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Quarter Dollar To Get New Reverse Design Following Last ATB Release

Quarter Dollar To Get New Reverse Design Following Last ATB Release

A couple of weeks ago, we featured the first of the United States Mint’s 2021 Production schedule in our blog. On that list was the release of the last America the Beautiful quarter dollar design honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. The 2021-dated coin was said to have been released into circulation in the first days of January and the uncirculated versions from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints will be made available in rolls and bags on February 8th.

However, that leaves many wondering what the Mint will do for the quarter program moving forward. We no longer have to wonder anymore as, on Christmas Day, they announced the plans for the new reverse. The newly designed 2021...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/21/2021

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1853-O "No Arrows" Liberty Seated Half Dollar

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1853-O "No Arrows" Liberty Seated Half Dollar

You hear it all the time in not just the coin collecting hobby but any collecting hobby really, “it is rare.” A number of circumstances could present an item as such and there is no doubt that some are created and some just occur. More times than not, however, when it comes to the numismatic business, naturally occurring events are what make coins and currency rare and that is especially true about our next entry in this blog series.

Brought on by a Coinage Act and no doubt human error, author Jeff Garrett takes us through the fourth edition publication of the 100 Greatest United States Coins and lands on a half dollar that was said to have a mintage of zero. Alongside Ron Guth, Garrett explains the difference between “common” and “rare” and features the Christian...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/19/2021

Spread the Love With Valentine's Day Silver Bullion

Spread the Love With Valentine's Day Silver Bullion

We are one month away from the holiday of love (or at least commercially). Valentine’s Day is normally celebrated with flowers, cards, chocolate, wine, fancy dinners, etc. How about we offer you a chance to show your appreciation and affection in a different way? Silver bullion is a great symbol of love.

Our Valentine’s Day silver bullion collection is sure to have something for everyone. Whether it is our new 2021 design in enameled or plain silver or a colorized rose that remains a staple in over everyday offerings, you are sure to win major points for these silver gifts come February...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/13/2021

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: William H. Seward Portrait $50 Treasury Or Coin Note, Series of 1891

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: William H. Seward Portrait $50 Treasury Or Coin Note, Series of 1891

Behind every coin, every currency note, and every numismatic item there is a story. Perhaps that is what makes them so valuable intrinsically and perhaps that is more so why we are so fascinated by them. When we buy coins and currency, we inherit stories and continue to pass them on. The rarest of numismatic gems have arguably some of the most interesting of stories, even if it’s just because of the person on them and not the year and issue specifically.

In our next journey exploring Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest American Currency Notes publication, we take a closer look at a middle of the pack entry that deems itself a classic rarity. Authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman help us understand the importance of not only the note but the portrait of the man who is on the face of it...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/12/2021

United States Mint Production Schedule Preview For 2021

United States Mint Production Schedule Preview For 2021

As per usual, the United States Mint has already released their upcoming 2021 Production Schedule. Some of the items are staples and should be of no surprise, but there are some pretty exciting BRAND NEW things coming our way. The numismatic collective should be satisfied with what is to come.

Pushed to the beginning of this year instead of being released in 2020 due to COVID-19 complications, the last 2020-dated American Innovation $1 Coin featuring South Carolina will be released in rolls and bags from Philadelphia and Denver on January 19th. It will also be released in the Reverse Proof finish on February...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/07/2021

Silver of the Month: Medical 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

Silver of the Month: Medical 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

To start the year off, we wanted to once again make it apparent who we owe all of our debts of gratitude to these last 10 extremely long months. Nurses, doctors, emergency workers, medical staff, and all frontline care workers who have worked themselves into the ground for this country and its people. If you know someone out there who fits that description, we hope you have made your thanks very clear. If you want to take it a step further with a unique gift, we have just the thing for you this January. Now available for the Silver of the Month is the Medical Medallion. Keep reading if you are not sure what the Silver of the Month features.

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...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/05/2021

Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Three-Cent Pieces

Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Three-Cent Pieces

Perhaps one of the denominations of past United States coinage that strikes people funny upon hearing about them for the first time is the three-cent pieces. The smallest of U.S. coins ever struck, the idea of these coins, trimes they were called, were deemed necessary by Congress at the time. With silver coins being hoarded from circulation and the postal service prepaid rate looking to drop from five cents to three cents, the three-cent piece was born out of a need to make change in amounts less than a dollar.

Silver Three-Cent Pieces (Trimes) (1851-1873)

The hoarding of silver coinage became a problem for business persons...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/29/2020

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: MCMVII (1907) Indian Head Double Eagle Pattern

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: MCMVII (1907) Indian Head Double Eagle Pattern

“I think our coinage is artistically of atrocious hideousness. Would it be possible, without asking permission of Congress, to employ a man like Saint-Gaudens to give us a coinage that would have some beauty?” Would it surprise you to know those words came from then-Vice President Theodore Roosevelt? Most would say no in the numismatic business and then there are those individuals who do not know how active the eventual President of the United States was in United States coinage. So knowing all of this, it is no surprise that coins and coin designs that the President was fond and very passionate about would not only make a top 100 list but make a top-five list...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/22/2020

2020 Holiday Series: 'It's the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year'

2020 Holiday Series: 'It's the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year'

♫♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be much mistletoeing, And hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ♫♫

Just over ONE WEEK TO GO! Last-minute shoppers, we’re talking to YOU! Simply put, if you need ideas, we have got them. They come in the form of the 2020 Christmas Silver Bullion collection here at SilverTowne. There is something for everyone and no, we are not just saying that. Every year, our in-house design team crafts new designs that speak to everyone while bringing back old designs that proved to do such once upon a time ago. So, if you need something in a pinch and want to make it...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/16/2020

2020 Holiday Series: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'

2020 Holiday Series: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'

♫♫ He’s making a list, He’s checking it twice, He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town...♫♫

The days of December are tick, tick, ticking away right in front of us and soon it will be THE day that Jolly St. Nicholas makes his appearance in a city near you! We know he likes to make an entrance and we know his famous words “Ho, Ho, Ho!” are soon to follow. Here at SilverTowne, we wanted to encapsulate that joyous moment on a .999 fine silver piece from our 2020 Christmas Collection! Santa Claus is a classic symbol of the holiday season and we wanted to give our collectors a chance to pass that on to someone special to them. Plus, Christmas silver gifts are ...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/10/2020

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