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United States Mint Releases Exclusive Special Edition 2019W Pennies

United States Mint Releases Exclusive Special Edition 2019W Pennies

Annual releases are nice, aren’t they? American Silver Eagles, Proof sets, Mint sets, America the Beautiful Quarters, etc. They are the one constant in this business until they aren't and usually it is because that series ends and there is nothing more to produce (Presidential Dollar series). It is very rare that the United States Mint shakes up those core products and items that we wait for every year. That is until they do decide to shake it up.

2019W Proof Lincoln Shield Cent

It was not until the release of the 2019 Clad Proof Set in Original Government Packaging on March 1st that we as the collecting hobby and business would learn of their...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 05/02/2019

Celebrate International Firefighters Day With Silver Bullion

Celebrate International Firefighters Day With Silver Bullion

“The role of a firefighter in today’s society--be it urban, rural, natural environment, volunteer, career, industrial, defense force, aviation, motorsport, or other is one of dedication, commitment, and sacrifice--no matter what country we reside and work in. In the fire service, we fight together against one common enemy--fire--no matter what country we come from, what uniform we wear, or what language we speak.” - Lt JJ Edmondson, 1999

Dedication. Courage. Honor. Strength. Commitment. All these terms are synonymous when describing the service one takes on when they become a firefighter.

Firefighters dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property of others...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 04/30/2019

New Release! 5oz Silver Bullet 12 Gauge Shotgun Shell Replica Available Now!

New Release! 5oz Silver Bullet 12 Gauge Shotgun Shell Replica Available Now!

If you are a loyal SilverTowne customer, you have noticed the selection of silver options get bigger and bigger. You probably have also noticed that within those options have been a niche of options that have also expanded. Those options are the silver bullets.

It is not lost on us that a lot of our customers are also gun hobbyists and fierce Second Amendment supporters. Hence, the silver bullet collection allows those who collect silver a different way to own it while catering to the other hobby they love.

The newest addition to this collection is the 5oz Silver Bullet 12 Gauge Shotgun Shell replica. While the shotgun itself is commonly used for military, police, and personal...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 04/25/2019

Silver Bullion Edition: Mixed Design Lots

Silver Bullion Edition: Mixed Design Lots

Variety is the spice of life, right? As a silver bullion business, we pride ourselves on offering a number of collecting options. Bars, rounds, poured, different weights. There is literally something for everyone. But what if you are just starting out and are not sure what you should be buying, what sort of designs you like, or exactly how to choose from an overwhelmingly long list? Well, like a knight on a white horse riding in from your favorite story book, here we are offering you a chance to figure it out without putting in all the work.

For the best chance at finding what you like and what you want, we offer custom minted silver mixed design lots from our own minting facility in Winchester, Indiana. Available in different quantity increments as well as your choice of bars...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 04/23/2019

Christian Gobrecht: United States Mint Chief Engraver Series

Christian Gobrecht: United States Mint Chief Engraver Series

The history of United States coinage is particularly rich. Think about it; the Walking Liberty half dollar design, the American Silver Eagle, the Morgan dollar, colonial issues such as the Halfpenny and early American Tokens. It is quite frankly amazing the amount of work and creative process that is in involved in designing coinage, but the intricacies of past US coinage is perhaps superior to anything done in the last couple of decades. For example? The Liberty Seated series. It was highly successful and designed by the third United States Mint Chief Engraver, Christian Gobrecht.

Born in December of 1785 to a German immigrant and a Plymouth Colony ancestor in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Gobrecht grew up learning the intricacies...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 04/18/2019

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Nikki C.

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Nikki C.

Nikki C., Front Counter Manager/The Coin Vault Camera Operator

The year was 2011. That year alone suggests just what kind of dramatic state the numismatic and bullion hobby was in. Chaos some would call it. No not the bad kind; the kind that sees silver reach nearly $50 an ounce which in turn, allows for the busiest of hobbies to get even busier. Some might say it was the perfect time to get hired on in the midst of it all. Some might say the complete opposite. But what we do know is that Nikki...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 04/16/2019
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