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Massachusetts Next Up For American Innovation $1 Coin Release

Massachusetts Next Up For American Innovation $1 Coin Release

The American Innovation $1 Coin series has not seen very many releases this year. No one knows for sure if their scheduled issues took a backseat to the COVID-19 pandemic or if it was planned that way by the United States Mint. No matter the reasoning, the remainder of their releases are scheduled for the tail end of this year...for now. However, the next release in the series takes place today at 12 PM EST.

The sixth state to be released, the Massachusetts $1 Coin will be released in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints on October 29th. The multi-year series began in 2018 with an Introductory coin and continued on into 2019 with the first four states (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia). This year...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/29/2020

U.S. Mint Announces Details About 2020 Uncirculated Set Coming Late November

U.S. Mint Announces Details About 2020 Uncirculated Set Coming Late November

The tail end of this year is going to be jammed packed with new releases from the United States Mint! One of those releases will be the last annual set of the year in the 2020 Uncirculated (Mint) Set. With November 30th slated as the day for its issue date, there will be a few important things to mention: it will have a set mintage limit and it will NOT be accompanied by the premium bonus nickel that would have been the first-ever Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel with the ‘W’ mintmark representing West Point.

Including two folders featuring coins from both Philadelphia and Denver, each folder contains 10 coins with an uncirculated finish. In addition to the last five of six quarters (American Samoa, Weir Farm, Salt River Bay, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Tallgrass...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/27/2020

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1832 "12 Stars" Capped Head Half Eagle

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1832 "12 Stars" Capped Head Half Eagle

Early gold coins are often rare, especially before the 1900s. The Half Eagle series that began in 1807 is certainly proof of that. Beginning with the Capped Bust design ranging from 1807-1812 and ending with the Capped Head design from 1813-1834, the series provides some of the rarest varieties in coins, not just half eagles. In fact, advanced collectors are really the ones who end up locating coins of this nature.

Following along in the journey of our blog series focusing on Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition of the 100 Greatest United States Coins, we dive deeper into a coin from the half eagle series. With author Jeff Garrett in addition to Ron Guth taking the reigns of this compiled list, we are going to explore a variety of half eagles that have just five...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/22/2020

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Way Down South In Dixie "Dix" Note, The Basis For Dixie

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Way Down South In Dixie "Dix" Note, The Basis For Dixie

Folklore sometimes makes its way into the numismatic hobby. While it provides reasoning behind why notes or coins were produced like they were, they are not always 100% confirmed. However, a lot of how folklore makes its way into the hobby is because there is not any other particular reason why a note or coin is the way it is.

This holds true for the story behind a note that has made its way into the top 100 Greatest American Currency Notes as curated by authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman. The Whitman Publishing’s only edition of the series explains the story behind a word that has embedded itself into the Southern makeup of this country...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/20/2020

Coin & Medal Designs Released For End of WWII Series

Coin & Medal Designs Released For End of WWII Series

Let us just start off by saying that this November is going to pack a punch when it comes to the numismatic hobby. When we say big releases are to come, we mean BIG releases. We have had ongoing updates about the 75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War products from the United States Mint, but earlier this month they finally unveiled the designs for the silver medal and gold coin to be released on November 9th, a week after the Proof American Silver and Gold Eagles with the V75 privy mark on the obverse.

While some may claim that the gold coin and silver medal will take a backseat to the Proof Eagles, we would not want you to let these releases slip under the radar. The coin and medal have been created to “remember and honor those Americans who fought one...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/15/2020

United States Mint Unveils Reverse Designs For 2021 Gold and Silver American Eagles

United States Mint Unveils Reverse Designs For 2021 Gold and Silver American Eagles

We reported a while back about the United States Mint’s plans to redesign the reverse of both the Gold and Silver American Eagle coins. It was not that we did not believe them, but with the way 2020 has been going and not hearing much about how the process of those changes was taking place and when, we were not sure how those plans would pan out. Thankfully, they made us fully aware as they made it official in a press release issued from the Mint on October 1st. In that press release, they unveiled the new reverse designs for both the American Eagle programs as well as the designers. The designs, set to appear on both bullion and collectors coins midyear, will mark the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle Coin...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/13/2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through Silver

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through Silver

October brings about a number of changes in the country. Leaves start to turn and fall, temperatures get cooler, pumpkin-spiced everything hits the shelves everywhere, and our awareness involving breast cancer sharpens just a little bit more. Pink shows up everywhere: on clothes, shoes, in the media, on the NFL’s jerseys and football fields, across a number of platforms, and so on. Everyone, unless living under a rock, will see or hear the rumblings of breast cancer awareness.

Among most cancers, individuals are usually most familiar with breast cancer. Why? One in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime and it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women according to the National Breast Cancer...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/08/2020

It's SPOOKY Season! Halloween Themed Silver Bullion Available!

It's SPOOKY Season! Halloween Themed Silver Bullion Available!

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

We are in the early days of October which means we have already been watching scary movies and movies from our childhood (Hocus Pocus if you want to get specific), buying candy, shopping for costumes, decorating, and more. Once summer turns to fall, all we can focus on is not only the changing of the seasons and the weather but the completely different vibe we get during the autumn and approaching Halloween season. The idea of Halloween, from a modern and non-origin standpoint, is to celebrate with...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/06/2020

Silver of the Month: Lord's Prayer 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

Silver of the Month: Lord's Prayer 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

We have always taken great pride in the fact that our silver bullion options have only expanded over the years. We have a bigger selection of themed bullion pieces than ever before and we only hope to make that grow. One of those collections that have been steadfast for us is our religious themed silver. While more of those pieces tend to fly off the shelves during certain points of the year like Easter or Christmas, they are available all year round. For the month of October, we decided to highlight one of those popular pieces for our silver of the month. Not sure what that means or need a refresher? Pay close attention to the paragraph below.

Do you like free shipping? Of course, you do. Do you like the opportunity to get...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/01/2020
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