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American Liberty 1oz Gold Coin Set For Release Today From U.S. Mint

American Liberty 1oz Gold Coin Set For Release Today From U.S. Mint

For the past few years, the United States Mint American Liberty Gold Coin Program has seen gold coins featuring modern interpretations of what American Liberty means beyond the traditional portrait of Liberty herself. These interpretations have featured different female figures but the coin to be released today will take a different approach to the meaning of American Liberty. Beginning at 12pm EST, the 2021 High Relief Gold Coin will be available for purchase with perhaps one of the most modern nods to history the Mint has ever produced as far as designs go.

Struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold, this 2021-dated one-ounce gold coin features a wild American Mustang horse on the obverse as it’s bucking off a saddle. Featured...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/19/2021

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: By Paul Revere Massachusetts "Sword In Hand Note"

100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: By Paul Revere Massachusetts "Sword In Hand Note"

The city of Boston, Massachusetts, has a number of famous people attached to it. While you would be correct in rattling off certain actors and celebrities, we are thinking more historically. Benjamin Franklin, Sylvia Plath, Samuel Adams, Edgar Allan Poe, and more. However, one of the most famous to come from the birthplace of the American Revolution is Paul Revere. The midnight rider himself would bring value to anything, especially when it comes to numismatics. That is exactly the case in our next entry in the 100 Greatest American Currency Notes blog series. As authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman help us navigate this Whitman Publishing publication, we take a closer look at a note from the same time period as Revere that has long since been a collector...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/17/2021

2021-S Proof American Silver Eagle Goes On Sale Today From U.S. Mint

2021-S Proof American Silver Eagle Goes On Sale Today From U.S. Mint

The United States Mint production has been a roller coaster from the get-go this year. Between products in general and the postponement of certain items, it is safe to say that we are more at the mercy of the Mint than ever before. However, while that statement seems a bit pointed, we also have to admit that what they have done as far as design and output has been next level. More specifically speaking to this year, the new designs of the American Eagle Gold and Silver Program. Which brings us to mention the next release in the American Silver Eagle Program: the 2021 American Eagle One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin from San Francisco.

Slated for release today beginning at 12pm EST, the coin will feature...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/12/2021

U.S. Mint Set for 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollar Release From Philadelphia Today

U.S. Mint Set for 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollar Release From Philadelphia Today

Later than anticipated, we are finally at the last stage of 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar releases. Currently on track for an open presale starting at 12pm EST TODAY, the Morgan and Peace Dollar from Philadelphia will be up for grabs from the United States Mint.

With a product limit of just 175,000, the Morgan Silver Dollar from Philadelphia will retail at $85. A household limit of three has been established mimicking the last round of presale for the series. The George T. Morgan design celebrates 100 years since the series began in 1878 and ended in 1921. It will arrive in a black box with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The one and only Peace dollar to come from the 2021 series will have a...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/10/2021

American Gold Eagle Two-Coin Designer Set To Be Releases Today From U.S. Mint

American Gold Eagle Two-Coin Designer Set To Be Releases Today From U.S. Mint

Today the United States Mint will once again cover new ground as they release a first of its kind two-coin set beginning at 12pm EST. This set is the 2021 American Gold Eagle One-Tenth Ounce Two-Coin Set Designer Edition.

With a product limit of just 5,000 and a household limit of just one per, the set contains two tenth-ounce American Gold Eagle coins featuring the first of the new design (Type 2) and the last of the old (Type 1).Minted at West Point, the coins will feature a Proof finish and will be struck in 22-karat gold. Each coin will be in a capsule featured in a black presentation case and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity. According to the Mint, some of the coins will feature hand signed Certificates of Authenticity by the Director of the United...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/05/2021

Silver of the Month: Happy Birthday Stars 1oz .999 Silver Bar Dated 2021

Silver of the Month: Happy Birthday Stars 1oz .999 Silver Bar Dated 2021

The month of August, here particularly at SilverTowne, features a ton of birthdays. For that reason alone, we felt it only right to feature a birthday-themed silver bullion piece for the Silver of the Month silver bullion option. If you have not been keeping up with us or are not sure what a Silver of the Month bullion feature is, please keep reading as it will be worth your time.

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 information than necessary. All you have to do as a loyal SilverTowne customer is scroll...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 08/03/2021

Evolution of a Denomination: Dime Part Two

Evolution of a Denomination: Dime Part Two

With the inception of the dime denomination came several years before the coins would actually be produced for circulation. While we have covered the Draped Bust dime with both reverses, it still took a while for the denomination to really have an impact among United States coinage. With counterfeiting issues mixed with weak striking details in production, the demise of the Draped Bust design would ultimately lead to a new design introduced in 1809.

Capped Bust (1809-1837)

Design-wise, the Capped bust ten-cent piece featured just 24 details making the prior issues of the design before it null. Striking lower details (the Draped Bust was said to...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/30/2021

Virginia Up Next For 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Release

Virginia Up Next For 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin Release

Among the many, many releases happening this summer from the United States Mint, the second American Innovation $1 coin is one of them. Ready for its official release today, the next state to be honored in the program is Virginia.

The tenth coin in the multi-years series that started with an introductory coin in 2018 and has released four coins a year since, sales will be open starting at 12pm EST. Featured in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags, the coins will be featured from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The aim of the program is to honor innovation and innovators by issuing coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/27/2021

2021 Morgan Silver Dollars with "D" and "S" Mintmarks Back On Production Schedule

2021 Morgan Silver Dollars with "D" and "S" Mintmarks Back On Production Schedule

As of recently, the United States Mint has officially put the 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars back on the production schedule with a date in mind. With the remainder of the coins slated for two early June release dates, the “D” and “S” minted Morgans are now set for August 3rd and the Philadelphia release of both the Morgan and Peace dollar are set for August 10th.

The highly anticipated series of coins had its first presale on May 24th with the 2021 Morgan Silver Dollars featuring the “CC” and “O” Privy marks. With usual website delays and customers having trouble from the get-go, it did not take long for the Mint to decide to delay the remainder of the releases. According to them, “the extraordinary...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/22/2021

100 Greatest U.S Coins Series: 1796 Draped Bust Quarter Dollar

100 Greatest U.S Coins Series: 1796 Draped Bust Quarter Dollar

Obviously the requirements for Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest United States Coins list includes rarity. How could it not? Among popularity and condition, those that voted this list into existence most likely weighed rarity the most important. That makes a lot of sense for a lot of the coins to make this fourth edition publication and in the next coin’s case, all the sense. With help from author Jeff Garrett, we take a journey all the way back to the United States’ first production years and the introduction of not just a new coin, but a new denomination!

#76 - 1796 Draped Bust Quarter Dollar

First year of issue, first year of the denomination, one year coin, and low...read more

Posted in: The Vault Blog - 07/20/2021

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