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100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Early "Greenback" Issue $1 Legal Tender Note, Acts of 1862 and 1863

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Early "Greenback" Issue $1 Legal Tender Note, Acts of 1862 and 1863

The first of anything is significant, would we not all agree? When it comes to numismatics and even more specifically, currency, this statement rings all the more true. It certainly rings true for our next entry in this continuing blog series.

Sitting just in the top third of the top 100 American Currency Notes as put together for Whitman Publishing by authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, this next entry features a popular early term used for currency in addition to being the first of their kind. They also include a portrait of a man that would eventually become President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/08/2020

2020 Holiday Series: 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!'

2020 Holiday Series: 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!'

♫♫ Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! ♫♫

We are finally in the month of December and that means we are that much closer to Christmas. T-minus 22 days to be exact! With the countdown comes the question, “have you got all your shopping done?” Listen, we know it can be stressful, especially when it seems like your list grows every year. But look no further than SilverTowne because our 2020 Christmas Silver Collection has something for everyone on your list! And hey, who does not like a gift that KEEPS on giving?...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/03/2020

Silver of the Month: Thank You! 1oz .999 Fine Silver Medallion

Silver of the Month: Thank You! 1oz .999 Fine Silver Medallion

This year has been a doozy. But let us be honest, unless you work in the healthcare field and on the frontlines of this ongoing and dangerous pandemic, we do not really have the grounds to claim it as much more than that. Every day, healthcare professionals mask up and suit up for yet another day in the trenches saving lives and seldomly getting a simple ‘thank you’ in return. So, while it may not seem like much, we are offering a Silver of the Month option for December that says those two words that cannot be said enough during these troubling times. Not sure what the Silver of the Month really means? 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...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 12/01/2020

2020 Holiday Series: 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'

2020 Holiday Series: 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'

♫…Glory to the newborn King. Peace on Earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled...♫

We are just a few days away from Thanksgiving which means we are in the home stretch of the holiday season. Just a month away is Christmas Eve and Santa Claus will be making his way down the chimney with all his goodies. If you are looking for some of your own goodies to share this holiday season, our Christmas silver designs are able to assist you. Share some love and some silver with those closest to you and give the gift that keeps on giving!

If you are a routine customer of ours at SilverTowne, you already know the...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 11/24/2020

Last Uncirculated 1oz American Gold Eagle Set For Release From Mint Today

Last Uncirculated 1oz American Gold Eagle Set For Release From Mint Today

The United States Mint is all set to release the last of the current design of the American Gold Eagle Uncirculated One-Ounce Coin. After 35 years, the gold coin is set to change the design on the reverse beginning in 2021. Sales begin today at 12 pm EST.

The classic design struck in 22-karat gold features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Liberty as she is seen in her full-length figure on the obverse. With flowing hair and a torch in her right hand, there is also an olive branch in her left hand representing the extension of peace. The reverse of the design features a male eagle carrying an olive branch above a nest filled with eaglets and their...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 11/19/2020

2020 Holiday Series: 'Here Comes Santa Claus'

2020 Holiday Series: 'Here Comes Santa Claus'

♫♫Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, Right down Santa Claus Lane♫♫

Every year, we do our best to help you find that perfect Christmas silver bullion piece to add to your collection. Whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else, there is something for everyone. Some designs are brand new and some have made their way back into rotation from years past. Either way, our 2020 Christmas Collection is here for all your holiday shopping needs regardless of where you are at in the process.

If you are a routine customer of ours at SilverTowne, you already know the drill...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 11/17/2020

2020 Holiday Series: 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'

2020 Holiday Series: 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'

♫...Underneath the Mistletoe Last Night...♫

We are officially into the holiday season with a little over a month away from the big day. It is hard to believe that we are at this point of the year already, but reality strikes and it is time to start your holiday shopping if you have not already. If you are a routine customer of ours at SilverTowne, you already know the drill this time of year. If you are not, we welcome you with open arms to explore not only our complete and exclusive line of silver bullion but specifically our 2020 Christmas Silver Collection! All custom minted at our own SilverTowne Mint in Winchester, Indiana, using .999 fine silver bullion, these pieces are designed and...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 11/12/2020

Say Happy Birthday To the Marine Corps With A .999 Fine Silver Medallion!

Say Happy Birthday To the Marine Corps With A .999 Fine Silver Medallion!

Today is the day that we say ‘Happy Birthday!’ to the United States Marine Corps.

Every 10th of November, a celebration ensues across the country for the Marines as they honor the values, memory, and history of the heroes that served within the Marine Corps. The day itself brings together generations of veterans to bond and celebrate the Marine Corps and their service to the nation. Every year across the United States, military balls are held and cake cutting ceremonies are put on in addition to battle reenactments, sports events, and musical performances.

On this date in 1775, the Second Continental Congress was able to raise two...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 11/10/2020

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Two-Cent Pieces

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Two-Cent Pieces

Nearly two years into the American Civil War, it became apparent that there was a significant shortage of United States coinage. War-torn and frightened of its outcome, Americans were hoarding all the coins they could get their hands on. In response to this issue, certain businessmen came up with a replacement that would come in the form of cent-sized bronze tokens. These are now known as “Civil War Tokens” and were widely accepted as a money substitute.

The success of the tokens gave the Mint grounds to prepare for a one-cent piece using the wartime emergency coins as an example. During this time, they also thought seriously about a two-cent piece hoping to pacify the shortage even more. By December...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 11/05/2020

Silver of the Month: Religious Cross 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

Silver of the Month: Religious Cross 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

For the month of October, we featured a Religious-themed silver round for the Silver of the Month. Coming off the heels of that successful round, we decided to pick another one from that same theme. While our Religious silver bullion understandably gets more popular around Easter, it also gets more attention around the holidays. As we are fast approaching the holiday season, this round seemed like the perfect fit for our November silver piece. If you are not sure what makes the Silver of the Month so beneficial or successful, pay close attention.

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...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 11/03/2020

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