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Numismatic Supplies For the Ultimate Collector!

Numismatic Supplies For the Ultimate Collector!

No matter what type of coin collector you are, there are certain tools needed to enhance the collection it takes so long to build. Whether you collect for hobby or investment, there are a wide variety of supplies out there to help support whichever kind of collector you are. And guess what? We have available a number of them.

From coin tubes to storage boxes to plastic capsules and empty albums, we are the perfect place of reference to help guide you on your way to the best of collections.

Without a doubt over the years, you have purchased loose coins by the bulk or just by single pieces. Has that collection of Brilliant Uncirculated Jefferson Nickels finally...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/29/2019

William Kneass: United States Chief Engraver Series

William Kneass: United States Chief Engraver Series

Modifications. Coin designs receive them all the time. Sometimes it is before the coin is released and other times it is after. This is what makes variety possible at times. Perhaps of all the Chief Engravers to ever hold the title at the United States Mint, William Kneass is known for making modifications rather than actually ever designing or engraving any major United States coins during his tenure at the Mint. That does not seem possible, does it?

William Kneass Early Years

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on September 25, 1781, Kneass would eventually become a member of the service as a volunteer associate among field engineers in the War...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/27/2019

New Release! The Fourth & Final Coin in the Predator Series Is Now Available!

New Release! The Fourth & Final Coin in the Predator Series Is Now Available!

In 2016, investors and collectors of silver bullion were met with exciting news coming from the Royal Canadian Mint. In early February, they unveiled a .9999 pure silver bullion coin program that would feature a wildlife-themed series called the Canadian Predator Silver Coin Series. Although not much was known about the new series when it was initially announced, collectors were informed that they would contain one Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver with a face value ($5 CAD) similar to that of the already issued Canadian Silver Maple Leaf.

Flash forward to 2019 and the Predator series is now in its fourth and final release of the wildly popular silver bullion coins. 2016 featured the cougar, which is considered to be the most elusive of the predatory killers throughout North America. The lynx was...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/22/2019

Special Occasion Silver: Wedding Themed 1oz Bullion

Special Occasion Silver: Wedding Themed 1oz Bullion

Wedding season is still in full bloom and will continue into the late fall as the bouquets get thrown and the garters get tossed to next season’s happy couples. Memories will get made (some good, some bad), money will get spent, and gifts will be given.

If you are someone that has been a part of or have attended multiple weddings this year, it can be frustrating trying to figure out something to gift the newly wedded couple. Sure, there are the registries and they are pretty telling as to what you should give them, but honestly who needs a blender that badly?

Originality in gift-giving is our forte and this wedding season, SilverTowne has...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/20/2019

Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day With Silver Bullion

Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day With Silver Bullion

As an adult, it is sad to say that we grow out of our childlike wonderment. We stop believing in such things like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. We become more cynical until that magical day when nostalgia hits with our own children and once again, the belief in magic happens once more. But as holiday figures such as Santa and the Easter Bunny get their very own holiday, that magical figure that replaces our baby teeth with money can pop up anytime between the ages of 6-12 has also gained its very own day on August 22nd: National Tooth Fairy Day.

But just how did the Tooth Fairy cement their way into our childhood? Inspired by other traditions around the world, she was actually inspired by the “Tooth Mouse."...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/15/2019

Silver of the Month: Because Of the Brave - American Soldier 1oz Bar

Silver of the Month: Because Of the Brave - American Soldier 1oz  Bar

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” - Winston Churchill

Read the quote above over and over again and really let it sink in. We as free moving Americans have taken for granted for years the freedoms afforded to us by the United States Military.

There are only three federally recognized holidays that involve military appreciation and recognition: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day. That does not sound right, does it? If you are wondering how that’s possible, federal holidays do not even...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/13/2019

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Carol S.

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Carol S.

Carol S., Engraving and Front Sales Counter

The date: February 5, 1996. The position: front sales counter. The new employee: Carol.

Nearly 24 years ago, Carol was working at a job that was no longer going to be there, prompting her to quickly go into panic mode as anyone would having three young teenage girls at home. It was out of the blue that she received a call from none other than the late Ruhama Hendrickson, the matriarch of the family business, SilverTowne, and the partner in crime to the late founder Leon Hendrickson. The rest is history as Carol has walked through these doors ever since...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/08/2019

The History of the Peace Dollar

The History of the Peace Dollar

When one thinks of silver dollars, there is usually one that comes to mind faster than any others: the Morgan Silver Dollar. While that thought would definitely be warranted, the intriguing beginnings alongside its short production period would be enough of a reason for the Peace Dollar to also come to mind. Perhaps overshadowed due to the sheer popularity of the Morgan Dollar, collectors and numismatic hobbyists still enthusiastically pursue to add the Peace Dollar to their collection as its limited years present a thrill-seeking element that Morgans lack generally speaking.

While the Morgan Silver Dollar had been in production for nearly 40 years, well past the 25-year minimum requirement, the call for a new design of the silver dollar was...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/06/2019

Special Occasion Silver Bullion: Fall Sports Edition

Special Occasion Silver Bullion: Fall Sports Edition

While today marks the first day of August and the middle of summer, many are facing that forever “Sunday night dread” of having to go back to school. That also means that while the kids are going back to school, chances are they have already started attending practices and conditioning for fall sports.

While some are starting their first-time sports experience and others are entering their last season as a high school senior, what better way to commemorate the special occasion by thinking outside the box and gifting them a piece of silver?

Football, volleyball, running (cross country), soccer, and dependent upon your...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/01/2019
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