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Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Three-Cent Pieces

Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Three-Cent Pieces

Perhaps one of the denominations of past United States coinage that strikes people funny upon hearing about them for the first time is the three-cent pieces. The smallest of U.S. coins ever struck, the idea of these coins, trimes they were called, were deemed necessary by Congress at the time. With silver coins being hoarded from circulation and the postal service prepaid rate looking to drop from five cents to three cents, the three-cent piece was born out of a need to make change in amounts less than a dollar.

Silver Three-Cent Pieces (Trimes) (1851-1873)

The hoarding of silver coinage became a problem for business persons...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/29/2020

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: MCMVII (1907) Indian Head Double Eagle Pattern

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: MCMVII (1907) Indian Head Double Eagle Pattern

“I think our coinage is artistically of atrocious hideousness. Would it be possible, without asking permission of Congress, to employ a man like Saint-Gaudens to give us a coinage that would have some beauty?” Would it surprise you to know those words came from then-Vice President Theodore Roosevelt? Most would say no in the numismatic business and then there are those individuals who do not know how active the eventual President of the United States was in United States coinage. So knowing all of this, it is no surprise that coins and coin designs that the President was fond and very passionate about would not only make a top 100 list but make a top-five list...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/22/2020

2020 Holiday Series: 'It's the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year'

2020 Holiday Series: 'It's the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year'

♫♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be much mistletoeing, And hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ♫♫

Just over ONE WEEK TO GO! Last-minute shoppers, we’re talking to YOU! Simply put, if you need ideas, we have got them. They come in the form of the 2020 Christmas Silver Bullion collection here at SilverTowne. There is something for everyone and no, we are not just saying that. Every year, our in-house design team crafts new designs that speak to everyone while bringing back old designs that proved to do such once upon a time ago. So, if you need something in a pinch and want to make it...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/16/2020

2020 Holiday Series: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'

2020 Holiday Series: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'

♫♫ He’s making a list, He’s checking it twice, He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town...♫♫

The days of December are tick, tick, ticking away right in front of us and soon it will be THE day that Jolly St. Nicholas makes his appearance in a city near you! We know he likes to make an entrance and we know his famous words “Ho, Ho, Ho!” are soon to follow. Here at SilverTowne, we wanted to encapsulate that joyous moment on a .999 fine silver piece from our 2020 Christmas Collection! Santa Claus is a classic symbol of the holiday season and we wanted to give our collectors a chance to pass that on to someone special to them. Plus, Christmas silver gifts are ...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/10/2020

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Early "Greenback" Issue $1 Legal Tender Note, Acts of 1862 and 1863

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Early "Greenback" Issue $1 Legal Tender Note, Acts of 1862 and 1863

The first of anything is significant, would we not all agree? When it comes to numismatics and even more specifically, currency, this statement rings all the more true. It certainly rings true for our next entry in this continuing blog series.

Sitting just in the top third of the top 100 American Currency Notes as put together for Whitman Publishing by authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, this next entry features a popular early term used for currency in addition to being the first of their kind. They also include a portrait of a man that would eventually become President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/08/2020

2020 Holiday Series: 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!'

2020 Holiday Series: 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!'

♫♫ Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! ♫♫

We are finally in the month of December and that means we are that much closer to Christmas. T-minus 22 days to be exact! With the countdown comes the question, “have you got all your shopping done?” Listen, we know it can be stressful, especially when it seems like your list grows every year. But look no further than SilverTowne because our 2020 Christmas Silver Collection has something for everyone on your list! And hey, who does not like a gift that KEEPS on giving?...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/03/2020

Silver of the Month: Thank You! 1oz .999 Fine Silver Medallion

Silver of the Month: Thank You! 1oz .999 Fine Silver Medallion

This year has been a doozy. But let us be honest, unless you work in the healthcare field and on the frontlines of this ongoing and dangerous pandemic, we do not really have the grounds to claim it as much more than that. Every day, healthcare professionals mask up and suit up for yet another day in the trenches saving lives and seldomly getting a simple ‘thank you’ in return. So, while it may not seem like much, we are offering a Silver of the Month option for December that says those two words that cannot be said enough during these troubling times. Not sure what the Silver of the Month really means? Keep reading.

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...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/01/2020
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