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The Ever-Popular Buffalo Nickel – An Iconic American Coin

The Ever-Popular Buffalo Nickel – An Iconic American Coin

The Buffalo Nickel, also referred to as the Indian Head Nickel, is perhaps the most widely-collected circulating coin in American history, or at least the most well-known. This in no small part is due to the designs on the obverse and reverse of the coin – both of which have a very Americana, old-west feel to them. Also contributing to their popularity was the accessibility of the nickel to the general population (with more than 1.2 billion being struck across all variations between... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/29/2014

Remembering Those That Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

Remembering Those That Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

We can never repay the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, but we can honor them by never forgetting their ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day is the official U.S. federal holiday set aside to help all citizenry come together and do just that through community events, parades and other ceremonies. Formerly known as Decoration Day, the concept of Memorial Day originated shortly after the American Civil War as a way to commemorate both... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/23/2014

2014 United States Mint Silver Proof Set Available Now

2014 United States Mint Silver Proof Set Available Now

The United States Mint recently released this year’s popular Silver Proof Set, containing 14 beautiful coins in proof quality. What differentiates the Silver Proof Set from the Clad Proof Set featuring the same coins is the fact that the five quarters, half-dollar and dime are all struck in 90% silver, adding to the set’s overall value. The 14 coins are encased in three clear plastic protective lenses which are inserted into newly designed packaging. United State Proof coins are... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/16/2014

First Domed Coins Struck by U.S. Mint a Big Hit – Commemorating National Baseball Hall of Fame

First Domed Coins Struck by U.S. Mint a Big Hit – Commemorating National Baseball Hall of Fame

One of the more popular commemorative coins in recent memory is also the first ever coin released by the United States Mint that utilizes a concave/convex style. The 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Coins are curved, or dome-shaped, rather than flat. This alluring feature, combined with the stunning design elements highlighted on the coins, has made this commemorative coin program a big hit! Since their launch in late March, four of the six coin options have... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/13/2014

Graduation Class of 2014 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The May 2014 Silver of the Month

Graduation Class of 2014 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The May 2014 Silver of the Month

It’s the time of year when millions of people across the United States are celebrating the end of one phase of their life and transitioning into the next phase. This of course would be graduation time. Whether graduating from high school, college, preschool, or any other educational opportunity, graduation is something to celebrate! You can help all of the special graduates in your life mark their accomplishment with the May 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month – the Graduation... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/06/2014

2014 W Burnished Silver American Eagles

2014 W Burnished Silver American Eagles

The United States Mint recently released the popular Burnished, Uncirculated Silver American Eagle, featuring the "W" mint mark on the reverse of the coin. The production of the coin had been cancelled in 2009 and 2010 due to high demand for the bullion version of the Silver Eagles, but has been made available again each year since 2011. Now you can add the 2014 W Burnished Silver Eagle to your collection! This coin is produced from special burnished... read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/02/2014
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