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United States Mint Chief Engraver Series: Elizabeth Jones

United States Mint Chief Engraver Series: Elizabeth Jones

In today’s hobby flooded with coins honoring Apollo 11, it is a gentle reminder at just how enriched this numismatic field is when it comes to commemorative coins. They are a field of their own in a way. Some collectors make it a point to collect ONLY commemorative coins. Some remain vintage in their finds while others stay the course in moderns. Regardless of preference, commemoratives have a huge impact on coin collecting and one of the most regarded United States Chief Engravers has been one of the leaders in making it so: Elizabeth Jones.

Born in Montclair, New Jersey, on May 31, 1935, Jones took an interest in arts. After graduating high school, she attended Vassar College and earned a Bachelor of...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/19/2019

A Silver Dollar Tradition: First Salute

A Silver Dollar Tradition: First Salute

Tradition. Strength. Honor. The military is built on all of these.

One of the biggest traditions of the United States Army is the First Salute, which occurs during the commissioning ceremony. What is a commissioning ceremony you might ask? This happens when a soldier receives his second lieutenant shoulder boards as well as takes the oath of office. But in addition to both those things, an exchange of a silver dollar takes place as the importance of this in the ceremony is still highly received.

The ceremony itself occurs at the apex of a soldier’s years of study and training that has taken place. The event marks the moment of an officer in training moving...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/14/2019

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through Silver

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through Silver

“Don’t assume.” We all say this at some point in our lives to someone who may have miscommunicated with you or thought something about a circumstance without ever asking. We usually, perhaps using “we” too loosely, like to quote the famous “you know what happens when you assume” line like it is our job. We will let you take it from there on the ending of that particular joke.

But the above words are not a joke. They are a statement of power; a statement of precaution. No, not a threat. A warning. This is the 2019 public awareness campaign for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and its attempt at stifling the assumptions and misconceptions gathered when it comes to the third most commonly diagnosed...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/12/2019

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Mindy C.

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Mindy C.

Mindy C., Fraud/Lost Package & Claims/Shipping

Just a little over a week from today, Mindy will have spent five years here with us at SilverTowne. Hiring in full-time on St. Patrick’s Day in 2014, she has done a lot in those five years from shipping and front counter work to working at our very own custom minting facility in Winchester, Indiana.

Beginning Job Title: “When I first started at SilverTowne, I was hired as a customer service representative. Since then I’ve taken over lost packages and claims. I do fraud...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/07/2019

Sports Themed Silver Bullion: Spring Edition

Sports Themed Silver Bullion: Spring Edition

It is the fifth of March with a high of 20 degrees here in Indiana. Spring officially starts on the 20th. Need we say more? SPRING: PLEASE HURRY!!

As March Madness will soon begin and mark the end of college basketball season and really all winter sports in high school and college, spring sports “tee up” and help us welcome the warmer months. We do not want to speak for our customers but we will personally have our arms wide open.

So what better way to commemorate the spring season while celebrating the athlete or sports lover in your family? Silver! For us, it is always the best choice...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/05/2019

Special Occasion Silver Bullion: Graduation Edition

Special Occasion Silver Bullion: Graduation Edition

Springtime is approaching and with that comes a few things: warmer weather, Easter Sunday, opening day for baseball, and of course, graduations and more graduations. Every year, this achievement means something different for everyone. Whether you know someone who is closing this chapter of their life or not, we all know that it’s perhaps one of the most important life events one could ever experience. Preschool, kindergarten, high school and college graduations are the ending of all endings while at the same time marking a whole new beginning.

Beginnings: the perfect time to introduce that graduate you hold so dear to something new; something like owning and collecting silver bullion...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/28/2019
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