Skip To Content

The Vault Blog

SilverTowne's The Vault Blog

EEEK! BEWARE of These Spooky Halloween Silver Bullion Options!

EEEK! BEWARE of These Spooky Halloween Silver Bullion Options!

“I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright!” - Oogie Boogie - The Nightmare Before Christmas

Just a month away is, as some would say, the best time of the year. Halloween night will greet us, or scare us, with costumes, candy, decorations, and trick-or-treating. However, adding to the list in this time of celebration and superstition is silver bullion! With a collection of designs, Halloween-themed silver bullion is always a hit amongst our collectors. Making it even better this year specifically, the pieces are now featured with the year on the back...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/30/2021

U.S. Mint Geared Up For 2021 Uncirculated Coin Set Release Today

U.S. Mint Geared Up For 2021 Uncirculated Coin Set Release Today

Today the United States Mint will continue on schedule for the release of the 2021 Uncirculated (Mint) Coin Set. Beginning at 12pm EST, the annual set will be made available to all collectors.

Containing seven total coins from both Philadelphia and Denver, the 2021 edition features the final quarter of the America the Beautiful Quarters series and the George Washington Crossing the Delaware quarter. Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama, the final quarter of the series depicts a pilot suited up to join the fight during World War II with the Moton Field control tower in the background. The Crossing the Delaware quarter features the first President of the United States, George...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/28/2021

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1864 Proof "Small Motto" Two-Cent Piece

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1864 Proof "Small Motto" Two-Cent Piece

In United States coinage, there is a rich history of denominations that have graced the pockets of Americans. While some were deemed successful, others were not. While those at the time were not seen as valuable, in today’s numismatic landscape are seen as the opposite. Rarity, variety, and significance are all factors that play into those denominations and their value. That is why our next entry in this 100 Greatest United States Coins series is so relevant. With help from author Jeff Garrett, we will explore the no longer in production denomination that may be one of the rarest of major varieties in all of U.S. coinage.

The Act of April 22, 1864, included a provision for a bronze two-cent piece in addition to the change in weight and composition of the already in production cent...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/23/2021

NEW RELEASE: Sunflower 1oz .999 Silver Bar

NEW RELEASE: Sunflower 1oz .999 Silver Bar

It is not all the time that we get to introduce a new silver bullion option. While it’s something that we would often like to do, time and production specifics take a toll on our already busy schedule producing our current (and very large) selection. However, now is one of those times we get to offer a brand new silver option!

The sunflower, or biologically known as and classified as Helianthus, are primarily seen in North and South America. There are nearly 70 species of plants in the Asteraceae family for which the sunflower is found. Some of the species are grown for their large size and flower heads while others are cultivated for their seeds. The most common sunflower species is an annual herb that features brown, yellow, or purple petals. Seen in a....read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/21/2021

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: With Ornate Back $20 Treasury or Coin Note, Series of 1890

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: With Ornate Back $20 Treasury or Coin Note, Series of 1890

It says a lot about a person, especially at the time, to be an exception to a rule. While not a set in stone tradition, a departure from the norm back in the late 1890s was more than likely considered a big deal. This probably rings even more true in the world of coins and currency. How influential must one be for this to be the case?

Featured in the next entry of our breakdown of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest American Currency Notes blog series, we will take a look at a circumstance that called for the above action. With help from authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, we will further look into a series note that was heavily influenced by the nation’s loss of one man....read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/16/2021

George H. Bush's 2020 Coin & Chronicles Set Finally Gets Release Date

George H. Bush's 2020 Coin & Chronicles Set Finally Gets Release Date

It seems as if the next product from the United States Mint has been a long time coming. It is, in fact, dated 2020. Originally slated for release last year, the Mint had no choice but to push back its availability due to ongoing and unfortunate circumstances surrounding this continuing global pandemic. However, it has finally been nailed down and will see the light of day on September 17th.

Going on sale at 12 noon EST is the George Herbert Walker Bush Coin and Chronicles Set. Honoring the legacy of the 41st President of the United States, the set will include a George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin in a Reverse Proof Condition, a Silver Presidential Medal, a postage stamp, a Barbara Bush First Spouse Bronze Medal, and a...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/14/2021

Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Dime Part Three

Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Dime Part Three

As the era of President Andrew Jackson drew to a close in 1837, so did the coinage design that reflected the time. The United States was ready to move forward into a new era that included the way coinage looked in America. With influence from Mint Director Robert Patterson, United States Chief Engraver William Kneass prepared a sketch of the image of Liberty with Britannia in mind.

Liberty Seated (1837-1891)

While Kneass was tasked with the artwork for the new design of the ten cent piece, or dime as commonly known, he suffered a stroke which put artists Thomas Sully...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/09/2021

Silver Of the Month: Whitetail Deer 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

Silver Of the Month: Whitetail Deer 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

The month of September presents us with the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall. The changing of the seasons signals a shift not only in the weather, but also a shift in mindset for most. While the introduction of Fall seems to get blurred inside the lines of Summer with pumpkin-spice everything and the initiation of decorations and even Halloween candy littering the aisles before September even comes around, there are things that remain in their lane. One of those things being, for obvious reasons, is hunting season.

For us in Indiana, the end of September/October through the Winter is primetime season for most. More importantly, deer season begins in early November and many look forward to it every year. For that occasion, and really all year round, we have...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/07/2021

2021 Proof Palladium Coin Slated For Release From U.S. Mint Today

2021 Proof Palladium Coin Slated For Release From U.S. Mint Today

While the American Eagle One-Ounce Palladium Coin from the United States Mint alternates each year between finishes, the popularity of the coin never seems to alter at all. With spectacular design elements on both sides of the coin mixed with high relief quality, it never fails that customers want it to be a part of their collection. The 2021 version will be no different.

Starting at 12 pm EST today, the United States Mint will open sales for the 2021 American Eagle One-Ounce Palladium Proof Coin from West Point. Depicting a high relief likeness of “Winged Liberty” on the obverse, much like the one seen on the Mercury dime, the coin will feature the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/02/2021
Loading...