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The Lost Chief Engraver: Joseph Wright

The Lost Chief Engraver: Joseph Wright

Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. It has quite the ring to it, doesn’t it?

As the position holds rank as the highest staff member at the United States Mint, the title historically describes someone who is in charge of coin design and engraving at all four mints located across the United States: Philadelphia, Denver, West Point, and San Francisco. Created by Congress with the Coinage Act of 1792, the position was placed within the Department of Treasury and could only be filled with a presidential appointment

But as only 12 individuals officially have held the title since its creation (most recently a 13th was named on February 4th), there could be an argument for the very “unofficial”...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/12/2019

Brock Abel Named Chief Executive Officer At SilverTowne

Brock Abel Named Chief Executive Officer At SilverTowne

Brock Abel, Chief Executive Officer

As of late January 2019, Brock Abel was named as the new Chief Executive Officer at SilverTowne.

One of eight grandchildren to the late founder Leon Hendrickson, Brock has grown up in the business since day one and has now found himself in one of the most important positions to date.

“I’ve worked hard for the last 14 years to get where I am,” he said. “I have great...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 02/07/2019

United States Mint Chief Engraver Series: Gilroy Roberts

United States Mint Chief Engraver Series: Gilroy Roberts

Perhaps one of the most popular of commemorations happening right now in the numismatic hobby is that of the 1969 moon landing. With the three man crew of Apollo 11 (including most famously Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin, Jr.) making their literal prints on the moon, the space race was commanded and finished with success as the United States was and still is the only country to have done such remarkable things within science and engineering. But perhaps also worth mentioning is the aforementioned space race being started by that of President John F. Kennedy in 1961.

As important as Kennedy is within our nation’s history as well as within the numismatic business, he himself has been commemorated on numerous...read more

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

American Heart Month: Spreading Awareness Through Silver

American Heart Month: Spreading Awareness Through Silver

February is the month for all things heart related. Pink and red is scattered about in your nearest drugstore and/or superstore while heart shaped balloons, bears, and candies grab the attention of anyone and every one’s soft spot.

For anyone focused on matters of the heart, this month also pays close attention to your ticker (cardiac organ) as February 1 marks the beginning of American Heart Month.

Red Ribbons For Awareness

That thing central to your being has been under attack for quite some time in...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/31/2019

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Cory A.

SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Cory A.

Cory A., Chief Financial Officer

On May 7th of 2018, Cory walked through the doors at SilverTowne not knowing what to expect in his new role. With over 20 years of experience working in similar positions to his current role, he only ever worked within one type of business: manufacturing. To make a long story short, his whole world changed once he started working at this family coin business.

Beginning with SilverTowne

Favorite Part of His Job: "Working with...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/29/2019

David Hendrickson Retiring From SilverTowne

David Hendrickson Retiring From SilverTowne

Legacy. Family. Tradition. SilverTowne. David Hendrickson has contributed to it all.

With over half a century experience in the coin business, David has decided to settle down and spend his time away from the business while leaving SilverTowne in good hands with his sister Tanda and six nephews. After finally deciding to retire from the family business, David spent his last day wandering the halls, chatting with employees, and cleaning out his office on January, 21, 2019.

“It’s time to step aside for my sister Tanda and her three boys to preserve the livelihood and future of the family business,” he said. “She has asked me to continue...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 01/24/2019
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