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100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Popular Western Motif $10 Legal Tender "Bison Note," Series of 1901

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Popular Western Motif $10 Legal Tender "Bison Note," Series of 1901

Navigating our way back into the top ten of the 100 Greatest American Currency Notes as compiled by Whitman Publishing, we take a look this time around at a collector favorite. With help from authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, our focus will be on a single example of a note that was made over a long period of time until its eventual replacement took over.

#6 - Popular Western Motif $10 Legal Tender “Bison Note,” Series of 1901

With nine different Treasury signature combinations of the Series of 1901 $10 Legal Tender Note, there is just one single note the collectors go after the most. Known as the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/31/2022

The Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the SilverTowne Showroom

The Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the SilverTowne Showroom

As one of the country’s largest and most respected dealers of rare coins, modern coins, and precious metals, SilverTowne provides a wide range of bullion and coins to collectors and investors nationwide. While we do that primarily through our website, we also have a retail showroom in our little town of Winchester, Indiana. Whether you have or have not visited us in house, we decided here are some of the things our customers should know about our shop.

1. SilverTowne was founded over 70 years ago in 1949 by the late Leon Hendrickson and his wife, Ruhama.

From a cigar box under a lunch counter to a multi-million dollar business, it...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/29/2022

Coming Soon From the U.S. Mint: 2022 American Women Quarters Silver Proof Set

Coming Soon From the U.S. Mint: 2022 American Women Quarters Silver Proof Set

The American Women Quarters Program has kicked off in full swing and continues to release products involving the new quarter dollar designs including individual coins and the Clad Proof Set. We are now gearing up for the release of the program’s very first silver Proof coins as the annual set will continue to be released through 2025.

Struck in 99.9% silver, the 2022 American Women Quarters Proof Set is slated for release on March 29th at 12pm EST. It will include all five coins in a Proof finish and feature reverse designs honoring the following...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/24/2022

U.S. Mint Set For Second Release Today in American Women Quarters Program

U.S. Mint Set For Second Release Today in American Women Quarters Program

We are more than halfway through March and spring is officially here. As the United States Mint continues to make its way through the production schedule, next on the list is the second release of the American Women Quarters Program that just launched this year. On sale in two and three-roll sets in addition to 100-coin bags today beginning at 12pm EST, Dr. Sally Ride will be featured on the reverse.

Struck at the Mints at Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco, the design features the first American woman to go into space, Dr. Sally Ride. An athlete, physicist, inspirational leader, and science writer, Ride shattered the glass ceiling for women as her historic...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/22/2022

2022 Proof American Gold Eagle Coins Available Today From U.S. Mint

2022 Proof American Gold Eagle Coins Available Today From U.S. Mint

The United States Mint is slated to release the 2022 Proof Gold American Eagle Four-Coin Set today in addition to the individual coins that can be purchased separately. Beginning at noon EST, all the coins will be available.

Struck at West Point, the coins will feature the new reverse that depicts the portrait of a strong eagle. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the denomination and weight can also be seen on the design. The 4pc set will feature each coin in a plastic capsule and set inside a black presentation case with the seal of the United States Mint on the lid. Struck in a Proof finish, the set will include...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/17/2022

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1792 Half Disme

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1792 Half Disme

It was all the way back in 1792 that the historic Coinage Act was passed, establishing a mint and regulating coins of the United States. However, it was not until 1793 that the first official coins from the United States Mint were produced. With that said, that is why this next entry in our blog series covering Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition of their popular 100 Greatest United States Coins publication can be a bit tricky to categorize. Some call it a coin, others call it a pattern, and some just call it whatever is in between. With help from author Jeff Garrett, we will delve a little deeper into this top 12 pick and hope to gain some more insight into where exactly this strike falls...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/15/2022

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollar Part Two

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollar Part Two

During the issuing years of the Liberty Seated series featuring the quarter dollar, then-Mint Director James P. Kimball made sure to mention in his 1887 annual report that the coinage of the United States was out of date in his opinion. He also stated in that report that it should be updated, enlisting Senator Justin S. Morill to come up with a bill letting the Treasury Department redesign coins without the approval of Congress as long as the current design had been used for 25 years or more. The Seated series had been around since 1837, allowing for the bill to be passed in September of 1890.

Barber or Liberty Head (1892-1916) Charles E. Barber was appointed the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint in 1869 and still held the position when the bill was...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/10/2022

The Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the United States Mint

The Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the United States Mint

United States coinage has a rich history. From its beginnings up until now, the evolution of coins has only gotten better with time and obviously, the United States Mint has everything to do with that. As the backbone of the numismatic hobby and the lifeblood of circulating coinage in today’s monetary system, the Mint has been a steadfast facility for 230 years now. With this much history, it is hard to learn everything there is to know about its ins and outs. However, we are here to let you in on some of the most important facts about the institution that has brought you some of the most famous and rare coins ever produced.

1. It was first established in 1792.
On April 2, 1792, the Coinage Act was passed by the United States...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/08/2022

U.S. Mint Set For 2022 Proof Platinum Eagle Release Today

U.S. Mint Set For 2022 Proof Platinum Eagle Release Today

Today beginning at 12pm EST, the United States Mint will continue its Platinum Proof Coin Series with the second release honoring the Freedom of Speech. The series uses the lifecycle of the oak tree from seedling to a mighty oak to represent the growth of the Nation that values all things freedom.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution Platinum Proof Coin Series is a five-year series (2021-2025) featuring five designs on one-ounce 99.95% platinum proof coins. The United States Mint aims to honor the five freedoms in the First Amendment citing the Freedom of Speech as its second release in the program. The First Amendment reads as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/03/2022

Silver of the Month: 50th Anniversary 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Gold Enameled Dated 2022

Silver of the Month: 50th Anniversary 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Gold Enameled Dated 2022

If you have paid attention lately to our website, you may have noticed the increase of enameled silver bullion products. As we now have more capability to do more options like that, we decided that our next silver of the month offering would include one of those silver bullion products. For March, we are doing just that and featuring a medallion from our anniversary collection. Unclear as to what the silver of the month option includes? Keep reading!

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 our unofficial official silver of the month club where you do not have to sign up or enter any more...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/01/2022
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