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2022-W Proof American Silver Eagle/Congratulations Set Slated For Release Today From the U.S. Mint

2022-W Proof American Silver Eagle/Congratulations Set Slated For Release Today From the U.S. Mint

The time has finally come that the United States Mint will release the 2022-W 1oz Proof American Silver Eagle. On sale today starting at 12pm EST, the coin, in addition to the Congratulations set, will be available to the public.

Struck at West Point, the coin was initially slated for an early 2022 release (February) until it was postponed and put on the To Be Determined list of products. It finally got its release date nailed down again for the April 14th date. Featuring the new reverse that was unveiled and sold in the latter half of 2021, the coin will depict an eagle in flight as it approaches a landing with an oak branch in its talons. The Proof coin will also feature the added security included in the reeded edge as it was introduced last year for the 2021 Type 2...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 04/14/2022

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1815 Capped Head Half Eagle

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1815 Capped Head Half Eagle

While early United States gold coins are highly sought after today and most of them rare, back when they were first issued it was a different story. Some gold coins stick out more than others and it all depends on their story so to speak. Our next entry in the 100 Greatest United States Coins blog series focuses on one of those stories and the rarity that follows. With author Jeff Garrett, we will take a closer look at a gold coin from the early 1800s that had the following said about it, “The Mint Report gives coinage of 635 pieces for the year. We have never met one of them.”

#42 - 1815 Capped Head Half Eagle In the early 1800s, large gold...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 04/12/2022

2022 Clad Proof Set Will Be Available Today From the U.S. Mint

2022 Clad Proof Set Will Be Available Today From the U.S. Mint

The month of April kicks off with the release of the 2022 Proof Set from the United States Mint. On sale today at 12pm EST, the sets will be available for $32 with no household limit.

With coins struck at San Francisco, the 10-coin set includes all five 2022 American Women Quarters in addition to one Native American $1 Coin, one Kennedy half dollar, one Roosevelt dime, one Jefferson nickel, and one Lincoln penny. All struck in a Proof finish, the coins will come in a protective lens to showcase their exceptional look. It will also be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

The common obverse of each American Women's Quarter coin features a...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 04/07/2022

Silver of the Month: With Love 1oz .999 Silver Bar

Silver of the Month: With Love 1oz .999 Silver Bar

While Valentine’s Day has passed and Sweetest Day is months away, we find ourselves puzzled at the lack of holidays in between not centered around love. It is what makes the world go ‘round, is it not? With that said, we do not need a reason to celebrate the people we love every single day, but if you wanted something to say “Just Because” or celebrate a special occasion, we have the perfect opportunity for you this month. Donning our Silver of the Month title for April, we wanted to help celebrate love with you in the form of a very special silver bullion piece. Not sure what the Silver of the Month means for you? Carry on reading, please...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 04/05/2022

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

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