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100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar

100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar

Perhaps one of the most desired, most collected, and most talked about coins from United States coinage history is the Morgan Silver Dollar. Its eye appeal alone is enough to give it top tier accreditation, but throw in its many different mint location strikes, its significant mintage years, and the fact that it has been the backbone of the numismatic hobby since its inception and you will understand why it has littered the 100 Greatest United States coins list in a number of ways. With help from author Jeff Garrett, we will explore a Morgan Silver Dollar from the early 1890’s that is considered to be one of the most rare, if not the rarest, of the entire series.

#38 - 1893-S Morgan Silver Dollar Morgan Silver Dollars were issued...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/28/2021

NEW Thin Line American Flag Silver Bar Enameled Options Available!

NEW Thin Line American Flag Silver Bar Enameled Options Available!

It has been our goal lately to offer more and more options when it comes to silver bullion. If you have not noticed lately, some of those options are not particularly “new” in retrospect, but a different version of a fan favorite. We are referring to the wider variety of enameled options specifically and we want to continue on that path. Getting even more specific, we wanted to remind everyone that our Thin Line American Flag 1oz .999 Fine Bar has expanded to include two new colors and we are excited at the prospect of adding more. For the time being though, let us take a closer look at all our current options.

American Flag Blue Line 1oz .999 Silver Bar Paying homage to law enforcement officers in this country, the Thin Blue Line is a symbol of solidarity for not only police...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/26/2021

2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Designs Announced

2022 American Innovation $1 Coin Designs Announced

As the year 2021 is coming to an end, it is time to start looking ahead to everything coming up in 2022. For the United States Mint, one of those things is finalizing the next four coin designs for the American Innovation $1 Coin Program. Earlier this month, they officially announced next year’s designs for the multi-year series that started back in 2018 with its intent to honor innovation and innovators from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. Approved by the Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen, the coin designs will highlight innovators and innovation from the states of Rhode Island, Vermont, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Rhode Island Designed by Dennis Friel of the Artistic Infusion Program...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/21/2021

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: A Numismatic Favorite $2 "Lazy Deuce" National Bank Note

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: A Numismatic Favorite $2 "Lazy Deuce" National Bank Note

As complex and broad as the paper money currency field remains, it is also fascinating to learn about specific notes that made such an impact on the American economy whether financially or numismatically. One of those notes happens to be described as a “favorite for a long time” by the authors of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest American Currency Notes. With a unique nickname and a top ten ranking, this next note remains scarce regardless of its higher original issue.

#4 - A Numismatic Favorite $2 “Lazy Deuce” National Bank Note

The “Lazy Deuce” was issued by over a thousand different banks with a total....read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/19/2021

2021 American Innovation $1 Proof Set Gets Release From U.S. Mint

2021 American Innovation $1 Proof Set Gets Release From U.S. Mint

Today the United States Mint is set to release the second to last American Innovation $1 Coin Program product this year beginning at 12pm EST: the 2021 $1 Coin Proof Set.

Paying homage to the innovation and innovators from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories, the multi-year series began in 2018 with an introductory coin and since has released four coins a year. Honoring 12 states so far, the Mint will continue with the series by making the 2021-dated coins available in a four-coin Proof Set featuring the states honored this year encased in a plastic lens and housed in packaging. Those states include New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, and North Carolina. Minted at the San Francisco Mint, the coins will also be accompanied by a Certificate....read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/14/2021

Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Dime Part Four

Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Dime Part Four

As the public grew more and more displeased with the Seated Liberty design that was featured not only on the dime, but also the half dime, quarter dollar, half dollar, and silver dollar. While new designs for the coins would be submitted throughout the years, none of them were used. However, with the distaste growing, the United States Mint would discuss a public competition for the new designs to grace the face of the dime as well as the quarter dollar and half dollar.

Barber Dime (1892-1916)

Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber reported to Mint Director James Kimball at...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/12/2021

2021 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle Slated For Release Today From U.S. Mint

2021 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle Slated For Release Today From U.S. Mint

The last product as part of the American Eagle program from the United States Mint is set for release today. Available at noon EST will be the 2021 American Eagle One-Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin from West Point.

Featuring the newly designed reverse, the 2021-dated coin will be struck in 22-karat gold and have the anti-counterfeit reeded edge variation unveiled in the new American Eagle designs that came out starting in July. The $50 denomination gold coin will come in a black presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Limited to just 9,100 mintage-wise, the household limit will be...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/07/2021

Silver of the Month: Honoring Our Armed Forces 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

Silver of the Month: Honoring Our Armed Forces 1oz .999 Silver Medallion

We are now officially in the month of October and yikes, where did the time go? With Fall now in full swing and the last few months of 2021 ahead of us, we are eager to round out the year with some of the best buying opportunities when it comes to silver bullion. Our Christmas-themed collection has been live since July and our Halloween-themed bars and rounds are in the homestretch of the spooky season. However, let us not forget about the Silver of the Month options we have as well. With that said, there is never a time that is not the right time to celebrate our Armed Forces that serve this country. This month’s Silver of the Month bullion piece does just that...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 10/05/2021

EEEK! BEWARE of These Spooky Halloween Silver Bullion Options!

EEEK! BEWARE of These Spooky Halloween Silver Bullion Options!

“I am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright!” - Oogie Boogie - The Nightmare Before Christmas

Just a month away is, as some would say, the best time of the year. Halloween night will greet us, or scare us, with costumes, candy, decorations, and trick-or-treating. However, adding to the list in this time of celebration and superstition is silver bullion! With a collection of designs, Halloween-themed silver bullion is always a hit amongst our collectors. Making it even better this year specifically, the pieces are now featured with the year on the back...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/30/2021

U.S. Mint Geared Up For 2021 Uncirculated Coin Set Release Today

U.S. Mint Geared Up For 2021 Uncirculated Coin Set Release Today

Today the United States Mint will continue on schedule for the release of the 2021 Uncirculated (Mint) Coin Set. Beginning at 12pm EST, the annual set will be made available to all collectors.

Containing seven total coins from both Philadelphia and Denver, the 2021 edition features the final quarter of the America the Beautiful Quarters series and the George Washington Crossing the Delaware quarter. Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama, the final quarter of the series depicts a pilot suited up to join the fight during World War II with the Moton Field control tower in the background. The Crossing the Delaware quarter features the first President of the United States, George...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 09/28/2021

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