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Original and Series of 1875 $50 National Bank Note

It is pretty safe to say that in a series like the 100 Greatest American Currency Notes that a majority of the notes will be classified as rare. That would make a lot of sense, mainly because of all the series and types of currency out there, narrowing them down to a list of only 100 would almost certainly mean that those chosen would have a requirement of rarity. This next note certainly does classify as such.

Along with authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, we will explore the next note in this blog series that happens to have cracked the top 50. In the only edition of the publication from Whitman Publishing, this note is not only rare now, but it was rare...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/10/2020

Celebrate Patriot Day With Patriotic Themed Silver Bullion!

Celebrate Patriot Day With Patriotic Themed Silver Bullion!

“A day to remember that extraordinary heroes are often disguised as ordinary people and that spirit and soul are unbreakable.” - Stacey Alcom

Just 19 years ago, our nation witnessed and endured one of the most heinous terrorist attacks on American soil that ever took place. Nearly 3,000 men, women, and children lost their lives during and after that disastrous day on September 11, 2001.

As millions of Americans across the country take the time to remember and honor the victims of that fateful day every year, we offer remembrance a different way here at SilverTowne. This Patriot Day, not to be confused with Patriot’s Day that commemorates the battles...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/08/2020
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