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John R. Sinnock: United States Mint Chief Engraver Series

John R. Sinnock: United States Mint Chief Engraver Series

What do a couple of big time vintage commemoratives, the Roosevelt dime, and the obverse of the Franklin half dollar have in common? Their designer, John R. Sinnock. Known as one of the greatest coin engravers to have ever served the United States Mint, he was a prime example of how far United States coinage had come since its very beginnings.

Born in Raton, New Mexico in July of 1888, Sinnock was interested in a number of different arts and had a flair for sculpture at an early age. Throughout his childhood and young adult years, his seriousness about art and design developed into a passion he would pursue as he attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art to further his talents...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/30/2019

Special Occasion Bullion: Father's Day Edition

Special Occasion Bullion: Father's Day Edition

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” -Linda Poindexter

A couple of weeks away is the second holiday this year that is aimed at recognizing our parents. Mother’s Day has already passed which means Father’s Day is not far behind.

Our fathers, as a whole, are the standard we hold all men to as daughters and who most sons want to replicate in their impending fatherhood. They mean a lot to us as any man can have a child, but it takes real strength and courage to be a father.

This June, show every man who stepped up just what they mean to you by gifting them something special: silver bullion...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/28/2019

Meet the Boss: Tanda Abel

Meet the Boss: Tanda Abel

Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people. - Peter Strople

Late January of this year saw the passing of the torch within the walls at SilverTowne. A legacy was maintained and able to continue while at the same time changing its many faces. That face? The youngest child of our late founder and mentor, Leon Hendrickson, and his larger than life co-pilot, Ruhama (Hamie), took her seat at the head of the table: Tanda Abel.

As news hit that former majority shareholder, the oldest child and only son of Leon and Ruhama, David, was retiring in January, many questions were up in the air as to who would take over his majority ownership. As thoughts took hold of potential outside...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/23/2019

Military Appreciation Month Calls For Silver Bullion!

Military Appreciation Month Calls For Silver Bullion!

“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor--and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” -Michael N. Castle

It is not an easy thing to do from our perspective--give one’s life, time, and energy into protecting the freedoms granted to us at birth according to the Constitution. It is one thing to protect our families and loved ones, but to protect all who reside in the Land of the Free? Here is the thing though: those a part of the United States Armed Services do not see it that way. The love of country takes hold and the upheld values and freedoms are something they prefer not to barter. They fight for all while sacrificing...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/21/2019

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Linda W.

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Linda W.

Linda W., Shipping Department Logistics/Coordinator

Years ago, our shipping department was made up of three people working out of a tiny room in which we now call our break room at SilverTowne. Of those three, one still remains after nearly 16 years of time when she was hired in mid-September of 2003: Linda. From the very first day, Linda has stood at the end of the line in anticipation of all the packages wrapped from fellow employees, ready to scan, print their destination labels, and observe their specific delivery carrier...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/16/2019

Silver of the Month: Special Occasion Happy Birthday Stars Bar

Silver of the Month: Special Occasion Happy Birthday Stars Bar

We do not know about you, but it feels like every other day a birthday celebration is in the works here at SilverTowne. So it is quite fitting that we work at a place that when a “Happy Birthday!’ is in order, we have a gift idea within arms reach: silver bullion! As we enter the middle of May, our silver of the month just happens to reflect the importance of birthdays. What is this thing called silver of the month you ask? Well, let us explain.

Do you like free shipping? Of course you do. Do you like the opportunity to get silver without having to buy more than what you want? Who doesn’t? Welcome to our unofficial official silver of the month club where you do not have to sign up or enter any more information than necessary. All you have to do, the loyal SilverTowne customers, is scroll to the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/14/2019

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Amy W.

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Amy W.

Amy W., eBay Manager

On June 10th, 2013, Amy would walk through the doors at SilverTowne without any sort of knowledge about the coin business. To be honest, that is the case for a lot of employees. Nearly six years later, she has the sole responsibility of a department within the business and now knows more about silver bullion than a lot of people that walk through the doors here at the shop

Beginning Job Title: "I was first hired in to do fulfillment. I did both SilverTowne...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/09/2019

Special Occasion Bullion: Mother's Day Edition

Special Occasion Bullion: Mother's Day Edition

“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” - Unknown

Mother’s Day is approaching and it’s time to celebrate even more so the one you always turn to for advice, the one who was your very first friend, and the one whose love is truly unconditional.

A Little History on Mother's Day

Signed into proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson of May 9, 1914, the second Sunday of May would be “a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/07/2019

United States Mint Releases Exclusive Special Edition 2019W Pennies

United States Mint Releases Exclusive Special Edition 2019W Pennies

Annual releases are nice, aren’t they? American Silver Eagles, Proof sets, Mint sets, America the Beautiful Quarters, etc. They are the one constant in this business until they aren't and usually it is because that series ends and there is nothing more to produce (Presidential Dollar series). It is very rare that the United States Mint shakes up those core products and items that we wait for every year. That is until they do decide to shake it up.

2019W Proof Lincoln Shield Cent

It was not until the release of the 2019 Clad Proof Set in Original Government Packaging on March 1st that we as the collecting hobby and business would learn of their...read more

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