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Evolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollar Part Two

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollar Part Two

During the issuing years of the Liberty Seated series featuring the quarter dollar, then-Mint Director James P. Kimball made sure to mention in his 1887 annual report that the coinage of the United States was out of date in his opinion. He also stated in that report that it should be updated, enlisting Senator Justin S. Morill to come up with a bill letting the Treasury Department redesign coins without the approval of Congress as long as the current design had been used for 25 years or more. The Seated series had been around since 1837, allowing for the bill to be passed in September of 1890.

Barber or Liberty Head (1892-1916) Charles E. Barber was appointed the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint in 1869 and still held the position when the bill was...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/10/2022

The Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the United States Mint

The Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the United States Mint

United States coinage has a rich history. From its beginnings up until now, the evolution of coins has only gotten better with time and obviously, the United States Mint has everything to do with that. As the backbone of the numismatic hobby and the lifeblood of circulating coinage in today’s monetary system, the Mint has been a steadfast facility for 230 years now. With this much history, it is hard to learn everything there is to know about its ins and outs. However, we are here to let you in on some of the most important facts about the institution that has brought you some of the most famous and rare coins ever produced.

1. It was first established in 1792.
On April 2, 1792, the Coinage Act was passed by the United States...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/08/2022

U.S. Mint Set For 2022 Proof Platinum Eagle Release Today

U.S. Mint Set For 2022 Proof Platinum Eagle Release Today

Today beginning at 12pm EST, the United States Mint will continue its Platinum Proof Coin Series with the second release honoring the Freedom of Speech. The series uses the lifecycle of the oak tree from seedling to a mighty oak to represent the growth of the Nation that values all things freedom.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution Platinum Proof Coin Series is a five-year series (2021-2025) featuring five designs on one-ounce 99.95% platinum proof coins. The United States Mint aims to honor the five freedoms in the First Amendment citing the Freedom of Speech as its second release in the program. The First Amendment reads as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/03/2022

Silver of the Month: 50th Anniversary 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Gold Enameled Dated 2022

Silver of the Month: 50th Anniversary 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Gold Enameled Dated 2022

If you have paid attention lately to our website, you may have noticed the increase of enameled silver bullion products. As we now have more capability to do more options like that, we decided that our next silver of the month offering would include one of those silver bullion products. For March, we are doing just that and featuring a medallion from our anniversary collection. Unclear as to what the silver of the month option includes? 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 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 more...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 03/01/2022

NEW Enameled Five-Ounce American Flag Silver Bar available for gifting!

NEW Enameled Five-Ounce American Flag Silver Bar available for gifting!

The American Flag. Stars and Stripes. Old Glory. Nothing stands greater as a symbol of patriotism and pride for this great nation. Memorialized in .999 fine silver, our American Flag bar is unique and distinctive gift for any proud patriot, and is perfect for commemorating military service, academy graduation, rank advancement, or retirement. Since silver gifts are tangible assets, the gift becomes a true keepsake, one not easily discarded or forgotten. With the potential for an increase in value over time, the gift of silver could be considered a timeless investment.

This gorgeous .999 fine silver bar is minted at the SilverTowne Mint in...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/17/2022

2022 American Women Quarters Proof Set Slated For March Release

2022 American Women Quarters Proof Set Slated For March Release

The United States Mint has recently added some known release dates to their 2022 production schedule. One of them happens to be the first product (not including single item releases) featuring ALL five quarters that are a part of the inaugural release of the American Women's Quarter Program that kicked off earlier this year. The program will continue through 2025 and will honor the contributions of five different women each year.

This first product is the 2022 American Women Quarters Proof Set, slated for release on March 8th at 12pm EST, includes all five...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/15/2022

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollar Part One

Evolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollar Part One

Mentioned a number of times throughout this series, the Coinage Act of April 2, 1792, established a mint and the regulation of coins of the United States. This not only established what is now known as the United States Mint, but the production of coins in silver, gold, and copper with denominations from half cents all the way to ten dollar gold eagles. While authorized in 1792, the quarter dollar denomination did not actually start getting issued until 1796

Draped Bust (1796-1807)

Designing the 1796 quarter dollar was of utmost importance to the Mint as...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/10/2022

2022 Enameled Graduation Silver Pieces Now Available!

2022 Enameled Graduation Silver Pieces Now Available!

As of late, you probably have noticed that our enameled options have increased. While part of that is because of the recent addition of our own in-house painter, another reason is because our customers asked and we listened. Over the months the number of pieces featuring enameling has increased little by little and now we have a full blown collection featuring vibrant colors. More specifically, our 2022 Congratulations Graduate silver round.

Having EIGHT different colors available to match school colors, this .999 fine silver medallion features a hand-painted/enameled background in the single color of your choice. Those colors include black, yellow, red, blue, green, orange, maroon, and purple. The...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/08/2022

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1884 Proof Trade Dollar

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1884 Proof Trade Dollar

Throughout our series covering the fourth edition of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, we often cover rare coins. However, it is not often that we cover rare coins that come with a bit of mystery so much so that the coins just seem to have appeared years later out of nowhere from their original mintage date. Alongside author Jeff Garrett, we will explore a coin that does just that.

#66 - 1884 Proof Trade Dollar

Supported by United States Mint records, the 1884 Proof Trade Dollar has a mintage of just 10 coins. However, their mystique occurs as the coins were not known about...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/03/2022

Silver of the Month: Basketball Shootin' Hoops Nothin' But Net 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

Silver of the Month: Basketball Shootin' Hoops Nothin' But Net 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

While some view February as the month of love, others look at it as the start of college basketball playoffs. Conferences start lining up their tournaments and teams start making early runs for March Madness. That is why we thought it fitting to make this month’s Silver of the Month about basketball. It is a SLAM DUNK if you know what we mean. Not sure what any of that means? Keep reading, please.

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 more...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/01/2022

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