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2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle With New Reverse Set For July 20th Release!

2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle With New Reverse Set For July 20th Release!

The United States Mint is gearing up for the brand new release of the 2021 One-Ounce Silver Proof American Eagle featuring the new reverse design and the updated obverse! Originally slated for July 1st, they have recently delayed the date to July 20th. Struck at the West Point Mint, the coins will also feature an enhanced security detail on the reeded edge to reinforce new anti-counterfeiting measures.

Celebrating the program’s 35th Anniversary since its beginnings starting in 1986, the coin will feature a brand new reverse design. An image of an eagle as it approaches landing while carrying an oak branch is depicted with the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR” around the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 06/29/2021

Coming Your Way Via the United States Mint's Production Schedule

Coming Your Way Via the United States Mint's Production Schedule

We will go ahead and say it: 2021 has been a rollercoaster in numismatics. While 2020 proved to be unmatched in dramatics, this year has been chalked full of big releases and even bigger events surrounding the United States Mint and how they have operated those releases. While we cannot do much about the latter, we can keep you as up-to-date as they allow us to be via their production schedule. And while you think the best has already been done, this next half of the year is coming for the title.

Perhaps the biggest release of the year, aside from the bullion edition that does not grace the production schedule, is the 2021 Proof American Eagle One-Ounce Silver Coin with the Type 2 Reverse, or Eagle Landing Reverse. Originally slated for July 1st, the Mint...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 06/24/2021

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Dime Part One

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Dime Part One

While the ten-cent piece, or most commonly known as the dime, is a staple in today’s circulating United States coinage, it was actually one of the last coins to be produced when official minting operations began way back in 1792. However, once the minting of the denomination began, it held its own among many that are no longer with us.

The dime was not produced in an official capacity until a few years after The Coinage Act of 1792 was passed, but it was always part of the proposed decimal system argued by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and eventual first Director of the United States Mint, David Rittenhouse. In the provision, a silver dollar and a coin one-tenth of would be included. This...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 06/22/2021

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 Gold Pieces (Octagonal & Round)

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 Gold Pieces (Octagonal & Round)

While we have been on this journey through Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition of the 100 Greatest United States Coins for some time now, it would be safe to assume that we have covered some gold coins. In fact, if you remember, we covered the U.S. Assay Office $50 Gold Slugs entry towards the beginning of the series. While those coins are not on our agenda this time, a different kind of gold slug is.

With help from author Jeff Garrett, we will take a look at an even higher ranked set of slugs that come in not one, but two different shapes. As the coins were created to commemorate the opening of a very famous canal, they took on a life of their own...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 06/17/2021

2021 New Hampshire American Innovation $1 Coins On Sale Today From Philadelphia and Denver

2021 New Hampshire American Innovation $1 Coins On Sale Today From Philadelphia and Denver

Today the ninth coin in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program will be released from the United States Mint: New Hampshire. The multi-year series that started with an introductory coin in 2018 and has released four coins a year is aimed at honoring innovation and innovators by issuing coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. The 2021 designs will honor the states of New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, and North Carolina. The New Hampshire $1 coin will be released in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags from both Philadelphia and Denver beginning at 12pm EST.

Designed by Christina Hess and sculpted by Engraver Eric David Custer...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 06/15/2021

June is National Cancer Survivor Month! Spread Awareness With Silver Bullion

June is National Cancer Survivor Month! Spread Awareness With Silver Bullion

You have probably read a number of awareness blogs here at The Vault Blog. While we promote our Awareness .999 fine silver medallion piece as a supportive gesture and gift to someone battling or that has battled a cancer related illness or disease, the blogs are our simultaneous attempt at bringing awareness to those challenges we face every day. Whether it be our own lives or someone close to us or simply someone we know of, the truth of the matter is that everyone in this world is affected by cancer.

National Cancer Survivor Month - Lavender

The month of June brings light to all those who have battled cancer...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 06/10/2021

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Ornate Typography By the BEP $5 Brown Back National Bank Note, Series of 1882

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Ornate Typography By the BEP $5 Brown Back National Bank Note, Series of 1882

Upon the completion of a new Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) facility in 1880, it gave way to a whole other level of capabilities when it came to new bank charters and the designing and engraving process of currency. This led to a Series of 1882 notes to be printed, including the next in our series covering the 100 Greatest American Currency notes as published by Whitman Publishing. As authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman break down this top 100 pick, we take a look at how this specific currency note gave artists a chance to see their work displayed on a National Bank note.

#33 - Ornate Typography By the BEP $5 Brown Back National Bank Note, Series of 1882...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 06/08/2021

U.S. Mint Postpones Pre-Ordering On Remaining 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

U.S. Mint Postpones Pre-Ordering On Remaining 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

Late last week, the United States Mint sent via email an announcement disclosing their postponement of the remaining 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar presales that were to occur on June 1st and June 7th. The last four coins have been marked “TBD” on their production schedule.

The highly anticipated series of coins has been on the minds of collectors and dealers alike for months or longer, with the first presale having already taken place on May 24th of the 2021 Morgan Silver Dollar ‘CC’ and ‘O’ Privy mark coins. According to the Mint, a number of factors, including a high demand among a global silver shortage, is the reason for the move...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 06/03/2021

Silver Of the Month: On Your Wedding Day Hearts 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Dated 2021

Silver Of the Month: On Your Wedding Day Hearts 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Dated 2021

Wedding season is fast approaching and thankfully, for a lot of brides and grooms, it will look a lot different than last year. To celebrate the occasion, we are always here to lend a helping hand in the form of offering unique silver gifts. Instead of money or things that can easily be bought by oneself, why not commemorate the special day and give the ultimate gift that keeps giving? In honor of wedding season, we wanted to make our June silver of the month a special piece that helps out many wondering what they should get the beautiful couple. Not entirely sure what the silver of the month means? Let us explain.

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 want? Who doesn’t? Welcome to...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 06/01/2021
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