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SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Andy A.

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Andy A.

Andy A., The Coin Vault Television Host/Limited Shareholder

As the oldest of the Abel brothers, Andy officially began his full-time tenure at SilverTowne in March of 2005. With a small time period in between where he stepped away to pursue other interests, he returned full steam ahead in April of 2011 when silver hit nearly $50 an ounce and the business needed every bit of help it could garner. Although his “official” time here at SilverTowne has been influential to say the least, he has grown up in this...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/14/2019

The Lost Chief Engraver: Joseph Wright

The Lost Chief Engraver: Joseph Wright

Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. It has quite the ring to it, doesn’t it?

As the position holds rank as the highest staff member at the United States Mint, the title historically describes someone who is in charge of coin design and engraving at all four mints located across the United States: Philadelphia, Denver, West Point, and San Francisco. Created by Congress with the Coinage Act of 1792, the position was placed within the Department of Treasury and could only be filled with a presidential appointment

But as only 12 individuals officially have held the title since its creation (most recently a 13th was named on February 4th), there could be an argument for the very “unofficial”...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/12/2019

Brock Abel Named Chief Executive Officer At SilverTowne

Brock Abel Named Chief Executive Officer At SilverTowne

Brock Abel, Chief Executive Officer

As of late January 2019, Brock Abel was named as the new Chief Executive Officer at SilverTowne.

One of eight grandchildren to the late founder Leon Hendrickson, Brock has grown up in the business since day one and has now found himself in one of the most important positions to date.

“I’ve worked hard for the last 14 years to get where I am,” he said. “I have great...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/07/2019

United States Mint Chief Engraver Series: Gilroy Roberts

United States Mint Chief Engraver Series: Gilroy Roberts

Perhaps one of the most popular of commemorations happening right now in the numismatic hobby is that of the 1969 moon landing. With the three man crew of Apollo 11 (including most famously Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin, Jr.) making their literal prints on the moon, the space race was commanded and finished with success as the United States was and still is the only country to have done such remarkable things within science and engineering. But perhaps also worth mentioning is the aforementioned space race being started by that of President John F. Kennedy in 1961.

As important as Kennedy is within our nation’s history as well as within the numismatic business, he himself has been commemorated on numerous...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/05/2019
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