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Website Spotlight: SilverTowne Swag Available

Website Spotlight: SilverTowne Swag Available

If you have visited the shop in the last couple of years, you may have noticed that we offer what we like to call ‘SilverTowne Swag.’ T-shirts, hats, pullovers, and coffee mugs are available in our retail space all year long. But for those of you out-of-state, not able to travel, or are just caught up in this online shopping world we live in, we also have all those things available on our website as well and they SHIP FOR FREE! No matter where you are or where you live, you can rep the SilverTowne name at any time!

Holding up to 12 ounces of liquid, these ceramic coffee mugs are designed with a retro granite design in bright yellow with white, grey, and black speckles reminiscent of a tin enameled campfire mug. Prospector Pete along with our SilverTowne...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/27/2020

BRAND NEW! Two Mixed Design Silver Lots Have Been Added To the Fold!

BRAND NEW! Two Mixed Design Silver Lots Have Been Added To the Fold!

The precious metals market has been on the climb these last few weeks. Silver bullion has seen prices nearing $30 per ounce, which has made investors and collectors on both ends of the buying and selling spectrum take advantage of the market’s sudden flip flop. Regardless of the rollercoaster we see every day when it comes to precious metals, it is moments like these that have those who have only thought about investing in precious metals take one step further towards the idea.

We at SilverTowne understand the overwhelming and sometimes intimidating nature that is collecting and purchasing silver bullion. Questions like “What should I buy?” and “Where do I go to get it?” are common. We are here to help answer those questions ...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/25/2020

Upcoming On the United States Mint Production Schedule

Upcoming On the United States Mint Production Schedule

Since mid-March, the United States Mint’s production schedule for 2020 has been nothing short of touch-n-go. With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting hard in the spring, everything came to a halt at the Mint and throughout the country. It became clear to us and everyone else that we did not know how things were going to shape up for the rest of the year in terms of products. However, as we are now sitting in the middle of the summer months, the Mint has been able to start releasing some products and giving some updates on the when and from where of it all. While the tail end of the year looks to be unknown in a lot of ways, they have given us some dates to look forward to in the coming days and months.

Two days ago on August 18th, the release of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/20/2020

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cents (With Pole and No Pole)

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cents (With Pole and No Pole)

In case we do not say it enough, let us just remind you and ourselves that United States coinage has a very rich history. From the lowest of denominations to the highest, coins represent a special category within numismatics, and the older they are, the better in most cases. When it comes to the very earliest of official United States Mint early coinage, that fact rings even more true.

In our continuing series exploring the top 100 Greatest United States Coins, we take a look at one of the earliest and lowest denomination coins to come from the United States Mint. With author Jeff Garrett and help from Ron Guth, Whitman Publishing’s ...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/18/2020

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Redeemable In Gold Coins $5 National Gold Bank Note, Original Series

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Redeemable In Gold Coins $5 National Gold Bank Note, Original Series

If you are not dedicated to the collection, curation, and research it takes to be a real deal paper money collector, things can get overwhelming fast. From early American paper currency encompassing paper money of the first colonies and Continental currency to late 20th-century bank bills and federal notes, the extensive list of series and redeemable notes and much, much more is enough to make anyone’s head spin. But when researchers and scholars actively pursue that particular lane within numismatics and make a list involving all types of currency, you pay attention.

In our first of many more blog editions of the top 100 Greatest American Currency Notes series, we explore an early pick in the roster that occupies a particularly...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/13/2020

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Small Cents Part I

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Small Cents Part I

In the mid-1850s, large copper cents were starting to wear out their welcome. It became obvious to many at the United States Mint that they cost more to make and distribute than their circulation and popularity were worth. Mint Director James Ross Snowden found the coins, the half-cents as well, too costly. Besides, his desire to see all foreign coins driven out of the United States economy was high on the list. Spanish colonial silver coins made their way through circulation and having coinage based on the trustworthiness of American financial institutions was an idea that did not go away. With both the large cent problem and the foreign coin circulation looming, the coinage law passed by Congress on February 21, 1857, seemingly resolved both issues...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/11/2020

Blank .999 Silver Bullion: The PERFECT Wedding Party Gift

Blank .999 Silver Bullion: The PERFECT Wedding Party Gift

We are currently smack dab in the middle of the wedding season. While presents and a wedding registry might be on the minds of every soon-to-be bride and groom, they cannot forget that they are also on the gift-giving end of things during this exciting time. Before the wedding ceremony occurs, it is best to give both sides of the party a gift to say thank you for their love and support.

While we have a number of perfect silver bullion pieces for gift-giving, may we recommend to all the couples out there that will be walking down the aisle our blank .999 fine silver bullion pieces? Here are a few reasons we think these pieces are...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/06/2020

Silver of the Month: 50th Anniversary Silver 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

Silver of the Month: 50th Anniversary Silver 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

Half a century. Five decades. Semicentennial. It does not really matter what you call 50 years. The point is, it is a long time and we mean no offense to anyone who may or may not have already entered those golden years. With everything we have going on in 2020, we very well know that a lot can happen in just a year. Multiply that by 50 and whoa, we are not even sure that kind of time is comprehensible anymore.

Regardless if it is an anniversary or birthday or employment celebration, milestones deserve to be recognized. We truly believe that here at SilverTowne and that is why over the past four years or so, we have designed, produced, and implemented the offering of anniversary medallions. One...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/04/2020
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