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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

Father's Day Silver Bullion Is Available At SilverTowne!

Father's Day Silver Bullion Is Available At SilverTowne!

Sunday, June 20th, marks the day we celebrate those special men in our lives we call ‘dad’. What is that old saying, “Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” But while we think the world of those men who would do anything to protect us and make us happy, do you know how Father’s Day came to be? Let us take a step back into our time machine to explore the campaign to celebrate this nation’s fathers.

Origins of Father’s Day

As Mother’s Day became a commercial holiday in 1908, retailers and businesses found a great opportunity to profit and because of that, Mother’s Day quickly caught...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/27/2021

American Flag 1oz .999 Silver Bars Are Available!

American Flag 1oz .999 Silver Bars Are Available!

For the last however many months (we’ve lost count honestly), the demand for silver has caused a lot of things to happen in the bullion world and the overall market. While the prices have gone up and down, up and down, we have been consistently busy with production and still are on shipping delays. This has caused us to streamline production by only running certain bullion options, opting out of offering a lot of silver designs customers are so used to ordering whenever they please.

In the meantime, we have run a few options in small quantities until bulk orders are caught up. One of those options? The VERY popular American Flag 1oz .999 Fine Silver Bar. Offered only with the Gift Box option for a limited time...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/25/2021

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Half Dime Part Two

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Half Dime Part Two

We last left you in this blog series talking about the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse Half dime design that was produced from 1800-1805. While the small denomination coin proved to be important and convenient, production ceased in 1805 due to the United States Mint’s limitations when it came to making enough. Markets and banks were still partial to the Mexican silver half reales that were worth around six cents. This continued until 1829 when the use of the half dime would once return but with a different design.

Capped Bust (1829-1837)

With the reemergence of the half dime in 1829 during the first year of President Andrew Jackson’s presidency, it came back with...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/20/2021

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer, Brain Cancer, and Bladder Cancer Month! Spread Awareness With Silver Bullion!

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer, Brain Cancer, and Bladder Cancer Month! Spread Awareness With Silver Bullion!

This month of May, there are three cancers specifically that are part of a national awareness campaign brought to the public. While every month brings about its own set of awareness days and special month-long campaigns, we wanted to let you know that our special Awareness themed silver bullion looks to spread messages of support, courage, strength, and more. This silver medallion is a unique gift that could easily be given to someone close to you going through the harrowing fight that is cancer or other related illnesses.

>If you did not already know, skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States and worldwide. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. More than 9,500 individuals are...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/18/2021

Silver Bullion For This Memorial Day!

Silver Bullion For This Memorial Day!

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

Every Memorial Day, which falls on May 31st this year, it is customary to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice throughout this country’s history. The United States federal holiday has been officially recognized since 1971 as an act of Congress was passed deeming the annual observance the last Monday in May. Memorial Day aims at commemorating all the men and women who died while in the military acting in service to their country, especially those who passed in battle or as a result of an injury in battle. We as a country should spend this day reflecting on the lives given as a result...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/13/2021

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Series of 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Series of 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate

Sometimes when we talk about currency notes, it is hard to believe that denominations reached as high as $1,000 let alone even higher. While the Federal Reserve stopped issuing $1,000 bills and higher in the 1940s and even ended up recalling them in the late 1960s, their popularity today has increased just as their values have over the years. So it only makes sense that these larger denominations would make their way onto a list compiling the top 100 Greatest American Currency Notes.

With authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman taking us through this next entry in the Whitman Publishing publication, we will take a closer look at a note that is one of eight entries to feature a $1,000 note depicting one of the Founding Fathers of the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/11/2021

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