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New Mobile Version of the SilverTowne Website Now Live!

New Mobile Version of the SilverTowne Website Now Live!

Look who’s roaming! Yep, we’ve recently launched a brand new mobile version of the SilverTowne website – making it even easier to browse our online store while on the go. The newly designed mobile site gives customers a more convenient way to access the wealth of information available on the SilverTowne website with just their fingertips! Try it out for yourself by visiting www.silvertowne.com from any smartphone, tablet or other device. The mobile site will load automatically on... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/30/2013

Stay Connected with the Free SilverTowne Toolbar

Stay Connected with the Free SilverTowne Toolbar

Introducing the new SilverTowne Toolbar! No, not a silver bar, but a toolbar for your favorite web browser. Compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome, the free SilverTowne Toolbar was designed to make your online interactions with SilverTowne even easier and more efficient. Almost everyone has used a toolbar while browsing the internet at some point, whether they know it or not. Toolbars most often reside near the top of a browser just under the main website address... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/26/2013

Finding the Diamond in the Rough - The Fine Art of Cherrypicking

Finding the Diamond in the Rough - The Fine Art of Cherrypicking

Your mission (should you choose to accept) – find that perfect coin! The right date, the right mintage, the right design, the right condition… everything a numismatic cherrypicker seeks out when looking for coins to add to their collection. Cherrypicking is a term used to describe the practice in numismatics of sorting through coins, oftentimes buckets full of dealers’ old stock, in hopes of finding scarce or unusual coins. Some numismatists just desire to add these special coins to... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/19/2013

Hobo Nickels – a Look Back at These Historical Coins

Hobo Nickels – a Look Back at These Historical Coins

Historical Hobo Nickels became increasingly popular in the 1930’s during the Great Depression, when thousands of men across the United States lived a nomadic lifestyle, traveling and drifting on railways looking for work. These men were often referred to as knights of the road, or more commonly hobos. To pass idle hours, hobos would carve coins. The preferred coin for hobos to carve was the most common nickel in circulation at the time, the Buffalo Nickel. The obverse... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/12/2013

Leon Hendrickson’s World Record Setting Coin Sale

Leon Hendrickson’s World Record Setting Coin Sale

"I think it's kind of like maybe when you have a daughter get married, something like that. You're glad and happy and sad, too, to see them leave home." These were SilverTowne founder Leon Hendrickson’s words on July 7, 1989 at Auction ‘89 where he and Hugh Sconyers of the American Rare Coin Fund in Los Angeles, set a world record for the highest price paid for a coin at auction. The 1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, also referred to as The Dexter Specimen Dollar, was... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/05/2013

Arrowhead Shaped 1oz .999 Silver Medallion – The July 2013 Silver of the Month

Arrowhead Shaped 1oz .999 Silver Medallion – The July 2013 Silver of the Month

For the July 2013 Silver of the Month we are highlighting something a little different from our typical round silver medallion – a uniquely-shaped silver arrowhead! Produced at the SilverTowne Mint, SilverTowne offers a beautifully and professionally crafted silver medallion arrowhead, featuring a traditional arrowhead shape with a Native American etched in the front of the medallion. Native American arrowheads were introduced during ancient times, specifically... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/02/2013
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