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100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: U.S. Assay Office $50 Gold Slugs

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: U.S. Assay Office $50 Gold Slugs

One of the most significant events to happen in the 19th century was the California Gold Rush. Beginning in 1848, the discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley sparked a massive influx of people to make their way to the Golden State. While nearly $2 billion worth of the precious metal was ultimately extracted from the area, the discovery of gold created a different set of problems for the people who actually inhabited the area pre-Gold Rush.

By the end of 1849, nearly 100,000 people of non-native status were inhabiting the California territory in comparison to the previous less than 1,000. The dramatic increase of people in addition to inflation and the lack of gold coins for which was needed to conduct proper business, gold dust then became the means of currency. However, this form...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/25/2020

We Sell, But Did You Know We Buy TOO?

We Sell, But Did You Know We Buy TOO?

Being a retail and wholesale business, we get a lot of questions about the type of items we sell. Precious metals such as gold and silver are obviously the first thing to come to mind, but we have a plethora of items spanning from Proof and Mint sets to modern coins to world coins and bullion. What do we sell? I think we have that established for the most part, but did you know that we BUY all those things TOO?

In our retail store and over the phone, we have a number of collectors that ask questions about what we buy and how we determine it. We also have individuals who do not collect necessarily and have no idea what they have or in some cases, what they have inherited. So in order to help you out, we decided to answer a few of the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/20/2020

The Luck Of the Irish! St. Patrick's Day Silver Bullion Collection Available

The Luck Of the Irish! St. Patrick's Day Silver Bullion Collection Available

“For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o' March!” - Thomas Augustine Daly

Things get a whole lot greener in the month of March. The beginning of Spring is officially three-quarters of the way through the month and if you are lucky enough, the weather will begin to show signs of it. But if you are from the Midwest like us, it’s a very hit or miss situation when it comes to Mother Nature.

A few days before the start of Spring though is a day that has increased the number of party beads and ...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/18/2020

Grab Your Easter Baskets: Easter Themed Silver Bullion Available Now!

Grab Your Easter Baskets: Easter Themed Silver Bullion Available Now!

We are two months away from Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, and our silver bullion options for the 2020 holiday have already been flying off the shelves. Whether you are looking to fill your kids’ Easter baskets full of goodies other than chocolates and candies or you are gifting a family member an annual piece of religious-themed silver bullion, we have a number of options that are sure to satisfy your gifting needs.

Easter Bunny Rabbits & Basket 1oz .999 Silver Bar

Custom minted at our very own SilverTowne Mint in Winchester, Indiana, this .999 fine silver bar is exclusive to SilverTowne and is available in both enameled and plain...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/13/2020

New Release! Blank 1/2 Ounce .999 Silver Medallion Now Available!

New Release! Blank 1/2 Ounce .999 Silver Medallion Now Available!

In mid-2019, we posted a blog about the possibilities available to us and to you, our loyal customers and collectors, that our blank silver bullion collection has to offer. Our aim with this collection? Complete customization and personalization, something that was expressed to us through the suggestions also made by our customers. One-ounce bars and rounds, a five-ounce bar, and 2pc gift sets are always popular options for our blank pieces.

Well, once again, we have taken your suggestions to heart and we have added another option to our .999 fine silver blank bullion. Now introducing, in a smaller and more budget-friendly option, a half-ounce silver medallion that collectors will be flocking to!...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/11/2020

Possible, But Most Likely Definite, Design Change Coming For the Gold and Silver American Eagles

Possible, But Most Likely Definite, Design Change Coming For the Gold and Silver American Eagles

The year 2021 is gearing up to be a big one for the United States Mint, the numismatic hobby, and more specifically, the silver dollar in general. What do we mean, you ask? Well if you can recollect the last year of production for the Morgan Silver Dollars, it will bring you to 1921. If you can remember in that same year, the Peace Dollars began. So, long story short, it will be the 100th year anniversary for the end of the Morgans and the beginning for the Peace dollars. Aside from that big anniversary, there will also be another major change for a different silver dollar: the American Silver Eagle.

The buzz around the hobby about the potential for the Gold and Silver American Eagle programs to get a design change has been circling for quite some time now. The...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/06/2020
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