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Women's History Month Spotlight: Nellie Tayloe Ross - 1st Woman Director of the U.S. Mint

Women's History Month Spotlight: Nellie Tayloe Ross - 1st Woman Director of the U.S. Mint

While we are nearing the end of the month of March, which also happens to be Women’s History Month, we would like to take a moment to discuss one of the hundreds of women that are important and that have made a significant impact on the numismatic hobby. Not only did this woman serve as the first woman who headed the United States Mint as a Director, but she was also the first woman in the United States to serve as a governor of a state.

Nellie Tayloe Ross - Early Life

Nellie Tayloe Ross was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on November...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/31/2020

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent

It is no surprise that the mention of the 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln penny has frequented the airwaves around you if you are a true collector in the hobby. The initials themselves, matched with the man and designer they call Victor David Brenner, are more highly collectible than most pennies out there. But it is even more so collectible, and pricey for that matter, if the 1909 is followed by an “S” that represents the San Francisco Mint.

A part of the top 100 Greatest United States Coins as put together in the fourth edition of the Whitman Publication by author Jeff Garrett with help from Ron Guth, the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln cent is a dream coin among collectors. With influence from...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/24/2020

The History of the Indian Head Cent

The History of the Indian Head Cent

How many one-cent coin designs can you think of off the top of your head? If we had to guess, your answers most likely include the Lincoln Memorial cent and the Lincoln Wheat cent. Let’s take it back further though to the Large cent, Flying Eagle cent, and of course, the Indian Head cent. If you are a penny collector, most likely you have each of these or are more inclined to own just one of the varieties. Based on how long they were produced, we would take a guess that the Indian Head cent is a top choice among them.

But how much do you really know about the Indian Head cent design? While we often have them available online in grab bags, the 50 years the coin was in production during the late 1800s into the early 20th century has a lot of...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/17/2020

Silver Bullion Spotlight: Religious .999 Fine Silver Collection

Silver Bullion Spotlight: Religious .999 Fine Silver Collection

Easter is just over a month away and we have been selling our themed-bullion pieces left and right. While hopping bunny rabbits and baskets full of candy are what is mostly thought of this time of year, especially when you have young children, let us not forget what it is really about: the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

So in addition to our fun, bright Easter-themed silver bullion options, we also happen to offer religious silver in bars and rounds. While the religious-themed silver is available year-round, it makes sense that it is also offered this time of year and happens to do well because of it. We have a wide selection that features both enameled, plain, and 2pc gift sets, but we wanted to talk about a few of our pieces that have been popular as of late...read more

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

Women In History: Coin and Numismatic Contributions

Women In History: Coin and Numismatic Contributions

Perhaps one of the most intriguing parts of the numismatic hobby is how rich in history it is. Think about it; the change in your pocket could be 50+ years old. The collection you hold so dear is probably littered with paper money used in the 1800s. And let us not forget about the famed Morgan Silver Dollar that is one of the most coveted, if not the most coveted, coins in the business. Mintage years: 1878-1921. The most recently minted coin is nearly 100 years old. Is the picture painted yet?

Now as we identify the rich history of coins and currency, let us identify another key element in its history: women. As the month of March has been deemed Women’s History Month, it is only right we identify their contributions to the numismatic...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/10/2020

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Lis J.

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Lis J.

Lis J., Fulfillment

Just six short months away, Lis will have been here at SilverTowne for 40 years. With the business itself celebrating 70 years in 2019, it is incredible to have an employee with such experience, knowledge, and wisdom still in the everyday grind that is needed to keep a business such as this operating. The bullion and numismatic game have changed drastically in that amount of time and she has seen it all, including all the designs that have come and gone when it comes to our silver bullion.

Beginning Job Title: “When I started I opened the mail. I then began learning...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/05/2020

Silver of the Month: Pink Rose 1oz .999 Silver Bar Enameled

Silver of the Month: Pink Rose 1oz .999 Silver Bar Enameled

Springtime is rapidly approaching and we, in Midwest Indiana, can hardly wait! The warmer weather, more daylight, and the greener grass is always a reminder that things can always get better. But perhaps one of the best sights to see in the Spring is blooming flowers and more specifically, roses.

Red, yellow, white, and pink are traditionally thought of when you think of roses. It is one of the most well-known flowers and depending on what color you go for, they can carry a lot of symbolism. While roses, and flowers in general, are beautiful, they only last for a short amount of time when given to someone special. But what if we told you we...read more

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