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NEW RELEASE! One-Tenth Ounce .999 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar Replica

NEW RELEASE! One-Tenth Ounce .999 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar Replica

The precious metals market has definitely been on an up and down rollercoaster over the past months and collectors/investors are making sure they have skin in the game. SilverTowne is also working to make sure everyone out there who is in the market to buy silver bullion has plenty of options including style, size, and even theme. While our half-ounce pieces have been designed for the more budget-friendly consumer, we have upped our game even more for those looking to collect and invest while saving money.

Introducing: our brand new Walking Liberty Replica 1/10oz .999 Fine Silver Medallion! There is no doubt that Adolph A. Weinman is a big name in numismatics. His designs include but are not limited to the Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/28/2021

Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Five-Cent Pieces Part One

Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Five-Cent Pieces Part One

Nickel coins are something that is still very familiar today. One or two can most likely be found in coin purses, pockets, and vehicle consoles as they remain a staple in United States coinage. However, like a lot of early United States coinage, it has seen its fair share of design changes and metal compositions. Early five-cent pieces were replacements of five-cent fractional notes and as the Chief Engraver of the United States Min, James B. Longacre was commissioned with creating the new design.

Shield Nickels (1866-1883)

Made possible by the Act of May 16, 1866, the Shield nickel weighed five...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/26/2021

Quarter Dollar To Get New Reverse Design Following Last ATB Release

Quarter Dollar To Get New Reverse Design Following Last ATB Release

A couple of weeks ago, we featured the first of the United States Mint’s 2021 Production schedule in our blog. On that list was the release of the last America the Beautiful quarter dollar design honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. The 2021-dated coin was said to have been released into circulation in the first days of January and the uncirculated versions from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints will be made available in rolls and bags on February 8th.

However, that leaves many wondering what the Mint will do for the quarter program moving forward. We no longer have to wonder anymore as, on Christmas Day, they announced the plans for the new reverse. The newly designed 2021...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/21/2021

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1853-O "No Arrows" Liberty Seated Half Dollar

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1853-O "No Arrows" Liberty Seated Half Dollar

You hear it all the time in not just the coin collecting hobby but any collecting hobby really, “it is rare.” A number of circumstances could present an item as such and there is no doubt that some are created and some just occur. More times than not, however, when it comes to the numismatic business, naturally occurring events are what make coins and currency rare and that is especially true about our next entry in this blog series.

Brought on by a Coinage Act and no doubt human error, author Jeff Garrett takes us through the fourth edition publication of the 100 Greatest United States Coins and lands on a half dollar that was said to have a mintage of zero. Alongside Ron Guth, Garrett explains the difference between “common” and “rare” and features the Christian...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/19/2021

Spread the Love With Valentine's Day Silver Bullion

Spread the Love With Valentine's Day Silver Bullion

We are one month away from the holiday of love (or at least commercially). Valentine’s Day is normally celebrated with flowers, cards, chocolate, wine, fancy dinners, etc. How about we offer you a chance to show your appreciation and affection in a different way? Silver bullion is a great symbol of love.

Our Valentine’s Day silver bullion collection is sure to have something for everyone. Whether it is our new 2021 design in enameled or plain silver or a colorized rose that remains a staple in over everyday offerings, you are sure to win major points for these silver gifts come February...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/13/2021

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: William H. Seward Portrait $50 Treasury Or Coin Note, Series of 1891

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: William H. Seward Portrait $50 Treasury Or Coin Note, Series of 1891

Behind every coin, every currency note, and every numismatic item there is a story. Perhaps that is what makes them so valuable intrinsically and perhaps that is more so why we are so fascinated by them. When we buy coins and currency, we inherit stories and continue to pass them on. The rarest of numismatic gems have arguably some of the most interesting of stories, even if it’s just because of the person on them and not the year and issue specifically.

In our next journey exploring Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest American Currency Notes publication, we take a closer look at a middle of the pack entry that deems itself a classic rarity. Authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman help us understand the importance of not only the note but the portrait of the man who is on the face of it...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/12/2021

United States Mint Production Schedule Preview For 2021

United States Mint Production Schedule Preview For 2021

As per usual, the United States Mint has already released their upcoming 2021 Production Schedule. Some of the items are staples and should be of no surprise, but there are some pretty exciting BRAND NEW things coming our way. The numismatic collective should be satisfied with what is to come.

Pushed to the beginning of this year instead of being released in 2020 due to COVID-19 complications, the last 2020-dated American Innovation $1 Coin featuring South Carolina will be released in rolls and bags from Philadelphia and Denver on January 19th. It will also be released in the Reverse Proof finish on February...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/07/2021

Silver of the Month: Medical 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

Silver of the Month: Medical 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

To start the year off, we wanted to once again make it apparent who we owe all of our debts of gratitude to these last 10 extremely long months. Nurses, doctors, emergency workers, medical staff, and all frontline care workers who have worked themselves into the ground for this country and its people. If you know someone out there who fits that description, we hope you have made your thanks very clear. If you want to take it a step further with a unique gift, we have just the thing for you this January. Now available for the Silver of the Month is the Medical Medallion. Keep reading if you are not sure what the Silver of the Month features.

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 - 01/05/2021
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