Compunix BlogSilverTowne Blog http://www.silvertowne.com/x-rss.blog.aspx?sectionid=1SilverTowne Blog 2010http://www.silvertowne.com/p-29618-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-quarter-dollars-part-four.aspx Evolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollars Part FourIn early 2021, the last of the America the Beautiful quarter dollars was released. While the public did not necessarily know what was to take place after the end of the series, the Act of 2008 specified that “the reverse of the quarter dollar shall contain an image of General George Washington crossing the Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton.” In addition, it also stated that the obverse would “revert to the same design containing the image of President Washington” that was used prior to the Statehood Quarter Program that commenced in 1999. Washington Quarter, Crossing the Delaware (2021) In April of 2021...read moreThu, 19 May 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29618-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-quarter-dollars-part-four.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29605-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1916-d-mercury-dime.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1916-D Mercury DimeAround six years ago, the United States Mint celebrated the centennial anniversary of three very popular, very important coins in United States coinage history. One of those coins was the 1916 Mercury dime. While the popularity of the dime in itself holds strong, there is one that tends to outshine the other due to its mint mark. Along with author Jeff Garrett, we will take a closer look at this top 100 coin in Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest series. #68 - 1916-D Mercury Dime The Mercury dime was part of a decade-long redesign of United States coinage. In 1916 specifically, the dime, quarter and half dollar were chosen to receive a facelift...read moreTue, 17 May 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29605-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1916-d-mercury-dime.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29594-2022-american-gold-buffalo-coin-ready-for-release-today-from-the-mint.aspx2022 American Gold Buffalo Coin Ready For Release Today From the MintThe United States Mint is ready for the release of the 2022 One Ounce Proof American Gold Buffalo coin today beginning at 12pm EST. Limited to 16,000 in both mintage and product, the West Point Minted coin will be available for $2,790. Struck in 24-karat gold and comprised of 99.99% gold, the coin design is based on the original 1913 Type 1 Buffalo nickel created by James Earle Fraser. The obverse depicts a profile of a Native American with the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “W,” and “2022” surrounding the portrait. The reverse features the American Buffalo (some people believe to be modeled after the bison Black Diamond) and the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF...read moreThu, 12 May 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29594-2022-american-gold-buffalo-coin-ready-for-release-today-from-the-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29587-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-series-of-1869-5-legal-tender-rainbow-note.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Series of 1869 $5 Legal Tender "Rainbow Note"Landing in the middle of the pack and the focus of our series today is a currency note that graces Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest American Currency Notes with “colorful” vibrancy. With help from authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, we will dig deeper into this pleasing note that remains a favorite among collectors even today. #47 - Series of 1869 $5 Legal Tender “Rainbow Note” Just one of several denominations receiving the “Rainbow Note” designation, the $5 Legal Tender issue of Series 1869 features red serial numbers and a red Treasury seal atop a paper that is accented with a light blue tint vertically for a third of the note. A...read moreTue, 10 May 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29587-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-series-of-1869-5-legal-tender-rainbow-note.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29492-us-mint-to-release-2022-kennedy-half-dollar-in-rolls-and-bags-today.aspxU.S. Mint To Release 2022 Kennedy Half Dollar In Rolls and Bags TodayThe United States Mint is gearing up for yet another release today with the 2022 Kennedy Half Dollars from Philadelphia and Denver. Available at 12pm EST, the coins will be in 200-coin bags and two-roll sets. Featuring the portrait of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, the 200-coin bags will contain 100 coins minted at Philadelphia and 100 minted at Denver. The coins will have circulating finishes although never having been released into circulation. The product limit is 11,000 and will retail at $147.00. The two-roll set will contain one roll each of 40 coins with circulating finishes from...read moreThu, 05 May 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29492-us-mint-to-release-2022-kennedy-half-dollar-in-rolls-and-bags-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29491-silver-of-the-month-because-of-the-brave-american-solider-1oz-999-silver-bar-enameled.aspxSilver of the Month: Because of the Brave - American Solider 1oz .999 Silver Bar EnameledThe month of May is here and that means that summer is right around the corner (at least we hope). While we are celebrating a number of different events in the fifth month, including Cinco de Mayo, graduations, Memorial Day, and Mental Health Awareness Month, it is also Military Appreciation Month. Rightly so, we have made this month’s silver of the month one to honor those men and women in uniform. 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 moreTue, 03 May 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29491-silver-of-the-month-because-of-the-brave-american-solider-1oz-999-silver-bar-enameled.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29489-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-payne-a.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series : Payne A.Payne A., Front Counter Sales We talk about it all the time, so if you have not heard it by now, SilverTowne is a family business. Starting from a cigar box under a lunch counter to now a multi-million dollar business, the company has grown tremendously in its 70+ years. Founded by the late Leon Hendrickson in 1949, generations of the family have now been a part of one of the largest and most respected dealers of rare coins, modern coins, and precious metals across the country. More recently, the fourth generation decided to join our ranks early last year and has found his place within his family’s legacy. Great-grandson to Leon and son of...read moreThu, 28 Apr 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29489-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-payne-a.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29488-us-set-for-vermont-american-innovation-1-dollar-coin-release-from-denver-and-philadelphia.aspxU.S. Set For Vermont American Innovation $1 Dollar Coin Release From Denver and PhiladelphiaThe United States Mint will be releasing the second installment of the 2022 American Innovation $1 Coins later today beginning at 12pm EST. The Vermont $1 Coin design will be available in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags from both Philadelphia and Denver. In its fourth full year of releases in addition to an introductory coin unveiled in 2018, the multi-year series aims to honor innovation and innovators from each state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands with $1 coins. The obverse of the designs feature a representation of the Statue of Liberty with “IN GOD WE TRUST” AND “$1” inscribed. It also features a privy...read moreTue, 26 Apr 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29488-us-set-for-vermont-american-innovation-1-dollar-coin-release-from-denver-and-philadelphia.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29487-2023-honorees-announced-for-the-us-mints-american-women-quarters-program.aspx2023 Honorees Announced For the U.S. Mint's American Women Quarters ProgramAt the end of March, the United States Mint announced the next five women to be honored in their American Women Quarters Program. As revealed last year, the Mint will issue five quarters a year through 2025 honoring extraordinary women with ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse backgrounds whose accomplishments span a wide range of fields including suffrage, science, humanities, government, civil rights, space, the arts, and more. 2023 will be year two of four in the program and will feature the following women on the reverse: Bessie Coleman, Jovita Idar, Edith Kanaka’ole, Eleanore Roosevelt, and Maria Tallchief...read moreThu, 21 Apr 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29487-2023-honorees-announced-for-the-us-mints-american-women-quarters-program.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29471-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-quarter-dollar-part-three.aspxEvolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollar Part ThreeIn 1931, the United States was in a dire state of economic depression. Unemployment, the impact of the Great Depression (which began in 1929 and lasted through the 1930s), and the Dust Bowl all contributed to the dampening of public morale. However during this, the birth of the nation’s first President of the United States, George Washington, was coming up on its 200th Anniversary. Officials decided to celebrate the occasion, leading to the design of the Washington quarter. Washington Quarter (1932-Date) The Treasury Department held a design competition that called for a design that...read moreTue, 19 Apr 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29471-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-quarter-dollar-part-three.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29455-2022-w-proof-american-silver-eaglecongratulations-set-slated-for-release-today-from-the-us-mint.aspx2022-W Proof American Silver Eagle/Congratulations Set Slated For Release Today From the U.S. Mint The time has finally come that the United States Mint will release the 2022-W 1oz Proof American Silver Eagle. On sale today starting at 12pm EST, the coin, in addition to the Congratulations set, will be available to the public. Struck at West Point, the coin was initially slated for an early 2022 release (February) until it was postponed and put on the To Be Determined list of products. It finally got its release date nailed down again for the April 14th date. Featuring the new reverse that was unveiled and sold in the latter half of 2021, the coin will depict an eagle in flight as it approaches a landing with an oak branch in its talons. The Proof coin will also feature the added security included in the reeded edge as it was introduced last year for the 2021 Type 2...read moreThu, 14 Apr 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29455-2022-w-proof-american-silver-eaglecongratulations-set-slated-for-release-today-from-the-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29454-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1815-capped-head-half-eagle.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1815 Capped Head Half Eagle While early United States gold coins are highly sought after today and most of them rare, back when they were first issued it was a different story. Some gold coins stick out more than others and it all depends on their story so to speak. Our next entry in the 100 Greatest United States Coins blog series focuses on one of those stories and the rarity that follows. With author Jeff Garrett, we will take a closer look at a gold coin from the early 1800s that had the following said about it, “The Mint Report gives coinage of 635 pieces for the year. We have never met one of them.” #42 - 1815 Capped Head Half Eagle In the early 1800s, large gold...read moreTue, 12 Apr 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29454-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1815-capped-head-half-eagle.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29422-2022-clad-proof-set-will-be-available-today-from-the-us-mint.aspx2022 Clad Proof Set Will Be Available Today From the U.S. Mint The month of April kicks off with the release of the 2022 Proof Set from the United States Mint. On sale today at 12pm EST, the sets will be available for $32 with no household limit. With coins struck at San Francisco, the 10-coin set includes all five 2022 American Women Quarters in addition to one Native American $1 Coin, one Kennedy half dollar, one Roosevelt dime, one Jefferson nickel, and one Lincoln penny. All struck in a Proof finish, the coins will come in a protective lens to showcase their exceptional look. It will also be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. The common obverse of each American Women's Quarter coin features a...read moreThu, 07 Apr 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29422-2022-clad-proof-set-will-be-available-today-from-the-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29414-silver-of-the-month-with-love-1oz-999-silver-bar.aspxSilver of the Month: With Love 1oz .999 Silver BarWhile Valentine’s Day has passed and Sweetest Day is months away, we find ourselves puzzled at the lack of holidays in between not centered around love. It is what makes the world go ‘round, is it not? With that said, we do not need a reason to celebrate the people we love every single day, but if you wanted something to say “Just Because” or celebrate a special occasion, we have the perfect opportunity for you this month. Donning our Silver of the Month title for April, we wanted to help celebrate love with you in the form of a very special silver bullion piece. Not sure what the Silver of the Month means for you? Carry on reading, please...read moreTue, 05 Apr 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29414-silver-of-the-month-with-love-1oz-999-silver-bar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29413-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-popular-western-motif-10-legal-tender-bison-note-series-of-1901.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Popular Western Motif $10 Legal Tender "Bison Note," Series of 1901Navigating our way back into the top ten of the 100 Greatest American Currency Notes as compiled by Whitman Publishing, we take a look this time around at a collector favorite. With help from authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, our focus will be on a single example of a note that was made over a long period of time until its eventual replacement took over. #6 - Popular Western Motif $10 Legal Tender “Bison Note,” Series of 1901 With nine different Treasury signature combinations of the Series of 1901 $10 Legal Tender Note, there is just one single note the collectors go after the most. Known as the...read moreThu, 31 Mar 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29413-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-popular-western-motif-10-legal-tender-bison-note-series-of-1901.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29393-the-top-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-silvertowne-showroom.aspxThe Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the SilverTowne ShowroomAs one of the country’s largest and most respected dealers of rare coins, modern coins, and precious metals, SilverTowne provides a wide range of bullion and coins to collectors and investors nationwide. While we do that primarily through our website, we also have a retail showroom in our little town of Winchester, Indiana. Whether you have or have not visited us in house, we decided here are some of the things our customers should know about our shop. 1. SilverTowne was founded over 70 years ago in 1949 by the late Leon Hendrickson and his wife, Ruhama. From a cigar box under a lunch counter to a multi-million dollar business, it...read moreTue, 29 Mar 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29393-the-top-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-silvertowne-showroom.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29371-coming-soon-from-the-us-mint-2022-american-women-quarters-silver-proof-set.aspxComing Soon From the U.S. Mint: 2022 American Women Quarters Silver Proof SetThe American Women Quarters Program has kicked off in full swing and continues to release products involving the new quarter dollar designs including individual coins and the Clad Proof Set. We are now gearing up for the release of the program’s very first silver Proof coins as the annual set will continue to be released through 2025. Struck in 99.9% silver, the 2022 American Women Quarters Proof Set is slated for release on March 29th at 12pm EST. It will include all five coins in a Proof finish and feature reverse designs honoring the following...read moreThu, 24 Mar 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29371-coming-soon-from-the-us-mint-2022-american-women-quarters-silver-proof-set.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29370-us-mint-set-for-second-release-today-in-american-women-quarters-program.aspxU.S. Mint Set For Second Release Today in American Women Quarters ProgramWe are more than halfway through March and spring is officially here. As the United States Mint continues to make its way through the production schedule, next on the list is the second release of the American Women Quarters Program that just launched this year. On sale in two and three-roll sets in addition to 100-coin bags today beginning at 12pm EST, Dr. Sally Ride will be featured on the reverse. Struck at the Mints at Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco, the design features the first American woman to go into space, Dr. Sally Ride. An athlete, physicist, inspirational leader, and science writer, Ride shattered the glass ceiling for women as her historic...read moreTue, 22 Mar 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29370-us-mint-set-for-second-release-today-in-american-women-quarters-program.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29369-2022-proof-american-gold-eagle-coins-available-today-from-us-mint.aspx2022 Proof American Gold Eagle Coins Available Today From U.S. MintThe United States Mint is slated to release the 2022 Proof Gold American Eagle Four-Coin Set today in addition to the individual coins that can be purchased separately. Beginning at noon EST, all the coins will be available. Struck at West Point, the coins will feature the new reverse that depicts the portrait of a strong eagle. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and the denomination and weight can also be seen on the design. The 4pc set will feature each coin in a plastic capsule and set inside a black presentation case with the seal of the United States Mint on the lid. Struck in a Proof finish, the set will include...read moreThu, 17 Mar 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29369-2022-proof-american-gold-eagle-coins-available-today-from-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29368-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1792-half-disme.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1792 Half DismeIt was all the way back in 1792 that the historic Coinage Act was passed, establishing a mint and regulating coins of the United States. However, it was not until 1793 that the first official coins from the United States Mint were produced. With that said, that is why this next entry in our blog series covering Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition of their popular 100 Greatest United States Coins publication can be a bit tricky to categorize. Some call it a coin, others call it a pattern, and some just call it whatever is in between. With help from author Jeff Garrett, we will delve a little deeper into this top 12 pick and hope to gain some more insight into where exactly this strike falls...read moreTue, 15 Mar 2022 09:10:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29368-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1792-half-disme.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29301-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-quarter-dollar-part-two.aspxEvolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollar Part TwoDuring 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 moreThu, 10 Mar 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29301-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-quarter-dollar-part-two.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29300-the-top-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-united-states-mint.aspxThe Top 10 Things You Need To Know About the United States MintUnited 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 moreTue, 08 Mar 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29300-the-top-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-united-states-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29299-us-mint-set-for-2022-proof-platinum-eagle-release-today.aspxU.S. Mint Set For 2022 Proof Platinum Eagle Release TodayToday 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 moreThu, 03 Mar 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29299-us-mint-set-for-2022-proof-platinum-eagle-release-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29298-silver-of-the-month-50th-anniversary-1oz-999-silver-medallion-gold-enameled-dated-2022.aspxSilver of the Month: 50th Anniversary 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Gold Enameled Dated 2022If 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 moreTue, 01 Mar 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29298-silver-of-the-month-50th-anniversary-1oz-999-silver-medallion-gold-enameled-dated-2022.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29176-new-enameled-five-ounce-american-flag-silver-bar-available-for-gifting.aspxNEW 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 moreThu, 17 Feb 2022 11:05:01 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29176-new-enameled-five-ounce-american-flag-silver-bar-available-for-gifting.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29166-2022-american-women-quarters-proof-set-slated-for-march-release.aspx2022 American Women Quarters Proof Set Slated For March ReleaseThe 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 moreTue, 15 Feb 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29166-2022-american-women-quarters-proof-set-slated-for-march-release.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29101-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-quarter-dollar-part-one.aspxEvolution of a Denomination Series: Quarter Dollar Part OneMentioned 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 moreThu, 10 Feb 2022 09:40:11 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29101-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-quarter-dollar-part-one.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29099-2022-enameled-graduation-silver-pieces-now-available.aspx2022 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 moreTue, 08 Feb 2022 09:53:04 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29099-2022-enameled-graduation-silver-pieces-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29080-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1884-proof-trade-dollar.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1884 Proof Trade DollarThroughout 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 moreThu, 03 Feb 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29080-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1884-proof-trade-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29079-silver-of-the-month-basketball-shootin-hoops-nothin-but-net-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspx Silver of the Month: Basketball Shootin' Hoops Nothin' But Net 1oz .999 Silver MedallionWhile 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 moreTue, 01 Feb 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29079-silver-of-the-month-basketball-shootin-hoops-nothin-but-net-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29072-2022-w-proof-american-silver-eagle-now-slated-for-mid-april-release-from-us-mint.aspx2022-W Proof American Silver Eagle Now Slated For Mid-April Release From U.S. MintAll the way back in November of 2021, the United States Mint tentatively released their production schedule for 2022. Back in December, we tentatively outlined some of those products and their prospective release dates and one of them was the anticipation of the 2022 Proof American Silver Eagle from West Point. While originally slated for a February 3rd release, the Mint postponed the first American Silver Eagle product to a “TBD” status. Since then, they have most recently given the product another defined date of April 14th. All other details about the coin, including mintage limits and pricing, are unknown. We do, however, know that they will be available...read moreThu, 27 Jan 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29072-2022-w-proof-american-silver-eagle-now-slated-for-mid-april-release-from-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29053-easter-silver-bullion-now-available.aspxEaster Silver Bullion Now Available!As the year starts plugging along, it is always nice to have silver bullion options available for the upcoming holidays earlier rather than later. For us, it’s important to us that our customers have plenty of time to wrap their minds around all of our options, including the major holiday silver bullion themes we tend to start selling months ahead of time. For us, this time of year allows us to focus on Easter. With a brand new design and dated 2022, we have a silver medallion that is a winner when it comes to stuffing those Easter baskets with goodies and that can be an investment for the future...read moreTue, 25 Jan 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-29053-easter-silver-bullion-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28992-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-with-ornate-back-5-treasury-or-coin-note-series-of-1890.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: With Ornate Back $5 Treasury or Coin Note, Series of 1890Nearing towards the bottom (or the top depending on how you look at it) of this 100 Greatest American Currency Notes list as compiled by Whitman Publishing, a series of Treasury notes made a strong case. More specifically, the $5 note of the series that authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman recognize as important enough to include among all the other currency notes out there. #90 - With Ornate Back $5 Treasury Or Coin Note, Series of 1890 Of this $5 note as part of the Series of 1890 Treasury Notes and also referred to as Coin Notes, there were 7.2 million printed and were made up of three different...read moreThu, 20 Jan 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28992-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-with-ornate-back-5-treasury-or-coin-note-series-of-1890.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28985-maya-angelou-quarter-dollar-enters-circulation.aspxMaya Angelou Quarter Dollar Enters CirculationAs the new year of 2022 has begun, so has the shipping of the first coins of the brand new American Women Quarters program into circulation according to the United States Mint. Starting off with Maya Angelou, the circulating quarter dollars were produced at both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The other four honorees for 2022 will follow suit in the coming months while the program will continue adding additional honorees through 2025. Angelou was a writer, poet, social activist, performer, and teacher who earned international fame after the publication of her autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Her career consisted of published works of verse, non-fiction, and fiction and featured...read moreTue, 18 Jan 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28985-maya-angelou-quarter-dollar-enters-circulation.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28904-valentines-day-silver-available-now.aspxValentine's Day Silver Available Now!We are one month away from the holiday of love (or at least commercially). Valentine’s Day is normally celebrated with flowers, cards, chocolate, wine, fancy dinners, etc. How about we offer you a chance to show your appreciation and affection in a different way? Silver bullion is a great symbol of love. Our Valentine’s Day silver bullion collection is sure to have something for everyone. Whether it is our 2022 design in enameled or plain silver, or a colorized rose that remains a staple in over everyday offerings, you are sure to win major points for these silver gifts come February 14th...read moreThu, 13 Jan 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28904-valentines-day-silver-available-now.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28855-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1861-paquet-reverse-liberty-head-double-eagle.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1861 "Paquet Reverse" Liberty Head Double EagleOftentimes the coins that make the top 100 Greatest United States Coins list as compiled by Whitman Publishing are those that are deemed experimental. Once created to circulate the general public, those coins get pulled from every being struck as a result of design or production issues. That is precisely what makes them rare and that is why they end up on the list. In this fourth edition of the Whitman publication, we will take a closer look at a specific coin, along with help from author Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, that fits the category of the rare pattern coin but turned out to be a regular-issue coin struck for circulation. It also happens to crack the top 20 and started off being rare right from the beginning...read moreTue, 11 Jan 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28855-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1861-paquet-reverse-liberty-head-double-eagle.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28811-silver-of-the-month-four-leaf-clover-stackables-1oz-999-silver-medallion-enameled.aspxSilver of the Month: Four Leaf Clover Stackables 1oz .999 Silver Medallion EnameledStarting off a new year, we all could use a little luck. While we make our resolutions and try to drop bad habits while creating good ones, sometimes it’s nice to know we have something that could help push us along. That is why January’s Silver of the Month could not have been a more perfect option for those looking for a little more luck to get 2022 started off with! 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 to the bottom right of the homepage to figure...read moreThu, 06 Jan 2022 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28811-silver-of-the-month-four-leaf-clover-stackables-1oz-999-silver-medallion-enameled.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28799-happy-holidays-from-silvertowne.aspxHappy Holidays from SilverTowne!Christmas is just four days away and we cannot believe it! This holiday season has been incredibly busy for us here at SilverTowne, which makes us incredibly grateful for the customers that we have. Schedules get hectic, days grow longer, money gets tighter, and in some places, the weather gets colder. We understand the hustle and bustle and it does not go unnoticed when you choose to spend your time and your hard earned money with us. Our little small town business here in rural Indiana has been aglow with Christmas decorations while the faint sound of Christmas music has made its way throughout the building. While we all have separate jobs to do, we all have the same common goal which is to make our customers’ experiences with us as happy as possible. We...read moreTue, 21 Dec 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28799-happy-holidays-from-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28773-2022-native-american-1-coin-reverse-design-unveiled-by-us-mint.aspx2022 Native American $1 Coin Reverse Design Unveiled By U.S. MintIn late November, the United States Mint unveiled the reverse design for the 2022 Native American $1 Coin. The Native American $1 Coin Program was started to honor those important contributions made by Native American tribes and individuals throughout the history and establishment of the United States. Public Law 110-82 allows for a reverse design with a new image symbolizing Native American contribution every year. Designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Paul D. Balan and sculpted by Mint Chief Engraver Joseph Menna, the coin design will commemorate Ely S. Parker. Parker was a United States Army officer, engineer, and tribal diplomat...read moreThu, 16 Dec 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28773-2022-native-american-1-coin-reverse-design-unveiled-by-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28764-a-look-ahead-to-the-united-states-mints-2022-production-schedule.aspxA Look Ahead to the United States Mint's 2022 Production ScheduleAs the end of the 2021 draws to a close, the United States Mint is already looking ahead to 2022 as they have released their production schedule. While we all know that tentative is a given concerning the schedule as much as they move dates and releases around, we can give you some insight on their out-of-the-gate releases planned as of right now. Like always, the 2022 American Silver Eagle bullion edition coin should be shipping out to dealers in early January. As this annual release is never officially put on the schedule, we figured we would give you a reminder. Commemoratives seem to be the big push at the beginning of the year with...read moreTue, 14 Dec 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28764-a-look-ahead-to-the-united-states-mints-2022-production-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28745-almost-christmas-christmas-silver-bullion-for-everyone.aspxAlmost Christmas: Christmas Silver Bullion For EveryoneThe month of December has commenced and your gift buying days are getting slimmer. If you have not visited our website recently, make sure you pay close attention to our Christmas Shipping Guidelines! If you are still searching for the unique and perfect gift, make sure to check out our silver collection, but take note of the BEST chances for pre-Christmas delivery! Our 2021 Christmas Silver Collection is full of variety meaning that there is something for everyone. From 1oz .999 fine silver bars and rounds to 1/2oz .999 fine silver and even a bronze medallion option, our holiday collection is perfect for anyone looking for a unique gift that keeps on giving even long after the Christmas season is over...read moreTue, 07 Dec 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28745-almost-christmas-christmas-silver-bullion-for-everyone.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28722-silver-of-the-month-jesus-on-the-cross-1oz-999-silver-bar.aspxSilver of the Month: Jesus on the Cross 1oz .999 Silver Bar‘Tis the season to be jolly, busy, and to remember He is the reason we celebrate Christmas every year. Once the month of December hits, everything seems to happen in a blur, but with Him in mind, we decided that our Silver of the Month should reflect the true meaning of the holidays. Not sure what the Silver of the Month means? Let us help explain. 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 to...read moreThu, 02 Dec 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28722-silver-of-the-month-jesus-on-the-cross-1oz-999-silver-bar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28720-christmas-chronicles-christmas-silver-bullion-for-everyone.aspxChristmas Chronicles: Christmas Silver Bullion For EveryoneThe countdown has officially begun as November is coming to a close and the days until Christmas start to fly by in the blink of an eye. That means shopping days will also fly by and the time will tick away quickly for you to get everyone checked off your gift list. No fear, we are here to help you with that list, save you time, and save you money! Our 2021 Christmas Silver Collection is full of variety meaning that there is something for everyone. From 1oz .999 fine silver bars and rounds to 1/2oz .999 fine silver and even a bronze medallion option, our holiday collection is perfect for anyone looking for a unique gift that keeps on giving even long after the Christmas season is over...read moreTue, 30 Nov 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28720-christmas-chronicles-christmas-silver-bullion-for-everyone.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28673-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-first-federal-greenback-issue-5-demand-note-of-1861.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: First Federal "Greenback" Issue $5 Demand Note of 1861We have said it time and time again: the world of paper money is incredibly vast. Subtle differences, quirky names, first-year issues, only-issues, cancelled notes. These are just a few distinctions that apply to that niche of the numismatic business. The next entry in our 100 Greatest American Currency Notes blog series follows a well-known term given to a note that was popularized by the two series’ after its initial issue. However, authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman recognized this first Federal issue that initiated the terminology “greenback” in the Whitman Publishing publication. #38 - First Federal “Greenback” Issue $5 Demand Note of 1861...read moreTue, 23 Nov 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28673-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-first-federal-greenback-issue-5-demand-note-of-1861.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28671-its-a-wonderful-life-christmas-silver-bullion-for-everyone.aspxIt's A Wonderful Life: Christmas Silver Bullion For EveryoneThere’s no doubt that the rush of holiday shopping has already begun. Stores will be full of people looking to grab that perfect gift for a number of people on their Christmas list. Why not skip all that hassle and shop with us at SilverTowne online or in-store (if you live local)? We do our best every year to help you find that perfect gift for you or someone special and just between you and us, our silver bullion this year will not disappoint! Our 2021 Christmas Silver Collection is full of variety meaning that there is something for everyone. From 1oz .999 fine silver bars and rounds to 1/2oz .999 fine silver and even a bronze medallion option, our holiday collection is perfect for anyone looking for a...read moreThu, 18 Nov 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28671-its-a-wonderful-life-christmas-silver-bullion-for-everyone.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28643-evolution-of-a-denomination-twenty-cent-piece.aspx Evolution of a Denomination: Twenty-Cent PieceWhile the twenty-cent piece did not make its official debut until the mid 1870s, conceptually it had been around since the early 1780s. The one and only denomination of its kind, the short-lived coin certainly had its hang ups, but it also produced one of the most famous rarities in United States coinage history. With having just one type issued, the twenty-cent piece has quite the story. Beginning its four-year run next year, the Mint will issue five quarters a year through 2025 honoring extraordinary women with ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse backgrounds whose accomplishments span a wide range of fields including suffrage, science, humanities, government, civil rights, space, the arts, and...read moreTue, 16 Nov 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28643-evolution-of-a-denomination-twenty-cent-piece.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28627-a-christmas-story-2021-silvertowne-enameled-christmas-collection.aspxA Christmas Story: 2021 SilverTowne Enameled Christmas CollectionThere are 49 sleeps until Christmas which means if you have not gotten any of your Christmas shopping done, yikes! It will be here before you know it as this time of year is all about the hustle and bustle, causing it to fly by. But do not worry if you have not started, we can help! Our 2021 Christmas Silver Collection is full of variety meaning that there is something for everyone. From 1oz .999 fine silver bars and rounds to 1/2oz .999 fine silver and even a bronze medallion option, our holiday collection is perfect for anyone looking for a unique gift that keeps on giving even long after the Christmas season is over...read moreThu, 11 Nov 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28627-a-christmas-story-2021-silvertowne-enameled-christmas-collection.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28626-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-ericca-h.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Ericca H.Ericca H., Fulfillment It has been a while since we have done one of these profiles for a number of reasons. The first reason: COVID-19. Enough said. The second: as a small family-owned business, employees to feature were running out as we did start this series back in November of 2018. However, as time passes, employees come and go and so we decided it would be a good idea to introduce some of our newer...read moreTue, 09 Nov 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28626-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-ericca-h.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28625-us-mint-unveils-2022-american-women-quarters-program-designs.aspxU.S. Mint Unveils 2022 American Women Quarters Program DesignsBack in July, we relayed information to you given by the United States Mint unveiling the first three women to be honored in the American Women Quarters Program to begin at the beginning of 2022. As of early October, they have now revealed not just the other two women to be honored, but all five designs to be featured. Beginning its four-year run next year, the Mint will issue five quarters a year through 2025 honoring extraordinary women with ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse backgrounds whose accomplishments span a wide range of fields including suffrage, science, humanities, government, civil rights, space, the arts, and more. Those women to be honored on next year’s designs include...read moreThu, 04 Nov 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28625-us-mint-unveils-2022-american-women-quarters-program-designs.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28622-silver-of-the-month-believe-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Believe 1oz .999 Silver MedallionIt is the second to last month of 2021---can you BELIEVE it?!?! November kicks off the busiest time of year for a lot of us. It’s the holiday season full of family and gatherings. It’s a time to honor and remember those veterans who have served this country with the ultimate sacrifice. It’s also a time to practice one of the most important civic duties there is as an American which is voting on Election Day. Daylight Savings Time will introduce an extra hour but give us shorter periods of daylight. For some Hanukkah will begin, leading us into the last days of the year. However, the month will fly by and soon we will be in the homestretch ringing in 2022. So, once again, can you...read moreTue, 02 Nov 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28622-silver-of-the-month-believe-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28605-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1893-s-morgan-silver-dollar.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1893-S Morgan Silver DollarPerhaps 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 moreThu, 28 Oct 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28605-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1893-s-morgan-silver-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28602-new-thin-line-american-flag-silver-bar-enameled-options-available.aspxNEW 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 moreTue, 26 Oct 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28602-new-thin-line-american-flag-silver-bar-enameled-options-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28580-2022-american-innovation-1-coin-designs-announced.aspx2022 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 moreThu, 21 Oct 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28580-2022-american-innovation-1-coin-designs-announced.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28570-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-a-numismatic-favorite-2-lazy-deuce-national-bank-note.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: A Numismatic Favorite $2 "Lazy Deuce" National Bank NoteAs 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 moreTue, 19 Oct 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28570-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-a-numismatic-favorite-2-lazy-deuce-national-bank-note.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28565-2021-american-innovation-1-proof-set-gets-release-from-us-mint.aspx 2021 American Innovation $1 Proof Set Gets Release From U.S. MintToday 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 moreThu, 14 Oct 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28565-2021-american-innovation-1-proof-set-gets-release-from-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28551-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-dime-part-four.aspxEvolution Of A Denomination Series: Dime Part FourAs 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 moreTue, 12 Oct 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28551-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-dime-part-four.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28535-2021-uncirculated-american-gold-eagle-slated-for-release-today-from-us-mint.aspx 2021 Uncirculated American Gold Eagle Slated For Release Today From U.S. MintThe 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 moreThu, 07 Oct 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28535-2021-uncirculated-american-gold-eagle-slated-for-release-today-from-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28525-silver-of-the-month-honoring-our-armed-forces-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspx Silver of the Month: Honoring Our Armed Forces 1oz .999 Silver MedallionWe 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 moreTue, 05 Oct 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28525-silver-of-the-month-honoring-our-armed-forces-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28524-eeek-beware-of-these-spooky-halloween-silver-bullion-options.aspxEEEK! 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 moreThu, 30 Sep 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28524-eeek-beware-of-these-spooky-halloween-silver-bullion-options.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28523-us-mint-geared-up-for-2021-uncirculated-coin-set-release-today.aspxU.S. Mint Geared Up For 2021 Uncirculated Coin Set Release TodayToday 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 moreTue, 28 Sep 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28523-us-mint-geared-up-for-2021-uncirculated-coin-set-release-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28511-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1864-proof-small-motto-two-cent-piece.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1864 Proof "Small Motto" Two-Cent PieceIn United States coinage, there is a rich history of denominations that have graced the pockets of Americans. While some were deemed successful, others were not. While those at the time were not seen as valuable, in today’s numismatic landscape are seen as the opposite. Rarity, variety, and significance are all factors that play into those denominations and their value. That is why our next entry in this 100 Greatest United States Coins series is so relevant. With help from author Jeff Garrett, we will explore the no longer in production denomination that may be one of the rarest of major varieties in all of U.S. coinage. The Act of April 22, 1864, included a provision for a bronze two-cent piece in addition to the change in weight and composition of the already in production cent...read moreThu, 23 Sep 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28511-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1864-proof-small-motto-two-cent-piece.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28506-new-release-sunflower-1oz-999-silver-bar.aspx NEW RELEASE: Sunflower 1oz .999 Silver BarIt is not all the time that we get to introduce a new silver bullion option. While it’s something that we would often like to do, time and production specifics take a toll on our already busy schedule producing our current (and very large) selection. However, now is one of those times we get to offer a brand new silver option! The sunflower, or biologically known as and classified as Helianthus, are primarily seen in North and South America. There are nearly 70 species of plants in the Asteraceae family for which the sunflower is found. Some of the species are grown for their large size and flower heads while others are cultivated for their seeds. The most common sunflower species is an annual herb that features brown, yellow, or purple petals. Seen in a....read moreTue, 21 Sep 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28506-new-release-sunflower-1oz-999-silver-bar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28492-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-with-ornate-back-20-treasury-or-coin-note-series-of-1890.aspx 100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: With Ornate Back $20 Treasury or Coin Note, Series of 1890It says a lot about a person, especially at the time, to be an exception to a rule. While not a set in stone tradition, a departure from the norm back in the late 1890s was more than likely considered a big deal. This probably rings even more true in the world of coins and currency. How influential must one be for this to be the case? Featured in the next entry of our breakdown of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest American Currency Notes blog series, we will take a look at a circumstance that called for the above action. With help from authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, we will further look into a series note that was heavily influenced by the nation’s loss of one man....read moreThu, 16 Sep 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28492-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-with-ornate-back-20-treasury-or-coin-note-series-of-1890.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28488-george-h-bushs-2020-coin-chronicles-set-finally-gets-release-date.aspxGeorge H. Bush's 2020 Coin & Chronicles Set Finally Gets Release DateIt seems as if the next product from the United States Mint has been a long time coming. It is, in fact, dated 2020. Originally slated for release last year, the Mint had no choice but to push back its availability due to ongoing and unfortunate circumstances surrounding this continuing global pandemic. However, it has finally been nailed down and will see the light of day on September 17th. Going on sale at 12 noon EST is the George Herbert Walker Bush Coin and Chronicles Set. Honoring the legacy of the 41st President of the United States, the set will include a George H.W. Bush Presidential $1 Coin in a Reverse Proof Condition, a Silver Presidential Medal, a postage stamp, a Barbara Bush First Spouse Bronze Medal, and a...read moreTue, 14 Sep 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28488-george-h-bushs-2020-coin-chronicles-set-finally-gets-release-date.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28458-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-dime-part-three.aspx Evolution Of A Denomination Series: Dime Part ThreeAs the era of President Andrew Jackson drew to a close in 1837, so did the coinage design that reflected the time. The United States was ready to move forward into a new era that included the way coinage looked in America. With influence from Mint Director Robert Patterson, United States Chief Engraver William Kneass prepared a sketch of the image of Liberty with Britannia in mind. Liberty Seated (1837-1891) While Kneass was tasked with the artwork for the new design of the ten cent piece, or dime as commonly known, he suffered a stroke which put artists Thomas Sully...read moreThu, 09 Sep 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28458-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-dime-part-three.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28455-silver-of-the-month-whitetail-deer-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver Of the Month: Whitetail Deer 1oz .999 Silver MedallionThe month of September presents us with the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall. The changing of the seasons signals a shift not only in the weather, but also a shift in mindset for most. While the introduction of Fall seems to get blurred inside the lines of Summer with pumpkin-spice everything and the initiation of decorations and even Halloween candy littering the aisles before September even comes around, there are things that remain in their lane. One of those things being, for obvious reasons, is hunting season. For us in Indiana, the end of September/October through the Winter is primetime season for most. More importantly, deer season begins in early November and many look forward to it every year. For that occasion, and really all year round, we have...read moreTue, 07 Sep 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28455-silver-of-the-month-whitetail-deer-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28454-2021-proof-palladium-coin-slated-for-release-from-us-mint-today.aspx2021 Proof Palladium Coin Slated For Release From U.S. Mint TodayWhile the American Eagle One-Ounce Palladium Coin from the United States Mint alternates each year between finishes, the popularity of the coin never seems to alter at all. With spectacular design elements on both sides of the coin mixed with high relief quality, it never fails that customers want it to be a part of their collection. The 2021 version will be no different. Starting at 12 pm EST today, the United States Mint will open sales for the 2021 American Eagle One-Ounce Palladium Proof Coin from West Point. Depicting a high relief likeness of “Winged Liberty” on the obverse, much like the one seen on the Mercury dime, the coin will feature the inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST...read moreThu, 02 Sep 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28454-2021-proof-palladium-coin-slated-for-release-from-us-mint-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28443-new-york-american-innovation-1-coin-to-be-released-in-rolls-and-bags-today.aspxNew York American Innovation $1 Coin To Be Released In Rolls and Bags TodayThe month of August has been a doozy. Release after release from the United States Mint has been a sellout with some of the biggest coins of the year to come from it. While they are not showing signs of slowing down, this next release rounding out the month will surely put some at ease as far as availability is concerned. Scheduled for 12 pm EST today, the third American Innovation $1 coin for 2021 will be available for purchase. The eleventh coin in the multi-years series that started with an introductory coin in 2018 and has released four coins a year since will be featured in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. The aim of the program is to honor...read moreTue, 31 Aug 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28443-new-york-american-innovation-1-coin-to-be-released-in-rolls-and-bags-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28421-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1776-continental-dollar.aspx 100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1776 Continental DollarAs we are a fifth of the way through this blog series, there have only been two other occasions where we have covered top ten picks. This next entry happens to be number ten and it is a doozy. Ties to Benjamin Franklin, possibly the first circulating United States dollar coin, and the date 1776 all make this pick worth exploring in full. With help from author Jeff Garrett in this Whitman Publishing 100 Greatest United States Coins list, we will take a closer look at this coin and its incredible history. #10 - 1776 Continental Dollar Coming off newfound independence fought for during the Revolutionary War...read moreThu, 26 Aug 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28421-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1776-continental-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28419-2021-silver-reverse-proof-american-eagle-2-coin-set-postponed-from-us-mint.aspx2021 Silver Reverse Proof American Eagle 2-Coin Set Postponed From U.S. MintIt was not that long ago that we were all consumed with a designer set from the United States Mint featuring two tenth-ounce American Gold Eagles. One of the coins depicted the Type 1 design while the other featured the Type 2. While there is not another one on the production schedule for this year featuring more gold, the next designer set from the Mint will feature two American Silver Eagles. Originally scheduled for release today, the 2021 American Eagle One-Ounce Silver Reverse Proof Two-Coin Set Designer Edition has now been pushed back to September 13th. The set will feature one each of the 2021 Reverse Proof American Silver Eagle with the Heraldic Eagle reverse design from West Point and an Eagle Landing...read moreTue, 24 Aug 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28419-2021-silver-reverse-proof-american-eagle-2-coin-set-postponed-from-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28391-american-liberty-1oz-gold-coin-set-for-release-today-from-us-mint.aspxAmerican Liberty 1oz Gold Coin Set For Release Today From U.S. MintFor 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 moreThu, 19 Aug 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28391-american-liberty-1oz-gold-coin-set-for-release-today-from-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28389-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-by-paul-revere-massachusetts-sword-in-hand-note.aspx100 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 moreTue, 17 Aug 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28389-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-by-paul-revere-massachusetts-sword-in-hand-note.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28370-2021-s-proof-american-silver-eagle-goes-on-sale-today-from-us-mint.aspx2021-S Proof American Silver Eagle Goes On Sale Today From U.S. MintThe 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 moreThu, 12 Aug 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28370-2021-s-proof-american-silver-eagle-goes-on-sale-today-from-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28353-us-mint-set-for-2021-morgan-and-peace-dollar-release-from-philadelphia-today.aspx U.S. Mint Set for 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollar Release From Philadelphia TodayLater 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 moreTue, 10 Aug 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28353-us-mint-set-for-2021-morgan-and-peace-dollar-release-from-philadelphia-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28341-american-gold-eagle-two-coin-designer-set-to-be-releases-today-from-us-mint.aspxAmerican Gold Eagle Two-Coin Designer Set To Be Releases Today From U.S. MintToday 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 moreThu, 05 Aug 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28341-american-gold-eagle-two-coin-designer-set-to-be-releases-today-from-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28332-silver-of-the-month-happy-birthday-stars-1oz-999-silver-bar-dated-2021.aspxSilver 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 moreTue, 03 Aug 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28332-silver-of-the-month-happy-birthday-stars-1oz-999-silver-bar-dated-2021.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28321-evolution-of-a-denomination-dime-part-two.aspxEvolution of a Denomination: Dime Part TwoWith 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 moreFri, 30 Jul 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28321-evolution-of-a-denomination-dime-part-two.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28320-virginia-up-next-for-2021-american-innovation-1-coin-release.aspxVirginia Up Next For 2021 American Innovation $1 Coin ReleaseAmong 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 moreTue, 27 Jul 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28320-virginia-up-next-for-2021-american-innovation-1-coin-release.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28300-2021-morgan-silver-dollars-with-d-and-s-mintmarks-back-on-production-schedule.aspx2021 Morgan Silver Dollars with "D" and "S" Mintmarks Back On Production ScheduleAs 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 moreThu, 22 Jul 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28300-2021-morgan-silver-dollars-with-d-and-s-mintmarks-back-on-production-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28293-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1796-draped-bust-quarter-dollar.aspx100 Greatest U.S Coins Series: 1796 Draped Bust Quarter DollarObviously 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 moreTue, 20 Jul 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28293-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1796-draped-bust-quarter-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28286-remaining-three-honorees-named-for-american-women-quarters-program-beginning-in-2022.aspxRemaining Three Honorees Named For American Women Quarters Program Beginning in 2022In mid-April of this year, the United States Mint announced a new quarter program for 2022 featuring American women. The program, introduced as the American Women Quarters Program, will begin its four-year venture starting in January of 2022 and is aimed at honoring highly regarded women from American history while honoring their achievements and contributions on the reverse side of the quarter dollars. Along with the program’s initial announcement came the unveiling of the first two women to be honored: writer Maya Angelou and astronaut Dr. Sally Ride. The Mint has now released the names of the three remaining women to be honored in the first year. The first is Wilma Mankiller, the first female Principal Chief of the...read moreThu, 15 Jul 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28286-remaining-three-honorees-named-for-american-women-quarters-program-beginning-in-2022.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28262-introducing-silvertownes-2021-christmas-collection.aspxINTRODUCING: SilverTowne's 2021 Christmas Collection!It never fails that this time of year sneaks up on us yet we remain surprised at how it does so. While half of 2021 has come and gone, the tail end of the year will be here in a blink of an eye. We know that’s a tough pill to swallow, but what makes it easier is that the happiest time of year is approaching and hey, who doesn’t love Christmas?!?!? For anyone that does not know, Christmas is a year-round thing for us. Between new designs, choosing recycled ones to bring back, approvals, die creations, production, and eventual retail offerings, there is only a few months out of the year that our in-house design team IS NOT thinking about the holiday season. So, for all of those loyal SilverTowne customers that find this time of year...read moreTue, 13 Jul 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28262-introducing-silvertownes-2021-christmas-collection.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28250-2021-proof-gae-coins-with-type-2-reverse-set-for-release-from-us-mint-july-29th.aspx2021 Proof GAE Coins With Type 2 Reverse Set For Release From U.S. Mint July 29thIt feels as if, more so this year than any, that the United States Mint has more eyes on it than ever. Of course there are a number of new releases coming out that are more than noteworthy, especially when you consider the changes to the American Eagle Silver and Gold Program. However, maybe not such a great mention in this all eyes narrative is the fact that they are somehow undecided even when they have decided release dates and times. Let us just say that all current products on the schedule are subject to change at ANY moment. Why is this worth noting? They have just recently changed more product release dates, either delaying them even more or just simply noting them “TBD.” One of those has been the 2021 American Eagle Gold Proof Four-Coin Set in addition to their....read moreFri, 09 Jul 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28250-2021-proof-gae-coins-with-type-2-reverse-set-for-release-from-us-mint-july-29th.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28249-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-come-over-help-us-massachusetts-note-1690.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: "Come Over & Help Us" Massachusetts Note, 1690Let us just get into it: The First Government-Issue American Paper Currency. Estimated Number Known: 1. You will have to excuse the forwardness this time around when referring to the next entry in the 100 Greatest American Currency Notes blog series, but those first words speak for themselves. While not deemed #1 in the list compiled by authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, it’s top five impact certainly speaks for itself. As we continue to tackle some of the biggest notes as mentioned in the Whitman Publishing publication, we specifically want to delve deeper into this entry and the significance it has in the literal world of firsts. #3 - “Come Over & Help Us” Massachusetts...read moreTue, 06 Jul 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28249-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-come-over-help-us-massachusetts-note-1690.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28232-silver-of-the-month-golf-drive-the-green-sink-the-putt-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Golf Drive the Green Sink the Putt 1oz .999 Silver MedallionThis time of year lends itself to those who like to play a game that encourages focus, drive, and patience. That game? Golf, of course. Whether outside or on a simulator, the game has been loved and appreciated for years. While the sun is out and the temperatures rise, golf players flock to the course and remain there until the weather permits (for those of us who live in seasonal areas). This month of July, we have decided to celebrate the game by making it the silver of the month. Details continue below if you are not sure what that means. 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 Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28232-silver-of-the-month-golf-drive-the-green-sink-the-putt-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28223-2021-w-proof-american-silver-eagle-with-new-reverse-set-for-july-20th-release.aspx 2021-W Proof American Silver Eagle With New Reverse Set For July 20th Release!The United States Mint is gearing up for the brand new release of the 2021 One-Ounce Silver Proof American Eagle featuring the new reverse design and the updated obverse! Originally slated for July 1st, they have recently delayed the date to July 20th. Struck at the West Point Mint, the coins will also feature an enhanced security detail on the reeded edge to reinforce new anti-counterfeiting measures. Celebrating the program’s 35th Anniversary since its beginnings starting in 1986, the coin will feature a brand new reverse design. An image of an eagle as it approaches landing while carrying an oak branch is depicted with the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR” around the...read more Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28223-2021-w-proof-american-silver-eagle-with-new-reverse-set-for-july-20th-release.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28216-coming-your-way-via-the-united-states-mints-production-schedule.aspxComing Your Way Via the United States Mint's Production ScheduleWe will go ahead and say it: 2021 has been a rollercoaster in numismatics. While 2020 proved to be unmatched in dramatics, this year has been chalked full of big releases and even bigger events surrounding the United States Mint and how they have operated those releases. While we cannot do much about the latter, we can keep you as up-to-date as they allow us to be via their production schedule. And while you think the best has already been done, this next half of the year is coming for the title. Perhaps the biggest release of the year, aside from the bullion edition that does not grace the production schedule, is the 2021 Proof American Eagle One-Ounce Silver Coin with the Type 2 Reverse, or Eagle Landing Reverse. Originally slated for July 1st, the Mint...read more Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28216-coming-your-way-via-the-united-states-mints-production-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28196-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-dime-part-one.aspxEvolution of a Denomination Series: Dime Part OneWhile the ten-cent piece, or most commonly known as the dime, is a staple in today’s circulating United States coinage, it was actually one of the last coins to be produced when official minting operations began way back in 1792. However, once the minting of the denomination began, it held its own among many that are no longer with us. The dime was not produced in an official capacity until a few years after The Coinage Act of 1792 was passed, but it was always part of the proposed decimal system argued by the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and eventual first Director of the United States Mint, David Rittenhouse. In the provision, a silver dollar and a coin one-tenth of would be included. This...read more Tue, 22 Jun 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28196-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-dime-part-one.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28183-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1915-s-panama-pacific-exposition-50-gold-pieces-octagonal-round.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 Gold Pieces (Octagonal & Round)While we have been on this journey through Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition of the 100 Greatest United States Coins for some time now, it would be safe to assume that we have covered some gold coins. In fact, if you remember, we covered the U.S. Assay Office $50 Gold Slugs entry towards the beginning of the series. While those coins are not on our agenda this time, a different kind of gold slug is. With help from author Jeff Garrett, we will take a look at an even higher ranked set of slugs that come in not one, but two different shapes. As the coins were created to commemorate the opening of a very famous canal, they took on a life of their own...read more Thu, 17 Jun 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28183-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1915-s-panama-pacific-exposition-50-gold-pieces-octagonal-round.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28170-2021-new-hampshire-american-innovation-1-coins-on-sale-today-from-philadelphia-and-denver.aspx2021 New Hampshire American Innovation $1 Coins On Sale Today From Philadelphia and DenverToday the ninth coin in the American Innovation $1 Coin Program will be released from the United States Mint: New Hampshire. The multi-year series that started with an introductory coin in 2018 and has released four coins a year is aimed at honoring innovation and innovators by issuing coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. The 2021 designs will honor the states of New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, and North Carolina. The New Hampshire $1 coin will be released in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags from both Philadelphia and Denver beginning at 12pm EST. Designed by Christina Hess and sculpted by Engraver Eric David Custer...read more Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28170-2021-new-hampshire-american-innovation-1-coins-on-sale-today-from-philadelphia-and-denver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28166-june-is-national-cancer-survivor-month-spread-awareness-with-silver-bullion.aspxJune is National Cancer Survivor Month! Spread Awareness With Silver BullionYou have probably read a number of awareness blogs here at The Vault Blog. While we promote our Awareness .999 fine silver medallion piece as a supportive gesture and gift to someone battling or that has battled a cancer related illness or disease, the blogs are our simultaneous attempt at bringing awareness to those challenges we face every day. Whether it be our own lives or someone close to us or simply someone we know of, the truth of the matter is that everyone in this world is affected by cancer. National Cancer Survivor Month - Lavender The month of June brings light to all those who have battled cancer...read more Thu, 10 Jun 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28166-june-is-national-cancer-survivor-month-spread-awareness-with-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28147-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-ornate-typography-by-the-bep-5-brown-back-national-bank-note-series-of-1882.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Ornate Typography By the BEP $5 Brown Back National Bank Note, Series of 1882Upon the completion of a new Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) facility in 1880, it gave way to a whole other level of capabilities when it came to new bank charters and the designing and engraving process of currency. This led to a Series of 1882 notes to be printed, including the next in our series covering the 100 Greatest American Currency notes as published by Whitman Publishing. As authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman break down this top 100 pick, we take a look at how this specific currency note gave artists a chance to see their work displayed on a National Bank note. #33 - Ornate Typography By the BEP $5 Brown Back National Bank Note, Series of 1882...read more Tue, 08 Jun 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28147-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-ornate-typography-by-the-bep-5-brown-back-national-bank-note-series-of-1882.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28119-us-mint-postpones-pre-ordering-on-remaining-2021-morgan-and-peace-silver-dollars.aspxU.S. Mint Postpones Pre-Ordering On Remaining 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver DollarsLate last week, the United States Mint sent via email an announcement disclosing their postponement of the remaining 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar presales that were to occur on June 1st and June 7th. The last four coins have been marked “TBD” on their production schedule. The highly anticipated series of coins has been on the minds of collectors and dealers alike for months or longer, with the first presale having already taken place on May 24th of the 2021 Morgan Silver Dollar ‘CC’ and ‘O’ Privy mark coins. According to the Mint, a number of factors, including a high demand among a global silver shortage, is the reason for the move...read more Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28119-us-mint-postpones-pre-ordering-on-remaining-2021-morgan-and-peace-silver-dollars.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28108-silver-of-the-month-on-your-wedding-day-hearts-1oz-999-silver-medallion-dated-2021.aspxSilver Of the Month: On Your Wedding Day Hearts 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Dated 2021Wedding season is fast approaching and thankfully, for a lot of brides and grooms, it will look a lot different than last year. To celebrate the occasion, we are always here to lend a helping hand in the form of offering unique silver gifts. Instead of money or things that can easily be bought by oneself, why not commemorate the special day and give the ultimate gift that keeps giving? In honor of wedding season, we wanted to make our June silver of the month a special piece that helps out many wondering what they should get the beautiful couple. Not entirely sure what the silver of the month means? Let us explain. 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...read more Tue, 01 Jun 2021 10:00:06 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28108-silver-of-the-month-on-your-wedding-day-hearts-1oz-999-silver-medallion-dated-2021.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28107-fathers-day-silver-bullion-is-available-at-silvertowne.aspxFather's Day Silver Bullion Is Available At SilverTowne!Sunday, June 20th, marks the day we celebrate those special men in our lives we call ‘dad’. What is that old saying, “Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” But while we think the world of those men who would do anything to protect us and make us happy, do you know how Father’s Day came to be? Let us take a step back into our time machine to explore the campaign to celebrate this nation’s fathers. Origins of Father’s Day As Mother’s Day became a commercial holiday in 1908, retailers and businesses found a great opportunity to profit and because of that, Mother’s Day quickly caught...read more Thu, 27 May 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28107-fathers-day-silver-bullion-is-available-at-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28067-american-flag-1oz-999-silver-bars-are-available.aspxAmerican Flag 1oz .999 Silver Bars Are Available!For the last however many months (we’ve lost count honestly), the demand for silver has caused a lot of things to happen in the bullion world and the overall market. While the prices have gone up and down, up and down, we have been consistently busy with production and still are on shipping delays. This has caused us to streamline production by only running certain bullion options, opting out of offering a lot of silver designs customers are so used to ordering whenever they please. In the meantime, we have run a few options in small quantities until bulk orders are caught up. One of those options? The VERY popular American Flag 1oz .999 Fine Silver Bar. Offered only with the Gift Box option for a limited time...read more Tue, 25 May 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28067-american-flag-1oz-999-silver-bars-are-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28045-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-half-dime-part-two.aspxEvolution of a Denomination Series: Half Dime Part TwoWe last left you in this blog series talking about the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse Half dime design that was produced from 1800-1805. While the small denomination coin proved to be important and convenient, production ceased in 1805 due to the United States Mint’s limitations when it came to making enough. Markets and banks were still partial to the Mexican silver half reales that were worth around six cents. This continued until 1829 when the use of the half dime would once return but with a different design. Capped Bust (1829-1837) With the reemergence of the half dime in 1829 during the first year of President Andrew Jackson’s presidency, it came back with...read more Thu, 20 May 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28045-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-half-dime-part-two.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28033-may-is-melanomaskin-cancer-brain-cancer-and-bladder-cancer-month-spread-awareness-with-silver-bullion.aspxMay is Melanoma/Skin Cancer, Brain Cancer, and Bladder Cancer Month! Spread Awareness With Silver Bullion!This month of May, there are three cancers specifically that are part of a national awareness campaign brought to the public. While every month brings about its own set of awareness days and special month-long campaigns, we wanted to let you know that our special Awareness themed silver bullion looks to spread messages of support, courage, strength, and more. This silver medallion is a unique gift that could easily be given to someone close to you going through the harrowing fight that is cancer or other related illnesses. >If you did not already know, skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States and worldwide. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. More than 9,500 individuals are...read more Tue, 18 May 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28033-may-is-melanomaskin-cancer-brain-cancer-and-bladder-cancer-month-spread-awareness-with-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28014-silver-bullion-for-this-memorial-day.aspxSilver Bullion For This Memorial Day!“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States Every Memorial Day, which falls on May 31st this year, it is customary to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice throughout this country’s history. The United States federal holiday has been officially recognized since 1971 as an act of Congress was passed deeming the annual observance the last Monday in May. Memorial Day aims at commemorating all the men and women who died while in the military acting in service to their country, especially those who passed in battle or as a result of an injury in battle. We as a country should spend this day reflecting on the lives given as a result...read more Thu, 13 May 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28014-silver-bullion-for-this-memorial-day.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28007-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-series-of-1882-1000-gold-certificate.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Series of 1882 $1,000 Gold CertificateSometimes when we talk about currency notes, it is hard to believe that denominations reached as high as $1,000 let alone even higher. While the Federal Reserve stopped issuing $1,000 bills and higher in the 1940s and even ended up recalling them in the late 1960s, their popularity today has increased just as their values have over the years. So it only makes sense that these larger denominations would make their way onto a list compiling the top 100 Greatest American Currency Notes. With authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman taking us through this next entry in the Whitman Publishing publication, we will take a closer look at a note that is one of eight entries to feature a $1,000 note depicting one of the Founding Fathers of the...read more Tue, 11 May 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-28007-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-series-of-1882-1000-gold-certificate.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27993-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1873-cc-no-arrows-liberty-seated-dime.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1873-CC "No Arrows" Liberty Seated DimeWe always talk about rarity in this blog series featuring Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest United States coins. Of course that is a pre-determining factor when compiling a list such as this and we take our cues from author Jeff Garrett with input from Ron Guth. Out of all the coins in United States coinage history, considering mint marks, dates, denominations, mintages, and more, why would it not be a top factor when considering such a list? However, it is certainly rare (pun intended) to come across a coin that is deemed “unique” rather than rare. That is exactly what our next coin in the series has been deemed not because of its low mintage, but because it happens to be the only known one in...read more Thu, 06 May 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27993-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1873-cc-no-arrows-liberty-seated-dime.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27992-silver-of-the-month-believe-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Believe 1oz .999 Silver MedallionWe are nearly halfway through the year and goodness, can you believe it? While we are still navigating our way through what 2021 has brought us and has yet to bring us, it has been apparent that we shall remain hopeful despite the unparalleled times. That is why for May’s silver of the month bullion option, we chose what we think is an appropriate two birds with one stone silver round that not only will be a featured deal for the entire month, but will also bring about a little inspiration. Not sure what the silver of the month silver bullion means for you? 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...read more Tue, 04 May 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27992-silver-of-the-month-believe-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27988-us-mint-introduces-new-4-year-quarter-program-featuring-american-women.aspxU.S. Mint Introduces New 4-Year Quarter Program Featuring American Women In mid-April, the United States Mint announced a new four-year program celebrating esteemed American women on the reverse side of circulating and numismatic quarter dollars. They also announced the first two women to be honored under the American Women Quarters Program: writer Maya Angelou and astronaut Dr. Sally Ride. Authorized under Public Law 116-330, or the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020, the Mint will issue both circulating quarters and numismatic quarters with reverses depicting the outstanding accomplishments of well-known and reputable American women starting in January of 2022. According to the Mint, “contributions may come from a wide spectrum of fields including, but not limited to, suffrage, civil rights...read more Thu, 29 Apr 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27988-us-mint-introduces-new-4-year-quarter-program-featuring-american-women.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27982-2021-morgan-and-peace-dollar-silver-commemoratives-get-release-date.aspx2021 Morgan and Peace Dollar Silver Commemoratives Get Release DateWe have been talking about this for what seems like years, introducing details as they emerged from the United States Mint and the numismatic hobby. However, while we know the Mint has changed dates before on their production schedule, they have confirmed three sets of release dates for the highly anticipated 100th anniversary commemoration of the 2021 Morgan and Peace dollars. Kicking off the centennial celebration on May 24th are the ode to the no longer in production United States Mint facilities of Carson City and New Orleans. Both played a major role in early production of the Morgan Silver Dollar and are some of the most collected mintmarks in the entire series for not only their lower mintages in some cases, but their high...read more Tue, 27 Apr 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27982-2021-morgan-and-peace-dollar-silver-commemoratives-get-release-date.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27958-us-mint-releases-2021-silver-proof-set-today.aspxU.S. Mint Releases 2021 Silver Proof Set TodayToday at 12pm EST the United States Mint will release another annual issue in the 2021 Silver Proof Set from San Francisco. Just like the previously released 2021 Clad Proof Set, the set will contain just seven total coins due to the America the Beautiful Quarters program coming to an end earlier in the year. One lens will feature the two quarters in 99.9% silver. The final quarter in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program series honors the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama. The reverse design for the Tuskegee Airmen quarter dollar features a Tuskegee Airman pilot suiting up to join the fight during the Second World War. The Moton Field control tower is seen in the background along with...read more Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27958-us-mint-releases-2021-silver-proof-set-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27957-us-mint-finalizes-2021-designs-for-american-innovation-1-coins.aspxU.S. Mint Finalizes 2021 Designs For American Innovation $1 CoinsEarlier this month, the United States Mint finally let us in on the final designs for the 2021 American Innovation $1 Coins. The multi-year series that started with an introductory coin in 2018 and has released four coins a year following is aimed at honoring innovation and innovators by issuing coins for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. The 2021 designs will honor the states of New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, and North Carolina. New Hampshire Designed by Christina Hess and sculpted by Engraver Eric David Custer...read more Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27957-us-mint-finalizes-2021-designs-for-american-innovation-1-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27940-silver-gifts-for-mothers-day.aspxSilver Gifts For Mother's Day!We are less than a month away from Mother’s Day (May 9th) and the time you have to find that perfect gift is dwindling. Whether it is your mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, niece, or friend, let them know how much you appreciate them by choosing a gifting option like silver bullion! It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s convenient, but do not let that fool you into thinking that it will make it any less special once you give it to them! Handcrafted and in-house designed with our customers in mind, we have a special occasion silver bullion line that is specifically designed around all the mothers in our lives. No matter what you are looking for, we are certain to have something...read more Thu, 15 Apr 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27940-silver-gifts-for-mothers-day.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27928-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-half-dime-part-one.aspxEvolution Of A Denomination Series: Half Dime Part OneWhile there are still coins circulating today, the United States had its fair share of trial denominations way back when the country was established and the United States Mint was beginning its production. While considered a “trial” denomination, that does not mean those coins did not circulate for a fair amount of time before production would stop and the coins would become obsolete. One of those denominations was the half dime, or the half disme as it would start out as. Half Disme (1792) By 1792, the United States had become a country of fourteen states and the...read more Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27928-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-half-dime-part-one.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27886-spread-awareness-with-silver-bullion-april-is-testicular-esophageal-and-head-neck-cancer-awareness-month.aspxSpread Awareness With Silver Bullion! April is Testicular, Esophageal, and Head & Neck Cancer Awareness MonthThe month of April happens to be a month full of specific awareness days and month-long awareness campaigns. However, as our Awareness themed silver bullion looks to spread messages of support, courage, strength, and more, we are specifically taking note that it is a month that brings awareness to three different cancers: testicular, esophageal, and head & neck. Testicular Cancer - Orchid (Purple/Violet) Testicular cancer happens to be the leading cancer in men ages 15-44, according to the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. While testicular cancer is not common...read more Thu, 08 Apr 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27886-spread-awareness-with-silver-bullion-april-is-testicular-esophageal-and-head-neck-cancer-awareness-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27884-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-we-have-met-the-enemy-100-national-bank-note-original-and-series-of-1875.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes: "We Have Met The Enemy..." $100 National Bank Note, Original And Series of 1875High denomination, early date bank notes are elusive for a couple of reasons; perhaps even, obvious ones. Specific examples of this type of note would also obviously make the 100 Greatest American Currency Notes compilation, would you not think? This next high denomination, rare entry features a motif that the authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman classify as “historical as can be.” #25 - “We Have Met the Enemy…” $100 National Bank Note, Original and Series of 1875 The National Bank Notes of the Original Series and Series of 1875 are highly...read more Tue, 06 Apr 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27884-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-we-have-met-the-enemy-100-national-bank-note-original-and-series-of-1875.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27858-silver-of-the-month-blank-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Blank 1oz .999 Silver MedallionWe all like a custom option, do we not? When you go to purchase maybe a pair of shoes or a t-shirt or something specific, you might find yourself looking at ‘similar’ things to what you want but never THE thing you are in search for. So when companies and businesses have custom options available, it is always a plus. We happen to be one of those companies. Here at SilverTowne, we know that our extensive silver bullion collection featuring a number of themes, sizes, and lot amounts meet our customers needs. Long story short, it is nice to have options. However, when our customers suggested the idea of blank bars and rounds a while back, we understood that sometimes you just need to be in control. Hence, blank silver bullion was born and...read more Thu, 01 Apr 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27858-silver-of-the-month-blank-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27851-2021-graduation-silver-bullion-is-here.aspx2021 Graduation Silver Bullion Is Here!Spring is officially here and that means that warmer weather and longer days are soon to follow. However, if you are a high school or college student, after Spring Break, you are quickly on the fast track to graduation. It seems like it happens in the blink of an eye for both the student and their parents. As quickly as it goes, it does not negate the fact that it is one of the biggest achievements one can make in their life and it needs to be acknowledged. However that celebration takes place, it comes at the opportunity to give someone something from that life event that they will always remember. That perfect and unique gift? Silver bullion...read more Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27851-2021-graduation-silver-bullion-is-here.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27850-silvertowne-deals-page.aspxSilverTowne Deals PageIf you are a repeat visitor to our website, you know all about the “DEALS” page. If you are not a repeat visitor, you more than likely will start checking in more and more. Why do we say that? As of late, we have been listing some pretty different items than you are used to seeing on the page and it has given customers who have paid attention to that fact an upper hand. Well, we are officially letting the cat out of the bag! While you may be used to seeing silver bullion or silver coinage like the 40% and 90% featured in the deals section, you will be seeing more and more low quantity, low priced items in the form of certified coins, raw coins, currency notes, OGP sets and more. From modern coins to vintage, we have something for everyone! Commemoratives, OGP...read more Thu, 25 Mar 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27850-silvertowne-deals-page.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27848-religious-easter-999-fine-silver-gifts.aspxReligious Easter .999 Fine Silver GiftsEaster is just 12 days away and we here at SilverTowne have experienced a different kind of year surrounding Easter-themed silver bullion. While normally we would still have available specific pieces surrounding the holiday, a certain “silver squeeze” happening in February alongside an ongoing high demand for the precious metal, we have had to streamline production by only offering core pieces. That means when we had Easter silver bullion, it sold fast with no expectations of making more and all of that happened months in advance of Easter Sunday. However, we are here to remind you that we DO have a few religious-themed silver bullion pieces that would make exceptional gifts! While candy and hopping bunny...read more Tue, 23 Mar 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27848-religious-easter-999-fine-silver-gifts.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27830-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1854-o-liberty-head-double-eagle.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1854-O Liberty Head Double EagleThe largest circulating gold coin to have ever come from America was almost a given to make it on the 100 Greatest United States Coins list compiled in the Whitman Publishing fourth edition of the series. However, the question is, which date and why? While there are a number of possibilities stemming from the series with the potential for more than one to be outlined from the list, there is one that sticks out more than others. With author Jeff Garrett leading us along in the publication with help from Ron Guth, we take a closer look at this top 50 contender that boasts a small mintage, a New Orleans designation, and a total certified population lower than...read more Thu, 18 Mar 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27830-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1854-o-liberty-head-double-eagle.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27810-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-five-cent-pieces-part-two.aspxEvolution Of A Denomination Series: Five-Cent Pieces Part TwoWe last left off the series covering United States five-cent pieces smack dab in the middle of the Liberty Head (V-Nickel) coins. While the series made a 30-year run, it was time for an upgrade in 1913. Thus, the Indian Head (Buffalo) Nickel was introduced. Indian Head or Buffalo Nickels (1913-1938) While Charles Barber’s design of the Liberty Head nickel had been in production since 1883, the coinage fell victim to Theodore Roosevelt’s call for more appealing and classic design changes when it came to United States coinage. As the Coinage Act of 1890 allowed for a change in design after the 25-year minimum, it was not long until the Indian...read more Tue, 16 Mar 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27810-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-five-cent-pieces-part-two.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27795-2021-proof-american-gold-eagle-coins-slated-for-release-today.aspx2021 Proof American Gold Eagle Coins Slated For Release TodayYou all should be aware by now that after 35 years, the Silver & Gold American Eagle programs are getting a major design change this year. While it is still unknown when the new designs will take over, we still have some of the annual releases in the lineup for a last-ever, final version of the current design. One of those releases happens to be today for the American Eagle 2021 Gold Proof Four-Coin Set. With a production limit of just 8,200, the 4pc gold set will be the final version featuring the original “Family of Eagles” reverse. Struck in 22-karat gold and produced at West Point Mint, the set will contain the fractional versions of the coin in a one-ounce $50 denomination, half-ounce $25 denomination, quarter-ounce $10 denomination...read more Thu, 11 Mar 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27795-2021-proof-american-gold-eagle-coins-slated-for-release-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27787-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-seldom-seen-in-its-own-time-500-silver-certificate-series-of-1878-and-1880.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Seldom Seen In Its Own Time $500 Silver Certificate, Series of 1878 and 1880While in the wide world of paper money, there are certain notes out there still that are difficult to find information about. That could mean a number of things like how many were printed or even how they were used. That is certainly a question about our next entry following the 100 Greatest American Currency notes series as featured in the Whitman Publishing publication. While authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman may not know too much about this entry, they do happen to have a great deal of knowledge about currency, which leads us to believe that their assumption on this note makes more sense than not. #64 - Seldom Seen In It’s Own Time $500 Silver Certificate, Series of 1878...read more Tue, 09 Mar 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27787-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-seldom-seen-in-its-own-time-500-silver-certificate-series-of-1878-and-1880.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27753-march-is-american-red-cross-month-spread-awareness-with-silver-bullion.aspxMarch Is American Red Cross Month! Spread Awareness With Silver Bullion!The month of March signals the return of Spring, holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, and daylight savings time. On a much larger scale, the third month of the year brings about a number of awareness campaigns aimed at engaging the public to, you guessed it, bring more awareness to specific causes and observances. In the United States, the whole month of March is American Red Cross Month. 2021 marks the 140th Anniversary since the Red Cross was founded in May of 1881 by Clara Barton. Since then, Barton’s legacy has lived on as the organization does everything from helping during disasters to ensuring communities have access to blood donations. The American Red Cross month observance came along in 1943 ...read more Thu, 04 Mar 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27753-march-is-american-red-cross-month-spread-awareness-with-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27752-silver-of-the-month-make-a-wish-happy-birthday-1oz-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Make a Wish! Happy Birthday 1oz Silver MedallionWhile we all know that birthdays are much more anticipated and welcomed when we are kids, they happen every year whether we like it or not. As you get older, it seems like they turn into just another day. Regardless of how you feel about birthdays, you can always count on us to offer a unique gift that is sure to make anyone happy. While birthday themed silver bullion is always available at SilverTowne, one of the pieces happens to be available for March’s silver of the month! Not sure what all that entails? Continue 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 Tue, 02 Mar 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27752-silver-of-the-month-make-a-wish-happy-birthday-1oz-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27728-celebrate-st-patricks-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxCelebrate St. Patrick's Day With Silver Bullion!After Valentine’s Day, usually people's first thoughts are to skip right to Easter. However, there is a holiday in the middle that people often forget about until right before it occurs. But if we mention party beads, green beer, parades, and four-leaf clovers, would it jog your memory? St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated or honored since the ninth and tenth centuries. The very first parade took place in 1762 in the United States when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through the streets of New York City with their native music. At the time, the parade was said to have helped the soldiers reconnect with their Irish roots. Since then, celebrations have taken place all over the...read more Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27728-celebrate-st-patricks-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27716-us-mint-releases-details-about-2021-morgan-peace-1-silver-coins.aspxU.S. Mint Releases Details About 2021 Morgan & Peace $1 Silver CoinsIf you did not know already, there has been active legislation in the past two years pursuing some sort of commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the transition from the Morgan Silver Dollar to the Peace Dollar. The United States Mint has been rather mute on the topic until now as they have released details gathered from a Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) that was held on January 19, 2021. The introduction of legislation was brought forth in 2019 but it was not until an updated push for legislation presented in mid-March of 2020 that the concept took a deeper hold. While the idea for the dollar coins to be produced commemorating the 100th anniversary...read more Tue, 23 Feb 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27716-us-mint-releases-details-about-2021-morgan-peace-1-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27715-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1872-amazonian-gold-pattern-set.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1872 Amazonian Gold Pattern SetWilliam Barber is a name that you most likely have heard before, but it may not be as recognizable as his son, Charles Barber. Despite your familiarity with either man, they both have quite the presence in United States coinage and have been Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. While Charles Barber gained his notoriety with Barber coinage (even though they were short lived), William Barber made a name for himself when it came to the production of pattern coins. Some of those coins have made it on a prestigious list. Next in our series exploring Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest United States Coins fourth edition publication, we take a look at a top 20 pick that sets itself apart from a number of rarities within United States coinage. With author Jeff Garrett...read more Thu, 18 Feb 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27715-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1872-amazonian-gold-pattern-set.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27714-2021-native-american-1-coin-design-to-release-today.aspx2021 Native American $1 Coin Design To Release Today2021 has already been so full of powerhouse releases from the United States. However, it is only going to continue to get better. While this next release might not necessarily be considered a “powerhouse,” it is an annual staple in the collecting hobby. Scheduled for noon EST today, the Mint will release the 2021 Native American $1 Coin design. Releasing in 25-coin rolls, 100-coin bags, and 250-coin boxes from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints, the 2021 $1 coins will honor and highlight the service of Native Americans in the United States military dating all the way back to 1775. The obverse will feature eagle feathers which in the Native American culture, are traditionally earned in battle...read more Tue, 16 Feb 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27714-2021-native-american-1-coin-design-to-release-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27713-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-electricity-presenting-light-to-the-world-5-educational-note-series-1896.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Electricity Presenting Light To the World $5 "Educational Note," Series 1896While we are very early on in our dissection of Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest American Currency Notes publication, we have yet to discuss a top five or even a top ten entry. It is hard to imagine what the decision-making process was curating this list considering the astronomical amount of currency notes out there. However, authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman were able to do so for this first and perhaps only edition of the series. This top five note derives from a desire to create detailed and artistic motifs on early denomination notes. While a number of designs were created for nearly ten different denominations, only three were ever produced and these were deemed ‘Educational Notes.’ The note from this entry will be one of those three and is one of the very...read more Thu, 11 Feb 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27713-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-electricity-presenting-light-to-the-world-5-educational-note-series-1896.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27712-easter-silver-bullion-now-available.aspxEaster Silver Bullion Now Available!Easter Sunday is nearly two months away, but as always, we want to get a head start offering those themed silver pieces. While this year’s new design is a recycled older design that has worked itself back into the continuous cycle of featured silver designs, it fits perfectly into this year’s offerings of the perfect Easter silver gifts. Happy Easter Bunny Rabbit with Basket 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Enameled Custom minted at our very own SilverTowne Mint in Winchester, Indiana, the obverse of this exclusive silver medallion features a bunny rabbit sitting next to an Easter basket filled with decorated eggs. The words “Happy Easter” are featured in a stylized font...read more Tue, 09 Feb 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27712-easter-silver-bullion-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27711-world-cancer-day-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxWorld Cancer Day: Spreading Awareness Through SilverThe month of February features a few days that we take note of. Of course, there is Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day. Then there is Ash Wednesday and the lesser-known National Tooth Fairy Day. But every February 4th, there is a day that we should all mark in our calendars and become more active in recognizing. It’s a global campaign that understands the challenges ALL human beings face together and that is cancer. Everyone knows someone or of someone that has gone through cancer. Whether fought and won or fought and lost, cancer affects every corner of this globe and will continue to do so. World Cancer Day is an awareness campaign that is driven by education and looks to unite everyone to “stand up for a cancer-free world.”...read more Thu, 04 Feb 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27711-world-cancer-day-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27710-silver-of-the-month-tooth-fairy-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspx Silver of the Month: Tooth Fairy 1oz .999 Silver MedallionIt is not often that you come across a national holiday that is celebrated twice a year. In fact, it is not often that a holiday that is not well known is celebrated that much and people still are surprised by its existence. So what holiday are we talking about? National Tooth Fairy Day! Celebrated on both August 22nd and February 28th, the day was created to honor the creation of the dentist’s helper and bring awareness to the importance of good dental hygiene. Back in the early 1920s, fairies were used in all sorts of ways to encourage kids to remember to take care of themselves from eating their vegetables to taking good care of their teeth. While the tooth fairy has brought about a monetary value on losing one’s teeth as a young child in today’s society, it is important to note that her presence...read more Tue, 02 Feb 2021 09:20:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27710-silver-of-the-month-tooth-fairy-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27709-new-release-one-tenth-ounce-999-silver-walking-liberty-half-dollar-replica.aspx NEW RELEASE! One-Tenth Ounce .999 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar ReplicaThe precious metals market has definitely been on an up and down rollercoaster over the past months and collectors/investors are making sure they have skin in the game. SilverTowne is also working to make sure everyone out there who is in the market to buy silver bullion has plenty of options including style, size, and even theme. While our half-ounce pieces have been designed for the more budget-friendly consumer, we have upped our game even more for those looking to collect and invest while saving money. Introducing: our brand new Walking Liberty Replica 1/10oz .999 Fine Silver Medallion! There is no doubt that Adolph A. Weinman is a big name in numismatics. His designs include but are not limited to the Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, and the...read more Thu, 28 Jan 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27709-new-release-one-tenth-ounce-999-silver-walking-liberty-half-dollar-replica.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27708-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-five-cent-pieces-part-one.aspxEvolution Of A Denomination Series: Five-Cent Pieces Part OneNickel coins are something that is still very familiar today. One or two can most likely be found in coin purses, pockets, and vehicle consoles as they remain a staple in United States coinage. However, like a lot of early United States coinage, it has seen its fair share of design changes and metal compositions. Early five-cent pieces were replacements of five-cent fractional notes and as the Chief Engraver of the United States Min, James B. Longacre was commissioned with creating the new design. Shield Nickels (1866-1883) Made possible by the Act of May 16, 1866, the Shield nickel weighed five...read more Tue, 26 Jan 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27708-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-five-cent-pieces-part-one.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27707-quarter-dollar-to-get-new-reverse-design-following-last-atb-release.aspxQuarter Dollar To Get New Reverse Design Following Last ATB ReleaseA couple of weeks ago, we featured the first of the United States Mint’s 2021 Production schedule in our blog. On that list was the release of the last America the Beautiful quarter dollar design honoring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. The 2021-dated coin was said to have been released into circulation in the first days of January and the uncirculated versions from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints will be made available in rolls and bags on February 8th. However, that leaves many wondering what the Mint will do for the quarter program moving forward. We no longer have to wonder anymore as, on Christmas Day, they announced the plans for the new reverse. The newly designed 2021...read more Thu, 21 Jan 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27707-quarter-dollar-to-get-new-reverse-design-following-last-atb-release.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27703-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1853-o-no-arrows-liberty-seated-half-dollar.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1853-O "No Arrows" Liberty Seated Half DollarYou hear it all the time in not just the coin collecting hobby but any collecting hobby really, “it is rare.” A number of circumstances could present an item as such and there is no doubt that some are created and some just occur. More times than not, however, when it comes to the numismatic business, naturally occurring events are what make coins and currency rare and that is especially true about our next entry in this blog series. Brought on by a Coinage Act and no doubt human error, author Jeff Garrett takes us through the fourth edition publication of the 100 Greatest United States Coins and lands on a half dollar that was said to have a mintage of zero. Alongside Ron Guth, Garrett explains the difference between “common” and “rare” and features the Christian...read more Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27703-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1853-o-no-arrows-liberty-seated-half-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27699-spread-the-love-with-valentines-day-silver-bullion.aspxSpread the Love With Valentine's Day Silver BullionWe are one month away from the holiday of love (or at least commercially). Valentine’s Day is normally celebrated with flowers, cards, chocolate, wine, fancy dinners, etc. How about we offer you a chance to show your appreciation and affection in a different way? Silver bullion is a great symbol of love. Our Valentine’s Day silver bullion collection is sure to have something for everyone. Whether it is our new 2021 design in enameled or plain silver or a colorized rose that remains a staple in over everyday offerings, you are sure to win major points for these silver gifts come February...read more Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:05:23 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27699-spread-the-love-with-valentines-day-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27689-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-william-h-seward-portrait-50-treasury-or-coin-note-series-of-1891.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: William H. Seward Portrait $50 Treasury Or Coin Note, Series of 1891Behind every coin, every currency note, and every numismatic item there is a story. Perhaps that is what makes them so valuable intrinsically and perhaps that is more so why we are so fascinated by them. When we buy coins and currency, we inherit stories and continue to pass them on. The rarest of numismatic gems have arguably some of the most interesting of stories, even if it’s just because of the person on them and not the year and issue specifically. In our next journey exploring Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest American Currency Notes publication, we take a closer look at a middle of the pack entry that deems itself a classic rarity. Authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman help us understand the importance of not only the note but the portrait of the man who is on the face of it...read more Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27689-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-william-h-seward-portrait-50-treasury-or-coin-note-series-of-1891.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27688-united-states-mint-production-schedule-preview-for-2021.aspxUnited States Mint Production Schedule Preview For 2021As per usual, the United States Mint has already released their upcoming 2021 Production Schedule. Some of the items are staples and should be of no surprise, but there are some pretty exciting BRAND NEW things coming our way. The numismatic collective should be satisfied with what is to come. Pushed to the beginning of this year instead of being released in 2020 due to COVID-19 complications, the last 2020-dated American Innovation $1 Coin featuring South Carolina will be released in rolls and bags from Philadelphia and Denver on January 19th. It will also be released in the Reverse Proof finish on February...read more Thu, 07 Jan 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27688-united-states-mint-production-schedule-preview-for-2021.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27687-silver-of-the-month-medical-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Medical 1oz .999 Silver MedallionTo start the year off, we wanted to once again make it apparent who we owe all of our debts of gratitude to these last 10 extremely long months. Nurses, doctors, emergency workers, medical staff, and all frontline care workers who have worked themselves into the ground for this country and its people. If you know someone out there who fits that description, we hope you have made your thanks very clear. If you want to take it a step further with a unique gift, we have just the thing for you this January. Now available for the Silver of the Month is the Medical Medallion. Keep reading if you are not sure what the Silver of the Month features. 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...read more Tue, 05 Jan 2021 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27687-silver-of-the-month-medical-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27674-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-three-cent-pieces.aspxEvolution Of A Denomination Series: Three-Cent PiecesPerhaps one of the denominations of past United States coinage that strikes people funny upon hearing about them for the first time is the three-cent pieces. The smallest of U.S. coins ever struck, the idea of these coins, trimes they were called, were deemed necessary by Congress at the time. With silver coins being hoarded from circulation and the postal service prepaid rate looking to drop from five cents to three cents, the three-cent piece was born out of a need to make change in amounts less than a dollar. Silver Three-Cent Pieces (Trimes) (1851-1873) The hoarding of silver coinage became a problem for business persons...read more Tue, 29 Dec 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27674-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-three-cent-pieces.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27670-100-greatest-us-coins-series-mcmvii-1907-indian-head-double-eagle-pattern.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: MCMVII (1907) Indian Head Double Eagle Pattern “I think our coinage is artistically of atrocious hideousness. Would it be possible, without asking permission of Congress, to employ a man like Saint-Gaudens to give us a coinage that would have some beauty?” Would it surprise you to know those words came from then-Vice President Theodore Roosevelt? Most would say no in the numismatic business and then there are those individuals who do not know how active the eventual President of the United States was in United States coinage. So knowing all of this, it is no surprise that coins and coin designs that the President was fond and very passionate about would not only make a top 100 list but make a top-five list...read more Tue, 22 Dec 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27670-100-greatest-us-coins-series-mcmvii-1907-indian-head-double-eagle-pattern.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27662-2020-holiday-series-its-the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year.aspx2020 Holiday Series: 'It's the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year'♫♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be much mistletoeing, And hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ♫♫ Just over ONE WEEK TO GO! Last-minute shoppers, we’re talking to YOU! Simply put, if you need ideas, we have got them. They come in the form of the 2020 Christmas Silver Bullion collection here at SilverTowne. There is something for everyone and no, we are not just saying that. Every year, our in-house design team crafts new designs that speak to everyone while bringing back old designs that proved to do such once upon a time ago. So, if you need something in a pinch and want to make it...read more Wed, 16 Dec 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27662-2020-holiday-series-its-the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27661-2020-holiday-series-santa-claus-is-coming-to-town.aspx2020 Holiday Series: 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'♫♫ He’s making a list, He’s checking it twice, He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town...♫♫ The days of December are tick, tick, ticking away right in front of us and soon it will be THE day that Jolly St. Nicholas makes his appearance in a city near you! We know he likes to make an entrance and we know his famous words “Ho, Ho, Ho!” are soon to follow. Here at SilverTowne, we wanted to encapsulate that joyous moment on a .999 fine silver piece from our 2020 Christmas Collection! Santa Claus is a classic symbol of the holiday season and we wanted to give our collectors a chance to pass that on to someone special to them. Plus, Christmas silver gifts are ...read more Thu, 10 Dec 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27661-2020-holiday-series-santa-claus-is-coming-to-town.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27659-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-early-greenback-issue-1-legal-tender-note-acts-of-1862-and-1863.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Early "Greenback" Issue $1 Legal Tender Note, Acts of 1862 and 1863The first of anything is significant, would we not all agree? When it comes to numismatics and even more specifically, currency, this statement rings all the more true. It certainly rings true for our next entry in this continuing blog series. Sitting just in the top third of the top 100 American Currency Notes as put together for Whitman Publishing by authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, this next entry features a popular early term used for currency in addition to being the first of their kind. They also include a portrait of a man that would eventually become President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of the...read more Tue, 08 Dec 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27659-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-early-greenback-issue-1-legal-tender-note-acts-of-1862-and-1863.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27657-2020-holiday-series-let-it-snow-let-it-snow-let-it-snow.aspx2020 Holiday Series: 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!'♫♫ Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! ♫♫ We are finally in the month of December and that means we are that much closer to Christmas. T-minus 22 days to be exact! With the countdown comes the question, “have you got all your shopping done?” Listen, we know it can be stressful, especially when it seems like your list grows every year. But look no further than SilverTowne because our 2020 Christmas Silver Collection has something for everyone on your list! And hey, who does not like a gift that KEEPS on giving?...read more Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27657-2020-holiday-series-let-it-snow-let-it-snow-let-it-snow.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27655-silver-of-the-month-thank-you-1oz-999-fine-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Thank You! 1oz .999 Fine Silver MedallionThis year has been a doozy. But let us be honest, unless you work in the healthcare field and on the frontlines of this ongoing and dangerous pandemic, we do not really have the grounds to claim it as much more than that. Every day, healthcare professionals mask up and suit up for yet another day in the trenches saving lives and seldomly getting a simple ‘thank you’ in return. So, while it may not seem like much, we are offering a Silver of the Month option for December that says those two words that cannot be said enough during these troubling times. Not sure what the Silver of the Month really means? 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...read more Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27655-silver-of-the-month-thank-you-1oz-999-fine-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27654-2020-holiday-series-hark-the-herald-angels-sing.aspx2020 Holiday Series: 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'♫…Glory to the newborn King. Peace on Earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled...♫ We are just a few days away from Thanksgiving which means we are in the home stretch of the holiday season. Just a month away is Christmas Eve and Santa Claus will be making his way down the chimney with all his goodies. If you are looking for some of your own goodies to share this holiday season, our Christmas silver designs are able to assist you. Share some love and some silver with those closest to you and give the gift that keeps on giving! If you are a routine customer of ours at SilverTowne, you already know the...read more Tue, 24 Nov 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27654-2020-holiday-series-hark-the-herald-angels-sing.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27653-last-uncirculated-1oz-american-gold-eagle-set-for-release-from-mint-today.aspxLast Uncirculated 1oz American Gold Eagle Set For Release From Mint TodayThe United States Mint is all set to release the last of the current design of the American Gold Eagle Uncirculated One-Ounce Coin. After 35 years, the gold coin is set to change the design on the reverse beginning in 2021. Sales begin today at 12 pm EST. The classic design struck in 22-karat gold features Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ depiction of Liberty as she is seen in her full-length figure on the obverse. With flowing hair and a torch in her right hand, there is also an olive branch in her left hand representing the extension of peace. The reverse of the design features a male eagle carrying an olive branch above a nest filled with eaglets and their...read more Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27653-last-uncirculated-1oz-american-gold-eagle-set-for-release-from-mint-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27650-2020-holiday-series-here-comes-santa-claus.aspx2020 Holiday Series: 'Here Comes Santa Claus'♫♫Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, Right down Santa Claus Lane♫♫ Every year, we do our best to help you find that perfect Christmas silver bullion piece to add to your collection. Whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else, there is something for everyone. Some designs are brand new and some have made their way back into rotation from years past. Either way, our 2020 Christmas Collection is here for all your holiday shopping needs regardless of where you are at in the process. If you are a routine customer of ours at SilverTowne, you already know the drill...read more Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27650-2020-holiday-series-here-comes-santa-claus.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27649-2020-holiday-series-i-saw-mommy-kissing-santa-claus.aspx2020 Holiday Series: 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' ♫...Underneath the Mistletoe Last Night...♫ We are officially into the holiday season with a little over a month away from the big day. It is hard to believe that we are at this point of the year already, but reality strikes and it is time to start your holiday shopping if you have not already. If you are a routine customer of ours at SilverTowne, you already know the drill this time of year. If you are not, we welcome you with open arms to explore not only our complete and exclusive line of silver bullion but specifically our 2020 Christmas Silver Collection! All custom minted at our own SilverTowne Mint in Winchester, Indiana, using .999 fine silver bullion, these pieces are designed and...read more Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27649-2020-holiday-series-i-saw-mommy-kissing-santa-claus.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27647-say-happy-birthday-to-the-marine-corps-with-a-999-fine-silver-medallion.aspxSay Happy Birthday To the Marine Corps With A .999 Fine Silver Medallion!Today is the day that we say ‘Happy Birthday!’ to the United States Marine Corps. Every 10th of November, a celebration ensues across the country for the Marines as they honor the values, memory, and history of the heroes that served within the Marine Corps. The day itself brings together generations of veterans to bond and celebrate the Marine Corps and their service to the nation. Every year across the United States, military balls are held and cake cutting ceremonies are put on in addition to battle reenactments, sports events, and musical performances. On this date in 1775, the Second Continental Congress was able to raise two...read more Tue, 10 Nov 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27647-say-happy-birthday-to-the-marine-corps-with-a-999-fine-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27646-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-two-cent-pieces.aspxEvolution of a Denomination Series: Two-Cent PiecesNearly two years into the American Civil War, it became apparent that there was a significant shortage of United States coinage. War-torn and frightened of its outcome, Americans were hoarding all the coins they could get their hands on. In response to this issue, certain businessmen came up with a replacement that would come in the form of cent-sized bronze tokens. These are now known as “Civil War Tokens” and were widely accepted as a money substitute. The success of the tokens gave the Mint grounds to prepare for a one-cent piece using the wartime emergency coins as an example. During this time, they also thought seriously about a two-cent piece hoping to pacify the shortage even more. By December...read more Thu, 05 Nov 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27646-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-two-cent-pieces.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27644-silver-of-the-month-religious-cross-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Religious Cross 1oz .999 Silver MedallionFor the month of October, we featured a Religious-themed silver round for the Silver of the Month. Coming off the heels of that successful round, we decided to pick another one from that same theme. While our Religious silver bullion understandably gets more popular around Easter, it also gets more attention around the holidays. As we are fast approaching the holiday season, this round seemed like the perfect fit for our November silver piece. If you are not sure what makes the Silver of the Month so beneficial or successful, pay close attention. 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...read more Tue, 03 Nov 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27644-silver-of-the-month-religious-cross-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27642-massachusetts-next-up-for-american-innovation-1-coin-release.aspxMassachusetts Next Up For American Innovation $1 Coin ReleaseThe American Innovation $1 Coin series has not seen very many releases this year. No one knows for sure if their scheduled issues took a backseat to the COVID-19 pandemic or if it was planned that way by the United States Mint. No matter the reasoning, the remainder of their releases are scheduled for the tail end of this year...for now. However, the next release in the series takes place today at 12 PM EST. The sixth state to be released, the Massachusetts $1 Coin will be released in 25-coin rolls and 100-coin bags from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints on October 29th. The multi-year series began in 2018 with an Introductory coin and continued on into 2019 with the first four states (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia). This year...read more Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27642-massachusetts-next-up-for-american-innovation-1-coin-release.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27641-us-mint-announces-details-about-2020-uncirculated-set-coming-late-november.aspxU.S. Mint Announces Details About 2020 Uncirculated Set Coming Late NovemberThe tail end of this year is going to be jammed packed with new releases from the United States Mint! One of those releases will be the last annual set of the year in the 2020 Uncirculated (Mint) Set. With November 30th slated as the day for its issue date, there will be a few important things to mention: it will have a set mintage limit and it will NOT be accompanied by the premium bonus nickel that would have been the first-ever Uncirculated Jefferson Nickel with the ‘W’ mintmark representing West Point. Including two folders featuring coins from both Philadelphia and Denver, each folder contains 10 coins with an uncirculated finish. In addition to the last five of six quarters (American Samoa, Weir Farm, Salt River Bay, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller, Tallgrass...read more Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27641-us-mint-announces-details-about-2020-uncirculated-set-coming-late-november.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27640-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1832-12-stars-capped-head-half-eagle.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1832 "12 Stars" Capped Head Half EagleEarly gold coins are often rare, especially before the 1900s. The Half Eagle series that began in 1807 is certainly proof of that. Beginning with the Capped Bust design ranging from 1807-1812 and ending with the Capped Head design from 1813-1834, the series provides some of the rarest varieties in coins, not just half eagles. In fact, advanced collectors are really the ones who end up locating coins of this nature. Following along in the journey of our blog series focusing on Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition of the 100 Greatest United States Coins, we dive deeper into a coin from the half eagle series. With author Jeff Garrett in addition to Ron Guth taking the reigns of this compiled list, we are going to explore a variety of half eagles that have just five...read more Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27640-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1832-12-stars-capped-head-half-eagle.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27636-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-way-down-south-in-dixie-dix-note-the-basis-for-dixie.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Way Down South In Dixie "Dix" Note, The Basis For DixieFolklore sometimes makes its way into the numismatic hobby. While it provides reasoning behind why notes or coins were produced like they were, they are not always 100% confirmed. However, a lot of how folklore makes its way into the hobby is because there is not any other particular reason why a note or coin is the way it is. This holds true for the story behind a note that has made its way into the top 100 Greatest American Currency Notes as curated by authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman. The Whitman Publishing’s only edition of the series explains the story behind a word that has embedded itself into the Southern makeup of this country...read more Tue, 20 Oct 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27636-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-way-down-south-in-dixie-dix-note-the-basis-for-dixie.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27634-coin-medal-designs-released-for-end-of-wwii-series.aspxCoin & Medal Designs Released For End of WWII SeriesLet us just start off by saying that this November is going to pack a punch when it comes to the numismatic hobby. When we say big releases are to come, we mean BIG releases. We have had ongoing updates about the 75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War products from the United States Mint, but earlier this month they finally unveiled the designs for the silver medal and gold coin to be released on November 9th, a week after the Proof American Silver and Gold Eagles with the V75 privy mark on the obverse. While some may claim that the gold coin and silver medal will take a backseat to the Proof Eagles, we would not want you to let these releases slip under the radar. The coin and medal have been created to “remember and honor those Americans who fought one...read more Thu, 15 Oct 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27634-coin-medal-designs-released-for-end-of-wwii-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27633-united-states-mint-unveils-reverse-designs-for-2021-gold-and-silver-american-eagles.aspx United States Mint Unveils Reverse Designs For 2021 Gold and Silver American EaglesWe reported a while back about the United States Mint’s plans to redesign the reverse of both the Gold and Silver American Eagle coins. It was not that we did not believe them, but with the way 2020 has been going and not hearing much about how the process of those changes was taking place and when, we were not sure how those plans would pan out. Thankfully, they made us fully aware as they made it official in a press release issued from the Mint on October 1st. In that press release, they unveiled the new reverse designs for both the American Eagle programs as well as the designers. The designs, set to appear on both bullion and collectors coins midyear, will mark the 35th Anniversary of the American Eagle Coin...read more Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27633-united-states-mint-unveils-reverse-designs-for-2021-gold-and-silver-american-eagles.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27632-breast-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxBreast Cancer Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through SilverOctober brings about a number of changes in the country. Leaves start to turn and fall, temperatures get cooler, pumpkin-spiced everything hits the shelves everywhere, and our awareness involving breast cancer sharpens just a little bit more. Pink shows up everywhere: on clothes, shoes, in the media, on the NFL’s jerseys and football fields, across a number of platforms, and so on. Everyone, unless living under a rock, will see or hear the rumblings of breast cancer awareness. Among most cancers, individuals are usually most familiar with breast cancer. Why? One in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime and it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women according to the National Breast Cancer...read more Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27632-breast-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27631-its-spooky-season-halloween-themed-silver-bullion-available.aspxIt's SPOOKY Season! Halloween Themed Silver Bullion Available!“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.” We are in the early days of October which means we have already been watching scary movies and movies from our childhood (Hocus Pocus if you want to get specific), buying candy, shopping for costumes, decorating, and more. Once summer turns to fall, all we can focus on is not only the changing of the seasons and the weather but the completely different vibe we get during the autumn and approaching Halloween season. The idea of Halloween, from a modern and non-origin standpoint, is to celebrate with...read more Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27631-its-spooky-season-halloween-themed-silver-bullion-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27628-silver-of-the-month-lords-prayer-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Lord's Prayer 1oz .999 Silver MedallionWe have always taken great pride in the fact that our silver bullion options have only expanded over the years. We have a bigger selection of themed bullion pieces than ever before and we only hope to make that grow. One of those collections that have been steadfast for us is our religious themed silver. While more of those pieces tend to fly off the shelves during certain points of the year like Easter or Christmas, they are available all year round. For the month of October, we decided to highlight one of those popular pieces for our silver of the month. Not sure what that means or need a refresher? Pay close attention to the paragraph below. Do you like free shipping? Of course, you do. Do you like the opportunity to get...read more Thu, 01 Oct 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27628-silver-of-the-month-lords-prayer-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27627-us-mint-and-royal-canadian-mint-uk-to-collaborate-for-400th-anniversary-of-the-mayflower.aspx U.S. Mint and Royal Canadian Mint (U.K.) To Collaborate For 400th Anniversary of the MayflowerWhen mints from different parts of the world collaborate together, it is always a special event. Last year when the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint came together and created the Pride of Two Nations Set, it was a game-changer. The set was a success and was comprised of a few different first-ever for both parties involved. So when the Mint decides to do it again, you make note and pay attention and that is exactly what we have done. In collaboration with The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) honoring the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, the United States Mint is releasing two limited-edition sets in gold and silver. The story of the...read more Tue, 29 Sep 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27627-us-mint-and-royal-canadian-mint-uk-to-collaborate-for-400th-anniversary-of-the-mayflower.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27626-first-ever-uncirculated-palladium-eagle-set-to-release-from-us-mint-today.aspxFirst Ever Uncirculated Palladium Eagle Set To Release From U.S. Mint TodayListen up collectors, we have a big release from the United States Mint happening today! Available at 12pm EST, the fourth coin in the American Eagle One-Ounce Palladium coin series will be ready for the taking! Starting in 2017 with the bullion edition, the Mint has followed the series up with a collector Proof Palladium coin in 2018 and a Reverse Proof in 2019. For the first time ever, they will now be offering the 2020 coin in an Uncirculated finish containing one ounce of .9995 palladium. Minted at West Point, the obverse of the coin will be in high relief and focus...read more Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27626-first-ever-uncirculated-palladium-eagle-set-to-release-from-us-mint-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27625-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1943-bronze-lincoln-cent.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1943 Bronze Lincoln CentWhen you think about some of the greatest coin rarities of the 20th century, there are a few that might race through your mind at first. The kind of rare we are talking about specifically often refers to their mintages. For example, the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent is limited to 484,000. It seems like a lot, but when you think about the fact that the same 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent from Philadelphia has a mintage of nearly 28 million, it is just a drop in the bucket. Some more rarities? How about the 1916-D Mercury Dime that was limited to 264,000, the 1921-P Walking Liberty Half dollar that was limited to 246,000, or the 1907 $10 Gold Indian with Periods and a Wire Rim that had a whopping mintage of just 500. These are just some of the rarities that have graced the numismatic hobby in the...read more Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27625-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1943-bronze-lincoln-cent.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27624-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-small-cents-part-2.aspxEvolution of a Denomination Series: Small Cents Part 2Since the small cent’s inception in 1856, its numerous design changes proved to display just how important not only a small cent coin was to the public, but a cent coin in general. From Flying Eagle cents to Indian Head cents, the coins endured a number of composition changes, design changes, and varieties. It was in 1909 that the decision to change the small cent design once again was made and it came just in time for the 100th anniversary of the birth of our nation’s 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln, Wheat Ears Reverse (1909-1958) Based on precedence, officials avoided the depiction of presidents whether...read more Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27624-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-small-cents-part-2.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27623-san-francisco-proof-american-silver-eagle-to-be-released-in-mid-october.aspxSan Francisco Proof American Silver Eagle To Be Released in Mid-OctoberWith all of the products delayed this year due to the ongoing complications of COVID-19, we were never really sure when things would see the light from the United States Mint. Progressively, the Mint would finally start releasing products and releasing dates. More recently, they updated a lot of items from “Fall 2020” status to specific days and times. One of those dates is October 13th and will feature the third release overall of the American Silver Eagle program for 2020. Bearing the “S” mintmark representing the San Francisco Mint from which it was produced and struck, this Proof American Silver Eagle will be the third consecutive annual release for the program that started in 2018. Comprised of one Troy ounce of .999 fine...read more Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27623-san-francisco-proof-american-silver-eagle-to-be-released-in-mid-october.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27622-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-original-and-series-of-1875-50-national-bank-note.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Original and Series of 1875 $50 National Bank NoteIt is pretty safe to say that in a series like the 100 Greatest American Currency Notes that a majority of the notes will be classified as rare. That would make a lot of sense, mainly because of all the series and types of currency out there, narrowing them down to a list of only 100 would almost certainly mean that those chosen would have a requirement of rarity. This next note certainly does classify as such. Along with authors Q. David Bowers and David M. Sundman, we will explore the next note in this blog series that happens to have cracked the top 50. In the only edition of the publication from Whitman Publishing, this note is not only rare now, but it was rare...read more Thu, 10 Sep 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27622-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-original-and-series-of-1875-50-national-bank-note.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27621-celebrate-patriot-day-with-patriotic-themed-silver-bullion.aspxCelebrate Patriot Day With Patriotic Themed Silver Bullion!“A day to remember that extraordinary heroes are often disguised as ordinary people and that spirit and soul are unbreakable.” - Stacey Alcom Just 19 years ago, our nation witnessed and endured one of the most heinous terrorist attacks on American soil that ever took place. Nearly 3,000 men, women, and children lost their lives during and after that disastrous day on September 11, 2001. As millions of Americans across the country take the time to remember and honor the victims of that fateful day every year, we offer remembrance a different way here at SilverTowne. This Patriot Day, not to be confused with Patriot’s Day that commemorates the battles...read more Tue, 08 Sep 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27621-celebrate-patriot-day-with-patriotic-themed-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27620-september-awareness-using-silver-to-spread-awareness.aspxSeptember Awareness: Using Silver To Spread Awareness As we enter the month of September and Summer eventually turns into Fall, we take a look at a month that encompasses a lot of awareness. What do we mean? While we live in a world full of wonderful things, we also live in a world where there are terrible things and some of those things are cancer and cancer-related illnesses. In this ninth month of the year, we bring extra special awareness to Childhood Cancer (Gold), Uterine Cancer (Peach), Leukemia (Orange), Lymphoma (Lime Green), Ovarian Cancer (Teal), Prostate Cancer (Light Blue), and Thyroid Cancer (Grey with Red). These cancers affect many Americans and many of the loved ones we hold so dear. While we should always bring attention to them, the month of September allows us to really hone in...read more Thu, 03 Sep 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27620-september-awareness-using-silver-to-spread-awareness.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27604-silver-of-the-month-fire-department-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Fire Department 1oz .999 Silver MedallionWe are technically past the dog days of summer, but it sure does feel like things are heating up around the country. Wildfires are blazing in California like almost every summer now and we cannot imagine trying to fight a fire in heat like that. As a matter of fact, we cannot imagine fighting a fire at all. For those of us that can only imagine, there are those who deal with that reality. Firefighters are some of the bravest men and women out there as they have dedicated themselves to serving the community and doing it with honor and sacrifice. Their purpose is to protect the lives and the property of people and they do so willingly. We have a number of service silver bullion pieces at SilverTowne, but it only seemed fitting...read more Tue, 01 Sep 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27604-silver-of-the-month-fire-department-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27603-website-spotlight-silvertowne-swag-available.aspxWebsite Spotlight: SilverTowne Swag AvailableIf you have visited the shop in the last couple of years, you may have noticed that we offer what we like to call ‘SilverTowne Swag.’ T-shirts, hats, pullovers, and coffee mugs are available in our retail space all year long. But for those of you out-of-state, not able to travel, or are just caught up in this online shopping world we live in, we also have all those things available on our website as well and they SHIP FOR FREE! No matter where you are or where you live, you can rep the SilverTowne name at any time! Holding up to 12 ounces of liquid, these ceramic coffee mugs are designed with a retro granite design in bright yellow with white, grey, and black speckles reminiscent of a tin enameled campfire mug. Prospector Pete along with our SilverTowne...read more Thu, 27 Aug 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27603-website-spotlight-silvertowne-swag-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27602-brand-new-two-mixed-design-silver-lots-have-been-added-to-the-fold.aspxBRAND NEW! Two Mixed Design Silver Lots Have Been Added To the Fold!The precious metals market has been on the climb these last few weeks. Silver bullion has seen prices nearing $30 per ounce, which has made investors and collectors on both ends of the buying and selling spectrum take advantage of the market’s sudden flip flop. Regardless of the rollercoaster we see every day when it comes to precious metals, it is moments like these that have those who have only thought about investing in precious metals take one step further towards the idea. We at SilverTowne understand the overwhelming and sometimes intimidating nature that is collecting and purchasing silver bullion. Questions like “What should I buy?” and “Where do I go to get it?” are common. We are here to help answer those questions ...read more Tue, 25 Aug 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27602-brand-new-two-mixed-design-silver-lots-have-been-added-to-the-fold.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27601-upcoming-on-the-united-states-mint-production-schedule.aspxUpcoming On the United States Mint Production ScheduleSince mid-March, the United States Mint’s production schedule for 2020 has been nothing short of touch-n-go. With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting hard in the spring, everything came to a halt at the Mint and throughout the country. It became clear to us and everyone else that we did not know how things were going to shape up for the rest of the year in terms of products. However, as we are now sitting in the middle of the summer months, the Mint has been able to start releasing some products and giving some updates on the when and from where of it all. While the tail end of the year looks to be unknown in a lot of ways, they have given us some dates to look forward to in the coming days and months. Two days ago on August 18th, the release of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial...read more Thu, 20 Aug 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27601-upcoming-on-the-united-states-mint-production-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27600-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1796-liberty-cap-half-cents-with-pole-and-no-pole.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1796 Liberty Cap Half Cents (With Pole and No Pole)In case we do not say it enough, let us just remind you and ourselves that United States coinage has a very rich history. From the lowest of denominations to the highest, coins represent a special category within numismatics, and the older they are, the better in most cases. When it comes to the very earliest of official United States Mint early coinage, that fact rings even more true. In our continuing series exploring the top 100 Greatest United States Coins, we take a look at one of the earliest and lowest denomination coins to come from the United States Mint. With author Jeff Garrett and help from Ron Guth, Whitman Publishing’s ...read more Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27600-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1796-liberty-cap-half-cents-with-pole-and-no-pole.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27599-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-redeemable-in-gold-coins-5-national-gold-bank-note-original-series.aspx100 Greatest American Currency Notes Series: Redeemable In Gold Coins $5 National Gold Bank Note, Original SeriesIf you are not dedicated to the collection, curation, and research it takes to be a real deal paper money collector, things can get overwhelming fast. From early American paper currency encompassing paper money of the first colonies and Continental currency to late 20th-century bank bills and federal notes, the extensive list of series and redeemable notes and much, much more is enough to make anyone’s head spin. But when researchers and scholars actively pursue that particular lane within numismatics and make a list involving all types of currency, you pay attention. In our first of many more blog editions of the top 100 Greatest American Currency Notes series, we explore an early pick in the roster that occupies a particularly...read more Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27599-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-series-redeemable-in-gold-coins-5-national-gold-bank-note-original-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27597-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-small-cents-part-i.aspxEvolution of a Denomination Series: Small Cents Part IIn the mid-1850s, large copper cents were starting to wear out their welcome. It became obvious to many at the United States Mint that they cost more to make and distribute than their circulation and popularity were worth. Mint Director James Ross Snowden found the coins, the half-cents as well, too costly. Besides, his desire to see all foreign coins driven out of the United States economy was high on the list. Spanish colonial silver coins made their way through circulation and having coinage based on the trustworthiness of American financial institutions was an idea that did not go away. With both the large cent problem and the foreign coin circulation looming, the coinage law passed by Congress on February 21, 1857, seemingly resolved both issues...read more Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27597-evolution-of-a-denomination-series-small-cents-part-i.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27596-blank-999-silver-bullion-the-perfect-wedding-party-gift.aspxBlank .999 Silver Bullion: The PERFECT Wedding Party GiftWe are currently smack dab in the middle of the wedding season. While presents and a wedding registry might be on the minds of every soon-to-be bride and groom, they cannot forget that they are also on the gift-giving end of things during this exciting time. Before the wedding ceremony occurs, it is best to give both sides of the party a gift to say thank you for their love and support. While we have a number of perfect silver bullion pieces for gift-giving, may we recommend to all the couples out there that will be walking down the aisle our blank .999 fine silver bullion pieces? Here are a few reasons we think these pieces are...read more Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:32:30 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27596-blank-999-silver-bullion-the-perfect-wedding-party-gift.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27594-silver-of-the-month-50th-anniversary-silver-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: 50th Anniversary Silver 1oz .999 Silver MedallionHalf a century. Five decades. Semicentennial. It does not really matter what you call 50 years. The point is, it is a long time and we mean no offense to anyone who may or may not have already entered those golden years. With everything we have going on in 2020, we very well know that a lot can happen in just a year. Multiply that by 50 and whoa, we are not even sure that kind of time is comprehensible anymore. Regardless if it is an anniversary or birthday or employment celebration, milestones deserve to be recognized. We truly believe that here at SilverTowne and that is why over the past four years or so, we have designed, produced, and implemented the offering of anniversary medallions. One...read more Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27594-silver-of-the-month-50th-anniversary-silver-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27593-the-top-10-facts-you-need-to-know-about-gold.aspxThe Top 10 Facts You Need To Know About GoldToday’s market is constantly changing, especially with the hand we have been dealt in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. While precious metals have reached lows and turned into highs we have not seen in a few years, it is important to know about the most popular of elements. Being a leading force in the buying, selling, and production of precious metals and numismatics, it is safe to say that we know a few things. While we have already covered some of the facts you need to know about silver, we figured that gold was the next best metal to...read more Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27593-the-top-10-facts-you-need-to-know-about-gold.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27592-its-officially-christmas-in-july-introducing-2020-christmas-collection.aspx It's Officially Christmas in July! Introducing: 2020 Christmas CollectionJuly is almost over which means that we are three-quarters of the year in and Christmas is approaching fast! The year has seemingly flown by, even given the unfortunate circumstances that this year has brought us. As always though, the holiday season lends itself to the spread of holiday cheer, and hopefully this year, we find a little more to pass around than usual. In an attempt to start early with the spread of holiday cheer, SilverTowne has officially released the 2020 designs for our exclusive Christmas Collection. With 20 designs created in-house featuring plain one-ounce, half-ounce, and five-ounce silver, hand-painted enameled silver, and a bronze option, this year’s collection has a little something for...read more Tue, 28 Jul 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27592-its-officially-christmas-in-july-introducing-2020-christmas-collection.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27591-the-covid-19-pandemic-has-led-to-a-united-states-coin-shortage.aspxThe COVID-19 Pandemic Has Led To A United States Coin ShortageThe impact of COVID-19 has come down on the world in a number of ways, affecting the way humans interact with one another. Healthwise, we are more fragile than a number of other countries right now. In addition, the socio-economic impact as well as the impact financially has really taken a toll on the American people. One of those ways has resulted in the shortage of United States coins. If you really think about it, it makes sense. Businesses were shut down and lockdowns were mandatory across the nation in earlier months. In some cases, some were never recovered. While the fight against the virus still continues to this day, it’s impact has ...read more Thu, 23 Jul 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27591-the-covid-19-pandemic-has-led-to-a-united-states-coin-shortage.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27590-us-mint-set-to-release-2020-connecticut-reverse-proof-1-coin.aspxU.S. Mint Set To Release 2020 Connecticut Reverse Proof $1 Coin The United States Mint recently unveiled the 2020 designs for the next four in the American Innovation $1 Coin program to be released. The designs honor innovators and innovations from the great states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and South Carolina. The first American Innovation $1 coin to be released this year will feature Connecticut and be released in a Reverse Proof finish. Connecticut’s design on the reverse of the coin features the Gerber Variable Scale. The scale is being depicted in use, increasing a geometric shape by 200 percent which also happens to be simulating the shape of the State of Connecticut itself. Inscriptions on the design read “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” along the top left of the arc...read more Tue, 21 Jul 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27590-us-mint-set-to-release-2020-connecticut-reverse-proof-1-coin.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27588-ccac-recommends-mcauliffe-silver-dollar-design-for-2021.aspxCCAC Recommends McAuliffe Silver Dollar Design For 2021There were many topics of discussion on the table for the June 23rd Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee meeting. One of those design discussions was about a silver dollar commemorative being produced in 2021. The results and design favored by the CCAC mirror the same ones recommended by the Commission of Fine Arts on June 18th to Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. The design itself features the late astronaut Christa McAuliffe. McAuliffe, a high school teacher from New Hampshire, was one of six other United States astronauts that were killed in the takeoff of the space shuttle Challenger on January 28th, 1986. There were a total of 12 obverse designs and 15 reverse designs submitted to the panel for review. Legislation for the silver dollar required...read more Thu, 16 Jul 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27588-ccac-recommends-mcauliffe-silver-dollar-design-for-2021.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27587-2020-american-innovation-dollar-designs-released-by-us-mint.aspx2020 American Innovation Dollar Designs Released By U.S. MintThe year 2020 has been interesting, to say the least. With it came many United States Mint product delays, including the next four designs in the American Innovation $1 Coin program that officially launched in 2018 with an introductory coin and was followed up by the first four designs in 2019. The multi-year series was announced in 2018 and created with the intent to honor innovation and innovators with $1 coins from each State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Last year’s designs featured Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. On June 30th, 2020, the Mint officially announced the designs for the 2020 American Innovation $1 Coins as they appear on the ...read more Tue, 14 Jul 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27587-2020-american-innovation-dollar-designs-released-by-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27586-july-is-sarcomabone-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxJuly is Sarcoma/Bone Cancer Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through SilverAs we enter the core of the summer months, it is important to reflect on more than just those summer days and moments that we as humans have come to live for. While every month brings awareness to different cancer-related illnesses, disease, and prevention, it is also a reminder that we are just human. Everyone knows someone who has had or will have cancer or a related disease at some point in their life. The month of July is host to two major cancer awarenesses: Sarcoma and Bone Cancer. Sarcoma is a rare cancer in adults as it makes up just about 1% of all adult cancers out there. It is more common in children and...read more Thu, 09 Jul 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27586-july-is-sarcomabone-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27582-burnished-american-silver-eagle-set-from-us-mint-set-for-release-tomorrow.aspxBurnished American Silver Eagle Set From U.S. Mint Set For Release TomorrowGet ready American Silver Eagle collectors, the United States Mint will have another annual release ready for you tomorrow! With release dates on a ‘To Be Determined’ status for the longest time since the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mint is slowly releasing products and the Uncirculated (Burnished as we know it) 2020 American Silver Eagle is one of them. It will be the third version this year with the bullion edition and the Proof from West Point having already been released back in early January. Set for release tomorrow, July 8th, the Uncirculated (or Burnished as we know it) 2020 American Silver Eagle from the West Point ...read more Tue, 07 Jul 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27582-burnished-american-silver-eagle-set-from-us-mint-set-for-release-tomorrow.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27580-silver-of-the-month-happy-retirement-1oz-999-silver-bar-dated-2020.aspx Silver of the Month: Happy Retirement 1oz .999 Silver Bar Dated 2020Retirement [ri-tahyuh r-muh nt] noun: the act of retiring or of leaving one’s job, career, or occupation permanently, usually because of age. The above is dictionary.com’s definition of retirement. While we understand the last part, “usually because of age”, is a little hard to hear, retirement is a major part of one’s life and as the world keeps getting older, so does the retirement age for most. Regardless of age, retirement is a huge accomplishment and should be celebrated. Even if you are not the type who loves parties and balloons and cake (who doesn’t like cake?), taking a trip or buying yourself something to recognize the years of hard work put in is necessary. No matter how you commemorate the occasion, take a second to pat yourself...read more Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27580-silver-of-the-month-happy-retirement-1oz-999-silver-bar-dated-2020.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27579-evolution-of-a-denomination-the-large-cent.aspx Evolution of a Denomination: The Large Cent Cent coins and half cents were the first to be produced by the United States Mint as stated by the Coinage Act of 1792. Production started in 1793 and from then on, cent coins, large and small, have been a part of United States coinage history. Continuing our series that follows the evolution of a denomination, we will tackle large cents from their inception to their demise for which the small cent would take over. They would be produced every year from 1793 until 1857 with the exception of 1815 as there was a shortage of copper which prevented planchets from...read more Tue, 30 Jun 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27579-evolution-of-a-denomination-the-large-cent.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27578-usa-usa-patriotic-silver-bullion-available-all-year-round.aspx USA! USA! Patriotic Silver Bullion Available All Year Round!These United States are going to be in celebration mode next weekend as it will be the official anniversary of the nation’s independence. Most commonly known across the country as the Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of a nation as the Declaration of Independence was signed and adopted by the 13 colonies. For nearly 250 years, Americans have taken part in festivities ranging from fireworks, barbeques, parties, concerts, family gatherings, and more. This year, America’s birthday is on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Another way to celebrate this July 4th is with Patriotic silver bullion from our collection here at SilverTowne. Available all-year-...read more Thu, 25 Jun 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27578-usa-usa-patriotic-silver-bullion-available-all-year-round.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27576-introducing-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-blog-series.aspx Introducing! 100 Greatest American Currency Notes Blog SeriesIf you could not tell, we love the ‘100 Greatest’ series by Whitman Publishing. Numismatics is a grand landscape full of coins, new and old, medals, and currency. There is so much to learn in the hobby, no matter how long you have actively been a part of it. Likewise, these books provided and published by Whitman with a number of different topics at hand are also a great tool to learn from. We love them here at SilverTowne and that is exactly why we have decided to explore their lists and relay that message to our customers and supporters. If anything, you will find numerous numismatic items you have never heard of or did not know how important they were to...read more Tue, 23 Jun 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27576-introducing-100-greatest-american-currency-notes-blog-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27575-the-top-10-facts-you-need-to-know-about-silver.aspx The Top 10 Facts You Need To Know About Silver Ag stands for silver on the periodic table of elements. We here at SilverTowne are a business built on high-quality silver coins, medallions, and bars. Therefore, it makes sense that we want you to know a few things about the precious metal. We buy it, we sell it, and we know its importance in today’s market. It is versatile and has the ability to change in value over time, making it one of the most affordable and commonly collected precious metals out there. Let us explore and explain some of the biggest things to know about silver from our point of view---one that has been in business...read more Thu, 18 Jun 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27575-the-top-10-facts-you-need-to-know-about-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27574-the-bullion-depository-at-fort-knox.aspx The Bullion Depository At Fort Knox“It’s like Fort Knox.” Do you recall ever hearing those words or words like them used to describe a place that is hard to get into? Most likely you have and it means just that. Precautions, safety, security, authorizations, access. All those things are also used to describe a place that not just anyone can walk into. That comparison and saying are used for a reason and it’s because Fort Knox set a precedent for secure facilities across the bar. While some today may think that Fort Knox is just a military base (which it is), some may not realize that while the United States Army was stationed in the Kentucky location, a United States Bullion Depository was built in the early 1900s for which the Army would be deployed to defend if threats were present. With all the branches of the United States Mint including its headquarters in...read more Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27574-the-bullion-depository-at-fort-knox.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27570-its-wedding-season-celebrate-with-silver-bullion-wedding-gifts.aspx It's Wedding Season! Celebrate With Silver Bullion Wedding Gifts!The summer months also mean the wedding season is in full effect and although it may not be as fully functioning as it usually is during this time due to obvious reasons, we are well aware that the majority of the population will be attending some sort of ceremony. With ceremonies, come gifts and well, we like to think we have you covered in that department. While cash is always a great option for the happy couple, how about something a little more unique? While there are a number of silver bullion options available at our website that are categorized by ounces, shapes, and themes, keep in mind that weddings are definitely one of those special occasions we have a category for! The special day is a momentous occasion in most of our lives and deserves to be celebrated and remembered. While...read more Thu, 11 Jun 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27570-its-wedding-season-celebrate-with-silver-bullion-wedding-gifts.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27569-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1792-silver-center-cent.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1792 Silver-Center Cent1792: a big year in numismatics. The first thing to come to mind? The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792. After the United States Constitution was ratified by a majority of the states in 1788, Congress members and many of its founders found the need for a national Mint to create an identity among a brand new economy. Cut to 1792 and the first mint would be established and Philadelphia would be chosen as its location for, at the time, the Pennsylvania town was the nation’s capital. While the first circulating coins would not be produced until 1793, coinage in the form of copper would immediately be produced. Among these, the half cent and the cent coins. But if you are knowledgeable about the way the United States Mint operates, you are...read more Tue, 09 Jun 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27569-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1792-silver-center-cent.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27568-evolution-of-a-denomination-the-half-cent.aspxEvolution of a Denomination: The Half CentUnited States coinage: where do we start? There are many ways to go about this, but simply put, why not start at the beginning? This new blog series, Evolution of a Denomination, aims to take you through the changes coinage from the United States has gone through dating back to the very first coins produced at the original United States Mint in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of those coins? The lowest face value coin struck by the Mint: the half cent. Half Cents (1793-1857) After the United States Constitution was ratified in 1788 by the majority of the states, many of its founders felt the need for...read more Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:41:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27568-evolution-of-a-denomination-the-half-cent.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27567-silver-of-the-month-softball-leave-it-all-on-the-field-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Softball Leave It All On the Field 1oz .999 Silver MedallionWe know that certain circumstances led to spring sports being canceled in addition to many other things this year. A lot of hard-working athletes suffered because of it and for that, we are sending lots of heartfelt wishes to those youngsters, especially the seniors. But we also know that just because they did not get the chance to strut their stuff this year does not mean that they should not get recognized for all their years of hard work. One of those sports in the midst of it all was softball. Invented in the winter of 1887 in Chicago, Illinois, as an indoor game, the game of softball is now a premier sport that has over hundreds of leagues and over thousands of players across the country. From little league to Team USA, young women now take part in a fostered and growing sport that...read more Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27567-silver-of-the-month-softball-leave-it-all-on-the-field-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27566-images-released-by-us-mint-for-special-proof-gold-and-silver-eagles-for-75th-anniversary-of-the-end-of-wwii.aspxImages Released By U.S. Mint For Special Proof Gold and Silver Eagles for 75th Anniversary of the End of WWIIThis year marks the 75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War which officially falls on September 2nd. The United States Mint has already honored the historic event of 1945 on the 2020-W America the Beautiful circulating quarter dollars with the special privy mark, “V75”, and two of the five designs have already been circulating. But there was an interesting update on their 2020 production schedule of unknowns that popped up this week. While a majority of their production schedule has been deemed “TBD” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two items were, at the very least, updated with images, mintages, and product descriptions. Those two items we have been personally eyeballing for a while...read more Thu, 28 May 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27566-images-released-by-us-mint-for-special-proof-gold-and-silver-eagles-for-75th-anniversary-of-the-end-of-wwii.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27565-emergency-production-silver-eagles-produced-at-philadelphia-during-temporary-west-point-shutdown.aspxEmergency Production Silver Eagles Produced at Philadelphia During Temporary West Point ShutdownThe world has seen a major case of unknowns in the last few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected everything either directly or indirectly and that includes the numismatic hobby as well. Nearly a month removed from the official press release from the Department of the Treasury releasing details of the confirmed production of American Silver Eagle bullion coins at Philadelphia, the coin hobby has seen the release of those coins in a number of certified options from dealers across the country. If you are not sure why the production at Philadelphia seems like a big deal, please understand that bullion coins are typically...read more Tue, 26 May 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27565-emergency-production-silver-eagles-produced-at-philadelphia-during-temporary-west-point-shutdown.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27564-silver-bullion-spotlight-fathers-day.aspxSilver Bullion Spotlight: Father's Day"Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." - Barack Obama Mother’s Day has come and gone which means Father’s Day is right around the corner. June 21st to be exact. While it may look a little different this year due to obvious reasons, it’s never the wrong time to show your father, and your parents for that matter, just how much they mean to you. They raised you, showered you with love, and sacrificed themselves for you every day. If you are looking for a different and unique way to say thank you, choose the gift of silver this Father’s Day. Your dad is your ...read more Thu, 21 May 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27564-silver-bullion-spotlight-fathers-day.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27563-introducing-evolution-of-a-denomination-series.aspx Introducing: Evolution of a Denomination SeriesWe talk a lot about different coins in the blog series “100 Greatest U.S. Coins” as we break down Whitman Publishing’s popular fourth edition publication by authors Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett. United States coinage is thorough and detailed and constantly changing, especially back in the days where coinage was highly revered and sought after when Mint branches were producing coins across the country. But have you ever wondered how we got to the coins we currently use today? Their designs, their denominations, their creators, their reasons for existence? Us, too. That is why we have decided to explore the answers to these questions and...read more Tue, 19 May 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27563-introducing-evolution-of-a-denomination-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27562-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1918-d-8-over-7-buffalo-nickel.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1918-D, 8 Over 7 Buffalo NickelWhen it comes to United States coinage, there are a number of examples off the top of our head that we can think of. One of those initial thoughts? The Buffalo nickel. Designed by James Earle Fraser using the likeness of a Native American chief for inspiration, the nickel design has become one of the most recognizable coins out there and has become equally as collectible. Minted from 1913-1938, the Buffalo nickel was a surefire pick for at least one spot on the top 100 Greatest United States Coins series. In the next edition of the series exploring Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition of the publication, we take note from author...read more Thu, 14 May 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27562-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1918-d-8-over-7-buffalo-nickel.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27561-us-mint-sets-release-date-for-basketball-hof-commemorative-coins.aspxU.S. Mint Sets Release Date For Basketball HOF Commemorative CoinsIn early April, we talked about the Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin program from the United States Mint and how it was affected by everything going on in the world right now. It was one of many product releases pushed to “TBD” on the Mint’s production schedule despite its original April 4th release day that was supposed to fall in line with the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. While there are still a majority of unknowns on their schedule, the Mint was finally able to set a date for the release of the coins. Exactly two months after its original release date, the Basketball HOF Coins will now look to be released on June 4th. While you ...read more Tue, 12 May 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27561-us-mint-sets-release-date-for-basketball-hof-commemorative-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27560-new-release-certified-999-fine-silver-shavings.aspxNew Release! Certified .999 Fine Silver Shavings!In business, it is always best to keep finding new ways to get your product and name out there in front of new people while maintaining your current customers. New ideas are needed to elevate and keep growing in the ever-changing social, economic, and technological climate we live in today. That is why, with our over 70 years of experience, it is imperative to keep finding new ways to present silver that is intriguing. Let us introduce you to our BRAND NEW product: silver shavings. Traditionally, silver is melted from something called “silver shot” which looks like small pellets and is easy to melt down. These new silver shavings are produced by “shaving” large chunks of silver and melt up to two times faster than the traditional silver shot. The...read more Thu, 07 May 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27560-new-release-certified-999-fine-silver-shavings.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27559-silver-of-the-month-us-army-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: U.S. Army 1oz .999 Silver Medallion“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” -George S. Patton Jr. As a soldier in the Army, one has to be prepared both physically and mentally. That is what makes it one of the strongest forces in the world. Those who choose to sacrifice themselves and lay their life on the line for the good of the United States of America are heroic, are dedicated, and the most respected individuals out there. From the Revolutionary War to today, American soldiers past, present, and future should be honored and celebrated for their fight and their bravery in the...read more Tue, 05 May 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27559-silver-of-the-month-us-army-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27558-did-you-know-24-hour-free-engraving-is-available-on-sundays.aspxDid You Know? 24-Hour Free Engraving Is Available On Sundays!Public Service Announcement: If you do not have Facebook, we recommend getting it. If you do have Facebook and you are not following us, we further recommend that you do. If you have Facebook and you are following us and you have not been taking advantage of the FREE ENGRAVING on one item on Sundays, we only have one question: why? While these past few weeks we have not been able to run the deal due to production limitations in order to streamline the increased volume of orders we have had for the past month and a half, we are gearing up to offer the deal again beginning May 3rd. The breakdown: one .999 fine engravable silver bullion piece is offered with free engraving beginning...read more Thu, 30 Apr 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27558-did-you-know-24-hour-free-engraving-is-available-on-sundays.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27557-silver-bullion-spotlight-no-date-buffalo-replica-1oz-silver-medallion.aspx Silver Bullion Spotlight: No Date Buffalo Replica 1oz Silver MedallionAs you may already know if you are a SilverTowne customer and supporter, our silver bullion production has been streamlined to keep up with the demand during this difficult time. While this has limited your options temporarily, it has helped our shipping estimates and delays from the increased volume of orders we are continuing to receive. One of those options in the one-ounce form has always been very popular throughout the years despite these unpredictable circumstances. First seen on Buffalo nickels, or Indian Head nickels, from 1913-1938, the design was created by James Earle Fraser and has been a favorite among numismatic coin collectors since its inception. The design itself utilized three different Native...read more Tue, 28 Apr 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27557-silver-bullion-spotlight-no-date-buffalo-replica-1oz-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27554-silver-bullion-spotlight-mothers-day.aspxSilver Bullion Spotlight: Mother's DayMark your calendars now: May 10th is Mother’s Day in the United States. While this year’s celebration may look different from years prior, it is important now more than ever to recognize those women in our life that express unconditional love and the sort of encouragement that the world needs. Whether it is your mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, niece, or friend, let them know how much you appreciate them on this special day and every day of the year. But we know what you are thinking right about now, with everything going on, how can I possibly shop or plan a family gathering? We have you covered. While we may not be able to give you the best advice on a gathering...read more Thu, 23 Apr 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27554-silver-bullion-spotlight-mothers-day.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27552-2020-w-circulating-quarters-will-include-special-privy-mark.aspx2020-W Circulating Quarters Will Include Special Privy MarkLast year, 2019, we saw a banner year of product releases from the United States Mint. Low mintages, first-evers, and brand new designs of coins and medals riddled the coin hobby. One of those first-evers was the release of 2019-W Quarters Dollars with the “W” mintmark on the obverse representing West Point. They were released into circulation, 10 million to be exact, among other circulated quarters dollars from both Philadelphia and Denver during National Coin Week to promote the Great American Coin Hunt. Following suit this year, the Mint has once again decided to release 2020-W Quarter Dollars into circulation except for this year, there is a twist. In conjunction...read more Tue, 21 Apr 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27552-2020-w-circulating-quarters-will-include-special-privy-mark.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27549-2020-silver-proof-set-on-track-for-april-17th-release-from-the-us-mint.aspx2020 Silver Proof Set On Track For April 17th Release From the U.S. Mint“To Be Determined.” Those initials, TBD, have taken over the United States Mint’s production schedule during this difficult time. Release dates are up in the air and no one knows what will happen as we continue to weather this storm. But, as it is looking right now, there are two specific dates on their schedule that have not changed and are still on track to release the product. One of those is the 2020 Silver Proof Set in Original Government Packaging. Set for April 17th, the annual set is looking to mimic last year’s set that included a “bonus” coin. As we have already encountered with the 2020 Clad Proof Set that included an extra Proof Jefferson nickel with the ‘W’ mintmark representing West Point, we are now...read more Thu, 16 Apr 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27549-2020-silver-proof-set-on-track-for-april-17th-release-from-the-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27548-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1894-s-barber-dime.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1894-S Barber Dime“Ideas are a dime a dozen.” “It isn’t worth a dime if….” Who knew the ten-cent piece was so utilized to make a point? To get to our point, dimes have been around for a significant amount of time. Disme, draped bust, seated liberty, winged liberty head (or Mercury), Roosevelt. All of these make up the history that is the ten-cent piece. But we are missing one crucial one: the Barber dime. While the Barber coinage series (1892-1916) left much to be desired in the grand scheme of things, it did produce a ten-cent piece that is incredibly famous and rare among United States coinage as a whole. Its story, its rarity, and its value speaks volumes...read more Tue, 14 Apr 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27548-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1894-s-barber-dime.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27547-silver-of-the-month-make-a-wish-happy-birthday-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Make A Wish! Happy Birthday 1oz .999 Silver MedallionWhile the world seems to have been slowed to a stop, there are a number of things that cannot be celebrated, unfortunately. However, special people in your life may still be celebrating birthdays and among some of the small things you can still do for them, gifting them silver is definitely one of them. It may be perhaps one of the best things you can do for them! It just so happens, for this month of April in 2020, we have decided to make our Silver of the Month a birthday medallion for those who want to celebrate that someone special with the gift of silver! We know its hard to celebrate the way a lot of people are used to, but this unique gift idea is perfect for saying how much you care about them during these trying...read more Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27547-silver-of-the-month-make-a-wish-happy-birthday-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27546-basketball-hall-of-fame-coin-series-pushed-to-tbd-on-us-mint-schedule.aspxBasketball Hall of Fame Coin Series Pushed To TBD on U.S. Mint ScheduleMarch and April looked completely different this year. Normally at this point in April, we would have just got through watching some of the best college basketball games to date and everyone would be talking about the new champion of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. While that is not our reality, we did want to continue to clue you in on the United States Mint’s pending schedule of products that were set to release on the Final Four, or April 4th originally. Plans have changed due to obvious reasons but we still wanted to dive into the Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Series that celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame...read more Tue, 07 Apr 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27546-basketball-hall-of-fame-coin-series-pushed-to-tbd-on-us-mint-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27544-silver-bullion-spotlight-medical-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver Bullion Spotlight: Medical 1oz .999 Silver MedallionNow more than ever, our medical professionals including doctors, nurses, emergency services, and many others are more important than ever. While they remain important to our health and safety all-year-round, they are on the front lines of what we are currently going through as a country and world right now. While available at all times, we wanted to point out the Medical-themed .999 fine silver medallion that we currently have available on our website. If you know someone in the medical field and are especially proud of their sacrifices, this silver round among many would be a great way to say thank you for their service to their community and to their...read more Thu, 02 Apr 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27544-silver-bullion-spotlight-medical-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27543-womens-history-month-spotlight-nellie-tayloe-ross-1st-woman-director-of-the-us-mint.aspxWomen's History Month Spotlight: Nellie Tayloe Ross - 1st Woman Director of the U.S. MintWhile we are nearing the end of the month of March, which also happens to be Women’s History Month, we would like to take a moment to discuss one of the hundreds of women that are important and that have made a significant impact on the numismatic hobby. Not only did this woman serve as the first woman who headed the United States Mint as a Director, but she was also the first woman in the United States to serve as a governor of a state. Nellie Tayloe Ross - Early Life Nellie Tayloe Ross was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, on November...read more Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27543-womens-history-month-spotlight-nellie-tayloe-ross-1st-woman-director-of-the-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27541-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1909-s-vdb-lincoln-cent.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1909-S VDB Lincoln CentIt is no surprise that the mention of the 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln penny has frequented the airwaves around you if you are a true collector in the hobby. The initials themselves, matched with the man and designer they call Victor David Brenner, are more highly collectible than most pennies out there. But it is even more so collectible, and pricey for that matter, if the 1909 is followed by an “S” that represents the San Francisco Mint. A part of the top 100 Greatest United States Coins as put together in the fourth edition of the Whitman Publication by author Jeff Garrett with help from Ron Guth, the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln cent is a dream coin among collectors. With influence from...read more Tue, 24 Mar 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27541-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1909-s-vdb-lincoln-cent.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27532-the-history-of-the-indian-head-cent.aspxThe History of the Indian Head CentHow many one-cent coin designs can you think of off the top of your head? If we had to guess, your answers most likely include the Lincoln Memorial cent and the Lincoln Wheat cent. Let’s take it back further though to the Large cent, Flying Eagle cent, and of course, the Indian Head cent. If you are a penny collector, most likely you have each of these or are more inclined to own just one of the varieties. Based on how long they were produced, we would take a guess that the Indian Head cent is a top choice among them. But how much do you really know about the Indian Head cent design? While we often have them available online in grab bags, the 50 years the coin was in production during the late 1800s into the early 20th century has a lot of...read more Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27532-the-history-of-the-indian-head-cent.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27531-silver-bullion-spotlight-religious-999-fine-silver-collection.aspxSilver Bullion Spotlight: Religious .999 Fine Silver CollectionEaster is just over a month away and we have been selling our themed-bullion pieces left and right. While hopping bunny rabbits and baskets full of candy are what is mostly thought of this time of year, especially when you have young children, let us not forget what it is really about: the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. So in addition to our fun, bright Easter-themed silver bullion options, we also happen to offer religious silver in bars and rounds. While the religious-themed silver is available year-round, it makes sense that it is also offered this time of year and happens to do well because of it. We have a wide selection that features both enameled, plain, and 2pc gift sets, but we wanted to talk about a few of our pieces that have been popular as of late...read more Thu, 12 Mar 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27531-silver-bullion-spotlight-religious-999-fine-silver-collection.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27530-women-in-history-coin-and-numismatic-contributions.aspxWomen In History: Coin and Numismatic ContributionsPerhaps one of the most intriguing parts of the numismatic hobby is how rich in history it is. Think about it; the change in your pocket could be 50+ years old. The collection you hold so dear is probably littered with paper money used in the 1800s. And let us not forget about the famed Morgan Silver Dollar that is one of the most coveted, if not the most coveted, coins in the business. Mintage years: 1878-1921. The most recently minted coin is nearly 100 years old. Is the picture painted yet? Now as we identify the rich history of coins and currency, let us identify another key element in its history: women. As the month of March has been deemed Women’s History Month, it is only right we identify their contributions to the numismatic...read more Tue, 10 Mar 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27530-women-in-history-coin-and-numismatic-contributions.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27529-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-lis-j.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Lis J.Lis J., Fulfillment Just six short months away, Lis will have been here at SilverTowne for 40 years. With the business itself celebrating 70 years in 2019, it is incredible to have an employee with such experience, knowledge, and wisdom still in the everyday grind that is needed to keep a business such as this operating. The bullion and numismatic game have changed drastically in that amount of time and she has seen it all, including all the designs that have come and gone when it comes to our silver bullion. Beginning Job Title: “When I started I opened the mail. I then began learning...read more Thu, 05 Mar 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27529-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-lis-j.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27528-silver-of-the-month-pink-rose-1oz-999-silver-bar-enameled.aspxSilver of the Month: Pink Rose 1oz .999 Silver Bar EnameledSpringtime is rapidly approaching and we, in Midwest Indiana, can hardly wait! The warmer weather, more daylight, and the greener grass is always a reminder that things can always get better. But perhaps one of the best sights to see in the Spring is blooming flowers and more specifically, roses. Red, yellow, white, and pink are traditionally thought of when you think of roses. It is one of the most well-known flowers and depending on what color you go for, they can carry a lot of symbolism. While roses, and flowers in general, are beautiful, they only last for a short amount of time when given to someone special. But what if we told you we...read more Tue, 03 Mar 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27528-silver-of-the-month-pink-rose-1oz-999-silver-bar-enameled.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27527-upcoming-on-united-states-mints-production-schedule.aspxUpcoming On United States Mint's Production ScheduleFebruary is nearly over and we are on our way to being a quarter of the way through 2020 already. Can you believe it?!?! Neither can we, but we look forward to it because of all the fantastic products that get released year after year from the United States Mint. If you are not an avid follower of these products, no worries as we have you covered. Today the U.S. Mint is releasing the 2020 Clad Proof Set in Original Government Packaging and it will be similar to last year’s version. The 2019 Clad Proof Set, in addition to the Silver Proof Set and Uncirculated (Mint) Set, included a special edition Lincoln Cent. The Mint called it a “bonus” to thank all their customers. They all were the first of their kind as they were minted at West Point and marked with the “W” on the obverse. The Clad...read more Thu, 27 Feb 2020 10:23:09 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27527-upcoming-on-united-states-mints-production-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27526-100-greatest-us-coins-series-us-assay-office-50-gold-slugs.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: U.S. Assay Office $50 Gold SlugsOne of the most significant events to happen in the 19th century was the California Gold Rush. Beginning in 1848, the discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley sparked a massive influx of people to make their way to the Golden State. While nearly $2 billion worth of the precious metal was ultimately extracted from the area, the discovery of gold created a different set of problems for the people who actually inhabited the area pre-Gold Rush. By the end of 1849, nearly 100,000 people of non-native status were inhabiting the California territory in comparison to the previous less than 1,000. The dramatic increase of people in addition to inflation and the lack of gold coins for which was needed to conduct proper business, gold dust then became the means of currency. However, this form...read more Tue, 25 Feb 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27526-100-greatest-us-coins-series-us-assay-office-50-gold-slugs.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27525-we-sell-but-did-you-know-we-buy-too.aspxWe Sell, But Did You Know We Buy TOO?Being a retail and wholesale business, we get a lot of questions about the type of items we sell. Precious metals such as gold and silver are obviously the first thing to come to mind, but we have a plethora of items spanning from Proof and Mint sets to modern coins to world coins and bullion. What do we sell? I think we have that established for the most part, but did you know that we BUY all those things TOO? In our retail store and over the phone, we have a number of collectors that ask questions about what we buy and how we determine it. We also have individuals who do not collect necessarily and have no idea what they have or in some cases, what they have inherited. So in order to help you out, we decided to answer a few of the...read more Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27525-we-sell-but-did-you-know-we-buy-too.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27520-the-luck-of-the-irish-st-patricks-day-silver-bullion-collection-available.aspxThe Luck Of the Irish! St. Patrick's Day Silver Bullion Collection Available“For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o' March!” - Thomas Augustine Daly Things get a whole lot greener in the month of March. The beginning of Spring is officially three-quarters of the way through the month and if you are lucky enough, the weather will begin to show signs of it. But if you are from the Midwest like us, it’s a very hit or miss situation when it comes to Mother Nature. A few days before the start of Spring though is a day that has increased the number of party beads and ...read more Tue, 18 Feb 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27520-the-luck-of-the-irish-st-patricks-day-silver-bullion-collection-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27519-grab-your-easter-baskets-easter-themed-silver-bullion-available-now.aspxGrab Your Easter Baskets: Easter Themed Silver Bullion Available Now!We are two months away from Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, and our silver bullion options for the 2020 holiday have already been flying off the shelves. Whether you are looking to fill your kids’ Easter baskets full of goodies other than chocolates and candies or you are gifting a family member an annual piece of religious-themed silver bullion, we have a number of options that are sure to satisfy your gifting needs. Easter Bunny Rabbits & Basket 1oz .999 Silver Bar Custom minted at our very own SilverTowne Mint in Winchester, Indiana, this .999 fine silver bar is exclusive to SilverTowne and is available in both enameled and plain...read more Thu, 13 Feb 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27519-grab-your-easter-baskets-easter-themed-silver-bullion-available-now.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27518-new-release-blank-12-ounce-999-silver-medallion-now-available.aspxNew Release! Blank 1/2 Ounce .999 Silver Medallion Now Available!In mid-2019, we posted a blog about the possibilities available to us and to you, our loyal customers and collectors, that our blank silver bullion collection has to offer. Our aim with this collection? Complete customization and personalization, something that was expressed to us through the suggestions also made by our customers. One-ounce bars and rounds, a five-ounce bar, and 2pc gift sets are always popular options for our blank pieces. Well, once again, we have taken your suggestions to heart and we have added another option to our .999 fine silver blank bullion. Now introducing, in a smaller and more budget-friendly option, a half-ounce silver medallion that collectors will be flocking to!...read more Tue, 11 Feb 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27518-new-release-blank-12-ounce-999-silver-medallion-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27517-possible-but-most-likely-definite-design-change-coming-for-the-gold-and-silver-american-eagles.aspxPossible, But Most Likely Definite, Design Change Coming For the Gold and Silver American EaglesThe year 2021 is gearing up to be a big one for the United States Mint, the numismatic hobby, and more specifically, the silver dollar in general. What do we mean, you ask? Well if you can recollect the last year of production for the Morgan Silver Dollars, it will bring you to 1921. If you can remember in that same year, the Peace Dollars began. So, long story short, it will be the 100th year anniversary for the end of the Morgans and the beginning for the Peace dollars. Aside from that big anniversary, there will also be another major change for a different silver dollar: the American Silver Eagle. The buzz around the hobby about the potential for the Gold and Silver American Eagle programs to get a design change has been circling for quite some time now. The...read more Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:43:46 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27517-possible-but-most-likely-definite-design-change-coming-for-the-gold-and-silver-american-eagles.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27511-silver-of-the-month-god-bless-america-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: God Bless America 1oz .999 Silver Medallion“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” - Beginning Line To the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence. It is officially the election year and things are about to get hectic in the political landscape as they have already. Whether you are one or the other when it comes to your party, the one thing we all have in common is the color of our blood and the country in which we live: the United States of America. We, as a nation under God, must live up to the standards to which our Founding Fathers upheld when writing and signing the Declaration of...read more Tue, 04 Feb 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27511-silver-of-the-month-god-bless-america-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27500-100-greatest-united-states-coins-series-1895-morgan-silver-dollar.aspx100 Greatest United States Coins Series: 1895 Morgan Silver DollarQuick: name a year dated Morgan! What did you come up with? 1921? 1878? 1893? How about the 1895 Morgan, or also known as the “King of the Morgan Silver Dollars”? With the limited nature of these pieces, it has more than earned its title and the story behind it along with its mintage is certainly enough to cement its place on the list of the top 100 United States coins. In our next breakdown of the series that hones in on the Greatest United States Coins as comprised of in Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition, author Jeff Garrett along with Ron Guth place this coin in the top 30 with influence from coin dealers...read more Thu, 30 Jan 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27500-100-greatest-united-states-coins-series-1895-morgan-silver-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27498-silvertowne-employee-profile-kortni-b.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile: Kortni B.Kortni B., Accounting/Purchasing Coordinator Nearing her five year anniversary at SilverTowne in March, Kortni has seen the day in and day out of her job duties change over the years. From eBay to inventory management to accounting and sometimes human relations matters, her time here has been a melting pot of different skill sets. Beginning Job Title: “I started in the eBay department doing listings and fulfillment. I was then a part of inventory management where I oversaw physical inventories...read more Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27498-silvertowne-employee-profile-kortni-b.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27490-gifts-for-kids-the-appeal-of-2pc-silver-bullion-sets.aspxGifts For Kids: The Appeal of 2pc Silver Bullion SetsBirthdays, baptisms, first communions, sports achievements, holidays. In other words, life’s moments. These life moments can be extremely special for a child and making it even more memorable for them can sometimes be a task. No, not in a way that seems obligatory, but in a way that sets your gift apart from others. Buying gifts for children is hard in general as their attention span, especially in today’s social and technological climate, can change faster than the hands on a clock. It is also difficult because you want them to get something from the gift without it screaming “snoozefest”...read more Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27490-gifts-for-kids-the-appeal-of-2pc-silver-bullion-sets.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27484-silvertowne-corporate-gifts-page.aspxSilverTowne Corporate Gifts PageCorporate gifting: how much do you know about it? Whether you are familiar with it as an employer, employee, or client, its relevance is perhaps more emphasized today than ever before. Gift giving in the corporate world is important and it is used to showcase and enhance relationships that make a business thrive. Letting those who are imperative to your business know how important they are or thanking long-standing customers can be extremely valuable because something as simple as recognition can go a long way. With the importance of corporate giving, we at SilverTowne have decided to help...read more Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27484-silvertowne-corporate-gifts-page.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27482-be-my-valentine-gift-your-valentine-silver-bullion.aspxBe My Valentine: Gift Your Valentine Silver BullionGreeting cards, flowers, chocolate, stuffed teddy bears. What holiday does this sound like to you? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Pinks and reds are already filling the aisleways at your local stores and the surmounting pressure to gift your significant other that perfect something is rising the closer February 14th gets. Except, what if we told you that you could forget about all that pressure and do something different and unique for once? Sounds like a job for silver bullion, does it not? Visually appealing, holds value, unique. These are all traits of our Valentine’s Day...read more Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27482-be-my-valentine-gift-your-valentine-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27440-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1933-indian-head-eagle.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coins Series: 1933 Indian Head EagleUnited States coinage has a rich history. United States gold coinage is a major contributor to that fact. Why? Beginning in 1795, gold coinage was produced on pretty much a continual and uninterrupted basis. That is, until the year 1933 when the suspension of all gold coinage took place. In our next edition of our blog series focusing on Whitman Publication’s fourth edition of the top 100 Greatest United States coins, we look at a gold coin which is rare not because of its mintage, but because of how its story ended up. With author Jeff Garrett’s explanation and assistance by Ron Guth, we look deeper at why 1933 was such an important year...read more Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27440-100-greatest-us-coins-series-1933-indian-head-eagle.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27439-united-states-chief-engraver-series-james-barton-longacre.aspxUnited States Chief Engraver Series: James Barton LongacreLiberty Head Gold Dollar, Indian Princess Gold Dollars, Flying Eagle Cent, Indian Head Cent, Three Cent Piece, Shield Nickel. This list is pretty impressive, especially if it is on a resumé. This list of works and more are on just one engraver’s resumé and his name is James Barton Longacre. He also managed to be the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. In our last profile of the United States Chief Engraver Series, we take a deeper look at Longacre’s list of works and how he climbed the ladder to one of the most prestigious positions at the Mint and in the coin busin...read more Tue, 07 Jan 2020 10:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27439-united-states-chief-engraver-series-james-barton-longacre.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27429-silver-of-the-month-police-protect-and-serve-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Police Protect and Serve 1oz .999 Silver MedallionIt is hard to believe that the new year is upon us. As we get started in 2020, there are a number of special days and holidays to celebrate. On January 9th in particular, it is a day to recognize those police and law enforcement officers that dedicate their lives to protecting and serving their local communities on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, also known as L.E.A.D. While there are a number of ways to show your support for those individuals in law enforcement as they move through everyday difficulty and sacrifice, silver bullion may not be the first thought when doing so which makes it a very unique gift. While we have a number of law enforcement options in our inventory, our particular ...read moreThu, 02 Jan 2020 10:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27429-silver-of-the-month-police-protect-and-serve-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27412-new-release-2020-silver-kangaroo-has-jumped-its-way-into-our-inventory.aspxNew Release! 2020 Silver Kangaroo Has Jumped Its Way Into Our Inventory!It is back from the Australian outback! Perth Mint’s 2020 1oz Silver Kangaroo BU Coin is here for your collecting pleasure! Struck in 99.99% fine silver, this 1oz bullion piece is in its fifth year of production at the Perth Mint in Australia. This bullion piece also carries extreme significance due to it being the first bullion piece from Perth that was struck in .9999 fine pure silver instead of the traditional .999 silver. With over 30 years of silver bullion experience, Perth has once again crafted the new 2019 Kangaroo that features...read moreThu, 26 Dec 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27412-new-release-2020-silver-kangaroo-has-jumped-its-way-into-our-inventory.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27409-new-release-2020-canada-silver-maple-leaf-1oz-bu-coins-are-here.aspxNew Release! 2020 Canada Silver Maple Leaf 1oz BU Coins Are Here!It is that time of year again where all the world bullion comes out with their 2020 designs! One of our most popular options? The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf! In stock and available in a number of different increments, the 2020 Silver Canada Maple Leaf is produced in one Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver and has been highly sought after since its inception and initial production in 1988. This annually released legal tender coin depicts the current year date on the reverse as the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is exhibited on the obverse. Backed by the Canadian...read moreThu, 19 Dec 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27409-new-release-2020-canada-silver-maple-leaf-1oz-bu-coins-are-here.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27399-100-greatest-us-coin-series-1916-standing-liberty-quarter-dollar.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coin Series: 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter DollarIn the late 1890s, a new series of United States coinage was put into production. That series, comprised of halves, dimes, and quarters, was named after their designer, Charles E. Barber. While the Barber coinage was ultimately put into production by the United States Mint, its appeal was met with mixed reviews and in 1915, the Mint decided it best to retire the designs as their minimum circulation requirement was up. What was soon to follow is arguably one of the most popular and visibly appealing series of coins. Their production, beginning in 1916, immediately changed how coins were designed in the future. In fact, in 2016, their 100th Anniversary was celebrated in 24kt gold by the Mint. Those coins? A Mercury...read moreTue, 17 Dec 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27399-100-greatest-us-coin-series-1916-standing-liberty-quarter-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27390-silver-of-the-month-tooth-fairy-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspx Silver of the Month: Tooth Fairy 1oz .999 Silver MedallionThere are a number of childhood moments, or milestones, that take place that are worth remembering to parents. When you first learn to talk and walk, your first haircut, your first tooth, the first day of school, and so on. There is one in particular that we can help celebrate without keeping the ‘remnants’ of the memory: first lost tooth. While there are a number of big moments for us as a kid, there are also moments as parents that you get to experience for the first time while actually going through them a number of times afterward. While your child has lost their tooth and placed it under their pillow at night, it is your responsibility to call on that magical creature that comes along and keeps it in exchange...read moreThu, 12 Dec 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27390-silver-of-the-month-tooth-fairy-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27385-2019-holiday-series-here-comes-santa-claus.aspx2019 Holiday Series: Here Comes Santa Claus♫...Right down Santa Claus Lane. Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer pullin’ on the reins...♫ Countdown to Christmas begins NOW if you have not started already. 15 days officially! Here in the shop, we have been particularly busy not only helping customers that walk through the door at our retail counter but also have been busy filling orders and engraving all the wonderful silver pieces! With all the designs in our Christmas Collection this year, there has not been a clear cut favorite. What we will say though is if you or anyone else you know has a particular fondness for the jolly guy in red with the white beard, we have a number of silver (and a bronze) pieces that feature him!...read moreTue, 10 Dec 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27385-2019-holiday-series-here-comes-santa-claus.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27372-robert-scot-united-states-chief-engraver-series.aspxRobert Scot: United States Chief Engraver SeriesTo be first in or of anything is quite remarkable if you really think about it. To be the first at a place such as the United States Mint is extremely remarkable. To be the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, well that is something no one can ever change. That is history-making. Continuing our blog series on the highly appointed position that is Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, we uncover the legacy that is Robert Scot. With the first to be named to the position, Scot had a hand in a number of Draped Bust coins, in addition to others, that collectors are still after today...read moreThu, 05 Dec 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27372-robert-scot-united-states-chief-engraver-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27371-2019-holiday-series-hark-the-herald-angels-sing.aspx2019 Holiday Series: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing...♫ Glory to the newborn King! Peace on Earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled ♫ We are going to be quite frank and to the point. Among the presents and the food and all the other frivolous things that have made Christmas exciting over the years, let us NOT FORGET one all-important thing this holiday season: Christ is THE reason for the season and we MUST take time to reflect, remember, and celebrate the fact that His birth was God’s greatest gift to mankind. As we pass along the gifts from one person to another, let us all remember all that the Lord has given to us in His grace. With all this in mind, we made sure to include this sentiment in our 2019...read moreTue, 03 Dec 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27371-2019-holiday-series-hark-the-herald-angels-sing.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27370-2019-holiday-series-do-they-know-its-christmas.aspx2019 Holiday Series: Do They Know It's Christmas?♫ And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime ♫ Today is the day before Thanksgiving and our hearts, along with our stomachs, are sure to be full this time tomorrow. But if we are being honest, the anticipation of the Christmas season is already in full swing as those who celebrate the holiday the day after Halloween appears to be multiplying every year. While some may find that all too soon, we find that the spirit of Christmas and the cheer that it brings to everyone this time of year is something to behold and wish it was a 365-day-a-year feeling that could be passed on from person to person...read moreTue, 26 Nov 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27370-2019-holiday-series-do-they-know-its-christmas.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27369-new-release-american-flag-half-ounce-999-silver-bar.aspxNew Release! American Flag Half Ounce .999 Silver BarThe Stars and Stripes never get old to look at. No matter which way you see them, an immense amount of pride surfaces for the truest of Americans. We happen to know how important they are here at SilverTowne and that is why we have built an American Flag silver collection that we are incredibly proud of. So when we came across an old die at our very own SilverTowne Mint a while back that handed us an opportunity to make something old new again, we took it and ran. Brand new (and old) is the half-ounce version of the popular one-ounce and ten-ounce option that flies off our shelf all year long: American Flag...read moreThu, 21 Nov 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27369-new-release-american-flag-half-ounce-999-silver-bar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27368-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-heather-c.aspx SilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Heather C.Heather C., Fulfillment Everyone’s hired on story is different. Some here at SilverTowne are doing the exact job they were hired for. Some are doing that job plus parts of another they had to learn on the fly. And some, well, are just doing something completely different than they ever thought they would be. Sometimes that means that someone needed something different and sometimes it means the position needed to be filled and quite frankly, they were thrown in the deep end we like to say. Heather’s hired on story is a little bit of everything. Originally working for our...read moreTue, 19 Nov 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27368-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-heather-c.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27367-silver-of-the-month-i-love-you-daydreaming-teddy-bear-1oz-999-silver-bar.aspxSilver of the Month: I Love You Daydreaming Teddy Bear 1oz .999 Silver BarThere are many ways to say or express the words “I love you.” Flowers, cards, candy, gifts of any kind really. But do you want to stick out a little more than usual with a gift that keeps on giving? Sure you do. PERFECT for the ultimate gifting experience is silver bullion. What is even better is that we at SilverTowne have themed bullion that says everything you cannot and in this case, “I love you” is it! But wait, there is more to tell you! November’s silver of the month features the exact piece of silver bullion you need to express all the love you have for that special someone in your life. Not sure what this thing called “silver of the...read moreThu, 14 Nov 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27367-silver-of-the-month-i-love-you-daydreaming-teddy-bear-1oz-999-silver-bar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27361-hunting-season-is-here-commemorate-with-the-whitetail-deer-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxHunting Season Is Here! Commemorate With the Whitetail Deer 1oz .999 Silver MedallionAvid hunters gather ‘round: hunting season is just days away. Four days to be exact. Beginning November 16th and lasting until December 1st, the official season for hunting deer with firearms goes into full effect. Dating back to long before modern civilization began, deer hunting was a means of surviving. Aside from food, ancient peoples needed every part of the animal as it was used for clothing and carpeting while the bones were a source of weaponry like knives and clubs. Hunting was a necessity. Over time though, deer hunting has turned into a more adventurous and sportsman activity while modern technology and society have evolved. Although...read moreMon, 11 Nov 2019 11:21:37 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27361-hunting-season-is-here-commemorate-with-the-whitetail-deer-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27360-honor-those-who-have-served-this-veterans-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxHonor Those Who Have Served This Veterans Day With Silver Bullion“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. " - Arthur Ashe November 11th: a fixed date on the calendar that remains a tribute to all those who have served in the military or armed forces. It is called Veterans Day and it is one of the few military-focused Federal holidays. However, we believe that veterans past, present, and future should be celebrated and honored on the other 364 days of the year in addition to this designated holiday. We understand the necessity to be specific as we all get busy with the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We also understand though, that...read moreThu, 07 Nov 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27360-honor-those-who-have-served-this-veterans-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27359-national-alzheimer-disease-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxNational Alzheimer Disease Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through SilverLet us not waste time getting straight to it. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Between 2000 and 2017, deaths caused by this disease increased by 145% while heart disease decreased by 9%. One in three seniors dies with the disease or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Shock factor aside, these numbers are staggering and they are only the tip of the iceberg. If you have felt lately that the conversation around Alzheimers and dementia has increased in the most recent years, you would be correct...read moreTue, 05 Nov 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27359-national-alzheimer-disease-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27347-the-history-of-the-american-gold-eagle.aspxThe History of the American Gold Eagle If you are a serious collector in the hobby, more than likely you own one or more of the following designs: Morgan Silver Dollar, Lincoln Wheat Cent, Buffalo Nickel, American Silver Eagle, and a Gold American Eagle. The latter two are still being produced today and are quite possibly the most popular collector coins to date. The American Gold Eagle though piques the interest of investors the most and is the pivotal coin to have when looking to buy gold. The Pre-1933 American Gold Eagle Coin The original Gold American Eagle coin actually dates way back to the early 1790s. How can that be you say? They took form in the Quarter Eagle...read moreThu, 31 Oct 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27347-the-history-of-the-american-gold-eagle.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27340-first-two-uncirculated-american-innovation-1-coin-released-by-the-us-mint.aspxFirst Two Uncirculated American Innovation $1 Coin Released By the U.S. MintThis Fall has been a whirlwind of United States Mint releases so far. Namely, the first two releases of the new American Innovation $1 Coin Program. September 19th marked the very beginning of the multi-year series that will honor innovation and innovators with $1 coins from each State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands. The first four were slated to be released in 2019 while their Proof and Reverse Proof counterparts were also on the production schedule. So far, Delaware and Pennsylvania have had their Philadelphia and Denver minted uncirculated versions released. In addition, the Mint dropped a 4-coin Proof Set earlier this month that featured all four coins...read moreTue, 29 Oct 2019 09:32:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27340-first-two-uncirculated-american-innovation-1-coin-released-by-the-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27331-100-greatest-us-coin-series-1793-strawberry-leaf-flowing-hair-wreath-reverse-large-cent.aspx100 Greatest U.S. Coin Series: 1793 "Strawberry Leaf" Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse Large CentThere is a term in the numismatic business that can change everything if you do not know that much about a specific coin or series. United States coinage has a rich history and even more so, a rare history when it comes to certain coins. Rarity can change how a coin is bought and sold and even sought after. In the first post of our new blog series focusing on the top 100 Greatest United States Coins as explained in Whitman Publishing’s book written by Jeff Garrett with Ron Guth, we will look at a coin that should have “rare” in its name. With the help of influential coin dealers across the country, the fourth edition of the publication will look to explain a variety type from the early 1790s that still does not have a definite designer or engraver. Let...read moreThu, 24 Oct 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27331-100-greatest-us-coin-series-1793-strawberry-leaf-flowing-hair-wreath-reverse-large-cent.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27324-new-release-2020-great-britain-silver-britannia-1oz-bu.aspxNew Release! 2020 Great Britain Silver Britannia 1oz BUWe pride ourselves on having a plethora of options when it comes to our very own SilverTowne minted silver bullion. But if what we have is not your thing and you prefer world mint products such as Royal Canadian Mint options like the Maple Leafs or the Predator Series Coins, China Pandas, Perth Mint options like the Kangaroo or Kookaburra, the South African Krugerrand, the Austrian Philharmonic, or the Great Britain Britannia, we also have you covered. As a matter of fact, we just received the 2020 Great Britain Silver Britannia 1oz BU coins and now you have the opportunity to get ahead for your 2020 world silver bullion collection! The figure of Britannia first appeared on the coins of Emperor Hadrian over...read moreTue, 22 Oct 2019 10:00:27 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27324-new-release-2020-great-britain-silver-britannia-1oz-bu.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27323-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-vickie-w.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Vickie W.Vickie W., Graphic Designer Vickie was already familiar with SilverTowne when she was hired a little over three years ago. Or so she thought… Working for a print and web design company back in the 1990s, Vickie got to know our former owner, David, and Cindy (accounting department) when SilverTowne had print catalogs. Until she started her day-to-day here in May of 2016, she never realized how much there was to learn and how much she would continue to learn about this...read moreThu, 17 Oct 2019 11:22:37 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27323-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-vickie-w.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27322-william-barber-united-states-chief-engraver-series.aspxWilliam Barber: United States Chief Engraver Series“It’s all in the family.” We know how that goes here at SilverTowne as our family-owned and operated business has been comprised of aunts, uncles, cousins, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, grandfathers, grandmothers, and more throughout its beginnings in 1949. The coin business is a business that gets passed down from generation to generation in most cases, so it makes sense. While our family tree features a lot more branches, there is a father and son duo in numismatics that has made quite the impact when it comes to United States coinage: William and Charles Barber. While we have already taken the time to talk about Charles’ impact on numismatics as the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, let...read moreTue, 15 Oct 2019 09:48:19 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27322-william-barber-united-states-chief-engraver-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27318-special-occasion-silver-spooktacular-halloween-edition.aspxSpecial Occasion Silver: SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Edition!“There is magic in the night when the pumpkins glow by moonlight.” - Unknown Break out the decorations and classic movies. Visit the haunted houses and corn mazes. Get your costumes ready. Go pumpkin picking for that perfect carving. Grab up ALL the candy and get ready! It’s about to get spooky up in here! In addition to your traditional Halloween activities, silver bullion purchasing should be on that list! Our Halloween-themed bullion is perfect for this time of year as ghosts and goblins make their way down Elm Street! Oh, wait...that’s Freddy Krueger! Jack-O’-Lantern carving is a fun tradition for both the kids and adults! Celebrate...read moreThu, 10 Oct 2019 11:17:56 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27318-special-occasion-silver-spooktacular-halloween-edition.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27310-retirement-the-accomplishment-of-a-lifetime.aspxRetirement: The Accomplishment Of A LifetimeAlarm clock rings. Feet hit the floor. Get ready in an hour or less (depending on who you are). Take your car, a bus, a train, a taxi to the job you have been going to for the past 20+ years. Day shift, night shift, overnight shift, etc. Rinse and repeat. That is until you retire. All of a sudden your life is completely different and this can be scary to some. But remember these words if the thought of not being on a mandatory schedule scares you: now is the time to enjoy what you have been working so hard for. Now is the time to slow down and do things you want to do but never had the time for. Now is the time for YOU! Retirement is a huge accomplishment and it should be celebrated first and...read moreTue, 08 Oct 2019 10:33:03 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27310-retirement-the-accomplishment-of-a-lifetime.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27299-silver-of-the-month-10th-anniversary-1oz-999-silver-round.aspxSilver of the Month: 10th Anniversary 1oz .999 Silver RoundA lot can happen in 10 years. Anniversaries, babies, marriages, divorces, two and a half Presidential terms, sobriety, class reunions. All of these things are worthy (maybe not so much the divorce part) of commemorating. All of these things are significant and could be remembered with the gift of silver. It just so happens that our Silver of the Month for October can enhance that gift. Not familiar with our Silver of the Month options? Continue 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...read moreThu, 03 Oct 2019 09:52:29 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27299-silver-of-the-month-10th-anniversary-1oz-999-silver-round.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27298-breast-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxBreast Cancer Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through SilverOctober brings about a number of changes in the country. Leaves start to turn and fall, temperatures get cooler, pumpkin-spiced everything hits the shelves everywhere, and our awareness involving breast cancer sharpens just a little bit more. Pink shows up everywhere: on clothes, shoes, in the media, on the NFL’s jerseys and football fields, across a number of platforms, and so on. Everyone, unless living under a rock, will see or hear the rumblings of breast cancer awareness. Among most cancers, individuals are usually most familiar with breast cancer. Why? One in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime and it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women according to the National Breast...read moreTue, 01 Oct 2019 09:03:29 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27298-breast-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27296-us-mint-finalizes-hof-basketball-commemorative-design-for-2020.aspxU.S. Mint Finalizes HOF Basketball Commemorative Design For 2020It officially became Fall this week. Football season is in full swing and before you know it we will be in the holiday months as our end of the year stretch is upon us. Fall will become Winter and football will turn to basketball. Oh yes, basketball…(epic transition, we know). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act In December of 2018, President Trump signed into law the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act. Why? The HOF is celebrating its 60th...read moreThu, 26 Sep 2019 11:15:56 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27296-us-mint-finalizes-hof-basketball-commemorative-design-for-2020.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27290-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-vickie-m.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Vickie M.Vickie M., Shipping Department Coming up on 15 years at SilverTowne, Vickie has spent most of her time in the shipping department making sure that when people order from us, they get what they ordered and they get it safely. With high dollar products going in and out of our building every day, that job is pretty important. With a decade and a half under her belt, it is no surprise that she has seen a lot and done a lot in that time frame, including jobs outside of the shipping line. Beginning Job Title: "I was hired into the shipping department from the very beginning. Back then though, I also did a lot of the building of projects like books, mint/proof set...read moreTue, 24 Sep 2019 10:02:43 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27290-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-vickie-m.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27255-deals-page-feature-of-the-week.aspxDeals Page Feature of the WeekEveryone likes a deal. If we know one thing for certain, that is one of them. As a consumer society, paying full price is almost like a slap in the face anymore. We would never do that do you, but let us explain a little further. Every retailer has a sale or deals going on at any given time and that includes us. We have even gone as far as having a special page on our website that features these deals. This week, we have everything from 40% silver United States coinage to 90% silver coins, SilverTowne minted poured bars, Halloween themed silver bars, and more!...read moreThu, 19 Sep 2019 10:44:12 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27255-deals-page-feature-of-the-week.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27254-the-history-of-the-morgan-silver-dollar.aspxThe History of the Morgan Silver DollarMorgan Silver Dollars. Need we say more? The likelihood that someone in the coin business or an avid numismatic collector will tell you that their favorite coin is the Morgan dollar is rather high (in our opinion). Why would we take that chance? With a history that spans back just over 140 years ago since its beginnings, its popularity and numismatic impact have not dropped off in the slightest. With as many coins that have been produced in that time frame, whether it be silver, gold, platinum, copper, etc., that is quite a statement. In understanding why this silver dollar is so important to the business and really...read moreTue, 17 Sep 2019 10:53:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27254-the-history-of-the-morgan-silver-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27243-september-is-ovarian-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxSeptember Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through Silver“Everyone knows someone who…” Unfortunately, there are a number of ways to finish that sentence in today’s society. While that may be true, we are focused on only one way of finishing it and that is “...who has or has had cancer or a deadly disease.” The sad fact is, this rings very true for most Americans and really, everyone in the world. Cancer does not and will not discriminate. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month within the United States and, according to the CDC, causes more deaths in women in one year than any other cancer in the reproductive system. The National Cancer Institute reports that 22,530 new cases of the hard to diagnose cancer has been estimated for 2019. They also report that the estimated deaths...read moreThu, 12 Sep 2019 10:05:55 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27243-september-is-ovarian-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27239-never-forget-patriot-day-silver-bullion-options-available.aspxNever Forget: Patriot Day Silver Bullion Options Available"The pain inflicted on our Nation on September 11 was felt by people of every race, background, and faith. Though many young Americans have grown up without knowing firsthand the horrors of that day, their lives have been shaped by it. They hear of the many acts of service that occurred coworkers who led others to safety, passengers who stormed a cockpit, and first responders who charged directly into the fire. Many Americans did everything they could to help survivors, from volunteering their time to donating food, clothing, and blood. And many signed up to don our Nation's uniform to prove to the world that no act of terror could eclipse the strength or character of our country." - President Barack Obama The above was a section of the presidential proclamation made in 2016 officially...read moreTue, 10 Sep 2019 10:15:02 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27239-never-forget-patriot-day-silver-bullion-options-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27236-silver-of-the-month-volleyball-1oz-999-fine-silver-round.aspxSilver of the Month: Volleyball 1oz .999 Fine Silver RoundIf you frequent our Vault Blog, you will recall a Fall Sports silver-themed post that talked about all of our available options for that athlete in your life. It is true that we have you covered when it comes to all the different sports, but if you specifically have the bump, set, spike queen on your hands, we have you covered in an even bigger way. The volleyball themed one-ounce silver bullion medallion just happens to be our Silver of the Month. If you are not sure why that matters, pay attention. 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 moreThu, 05 Sep 2019 10:57:32 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27236-silver-of-the-month-volleyball-1oz-999-fine-silver-round.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27235-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-jackie-h.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Jackie H.Jackie H., IT Support Specialist Impressions. We all have them of one another and made about us. When it comes to job interviews, they are pretty important. So what does it say about a person when they interview for one job and get called about another? Regardless of the position, that place of business thought you were right for them. Although interviewing for an entry-level network engineering job, Jackie was called back to be told two things: she did not get the engineering job but was offered a place in...read moreTue, 03 Sep 2019 12:00:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27235-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-jackie-h.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27233-numismatic-supplies-for-the-ultimate-collector.aspxNumismatic Supplies For the Ultimate Collector!No matter what type of coin collector you are, there are certain tools needed to enhance the collection it takes so long to build. Whether you collect for hobby or investment, there are a wide variety of supplies out there to help support whichever kind of collector you are. And guess what? We have available a number of them. From coin tubes to storage boxes to plastic capsules and empty albums, we are the perfect place of reference to help guide you on your way to the best of collections. Without a doubt over the years, you have purchased loose coins by the bulk or just by single pieces. Has that collection of Brilliant Uncirculated Jefferson Nickels finally...read moreThu, 29 Aug 2019 10:52:39 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27233-numismatic-supplies-for-the-ultimate-collector.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27232-william-kneass-united-states-chief-engraver-series.aspxWilliam Kneass: United States Chief Engraver SeriesModifications. Coin designs receive them all the time. Sometimes it is before the coin is released and other times it is after. This is what makes variety possible at times. Perhaps of all the Chief Engravers to ever hold the title at the United States Mint, William Kneass is known for making modifications rather than actually ever designing or engraving any major United States coins during his tenure at the Mint. That does not seem possible, does it? William Kneass Early Years Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on September 25, 1781, Kneass would eventually become a member of the service as a volunteer associate among field engineers in the War...read moreTue, 27 Aug 2019 11:12:41 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27232-william-kneass-united-states-chief-engraver-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27231-new-release-the-fourth-final-coin-in-the-predator-series-is-now-available.aspxNew Release! The Fourth & Final Coin in the Predator Series Is Now Available!In 2016, investors and collectors of silver bullion were met with exciting news coming from the Royal Canadian Mint. In early February, they unveiled a .9999 pure silver bullion coin program that would feature a wildlife-themed series called the Canadian Predator Silver Coin Series. Although not much was known about the new series when it was initially announced, collectors were informed that they would contain one Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver with a face value ($5 CAD) similar to that of the already issued Canadian Silver Maple Leaf. Flash forward to 2019 and the Predator series is now in its fourth and final release of the wildly popular silver bullion coins. 2016 featured the cougar, which is considered to be the most elusive of the predatory killers throughout North America. The lynx was...read moreThu, 22 Aug 2019 06:20:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27231-new-release-the-fourth-final-coin-in-the-predator-series-is-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27230-special-occasion-silver-wedding-themed-1oz-bullion.aspxSpecial Occasion Silver: Wedding Themed 1oz BullionWedding season is still in full bloom and will continue into the late fall as the bouquets get thrown and the garters get tossed to next season’s happy couples. Memories will get made (some good, some bad), money will get spent, and gifts will be given. If you are someone that has been a part of or have attended multiple weddings this year, it can be frustrating trying to figure out something to gift the newly wedded couple. Sure, there are the registries and they are pretty telling as to what you should give them, but honestly who needs a blender that badly? Originality in gift-giving is our forte and this wedding season, SilverTowne has...read moreTue, 20 Aug 2019 08:30:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27230-special-occasion-silver-wedding-themed-1oz-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27227-celebrate-national-tooth-fairy-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxCelebrate National Tooth Fairy Day With Silver BullionAs an adult, it is sad to say that we grow out of our childlike wonderment. We stop believing in such things like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. We become more cynical until that magical day when nostalgia hits with our own children and once again, the belief in magic happens once more. But as holiday figures such as Santa and the Easter Bunny get their very own holiday, that magical figure that replaces our baby teeth with money can pop up anytime between the ages of 6-12 has also gained its very own day on August 22nd: National Tooth Fairy Day. But just how did the Tooth Fairy cement their way into our childhood? Inspired by other traditions around the world, she was actually inspired by the “Tooth Mouse."...read moreThu, 15 Aug 2019 09:17:50 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27227-celebrate-national-tooth-fairy-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27211-silver-of-the-month-because-of-the-brave-american-soldier-1oz-bar.aspxSilver of the Month: Because Of the Brave - American Soldier 1oz Bar“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” - Winston Churchill Read the quote above over and over again and really let it sink in. We as free moving Americans have taken for granted for years the freedoms afforded to us by the United States Military. There are only three federally recognized holidays that involve military appreciation and recognition: Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day. That does not sound right, does it? If you are wondering how that’s possible, federal holidays do not even...read moreTue, 13 Aug 2019 09:01:10 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27211-silver-of-the-month-because-of-the-brave-american-soldier-1oz-bar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27208-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-carol-s.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Carol S.Carol S., Engraving and Front Sales Counter The date: February 5, 1996. The position: front sales counter. The new employee: Carol. Nearly 24 years ago, Carol was working at a job that was no longer going to be there, prompting her to quickly go into panic mode as anyone would having three young teenage girls at home. It was out of the blue that she received a call from none other than the late Ruhama Hendrickson, the matriarch of the family business, SilverTowne, and the partner in crime to the late founder Leon Hendrickson. The rest is history as Carol has walked through these doors ever since...read moreThu, 08 Aug 2019 09:50:50 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27208-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-carol-s.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27191-the-history-of-the-peace-dollar.aspxThe History of the Peace DollarWhen one thinks of silver dollars, there is usually one that comes to mind faster than any others: the Morgan Silver Dollar. While that thought would definitely be warranted, the intriguing beginnings alongside its short production period would be enough of a reason for the Peace Dollar to also come to mind. Perhaps overshadowed due to the sheer popularity of the Morgan Dollar, collectors and numismatic hobbyists still enthusiastically pursue to add the Peace Dollar to their collection as its limited years present a thrill-seeking element that Morgans lack generally speaking. While the Morgan Silver Dollar had been in production for nearly 40 years, well past the 25-year minimum requirement, the call for a new design of the silver dollar was...read moreTue, 06 Aug 2019 09:15:56 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27191-the-history-of-the-peace-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27190-special-occasion-silver-bullion-fall-sports-edition.aspxSpecial Occasion Silver Bullion: Fall Sports EditionWhile today marks the first day of August and the middle of summer, many are facing that forever “Sunday night dread” of having to go back to school. That also means that while the kids are going back to school, chances are they have already started attending practices and conditioning for fall sports. While some are starting their first-time sports experience and others are entering their last season as a high school senior, what better way to commemorate the special occasion by thinking outside the box and gifting them a piece of silver? Football, volleyball, running (cross country), soccer, and dependent upon your...read moreThu, 01 Aug 2019 10:52:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27190-special-occasion-silver-bullion-fall-sports-edition.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27189-celebrate-international-friendship-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxCelebrate International Friendship Day With Silver Bullion!In the ever-changing world today that we live in, solidarity and unification under a common goal are what we need more than ever. Actions based on love and kindness should lead the forefront of a divided country as it should in most of the relationships that we all hold so dear to our hearts on an individual basis. Fostering healthy relationships in our personal lives is something most are committed to doing and when it comes to long-lasting friendships, this kind of support and respect among one another is necessary and prevailing. Background Of International Friendship Day An internationally recognized holiday or observance of this kind of relationship...read moreTue, 30 Jul 2019 09:09:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27189-celebrate-international-friendship-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27188-bang-for-your-buck-the-advantage-of-owning-half-ounce-silver-bullion.aspxBang For Your Buck: The Advantage Of Owning Half Ounce Silver BullionOne-ounce, five-ounce, ten-ounce, 100-ounce. We have had options for every type of customer for years. By ‘type’ we just simply mean those who prefer collecting in bulk, in larger sizes, with designs in mind, and with a budget avenue that does not deplete their bank account. We enjoy allowing those factors to be considered. That is why over the last decade and a half we created a half-ounce silver option that would cater to those who wanted to own silver without breaking the bank. While past year’s designs were much more limited, there are now ten different ways to own half-ounce silver...read moreThu, 25 Jul 2019 10:27:40 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27188-bang-for-your-buck-the-advantage-of-owning-half-ounce-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27187-bullion-spotlight-5oz-999-fine-silver-bars-and-rounds.aspxBullion Spotlight: 5oz .999 Fine Silver Bars and Rounds The bullion business is quite an extraordinary thing. There are ups and downs (literally), a number of metals to choose from, and can be one of the best investments ever made when it comes to a person’s portfolio. As the business’ landscape changes from day to day as far as what people are collecting and why, the vast amount of dealers out there in the bullion game stretch across these United States. So what separates them? Variety, and we believe that we have that particular spice needed for your life. SilverTowne is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year which means, yes...read moreTue, 23 Jul 2019 09:35:40 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27187-bullion-spotlight-5oz-999-fine-silver-bars-and-rounds.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27178-george-t-morgan-united-states-chief-engraver-series.aspxGeorge T. Morgan: United States Chief Engraver SeriesThe United States coin library is extensive, isn’t it? From half cents to half dollars to dollars and more. From the design processes all the way down to the metal compositions, American coinage is complex and ever-changing. But let us ask you this question and we want you to be quick about it: when you think US coinage, what is the FIRST coin you think about? Some might answer the American Silver Eagle. Others might answer with Lincoln Cent. If we had to put betting money on it when it came to our customers as well as our employees, a large portion would say the Morgan Silver Dollar. SilverTowne developed its foundation and backbone on the popular Morgan...read more Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:47:37 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27178-george-t-morgan-united-states-chief-engraver-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27173-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-tyler-a.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Tyler A.Tyler A., The Coin Vault Television Host/Limited Shareholder As the youngest grandchild to late founder Leon Hendrickson and his co-pilot Ruhama, Tyler essentially grew up in the business but did not start his full-time tenure here officially until June of 2004. While under the wing of his grandfather, father, and brothers, Tyler’s time here at SilverTowne has consisted of job titles ranging from buyer and seller, auctioneer, and now show host for SilverTowne’s subsidiary company’s television program The Coin...read moreTue, 16 Jul 2019 10:11:17 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27173-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-tyler-a.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27155-silver-of-the-month-mother-like-no-other-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxSilver of the Month: Mother Like No Other 1oz .999 Silver MedallionThere is a special holiday in May that celebrates a special type of person. This person exudes superhero strength, unconditional love, and a caring and forgiving nature. They are helpful and kind and will stand behind you in your most desperate time of need. This person or persons in your life holds the title of “mother” and they are quite possibly the most important person you will ever have the chance of knowing. Whether by blood or by love, women all over the world are mothers and nurturers and deserve to be celebrated more than just on the proverbial date in May that makes it apparent they should be celebrated. We here at SilverTowne are big believers in celebrating the ones you love all year round and our silver collection proves it. So for this month’s silver...read moreThu, 11 Jul 2019 12:10:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27155-silver-of-the-month-mother-like-no-other-1oz-999-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27151-christmas-in-july-2019-holiday-bars-and-rounds-now-available.aspxChristmas In July: 2019 Holiday Bars and Rounds Now Available!We are halfway through the year, which means we are that much closer to Christmas. We know, hard to believe right? Every year flies by the older you get and sometimes, even the mere thought of the holiday season approaching is enough to get someone frustrated. Gift-giving is getting harder and harder and at Christmastime, it seems to be even more so. But no fear, we have your back! In anticipation of the upcoming season of giving, we have officially released our 2019 Christmas silver bullion collection and it is fantastic! Get started early and watch your gifting needs grow smaller and smaller as the months go by...read moreTue, 09 Jul 2019 11:24:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27151-christmas-in-july-2019-holiday-bars-and-rounds-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27147-for-the-red-white-blue-patriotic-bullion-available-all-year-round.aspxFor the Red, White, & Blue: Patriotic Bullion Available All Year Round!It is time to celebrate this nation’s Independence Day once again and we have the perfect way to do it! Yes, fireworks and backyard barbeques are pretty fantastic, but how about trying something a little different this year? Patriotic silver is available year round, but we wanted to emphasize its beauty even more so due to the 4th of July. Our nation’s freedom is important to us and our patriotic silver collection represents that and more. Quick: what is more patriotic than our very own American Silver Eagle from the United States Mint? Perhaps nothing! That is why we developed a complete line of in-house...read moreTue, 02 Jul 2019 10:37:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27147-for-the-red-white-blue-patriotic-bullion-available-all-year-round.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27121-new-release-pink-breast-cancer-awareness-ribbon-1oz-silver-medallion.aspxNEW RELEASE! Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon 1oz Silver MedallionIt is hard to fathom that in today’s world, we are now used to the idea of cancer. “Used to” being a loose description only because of the effects of the widespread disease being something no one can really get “used to”, especially if it hits too close to home. Every minute of every day, someone is diagnosed with a form of cancer. We all know someone who has gone through or is currently going through the uphill battle, but we all also know someone who has lost that battle. Cancer does not discriminate and we all know that oh so well. One of the most leading causes of death in women is breast cancer. Although it is a common cancer diagnosis in the United States, it is a worldwide issue that affects women from all over. Here are some facts from the National Breast Cancer Foundation that..read moreThu, 27 Jun 2019 10:24:20 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27121-new-release-pink-breast-cancer-awareness-ribbon-1oz-silver-medallion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27116-unique-silver-bullion-indian-arrowhead-shaped-1oz-piece.aspxUnique Silver Bullion: Indian Arrowhead Shaped 1oz PieceIn the Midwest as a kid, speaking from personal experience, walking the harvested fields in the fall for neat rocks and arrowheads was something of a regular occurrence. When you found something it was a big deal and you ran back to your house to show everyone that would listen the artifact you found as an amateur archaeologist. Once again, speaking from personal experience. It’s the childlike wonder in all of us that appreciates a good find after digging in the dirt that leads us to believe that a unique silver bullion piece commemorating that wonder is a great choice. SilverTowne has obliged and our customers have followed suit in their personal pursuit to collect a wide variety of silver bullion. We have done this in the form...read moreTue, 25 Jun 2019 10:03:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27116-unique-silver-bullion-indian-arrowhead-shaped-1oz-piece.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27109-giftable-silver-the-advantages-of-2-piece-gift-sets.aspxGiftable Silver: The Advantages of 2 Piece Gift SetsWe have talked about it before and most likely will again: silver bullion is the ultimate gift. There is no other way to put it really. In a consumer society, we identify too much with materialistic things that lose their value the moment we buy them and only continue to do so over time to the point that we donate them or just end up throwing them in the trash. We are all guilty of it. It is time we become more sensible in our approach to consumer products which in turn, translates into the way we gift to others. In this changed approach, we land on silver and its benefits both present and future. What is so special about silver? In a general sense, silver and other precious metals have the potential to increase in value over time. Physical silver is a form of the most...read moreThu, 20 Jun 2019 09:44:09 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27109-giftable-silver-the-advantages-of-2-piece-gift-sets.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27104-website-spotlight-what-is-the-deals-page.aspxWebsite Spotlight: What Is the DEALS Page?As a consumer society, we often are looking for a deal. Full price, what’s that? Every retailer has a sale or deals going on at any given time and that includes us. We have even gone as far as having a special page on our website that features these deals. Is this the first you have heard of it? Well, let us give you the low down by answering some of the questions that may occur when inquiring about these deals. Where can I find it on your website? It is quite easy for anyone to find. On our homepage, there are tabs labeled “Silver...read moreTue, 18 Jun 2019 09:33:02 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27104-website-spotlight-what-is-the-deals-page.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27100-silver-bullion-feature-blank-bars-and-rounds.aspxSilver Bullion Feature: Blank Bars and RoundsOptions, options, and more options. We pride ourselves on having them. We encourage them and we make it a priority to have them. But in this observation, we also understand that sometimes too much can be overwhelming and with this understanding is a solution. Our customers are important to us and when they suggest or ask for something specific in the silver bullion world, we listen. Enter the blank bars and rounds collection. Blank silver bullion is essentially a blank canvas sans the paint--and the canvas. The idea behind it is complete customization and personalization. No themes, no preconceived ideas, no dictation of what you should say. Essentially, we give you the pen and you take...read moreThu, 13 Jun 2019 08:43:14 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27100-silver-bullion-feature-blank-bars-and-rounds.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27097-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-angie-l.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Angie L.Angie L., Web Administrator In today’s work climate, it can be hard to find employees in it for the long haul. That is just the way our societal and technological structure works now which can lead to an excessive amount of turnover depending on where you clock in every day. So when someone commits eight years of their time to your company, it becomes noteworthy. Angie began her journey with SilverTowne in July of 2011 and knew nothing of the coin business. Now she oversees everything in web development and has most certainly made strides from where she started to where she is now...read moreTue, 11 Jun 2019 10:35:02 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27097-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-angie-l.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27093-silver-of-the-month-congratulations-1oz-silver-bar.aspxSilver Of the Month: Congratulations 1oz Silver Bar“Congratulations!” It is quite the blanket statement and can encompass a number of appropriate occasions. Retirements, anniversaries, new jobs, promotions, baby announcements, adoptions, marriage proposals, graduations, college acceptances, etc. We know the list was a bit much but to be honest, we were only getting started. There are a number of life’s special moments that warrant congratulations. That is why this time of year where a number of them could be in order, we thought we would help out those special customers of ours who gift this thing called silver bullion. Help you out, you ask? Well, if you already know about our unofficial silver of the month club and its benefits, scroll down to the part where we let you know what piece has made the month of June so...read moreThu, 06 Jun 2019 08:50:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27093-silver-of-the-month-congratulations-1oz-silver-bar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27089-june-is-national-cancer-survivor-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxJune is National Cancer Survivor Month: Spreading Awareness Through SilverSurvivorship: the state of being a survivor. This is the dictionary’s definition of such condition of state. But to those who have been diagnosed with, lived with, lived through, and lived beyond such a thing like cancer, that definition is incredibly vague. Being a survivor of cancer, no matter what kind, means strength, courage, love, appreciation, celebration, and gratitude. According to the National Cancer Institute, as of January 2019, it has been estimated that 16.9 million individuals within the United States are cancer survivors. That number is expected to increase to 21.7 million by 2029. June 2nd was the official recognization of the 32nd National Cancer Survivor Day. This day allows for and shows support to tens of thousands of individuals that come...read moreTue, 04 Jun 2019 09:58:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27089-june-is-national-cancer-survivor-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27081-john-r-sinnock-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series.aspxJohn R. Sinnock: United States Mint Chief Engraver SeriesWhat do a couple of big time vintage commemoratives, the Roosevelt dime, and the obverse of the Franklin half dollar have in common? Their designer, John R. Sinnock. Known as one of the greatest coin engravers to have ever served the United States Mint, he was a prime example of how far United States coinage had come since its very beginnings. Born in Raton, New Mexico in July of 1888, Sinnock was interested in a number of different arts and had a flair for sculpture at an early age. Throughout his childhood and young adult years, his seriousness about art and design developed into a passion he would pursue as he attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art to further his talents...read more Thu, 30 May 2019 11:15:21 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27081-john-r-sinnock-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27057-special-occasion-bullion-fathers-day-edition.aspxSpecial Occasion Bullion: Father's Day Edition“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” -Linda Poindexter A couple of weeks away is the second holiday this year that is aimed at recognizing our parents. Mother’s Day has already passed which means Father’s Day is not far behind. Our fathers, as a whole, are the standard we hold all men to as daughters and who most sons want to replicate in their impending fatherhood. They mean a lot to us as any man can have a child, but it takes real strength and courage to be a father. This June, show every man who stepped up just what they mean to you by gifting them something special: silver bullion...read moreTue, 28 May 2019 10:13:37 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27057-special-occasion-bullion-fathers-day-edition.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27054-meet-the-boss-tanda-abel.aspxMeet the Boss: Tanda AbelLegacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people. - Peter Strople Late January of this year saw the passing of the torch within the walls at SilverTowne. A legacy was maintained and able to continue while at the same time changing its many faces. That face? The youngest child of our late founder and mentor, Leon Hendrickson, and his larger than life co-pilot, Ruhama (Hamie), took her seat at the head of the table: Tanda Abel. As news hit that former majority shareholder, the oldest child and only son of Leon and Ruhama, David, was retiring in January, many questions were up in the air as to who would take over his majority ownership. As thoughts took hold of potential outside...read moreThu, 23 May 2019 11:08:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27054-meet-the-boss-tanda-abel.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27046-military-appreciation-month-calls-for-silver-bullion.aspxMilitary Appreciation Month Calls For Silver Bullion!“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor--and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” -Michael N. Castle It is not an easy thing to do from our perspective--give one’s life, time, and energy into protecting the freedoms granted to us at birth according to the Constitution. It is one thing to protect our families and loved ones, but to protect all who reside in the Land of the Free? Here is the thing though: those a part of the United States Armed Services do not see it that way. The love of country takes hold and the upheld values and freedoms are something they prefer not to barter. They fight for all while sacrificing...read moreTue, 21 May 2019 10:37:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27046-military-appreciation-month-calls-for-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27029-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-linda-w.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Linda W.Linda W., Shipping Department Logistics/Coordinator Years ago, our shipping department was made up of three people working out of a tiny room in which we now call our break room at SilverTowne. Of those three, one still remains after nearly 16 years of time when she was hired in mid-September of 2003: Linda. From the very first day, Linda has stood at the end of the line in anticipation of all the packages wrapped from fellow employees, ready to scan, print their destination labels, and observe their specific delivery carrier...read moreThu, 16 May 2019 09:51:00 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27029-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-linda-w.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27025-silver-of-the-month-special-occasion-happy-birthday-stars-bar.aspxSilver of the Month: Special Occasion Happy Birthday Stars BarWe do not know about you, but it feels like every other day a birthday celebration is in the works here at SilverTowne. So it is quite fitting that we work at a place that when a “Happy Birthday!’ is in order, we have a gift idea within arms reach: silver bullion! As we enter the middle of May, our silver of the month just happens to reflect the importance of birthdays. What is this thing called silver of the month you ask? Well, let us explain. 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, the loyal SilverTowne customers, is scroll to the...read moreTue, 14 May 2019 09:16:20 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27025-silver-of-the-month-special-occasion-happy-birthday-stars-bar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27023-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-amy-w.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Amy W.Amy W., eBay Manager On June 10th, 2013, Amy would walk through the doors at SilverTowne without any sort of knowledge about the coin business. To be honest, that is the case for a lot of employees. Nearly six years later, she has the sole responsibility of a department within the business and now knows more about silver bullion than a lot of people that walk through the doors here at the shop Beginning Job Title: "I was first hired in to do fulfillment. I did both SilverTowne...read moreThu, 09 May 2019 10:03:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27023-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-amy-w.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27022-special-occasion-bullion-mothers-day-edition.aspxSpecial Occasion Bullion: Mother's Day Edition“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” - Unknown Mother’s Day is approaching and it’s time to celebrate even more so the one you always turn to for advice, the one who was your very first friend, and the one whose love is truly unconditional. A Little History on Mother's Day Signed into proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson of May 9, 1914, the second Sunday of May would be “a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers...read moreTue, 07 May 2019 09:34:52 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27022-special-occasion-bullion-mothers-day-edition.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27003-united-states-mint-releases-exclusive-special-edition-2019w-pennies.aspxUnited States Mint Releases Exclusive Special Edition 2019W PenniesAnnual 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 moreThu, 02 May 2019 10:31:21 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-27003-united-states-mint-releases-exclusive-special-edition-2019w-pennies.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26999-celebrate-international-firefighters-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxCelebrate 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 moreTue, 30 Apr 2019 10:36:56 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26999-celebrate-international-firefighters-day-with-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26991-new-release-5oz-silver-bullet-12-gauge-shotgun-shell-replica-available-now.aspxNew 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 moreThu, 25 Apr 2019 11:22:18 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26991-new-release-5oz-silver-bullet-12-gauge-shotgun-shell-replica-available-now.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26987-silver-bullion-edition-mixed-design-lots.aspxSilver Bullion Edition: Mixed Design LotsVariety 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 moreTue, 23 Apr 2019 09:51:19 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26987-silver-bullion-edition-mixed-design-lots.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26985-christian-gobrecht-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series.aspxChristian 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 Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:47:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26985-christian-gobrecht-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26980-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-nikki-c.aspxSilverTowne 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 moreTue, 16 Apr 2019 10:19:54 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26980-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-nikki-c.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26979-brand-new-mighty-eagle-1oz-999-silver-medallion-available.aspxBRAND NEW! Mighty Eagle 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Available!Eagles. They are a popular animal in the numismatics world, especially when it comes to United States bullion. The American Silver Eagle, the Gold American Eagle, the Platinum American Eagle, the Palladium American Eagle. Yeah, we could say we appreciate this beautiful creature as it’s a national symbol for the United States of America. Nothing says “USA! USA!” like the soaring bald eagle. We know that, you know that, and we can all agree that when opportunities to share that meaning of freedom come, they should not be passed up. Enter the new SilverTowne Minted core bullion one-ounce silver piece, the Mighty...read moreThu, 11 Apr 2019 12:37:32 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26979-brand-new-mighty-eagle-1oz-999-silver-medallion-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26975-owning-40-silver-coins.aspxOwning 40% Silver CoinsWhen one thinks of owning silver, usually they refer to bars and medallions in bulk whether that means in pieces (quantity) or in ounces (5oz, 10oz, etc). It makes perfect sense, but what often some do not think about is the intent when owning silver. Previously we talked about owning 90% silver coinage and its benefits, which you can read up on at our website. To make a long story short, United States coinage is THE benefit and we all know that carries a lot due to the ever-growing need to learn more and more about our rich history as Americans in this current social and political climate. So continuing the conversation, we now turn to 40% silver. We know there is a question mark above your head right now. Let us explain...read moreTue, 09 Apr 2019 09:22:12 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26975-owning-40-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26964-silver-of-the-month-special-occasion-anniversary-bells.aspxSilver of the Month: Special Occasion Anniversary BellsDiversity in your portfolio. It is a collector’s dream to have such a thing when it comes to collecting silver bullion. Well, listen up because we have a chance for you to collect more and save money while you do it. Do you like free shipping? Of course you do. Do you like the opportunity to get it 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, the loyal SilverTowne customer, is scroll to the bottom right of the homepage to figure out what piece of silver is featured each month and boom...read moreThu, 04 Apr 2019 10:51:27 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26964-silver-of-the-month-special-occasion-anniversary-bells.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26954-national-cancer-control-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxNational Cancer Control Month: Spreading Awareness Through SilverThere is a Presidential Proclamation made every year at this time. This proclamation is a plea to Americans near and far to make it a priority to pay attention to their bodies and to pay attention to all the risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing cancer and what to do to reduce them. April is National Cancer Control Month and its importance has been made clear and evident ever since its approved resolution by Congress during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s term. President Roosevelt signed the National Cancer Institute Act on August 5th, 1937, in attempts to kickstart the future conquest of cancer. These proclamations are federally endorsed annual observations with the last proclamation given by President Donald...read moreTue, 02 Apr 2019 11:23:54 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26954-national-cancer-control-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26943-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-missy-p.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Missy P.Missy P., Purchasing Agent/Sales Order Processing/Product Identifier The summer of 2002 was the beginning of a long journey for Missy here at SilverTowne. From a short period answering telephones to working inventory and fulfillment to being fittingly titled as “The Glue” for our subsidiary company’s television show, The Coin Vault. She has seen it all, done it all, and knows it all (but in a good way). Beginning Job Title: “I was hired on in June of 2002 answering phones. Not too...read moreThu, 28 Mar 2019 09:36:31 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26943-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-missy-p.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26938-the-numismatic-interest-of-the-1804-dollar.aspxThe Numismatic Interest of the 1804 DollarThe 1895 Proof Morgan Dollar. The 1909 S VDB Lincoln Cent. The 1916 D Mercury Dime. Do you notice a theme yet? Rare, sought after coins. They are the bread and butter of the business. They provide a “thrill of the hunt” feel and allow for collectors alike to bond over the interests of said numismatic wonders. Why? History is everything and all of these coins are loaded with history. Enter the 1804 Dollar. This coin carries enough history and unique intrigue to last any collector a lifetime. Why? There are only 15 known examples of the coin and the most unique part is...read moreTue, 26 Mar 2019 09:43:29 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26938-the-numismatic-interest-of-the-1804-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26923-hopping-down-the-bunny-trail-easter-bullion.aspxHopping Down the Bunny Trail: Easter BullionEaster Sunday is fast approaching (April 21st to be exact) and thus begins the traditions that occur during the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dying eggs, Easter egg hunt, candy galore, family dinners, church services and baptisms, visiting the Easter bunny, classic movies like Peter Cottontail, etc. Traditions on Easter Sunday are just as ripe as any holiday. But let us not forget the Easter basket tradition filled with chocolate bunnies, Peeps, marshmallow eggs, and fun games. Do you know what else would go perfectly in an Easter basket filled with goodies? Silver. Tired of sending your kids into a sugar coma every Easter? Would you rather...read moreThu, 21 Mar 2019 09:13:51 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26923-hopping-down-the-bunny-trail-easter-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26922-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series-elizabeth-jones.aspxUnited States Mint Chief Engraver Series: Elizabeth JonesIn today’s hobby flooded with coins honoring Apollo 11, it is a gentle reminder at just how enriched this numismatic field is when it comes to commemorative coins. They are a field of their own in a way. Some collectors make it a point to collect ONLY commemorative coins. Some remain vintage in their finds while others stay the course in moderns. Regardless of preference, commemoratives have a huge impact on coin collecting and one of the most regarded United States Chief Engravers has been one of the leaders in making it so: Elizabeth Jones. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, on May 31, 1935, Jones took an interest in arts. After graduating high school, she attended Vassar College and earned a Bachelor of...read moreTue, 19 Mar 2019 11:47:57 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26922-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series-elizabeth-jones.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26919-a-silver-dollar-tradition-first-salute.aspxA Silver Dollar Tradition: First SaluteTradition. Strength. Honor. The military is built on all of these. One of the biggest traditions of the United States Army is the First Salute, which occurs during the commissioning ceremony. What is a commissioning ceremony you might ask? This happens when a soldier receives his second lieutenant shoulder boards as well as takes the oath of office. But in addition to both those things, an exchange of a silver dollar takes place as the importance of this in the ceremony is still highly received. The ceremony itself occurs at the apex of a soldier’s years of study and training that has taken place. The event marks the moment of an officer in training moving...read moreThu, 14 Mar 2019 10:06:50 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26919-a-silver-dollar-tradition-first-salute.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26912-national-colorectal-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxNational Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Spreading Awareness Through Silver“Don’t assume.” We all say this at some point in our lives to someone who may have miscommunicated with you or thought something about a circumstance without ever asking. We usually, perhaps using “we” too loosely, like to quote the famous “you know what happens when you assume” line like it is our job. We will let you take it from there on the ending of that particular joke. But the above words are not a joke. They are a statement of power; a statement of precaution. No, not a threat. A warning. This is the 2019 public awareness campaign for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and its attempt at stifling the assumptions and misconceptions gathered when it comes to the third most commonly diagnosed...read moreTue, 12 Mar 2019 10:10:27 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26912-national-colorectal-cancer-awareness-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26910-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-mindy-c.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Mindy C.Mindy C., Fraud/Lost Package & Claims/Shipping Just a little over a week from today, Mindy will have spent five years here with us at SilverTowne. Hiring in full-time on St. Patrick’s Day in 2014, she has done a lot in those five years from shipping and front counter work to working at our very own custom minting facility in Winchester, Indiana. Beginning Job Title: “When I first started at SilverTowne, I was hired as a customer service representative. Since then I’ve taken over lost packages and claims. I do fraud...read moreThu, 07 Mar 2019 10:53:40 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26910-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-mindy-c.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26906-sports-themed-silver-bullion-spring-edition.aspxSports Themed Silver Bullion: Spring EditionIt is the fifth of March with a high of 20 degrees here in Indiana. Spring officially starts on the 20th. Need we say more? SPRING: PLEASE HURRY!! As March Madness will soon begin and mark the end of college basketball season and really all winter sports in high school and college, spring sports “tee up” and help us welcome the warmer months. We do not want to speak for our customers but we will personally have our arms wide open. So what better way to commemorate the spring season while celebrating the athlete or sports lover in your family? Silver! For us, it is always the best choice...read moreTue, 05 Mar 2019 11:03:32 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26906-sports-themed-silver-bullion-spring-edition.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26901-special-occasion-silver-bullion-graduation-edition.aspxSpecial Occasion Silver Bullion: Graduation EditionSpringtime is approaching and with that comes a few things: warmer weather, Easter Sunday, opening day for baseball, and of course, graduations and more graduations. Every year, this achievement means something different for everyone. Whether you know someone who is closing this chapter of their life or not, we all know that it’s perhaps one of the most important life events one could ever experience. Preschool, kindergarten, high school and college graduations are the ending of all endings while at the same time marking a whole new beginning. Beginnings: the perfect time to introduce that graduate you hold so dear to something new; something like owning and collecting silver bullion...read moreThu, 28 Feb 2019 10:31:23 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26901-special-occasion-silver-bullion-graduation-edition.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26898-special-occasion-silver-bullion.aspxSpecial Occasion Silver Bullion♫♫ Celebrate good times, come on! Let’s celebrate! ♫♫ It does not matter the occasion, really. Celebrating can take form in a multitude of ways. From parties to quiet dinners to awards, it’s never a bad time when congratulating someone on an achievement. But let’s think about this in a long term situation of sorts. Parties end, cakes disappear (unfortunately), and awards are eventually stashed away in the attic. So what is the perfect way to celebrate the ones you love while gifting them the ultimate gift? Silver my dears, silver. Why silver? Simply put, silver products and precious metals overall have...read moreTue, 26 Feb 2019 10:20:14 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26898-special-occasion-silver-bullion.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26895-the-benefits-of-owning-90-silver-coinage.aspxThe Benefits of Owning 90% Silver CoinagePredominantly in the bullion game, SilverTowne has prided itself on the number of options it has when offering one-ounce, five-ounce, ten-ounce, and more when it comes to bars and rounds. We have even offered 100-ounce bars before making our presence in the silver bullion market quite remarkable. But what some may not realize in addition to silver bars and medallions, we offer silver in a variety of other ways including, but not limited to, 90% silver coinage. Pre-1965 coinage is loaded with history but in most cases, the market for this type of coinage is not exactly for collector types. Do not let that deter you though as 90% silver coinage, in a general sense, is...read moreThu, 21 Feb 2019 09:20:11 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26895-the-benefits-of-owning-90-silver-coinage.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26894-silver-bullion-edition-what-is-a-stacker.aspxSilver Bullion Edition: What Is A Stacker?Options: the key to securing a successful retail business. We all know that when we walk in a store or browse inventory from the comfort of our own home, if a retailer does not make available numerous options, sometimes we as a consumer society shut them down immediately. It is what it is, but we can tell you what SilverTowne isn’t: one of those retailers. Whether you have been a loyal customer for years or have just started buying from us, we give our customers that best chance to find exactly what they are looking for. Designs, ounce differentiations, enameled, round or bar, etc. So what makes one better than the other? We love all of our products, so one of the easiest things for us to do is to distinguish...read moreTue, 19 Feb 2019 11:23:43 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26894-silver-bullion-edition-what-is-a-stacker.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26888-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-andy-a.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Andy A.Andy A., The Coin Vault Television Host/Limited Shareholder As the oldest of the Abel brothers, Andy officially began his full-time tenure at SilverTowne in March of 2005. With a small time period in between where he stepped away to pursue other interests, he returned full steam ahead in April of 2011 when silver hit nearly $50 an ounce and the business needed every bit of help it could garner. Although his “official” time here at SilverTowne has been influential to say the least, he has grown up in this...read moreThu, 14 Feb 2019 08:57:24 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26888-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-andy-a.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26870-the-lost-chief-engraver-joseph-wright.aspxThe Lost Chief Engraver: Joseph WrightChief 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 moreTue, 12 Feb 2019 08:30:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26870-the-lost-chief-engraver-joseph-wright.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26875-brock-abel-named-chief-executive-officer-at-silvertowne.aspxBrock Abel Named Chief Executive Officer At SilverTowneBrock 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 moreThu, 07 Feb 2019 10:56:41 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26875-brock-abel-named-chief-executive-officer-at-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26871-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series-gilroy-roberts.aspxUnited States Mint Chief Engraver Series: Gilroy RobertsPerhaps 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 moreTue, 05 Feb 2019 12:48:41 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26871-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series-gilroy-roberts.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26850-american-heart-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxAmerican Heart Month: Spreading Awareness Through SilverFebruary 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 moreThu, 31 Jan 2019 09:48:33 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26850-american-heart-month-spreading-awareness-through-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26847-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-cory-a.aspxSilverTowne 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 moreTue, 29 Jan 2019 09:55:33 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26847-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-cory-a.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26844-david-hendrickson-retiring-from-silvertowne.aspxDavid Hendrickson Retiring From SilverTowneLegacy. 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 moreThu, 24 Jan 2019 09:49:28 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26844-david-hendrickson-retiring-from-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26840-congratulations-to-you-the-significance-of-the-congratulations-set.aspxCongratulations To You? The Significance of the Congratulations Set Congratulations. You have never heard this word more in the coin hobby than you have in the past few years. While the hobby has seen it’s fair share of attributions when it comes to certified coins, this attribution has only been relevant since 2017 due to the Mint’s desire to “shake things up” during their 225th anniversary year. They released two sets that would change the way we collected proof American Silver Eagles from then on: the Congratulations Set and the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set. Since its inception in 2013, Congratulations Sets from the United States Mint...read moreTue, 22 Jan 2019 10:40:29 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26840-congratulations-to-you-the-significance-of-the-congratulations-set.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26836-david-hendrickson-to-retire-from-silvertowne.aspxDavid Hendrickson to Retire from SilverTowneFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2019 -- After more than fifty years working for SilverTowne with his father the late Leon Hendrickson, David Hendrickson will be retiring on January 21, 2019. David Hendrickson joined the family business as a very young man and worked with his father to build a multi-million dollar bullion and numismatic business. During his time at SilverTowne, he worked with collectors and investors nationwide. Like his father Leon, David always believed a person could be trusted by...read more Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:17:02 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26836-david-hendrickson-to-retire-from-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26826-new-release-10th-anniversary-silver-rounds.aspxNew Release! 10th Anniversary Silver Rounds!Class reunions. Relationships. Sobriety. Children. A lot can happen in 10 years. Meaningful moments call for meaningful ways to commemorate them regardless of the ups and downs that we all know occur during such a long duration of time. So why not choose silver: the gift that continues to keep giving during the next decade? Celebrate a Decade in Silver Do you know a child turning 10 this year? Why not get them into collecting with a celebratory silver piece commemorating their birthday? With younger generations, it’s our...read moreThu, 17 Jan 2019 10:21:32 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26826-new-release-10th-anniversary-silver-rounds.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26821-new-release-supportive-awareness-ribbon-silver-medallions.aspxNew Release! Supportive Awareness Ribbon Silver MedallionsBenefits. 5K’s. Fundraisers. Ribbons. All of these events or symbols can be diverse and mean so many different things yet often, they all have the same goal in mind at the end of the day: awareness. Ribbons for Causes Most of us have been touched in some way by cancer or disease. Whether watching someone close to us in the fight of their lives or personally living the fight yourself, it seems impossible to sit on the sidelines. Uniting for a cause inspires people to act...read moreTue, 15 Jan 2019 11:34:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26821-new-release-supportive-awareness-ribbon-silver-medallions.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26810-new-release-2019-silver-krugerrands-are-here.aspxNew Release! 2019 Silver Krugerrands Are Here!Springing into the new year is the 2019 Silver Krugerrand! This .999 silver bullion piece weighs 1 Troy ounce in brilliant uncirculated condition from the South African Mint. With a 1 Rand denomination, this legal tender coin is technically in its third year of issue but only its second year as a bullion struck coin. Krugerrand History First minted in the summer of 1967 to help promote the production of gold in South Africa by the mint, the krugerrand quickly became one of the top gold bullion...read moreThu, 10 Jan 2019 10:40:40 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26810-new-release-2019-silver-krugerrands-are-here.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26806-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series-john-m-mercanti.aspxUnited States Mint Chief Engraver Series: John M. MercantiIn today’s current market tailored to labels, labels and more labels when it comes to PCGS or NGC holdered coins, there is only one name that stands out among the rest: John M. Mercanti. Born in Philadelphia, it was there that Mercanti received all the artistic training he would need to become one of the most known chief engravers there has ever been as he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Fleisher Art Memorial School. In 1974, Mercanti began working at the United States Mint as a sculptor-engraver under another well-known chief engraver, Frank Gasparro. Finally in..read moreThu, 03 Jan 2019 09:25:45 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26806-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series-john-m-mercanti.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26783-2018-holiday-series-joy-to-the-world.aspx2018 Holiday Series: Joy to the World♫♫...the Lord is come. Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room and Heaven and nature sing. ♫♫ Five days until Christmas. I repeat: FIVE DAYS. If you have yet to find that perfect gift for that perfect someone, the coin shop will be open until Saturday, December 22nd, from 9:00am-2:00pm. In the midst of finishing up your shopping and buzzing around from family gathering to family gathering, I hope you take a minute to pause and reflect on this...read moreThu, 20 Dec 2018 10:59:10 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26783-2018-holiday-series-joy-to-the-world.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26782-2018-holiday-series-o-holy-night-the-stars-are-brightly-shining.aspx2018 Holiday Series: O Holy Night, the Stars Are Brightly Shining♫♫ ...it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. ♫♫ We are halfway through December and the busiest time of the year has somehow managed to get busier. How is that possible? Our doors are constantly being opened with a influx of wonderful customers bopping along to the latest Christmas tune as they hope to make some great gift purchases. We at the coin shop are constantly shipping packages, filling orders, and buying or selling silver at a rapid pace. This particular...read moreMon, 17 Dec 2018 15:33:08 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26782-2018-holiday-series-o-holy-night-the-stars-are-brightly-shining.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26751-new-release-2019-canadian-silver-maple-leaf.aspxNew Release! 2019 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf!The leaves have fallen and are now available in the form of the 2019 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf! Produced in one Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver, the Canadian Maple Leaf has been highly sought after since its inception and initial production in 1988. This annually released legal tender coin depicts the current year date on the reverse as the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is exhibited on the obverse. Backed by the Canadian Government, each silver piece has a face value of $5 (CAD) and is available in many different...read moreTue, 11 Dec 2018 16:04:04 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26751-new-release-2019-canadian-silver-maple-leaf.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26747-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-cindy-h.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Cindy H.Cindy H., Accounts Receivable In May of 1988, Cindy walked through the doors at SilverTowne never expecting to spend 30 years of her life dedicated to the Hendrickson family. Initially hired to post orders in the system after they had been handwritten, Cindy has worked on the aforementioned catalog once produced as well as in the trade room. After learning multiple functions of the accounting department, Cindy has settled in taking care of accounts receivable along with many other tasks that aid in the ...read moreTue, 11 Dec 2018 09:30:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26747-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-cindy-h.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26738-2018-holiday-series-you-better-watch-out-you-better-not-cry.aspx2018 Holiday Series: You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry♫♫ ...better not pout, I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is comin’ to town! ♫♫ We are counting down the days until THE day arrives for which we have all been waiting. T-minus 18 days until jolly St. Nick makes his appearance in all our homes. Frankly, jealousy ensues a little as he is the only one that can get away with eating as many cookies as he does this time of year without being judged. Perks of the job I suppose. Hopefully, Santa’s getting all the ideas and gifts he needs from us at SilverTowne while our own elves are working around the clock at our coin shop in Indiana. Now open on Saturdays through the 22nd of December, we have tried to aid Santa...read moreThu, 06 Dec 2018 11:09:07 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26738-2018-holiday-series-you-better-watch-out-you-better-not-cry.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26734-a-beginners-guide-to-spot-pricing.aspxA Beginner's Guide To Spot PricingIf you are in the beginning stages of owning precious metals, you may have wondered a time or two what “spot” pricing was and where it comes from. As confusing as it may seem, the process behind it may be more simple than you think. What Is A "Spot" Price? A “spot” price or “premium” is, simply put, the going rate of all precious metals including silver, gold, platinum, etc. It is a price dictated by the current market and changes every few seconds. It is a right now price and no past or future prices affect the price at...read moreTue, 04 Dec 2018 11:38:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26734-a-beginners-guide-to-spot-pricing.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26733-2018-holiday-series-its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-christmas.aspx2018 Holiday Series: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas♫♫ Soon the bells will start... and the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing, right within your heart! ♫♫ Our first considerable snowfall occurred this week in Indiana and it is really starting to feel like the Christmas season. Our shop is fully decorated and Santa’s waiting to greet you at the door when you come by to see us for all your holiday needs. As the aftermath of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc. settles, shopping mode has definitely taken hold and everyone is starting to feel the pressures of the holiday gift-giving season. But if you are really looking for the perfect gift, our friends here at...read moreThu, 29 Nov 2018 11:37:54 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26733-2018-holiday-series-its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-christmas.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26732-new-release-2019p-australia-silver-kookaburra.aspxNew Release: 2019P Australia Silver KookaburraTaking flight into the new year is the 2019 P Australia Silver Kookaburra! This distinguished 1 Troy ounce bullion piece contains .9999 fine silver and happens to be Perth Mint’s longest-running silver coin starting in 1990. A national symbol of Australia’s birdlife, the kookaburra is one of the largest species in the kingfisher family and is known for its unusual birdcall that sounds like laughter. The popular bird has been portrayed on the reverse of the pure silver coin with a new design every year...read moreTue, 27 Nov 2018 12:47:39 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26732-new-release-2019p-australia-silver-kookaburra.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26731-2018-holiday-series-its-the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year.aspx2018 Holiday Series: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year♫♫ With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer! ♫♫ The Thanksgiving holiday is officially over and our bellies are full. ‘Tis the season where our hearts do the same. As we move full force into the month of December and the advent calendars begin counting down, once again our family at SilverTowne moves and shakes to make it happen for our customers. Silver basically flies out the door to the point where we have a hard time keeping up with the demand, which prompts the question: why is our Christmas...read moreFri, 23 Nov 2018 10:54:11 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26731-2018-holiday-series-its-the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26729-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series-frank-gasparro.aspxUnited States Mint Chief Engraver Series: Frank GasparroLincoln Memorial Cent, Kennedy Half Dollar, Eisenhower Dollar, Susan B. Anthony Dollar. This 4-coin resume alone should be enough to tell you that their designer is one of the most important to have come from American coinage history: Frank Gasparro. Any of his designs may just be sitting in your pocket as literally billions have been circulated within the United States at any given moment. Frank Gasparro was born in Philadelphia on August 26, 1909, just days after the first Lincoln Cent was produced. The oldest of seven, Gasparro grew to become an...read moreTue, 20 Nov 2018 11:51:20 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26729-united-states-mint-chief-engraver-series-frank-gasparro.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26724-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-jane-s.aspxSilverTowne Employee Profile Series: Jane S.Jane S., Shipping Supervisor Hiring in in June of 1996, Jane has seen it all here at SilverTowne. With 22 years of experience, Jane has done everything from shipping and returns to splitting her time between jewelry on the weekends (we no longer have this department) and accounting when she was needed. Currently handling outbound packages and purchase orders for inbound, Jane handles all returns as well as manages receiving, claims/fraud, and all matters within the shipping...read moreThu, 15 Nov 2018 09:49:45 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26724-silvertowne-employee-profile-series-jane-s.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26723-2018-holiday-series-theres-no-place-like-home-for-the-holidays.aspx2018 Holiday Series: There's No Place Like Home For the Holidays♫♫ ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam….for the holidays you can’t beat home, sweet home. ♫♫ They say home is where the heart is and we believe that here at the coin shop. We believe that because we are a family, literally and figuratively. This is a FAMILY business and most of us who are not related by blood are adopted into that first family in some way or another. Started by the grandfather of us all, Leon Hendrickson, SilverTowne is ran by sons and grandsons with the immense support of daughters, cousins, and extended family. Alongside that lifeblood are employees that combined...read moreTue, 13 Nov 2018 11:07:28 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26723-2018-holiday-series-theres-no-place-like-home-for-the-holidays.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26722-2018-holiday-series-and-so-im-offering-this-simple-phrase.aspx2018 Holiday Series: ...And So I'm Offering This Simple Phrase♫♫ It’s been said many times, many ways. Merry Christmas to you. ♫♫ Jack Frost is on our heels trying to nip at our noses here in Indiana. The holiday spirit is starting to be felt and our hearts are growing warmer as the season turns colder. Although we are early in November and Thanksgiving is drawing nearer, our focus shifts here at SilverTowne and lasers in on our customers and their chance to give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season: silver. With a committee starting in February, half of the 15 available...read moreThu, 08 Nov 2018 10:31:45 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26722-2018-holiday-series-and-so-im-offering-this-simple-phrase.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26720-new-release-2019p-australia-silver-kangaroo.aspxNew Release: 2019P Australia Silver KangarooHopping into the new year issue is the 2019 P Australia Silver Kangaroo! Struck in 99.99% fine silver, this 1oz bullion piece is in its fourth year of production at the Perth Mint in Australia. This bullion piece also carries extreme significance due to it being the first bullion piece from Perth that was struck in .9999 fine pure silver instead of the traditional .999 silver. 4th Year Series Release With over 30 years of silver bullion experience, Perth has once again...read moreTue, 06 Nov 2018 10:46:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26720-new-release-2019p-australia-silver-kangaroo.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26718-2018-holiday-series-our-christmas-silver-history.aspx2018 Holiday Series: Our Christmas Silver History♫♫ Silver rounds, silver rounds. It’s Christmastime in the coin shop. ♫♫ Forgive us; it is our favorite time of year. The music begins and the decorations will make their way out soon. But if you know us here at SilverTowne, we have been celebrating Christmas since July. Our Christmas themed silver bars and rounds are a huge deal to us. The time and effort given to create and share these wonderful designs with our customers is beyond...read moreThu, 01 Nov 2018 12:01:39 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26718-2018-holiday-series-our-christmas-silver-history.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26714-charles-e-barber-united-states-chief-engravers-series.aspxCharles E. Barber: United States Chief Engravers Series Barber coinage has been a focal point for numismatists and collectors since its demise in 1915. These dimes, quarters, and halves are one of many silver options sought after for its short number of years in circulation (1892-1915). Born in London in 1840, Charles Edward Barber came from a family littered with past British engravers. Along with his family and his father, William, Barber came to the United States in 1852 and surfaced on the east coast where his father practiced engraving and die making in Boston and then Providence...read moreTue, 30 Oct 2018 11:08:09 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26714-charles-e-barber-united-states-chief-engravers-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26710-to-be-or-not-to-be-limited-edition-that-is.aspxTo Be or Not To Be Limited---Edition That Is2018 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets are here. With its second year in a row featuring a silver American Eagle struck at San Francisco, these sets continue to make collectors swoon for their limited nature and their importance in the numismatic world. With the first of its kind, the United States Mint released a Limited Edition Silver Proof Set in November of 2012 that combined America the Beautiful quarters as well the silver American Eagle, Kennedy half dollar, and the Roosevelt...read moreThu, 25 Oct 2018 11:17:06 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26710-to-be-or-not-to-be-limited-edition-that-is.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26708-in-the-hunt-for-the-perfect-gift.aspx'In The Hunt' For the Perfect Gift?The thrill of the hunt is on! As of October 1st, deer season officially started for those of you bow and arrow enthusiasts in Indiana and soon to follow in November is firearms! The most commonly sought after hunt during this time of year is the White-tailed Deer. Re-introduced in the 1930’s, the deer population increased significantly and led to concerning car collisions and crop damage. Hunting allowed for the management of these concerns and a decrease in the population of deer due to heavily...read moreTue, 23 Oct 2018 10:33:02 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26708-in-the-hunt-for-the-perfect-gift.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26704-relaunch-augustus-saint-gaudens-half-ounce-returns.aspxRelaunch! Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Half-Ounce Returns!Once a special order piece, the Half-Ounce Saint-Gaudens Replica .999 Silver bullion piece has made its way back by popular demand! Struck in .999 Fine Silver, this SilverTowne Trademark round is custom minted at our very own SilverTowne Mint in rural Winchester, Indiana. The obverse features a full-length Lady Liberty as she moves forward holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch of peace in the other. Sun rays fill the background with stars lining the outer edge of the replica. The reverse showcases an eagle perched on a branch with the designation of “One-Half Ounce .999 Fine Silver” on the upper curve of...read moreThu, 18 Oct 2018 12:43:08 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26704-relaunch-augustus-saint-gaudens-half-ounce-returns.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26702-no-fear-halloween-is-here-why-investors-should-not-be-frightened-this-time-of-year.aspxNo Fear, Halloween is Here! Why Investors Should Not Be Frightened This Time Of YearAll Hallow’s Eve--Day of the Dead--Halloween. These are the terms used to describe the time of year where the spiritual veil between the living and the dead is to be lifted. Monsters can mash, ghosts can be conjured, and witches can be seen flying through the night, spooking anyone and anything in their path. Some even go as far as to describe this time of year as magical and are open to the feeling that anything can happen. But what most do not think about is how one of the most celebrated and scariest nights...read moreTue, 16 Oct 2018 14:48:51 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26702-no-fear-halloween-is-here-why-investors-should-not-be-frightened-this-time-of-year.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26701-gifting-ahead-why-silver-should-move-to-the-top-of-your-list-this-season.aspxGifting Ahead: Why Silver Should Move To the Top Of Your List This SeasonGift-giving season is around the corner. Wallets are preparing to be emptied and cards are preparing to be swiped (or inserted depending on your current status with the ever-changing world that is technology), making all our bank accounts hold their formidable breath until the first of the year presents itself. Cue the inevitable 1-2-3 tapout...read moreThu, 11 Oct 2018 11:54:26 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26701-gifting-ahead-why-silver-should-move-to-the-top-of-your-list-this-season.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26149-leon-hendrickson-silvertowne-founder-the-passing-of-a-legacy.aspxLeon Hendrickson SilverTowne Founder - The Passing of a LegacyIt is with great sadness that we write to inform you today of the passing of our adored patriarch and the founder of SilverTowne, Leon Hendrickson. As many of you know, Leon was one of the most sincere and genuine people you could ever hope to meet. His passion for the collecting hobby and numismatics was surpassed only by his passion and concern for people. Leon leaves behind fond memories of his gracious spirit and kind heart. He was a trusted friend to nearly everyone in the numismatic industry, and he will be greatly missed. read moreMon, 24 Jul 2017 11:22:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26149-leon-hendrickson-silvertowne-founder-the-passing-of-a-legacy.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26075-new-1-oz-silver-rounds-stackable-lucky-4-leaf-clovers.aspxNew 1 oz Silver Rounds Stackable Lucky 4-Leaf CloversFour Leaf Clovers have always been a highly popular design from The SilverTowne Mint so we decided to upgrade the design with our exclusive SilverTowne Stackables™ outer rim dies! With this newest release of special occasion silver from SilverTowne, it is the first stackable version of a silver round that we've made have an engravable back, plus .... read moreWed, 05 Apr 2017 08:48:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26075-new-1-oz-silver-rounds-stackable-lucky-4-leaf-clovers.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26040-capture-the-elusive-2017-canadian-lynx-silver-bullion-coin-today.aspxCapture the Elusive 2017 Canadian Lynx Silver Bullion Coin Today In 2016 The Royal Canadian Mint released the first coin of its four-coin Predator Series, the Cougar. The 2017 release is the second in the series featuring the Canadian Lynx 1oz .9999 Fine Silver coin(Lynx canadensis), one of Canada's most... read moreTue, 14 Mar 2017 13:46:05 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-26040-capture-the-elusive-2017-canadian-lynx-silver-bullion-coin-today.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25834-2016-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles-released.aspx2016 W Burnished Silver American Eagles ReleasedThe United States Mint has once again released the popular Burnished, Uncirculated Silver American Eagle, featuring the “W” mint mark on the reverse of the coin. The production of the coin had been cancelled in 2009 and 2010 due to high demand for the...read moreThu, 01 Dec 2016 16:26:10 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25834-2016-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles-released.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25706-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-5-what-is-your-style.aspxIntroduction to Owning Silver & Gold - Post 5 What is YOUR STYLE? If you like to buy an occasional coin or bullion item for yourself, but are just as likely, or even more inclined, to buy the items for family and friends, then you may be a “Gifter”. Coins and precious metals like silver and gold make great gifts that are not only beautiful, but may also increase in value over time. Sharing your knowledge about the value of owning silver or gold or any other precious metal is a gift in itself to others, but furthermore, giving the physical gift of a bullion piece can mean a lot too. Not only are you giving a gift that can increase in value with time, but you are also passing on that knowledge and hopefully interest onto the next person!... Read on to learn more!Fri, 20 May 2016 08:11:33 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25706-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-5-what-is-your-style.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25661-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-4-what-is-your-style.aspxIntroduction to Owning Silver & Gold - Post 4 What is YOUR STYLE? If you enjoy assembling bullion or coins based on dates, designs or other themes, or you just like to own certain pieces because of the history behind them, then you may be a collector. There are many options in both precious metal bullion and numismatic coins to form a collection around. Generally speaking these bullion pieces or coins will call for higher premiums simply due to a collector value, design intricacy or even historical significance or rareness. This would include but not be limited to Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars, Mint & Proof Sets, certified and non-certified bullion or coins, Government Minted bullion... Read on to learn more!Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:33:53 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25661-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-4-what-is-your-style.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25629-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-3-what-is-your-style.aspxIntroduction to Owning Silver & Gold - Post 3 What is YOUR STYLE? If you actively prepare for emergencies such as an economic collapse, social or political unrest, hazardous weather or any other circumstances that could disrupt your current way of life, then you may be a survivalist or a more ‘popular’ term currently, a prepper. Owning physical precious metals is a great way to prepare for many crises’. Another survivalist mindset factor is wanting to buy the ‘cheapest’ silver and gold possible,in other words survivalists are not buying silver and gold for its numismatic value, its collector value or even necessarily its beauty or design; they are buying as close to the current spot price lowest premium) as possible and when they think it is the best time to buy according to market conditions and any blogs, groups and/or forums they have been reading... Read on to learn more!Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:50:14 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25629-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-3-what-is-your-style.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25550-the-new-2016-chinese-silver-panda-30g-bu.aspxThe 'New' 2016 Chinese Silver Panda 30g BU Panda coins are one of the most popular Chinese modern coin issues and they have a different Panda design each year! 2016 coin is important for a major change with the series; the 2016 Chinese Silver Panda no longer weighs in at 1 Troy Ounce - it is now following the metric system and weighs in at 30 grams... read moreThu, 19 Nov 2015 10:36:26 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25550-the-new-2016-chinese-silver-panda-30g-bu.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25527-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-2-what-is-your-style.aspxIntroduction to Owning Silver & Gold - Post 2 What is YOUR STYLE? If your main focus is building and preserving wealth for your future, then you may be an investor. Diversifying your other holdings (like a 401(k), mutual funds, savings accounts, etc.) with precious metals is a great way to make sure you do not have all of your eggs in one basket! There are even IRAs that accept certain precious metals as an asset while keeping the tax benefits associated with an IRA account type; if that is something that piques your interest, SilverTowne facilitates accounts of this type (see more information here). Another investor mindset factor is the availability of the ‘buy-back’ value; if at any point you want to ‘cash out’ on the bullion you have purchased, you will want product that is common so dealers will be willing to buy from you... Read on to learn more!Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:40:03 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25527-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-2-what-is-your-style.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25494-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-1.aspxIntroduction to Owning Silver & Gold - Post 1 For over 2,000 years metals like silver and gold have been a constant, trusted source representing money for trading purposes. From ancient Egyptians to the backwaters of the lone prospector, precious metals have long been sought after for their value and beauty. People are naturally drawn to the metals' luster and shine, but where do you start when you want to own silver & gold?... Read on to learn more!Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:34:21 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25494-introduction-to-owning-silver-gold-post-1.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25475-silvertowne-stackables-trademark-prospector-999-silver-medallions-now-available-in-5-troy-ounces.aspxSilverTowne Stackables Trademark Prospector .999 Silver Medallions Now Available in 5 Troy Ounces In the autumn of 2014 SilverTowne launched a new concept in silver bullion medallions – SilverTowne Stackables™. Minted at our own SilverTowne Mint, the SilverTowne Stackables Trademark Prospector 1oz .999 Silver Medallions have become one our hottest selling silver rounds. Now we are excited to announce the release of the larger 5oz Trademark Prospector SilverTowne Stackables .999 Silver Medallions! Like their smaller 1oz siblings, the 5oz stackable medallions... read moreTue, 21 Jul 2015 11:12:21 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25475-silvertowne-stackables-trademark-prospector-999-silver-medallions-now-available-in-5-troy-ounces.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25473-congratulations-to-silvertowne-silver-giveaway-winners-from-the-past-year-2014-2015.aspxCongratulations To SilverTowne Silver Giveaway Winners From The Past Year 2014-2015 On or around the fifteenth of every month, SilverTowne randomly selects one lucky winner from all current email registry subscribers to receive a free silver bar or medallion! It could be you – but you have to be subscribed to win. Once subscribed, you’ll want to keep your email address current and pay attention to emails received from SilverTowne, as this is how you’ll be notified if you are selected as one of our monthly winners. Also keep in mind that many email services and... read moreThu, 16 Jul 2015 14:01:30 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25473-congratulations-to-silvertowne-silver-giveaway-winners-from-the-past-year-2014-2015.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25469-your-ira-your-direction-pave-the-path-to-retirement-with-a-self-directed-ira-in-precious-metals.aspxYour IRA, Your Direction – Pave the Path to Retirement with a Self-Directed IRA in Precious Metals A Precious Metals IRA (also known as a Self-Directed IRA) allows investors to acquire certain precious metals as an asset while keeping the tax benefits associated with an IRA account type. Acquiring assets, such as silver, platinum, palladium or gold in an IRA is one way to diversify your retirement portfolio. We are excited to announce that you now have the option to add many SilverTowne products to your precious metals IRA – which can help you generate retirement wealth that is tax-deferred or tax-free. If you... read moreFri, 10 Jul 2015 14:33:13 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25469-your-ira-your-direction-pave-the-path-to-retirement-with-a-self-directed-ira-in-precious-metals.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25468-washington-monument-the-fourth-release-in-the-2015-americas-national-monuments-series.aspxWashington Monument – The Fourth Release in the 2015 America’s National Monuments Series The fourth coin in an exciting new four-coin series highlighting some of the most well-known monuments in the United States is now available. The 2015 America’s National Monument Series continues with a 1oz .999 fine silver coin featuring the Washington Monument. The coin is struck in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the authority of Niue, an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. The Washington Monument is an American national monument built to honor the first President of the... read moreTue, 07 Jul 2015 14:49:09 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25468-washington-monument-the-fourth-release-in-the-2015-americas-national-monuments-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25467-1804-1-replica-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-july-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspx1804 $1 Replica 1oz .999 Silver Medallion – The July 2015 Silver of the Month On July 26, 1989, the headline on the front page of Coin World read "1804 dollar sets world record – U.S. coin nets $900,000 bid." This headline was in reference to the sale of an 1804 Draped Bust Dollar from SilverTowne’s founder Leon Hendrickson to Hugh Scoyners, acting on behalf of the American Rare Coin Fund. In remembrance of that event, which was certainly the story of the day in the numismatic world 26 years ago this month, we are featuring the 1804 $1 Replica 1oz .999 Silver Medallion as... read moreThu, 02 Jul 2015 14:01:30 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25467-1804-1-replica-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-july-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25462-2015-proof-gold-buffalo-collectors-version-of-the-purest-gold-coin-from-the-united-states-mint.aspx2015 Proof Gold Buffalo – Collector’s Version of the Purest Gold Coin from the United States Mint Modern coins are designated as proof versions based on a specific manufacturing process that utilizes a specially treated die to strike the coin. This special die, combined with multiple strikes of the blank (2 or more), creates a mirror-like shine to the field area of the coin (the portion behind the raised main design elements). Proof versions of select coins, like the Gold Buffalo Coin, are produced by the United States Mint in order to offer higher-end collector’s editions of popular releases. One of... read moreTue, 30 Jun 2015 14:08:14 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25462-2015-proof-gold-buffalo-collectors-version-of-the-purest-gold-coin-from-the-united-states-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25418-australia-silver-kookaburra-from-the-perth-mint-celebrating-25-years.aspxAustralia Silver Kookaburra from the Perth Mint – Celebrating 25 Years The 2015 version of the Silver Kookaburra marks the 25th year that the silver coin has been minted by the Perth Mint in Australia. The Kookaburra coins are a signature product of the Perth Mint and are one of the most widely-collected modern world coins across the globe. The inspiration for the silver coins, Kookaburras, are found in Australia and New Guinea and are the largest birds in the Tree Kingfishers family – growing up to 18 inches in length. Their beaks get up to 4 inches long, suiting... read moreThu, 11 Jun 2015 13:46:17 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25418-australia-silver-kookaburra-from-the-perth-mint-celebrating-25-years.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25408-pledge-of-allegiance-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-june-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspxPledge of Allegiance 1oz .999 Silver Medallion – The June 2015 Silver of the Month The United States of America celebrates Flag Day annually on June 14th as a commemoration of the adoption of the flag of the U.S.A., which happened on June 14, 1777. In conjunction with the observance of Flag Day, we are featuring the Pledge of Allegiance .999 Silver Medallion as the June 2015 SilverTowne Silver of the Month. This 1 troy ounce silver medallion features a waving American Flag behind the head of a patriotic eagle. The week of June 14th is designated as National Flag Week in the... read moreThu, 04 Jun 2015 09:06:30 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25408-pledge-of-allegiance-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-june-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25407-rainbow-trout-2015-north-american-sportfish-canada-silver-proof-coin-series-4-of-4.aspxRainbow Trout - 2015 North American Sportfish Canada Silver Proof Coin Series #4 of 4 In conjunction with the Canadian Royal Mint, SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for a Brand New 2015 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring North American Sportfish! The series will highlight four popular species of fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and Rainbow Trout. The fourth and final coin in the North American Sportfish series, Rainbow Trout, is now available. The 2015 Canada Silver North American Sportfish Rainbow Trout 1 Ounce Proof coin is... read moreFri, 29 May 2015 13:49:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25407-rainbow-trout-2015-north-american-sportfish-canada-silver-proof-coin-series-4-of-4.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25398-vietnam-veterans-memorial-the-third-release-in-the-2015-americas-national-monuments-series.aspxVietnam Veterans Memorial – The Third Release in the 2015 America’s National Monuments Series The third coin in an exciting new four-coin series highlighting some of the most well-known monuments in the United States is now available. The 2015 America’s National Monument Series continues with a 1oz .999 fine silver coin featuring the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The coin is struck in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the authority of Niue, an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the men and women... read moreTue, 26 May 2015 08:45:29 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25398-vietnam-veterans-memorial-the-third-release-in-the-2015-americas-national-monuments-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25397-remembering-those-that-made-the-ultimate-sacrifice.aspxRemembering Those That Made The Ultimate Sacrifice We can never repay the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, but we can honor them by never forgetting their ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day is the official U.S. federal holiday set aside to help all citizenry come together and do just that through community events, parades and other ceremonies. May 25, 2015 marks the 49th year for the official Memorial Day holiday, although the general concept has been around since just after... read moreFri, 22 May 2015 09:57:58 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25397-remembering-those-that-made-the-ultimate-sacrifice.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25365-2015-native-american-sacagawea-dollar-mohawk-ironworkers.aspx2015 Native American Sacagawea Dollar – Mohawk Ironworkers The 2015 release in the annual Native American Dollar series from the United States Mint, "Mohawk Ironworkers", is now available. The design commemorates the contributions of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne communities to the building of New York City and other skylines. These "high iron" construction workers helped with the building of many skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building. The reverse of the coin shows a Mohawk Ironworker reaching for an I-beam to help guide it into... read moreThu, 14 May 2015 13:28:25 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25365-2015-native-american-sacagawea-dollar-mohawk-ironworkers.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25344-indian-head-cent-replica-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-may-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspxIndian Head Cent Replica 1oz .999 Silver Medallion – The May 2015 Silver of the Month For the May 2015 SilverTowne Silver of the Month, we are featuring our 2015 Indian Head Cent Replica .999 Silver Medallion. Designed by James B. Longacre, Indian Head Cents (also known as Indian Pennies) were struck from 1859-1909. Indian Head Cents actually depict a representation of Liberty wearing an Indian headdress, rather than an actual Native American as their common name suggests. Originally, these coins were popularly referred to as nickels or nicks prior to the release of nickel five-cent... read moreFri, 08 May 2015 14:43:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25344-indian-head-cent-replica-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-may-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25323-catch-the-deadly-2015-australian-funnel-web-spider-silver-coin-before-it-crawls-away.aspxCatch the Deadly 2015 Australian Funnel-Web Spider Silver Coin Before It Crawls Away In 2014 the Perth Mint released it’s highly successful Saltwater Crocodile silver coin. This year they continue the trend of featuring dangerous Australian creatures on silver coins with the release of the 2015 Australian Funnel-Web Spider 1oz .999 Silver Coin. This highly anticipated coin is available now and, like the crocodile before it, has been well-received by collectors since its initial launch. Native only to Australia, funnel-web spiders are notorious for their dangerous, painful... read moreMon, 04 May 2015 14:36:02 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25323-catch-the-deadly-2015-australian-funnel-web-spider-silver-coin-before-it-crawls-away.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25312-2015-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles-the-collectors-choice.aspx2015 W Burnished Silver American Eagles - The Collector's Choice The United States Mint recently released the popular Burnished, Uncirculated Silver American Eagle, featuring the "W" mint mark on the reverse of the coin. The production of the coin had been cancelled in 2009 and 2010 due to high demand for the bullion version of the Silver Eagles, but has been made available again each year since 2011. Now you can add the 2015 W Burnished Silver Eagle to your collection! The term burnished refers to the specialized minting process used to create these coins - they are... read moreMon, 27 Apr 2015 14:25:25 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25312-2015-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles-the-collectors-choice.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25310-walleye-2015-north-american-sportfish-canada-silver-proof-coin-series-3-of-4.aspxWalleye - 2015 North American Sportfish Canada Silver Proof Coin Series #3 of 4 In conjunction with the Canadian Royal Mint, SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for a Brand New 2015 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring North American Sportfish! The series will highlight four popular species of fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and Rainbow Trout. The third coin in the North American Sportfish series, Walleye, is now available. The 2015 Canada Silver North American Sportfish Walleye 1 Ounce Proof coin is certified to be 99.99% pure... read moreTue, 21 Apr 2015 14:50:30 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25310-walleye-2015-north-american-sportfish-canada-silver-proof-coin-series-3-of-4.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25308-visit-silvertowne-at-the-central-states-numismatic-society-76th-anniversary-convention-april-23-25.aspxVisit SilverTowne at the Central States Numismatic Society 76th Anniversary Convention April 23-25 The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) annual convention is one of the leading numismatic events in the United States each year. The CSNS 76th Anniversary Convention will be held from April 23-25, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL (a large northwestern suburb of Chicago). The convention features a robust bourse floor of more than 250 booths operated by leading dealers that come from no less than 40 states across the country. The event is free to the public. SilverTowne... read moreFri, 17 Apr 2015 15:20:27 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25308-visit-silvertowne-at-the-central-states-numismatic-society-76th-anniversary-convention-april-23-25.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25288-jefferson-memorial-the-second-release-in-the-2015-americas-national-monuments-series.aspxJefferson Memorial – The Second Release in the 2015 America’s National Monuments Series The second coin in an exciting new four-coin series highlighting some of the most well-known monuments in the United States is now available. The 2015 America’s National Monument Series continues with a 1oz .999 fine silver coin featuring the Jefferson Memorial. The coin is struck in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the authority of Niue, an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. The Jefferson Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 3rd President of the... read moreMon, 13 Apr 2015 09:33:19 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25288-jefferson-memorial-the-second-release-in-the-2015-americas-national-monuments-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25273-2015-march-of-dimes-silver-dollar-celebrating-75-years-of-research-education-vaccines-breakthroughs.aspx2015 March of Dimes Silver Dollar – Celebrating 75 Years of Research, Education, Vaccines & Breakthroughs The latest commemorative silver dollar coins from the United States Mint celebrate 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs made possible by the efforts of the March of Dimes Foundation. On January 3, 1938, during a time when the infectious disease known as polio was on the rise, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who personally struggled with polio himself, created the organization called the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The commonly known name today, March of Dimes, came about... read moreThu, 09 Apr 2015 09:42:45 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25273-2015-march-of-dimes-silver-dollar-celebrating-75-years-of-research-education-vaccines-breakthroughs.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25268-lady-liberty-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-april-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspxLady Liberty 1oz .999 Silver Medallion – The April 2015 Silver of the Month The April 2015 SilverTowne Silver of the Month highlights a familiar icon of the American landscape, The Statue of Liberty. Affectionately referred to as Lady Liberty, the statue depicts a robed female representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. In one hand, held high in the air above her head, she holds an easily identifiable torch. Perhaps not as commonly known is the tablet (evoking the law) in her other hand – upon which is inscribed the date of American Declaration of... read moreFri, 03 Apr 2015 15:24:29 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25268-lady-liberty-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-april-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25223-2015-p-homestead-national-monument-of-america-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2015 P Homestead National Monument of America 5oz Silver Coins The first 2015 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features Homestead National Monument of America, located in Nebraska. The monument is located in an area that includes some of the first acres that were successfully claimed under the Homestead Act, which upon its passing in 1862 allowed any qualified person to claim up to 160 acres of federally owned land. The cry of the day was FREE LAND! It’s... read moreWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:43:36 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25223-2015-p-homestead-national-monument-of-america-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25217-what-do-you-collect-why-coin-collecting-is-a-great-hobby.aspxWhat Do You Collect? Why Coin Collecting is a Great Hobby… There are many reasons people collect coins. For some folks it’s a family activity (especially for children and their parents or grandparents), some simply inherit a large collection of coins and thus become collectors by default, many people collect coins in hopes of turning a profit based on specific factors of the coin (like overall mintage, condition, featured design, historical relevance, etc.), while others have a tendency to hoard coins based on their metal content (also in hopes of turning... read moreFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:08:45 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25217-what-do-you-collect-why-coin-collecting-is-a-great-hobby.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25186-a-beautiful-coin-for-the-music-lover-and-the-collector-2015-austria-silver-philharmonic.aspxA Beautiful Coin for the Music Lover and the Collector - 2015 Austria Silver Philharmonic The Vienna Philharmonic coin (usually shortened to Philharmonic) was first introduced as a gold bullion coin in 1989. Minted by the Austrian Mint, the coins initially had a face value of 2,000 Austrian schillings, but the nominal face value changed to 100 euros in 2002 with the adoption of the euro currency standard. The Gold Philharmonic Coin is Europe’s top bullion coin and one of the best-selling bullion coins in the world. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Philharmonic bullion... read moreFri, 20 Mar 2015 14:38:28 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25186-a-beautiful-coin-for-the-music-lover-and-the-collector-2015-austria-silver-philharmonic.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25179-silvertowne-hires-new-chief-operating-officer-matthew-lesher.aspxSilverTowne Hires New Chief Operating Officer, Matthew Lesher From a cigar box under the lunch counter of a small Winchester, Indiana restaurant to a multi-million dollar business, SilverTowne has grown from a local coin shop to one of the country’s largest and most respected dealers of rare coins, modern coins and bullion. Founded over a half century ago in 1949 by Leon Hendrickson, SilverTowne has experienced tremendous growth over the years thanks to the leadership of Leon, his late wife Ruhama, their son David and extended family members. In light of the continued... read moreFri, 13 Mar 2015 08:43:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25179-silvertowne-hires-new-chief-operating-officer-matthew-lesher.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25141-northern-pike-2015-north-american-sportfish-canada-silver-proof-coin-series-2-of-4.aspxNorthern Pike - 2015 North American Sportfish Canada Silver Proof Coin Series #2 of 4 In conjunction with the Canadian Royal Mint, SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for a Brand New 2015 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring North American Sportfish! The series will highlight four popular species of fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout and Walleye. The second coin in the North American Sportfish series, Northern Pike, is now available. The 2015 Canada Silver North American Sportfish Northern Pike 1 Ounce Proof coin is certified to be... read moreFri, 06 Mar 2015 14:31:26 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25141-northern-pike-2015-north-american-sportfish-canada-silver-proof-coin-series-2-of-4.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25105-2015-america-the-beautiful-quarter-proof-sets-from-the-united-states-mint.aspx2015 America The Beautiful Quarter Proof Sets from the United States Mint America the Beautiful (ATB) Quarters® from the U.S. Mint are popular with collectors for their gorgeous designs featuring national parks and other points of interest from across the United States of America. The mint recently released proof sets, both silver and clad, containing all five ATB quarter designs being produced in 2015 – the sixth overall set of five designs released in the program. These five-coin sets give fans of the ATB series a chance to see all five of the 2015 designs before... read moreFri, 27 Feb 2015 10:39:53 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25105-2015-america-the-beautiful-quarter-proof-sets-from-the-united-states-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25092-largemouth-bass-2015-north-american-sportfish-canada-silver-proof-coin-series-1-of-4.aspxLargemouth Bass - 2015 North American Sportfish Canada Silver Proof Coin Series #1 of 4 In conjunction with the Canadian Royal Mint, SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for a Brand New 2015 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring North American Sportfish! The series will highlight four popular species of fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout and Walleye. The first coin in the North American Sportfish series, Largemouth Bass, is now available. The 2015 Canada Silver North American Sportfish Largemouth Bass 1 Ounce Proof coin is certified to be... read moreFri, 20 Feb 2015 13:19:58 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25092-largemouth-bass-2015-north-american-sportfish-canada-silver-proof-coin-series-1-of-4.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25064-lincoln-memorial-the-first-release-in-the-2015-americas-national-monuments-series.aspxLincoln Memorial – The First Release in the 2015 America’s National Monuments Series The first coin in an exciting new four-coin series highlighting some of the most well-known monuments in the United States is now available. The 2015 America’s National Monument Series kicks off with a 1oz .999 fine silver coin featuring the Lincoln Memorial. The coin is struck in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the authority of Niue, an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the... read moreMon, 16 Feb 2015 13:46:57 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25064-lincoln-memorial-the-first-release-in-the-2015-americas-national-monuments-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25009-commemorating-225-years-of-protecting-and-serving-new-united-states-marshals-coins.aspxCommemorating 225 Years of Protecting and Serving – New United States Marshals Coins The latest commemorative coins from the United States Mint, and first of 2015, celebrate the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service. The U.S. Marshals Service was formed in 1789 along with the federal judicial system, making it the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. The U.S. Marshals are part of the executive branch of government and serve as the enforcement arm of the U.S. federal courts. The agency was created by the signing of the Judiciary Act by President George... read moreTue, 10 Feb 2015 15:47:28 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-25009-commemorating-225-years-of-protecting-and-serving-new-united-states-marshals-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24985-remembering-the-first-lady-of-numismatics-margo-russell.aspxRemembering "The First Lady of Numismatics", Margo Russell The numismatics field lost a great ambassador recently – Margaret "Margo" Russell, often referred to as "The First Lady of Numismatics", died in Sidney, Ohio on January 26, 2015, at the age of 95. Reading through the list of accomplishments that Mrs. Russell was able to achieve over her lifetime is quite impressive. Her career in numismatics started when she began applying her journalism skills to a new specialty publication in 1960. Coin World was launched that year by the Sidney Daily News, a local... read moreThu, 05 Feb 2015 14:15:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24985-remembering-the-first-lady-of-numismatics-margo-russell.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24973-be-my-valentine-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-february-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspxBe My Valentine 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The February 2015 Silver of the Month Hearts and Cupid, the mythological god of desire and affection, are popular symbols used to signify Valentine’s Day – so fittingly the February 2015 SilverTowne Silver of the Month offers an elegant design highlighting both of these familiar symbols. The obverse of the Be My Valentine 1oz .999 Silver Medallion features several styles of hearts hanging from strings down the right hand side, giving the design a mobile-like look and feel. Hanging below the hearts is a small rendition of... read moreTue, 03 Feb 2015 08:28:11 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24973-be-my-valentine-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-february-2015-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24970-lady-liberty-999-silver-medallion-new-from-the-silvertowne-mint.aspxLady Liberty .999 Silver Medallion – New from the SilverTowne Mint The Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue’s official name is Liberty Enlightening the World and was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor. Affectionately referred to as Lady Liberty, the statue features a robed female representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. In one hand, held high in the air above her head, she holds an easily identifiable... read moreFri, 30 Jan 2015 15:30:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24970-lady-liberty-999-silver-medallion-new-from-the-silvertowne-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24954-new-valentines-day-bars-and-medallions-and-familiar-favorites.aspxNew Valentine’s Day Bars and Medallions and Familiar Favorites Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Silver is Precious, and So Are You! Show your favorite Valentine how precious they are to you by surprising them with beautiful silver and bronze pieces from SilverTowne. Unlike flowers that will wilt and candy that will be consumed in a matter of minutes, a gift of precious metal offers value that can last a lifetime! Saint Valentine’s Day, or simply Valentine’s Day, is celebrated by many countries around the world. The holiday was associated with romantic... read moreFri, 23 Jan 2015 15:59:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24954-new-valentines-day-bars-and-medallions-and-familiar-favorites.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24933-united-states-mint-2015-coin-releases-preliminary-schedule.aspxUnited States Mint 2015 Coin Releases - Preliminary Schedule The United States Mint has released its preliminary schedule of 2015 coin releases. As always, there are several items on the list that are sure to pique the interest of silver and gold coin enthusiasts. Some highlights include the United States Marshals 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins (in gold, silver and clad) and the March of Dimes Commemorative Silver Dollars. A popular release each year is the ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set. Each of the five coins in this set contains... read moreTue, 20 Jan 2015 15:31:59 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24933-united-states-mint-2015-coin-releases-preliminary-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24907-2015-gold-american-eagles-and-gold-buffalos-have-arrived.aspx2015 Gold American Eagles and Gold Buffalos Have Arrived This is an exciting time of year for all gold bullion investors, anxious to get their hands on the newest releases from the United States Mint. Well we have good news - there’s no need to wait any longer. You can now add 2015 Gold American Eagles and 2015 Gold Buffalos to your portfolio. By law, Gold American Eagles are composed of gold mined solely in the United States – and as in all previous years the content of each 22k pure gold piece is guaranteed by the US government. Originally... read moreFri, 16 Jan 2015 15:45:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24907-2015-gold-american-eagles-and-gold-buffalos-have-arrived.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24882-2015-silver-american-eagles-proof-mint-state-and-new-label-options.aspx2015 Silver American Eagles – Proof, Mint State and New Label Options Silver American Eagles (SAEs) from the United States Mint are one of the most popular modern coins with both collectors and investors year in and year out. The 2015 releases of these beautiful coins are now available for pre-order at SilverTowne. Choose from various certified and non-certified selections in both mint state and proof finishes. Add 2015 Mint State Silver Eagles to your collection as non-certified BU coins, or pick up your SAEs certified by third-party grading... read moreWed, 14 Jan 2015 13:56:06 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24882-2015-silver-american-eagles-proof-mint-state-and-new-label-options.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24852-2014-p-everglades-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2014 P Everglades National Park 5oz Silver Coins The fifth 2014 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features Everglades National Park, located in the southern part of Florida. The Everglades region makes up the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, with two million acres of wetlands – over one and a half million of which is within the Everglades National Park itself. The Everglades area is known around the world for... read moreFri, 09 Jan 2015 15:20:08 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24852-2014-p-everglades-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24839-2015-silver-pandas-popular-silver-bullion-coins-from-the-peoples-republic-of-china.aspx2015 Silver Pandas – Popular Silver Bullion Coins from the People’s Republic of China Panda silver and gold bullion coins from China have been a favorite of collector’s worldwide for many years. Now you can get your hands on the 2015 version of this popular silver coin! The Chinese government first introduced the Gold Panda coins in 1982, with the Silver Pandas coming along the following year. Both the gold and silver versions have been released every year, with just a few exceptions, since then. The bullion coins are struck by the mint of the People’s Bank of... read moreTue, 06 Jan 2015 16:01:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24839-2015-silver-pandas-popular-silver-bullion-coins-from-the-peoples-republic-of-china.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24743-5-troy-ounce-999-silver-2015-buffalo-replica-medallion-new-from-silvertowne-mint.aspx5 Troy Ounce .999 Silver 2015 Buffalo Replica Medallion – New from SilverTowne Mint Fill the entire palm of your hand with a new silver medallion from SilverTowne Mint. The ever popular Buffalo replica is now available in a new larger size – an impressive 5 troy ounces! The 1oz .999 Silver Medallion version of our Buffalo replica is one of our most popular silver bullion rounds year after year, so we’re sure this new larger option will be a hit with silver collectors. The concept for the Buffalo replicas is of course modeled after the U.S. Buffalo Nickel designed... read moreFri, 19 Dec 2014 10:08:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24743-5-troy-ounce-999-silver-2015-buffalo-replica-medallion-new-from-silvertowne-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24719-silvertowne-is-1-of-4-ngc-early-releases-distributors-for-2015-silver-eagles-at-initial-launch.aspxSilverTowne is 1 of 4 NGC Early Releases Distributors for 2015 Silver Eagles at Initial Launch One of the largest third-party coin grading companies in the country, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), recently made a special announcement regarding 2015 Silver American Eagles. According to an NGC press release, in order to offer certification of 2015 Silver Eagles "at competitive prices with faster results", NGC has partnered with four distributors, of which SilverTowne is one, "to provide a simple and easy option for dealers to buy NGC-certified 2015 Silver Eagles as... read moreTue, 09 Dec 2014 16:12:02 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24719-silvertowne-is-1-of-4-ngc-early-releases-distributors-for-2015-silver-eagles-at-initial-launch.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24668-lion-and-the-lamb-1oz-999-silver-bar-the-december-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxLion and The Lamb 1oz .999 Silver Bar - The December 2014 Silver of the Month The December 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month features an endearing image of a lion and a lamb, lying down peacefully together. Hovering above them in mid-flight is a bird of peace, a white dove. Inscribed above the image is the text A time of Peace & Love. The concept of a lion and a lamb, one ferocious animal and one gentle animal, living together in peace is based on Christian beliefs. The phrase "the lamb will lie down with the lion" is commonly believed by many... read moreTue, 02 Dec 2014 15:02:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24668-lion-and-the-lamb-1oz-999-silver-bar-the-december-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24662-seasons-greetings-from-silvertowne-2014-christmas-ornaments-and-other-great-gift-ideas.aspxSeason’s Greetings from SilverTowne – 2014 Christmas Ornaments and Other Great Gift Ideas One of the greatest joys of the holiday season is sharing family traditions with your kids, grandkids and other loved-ones. Many people have made a tradition out of surprising their family members each year with a new Christmas tree ornament. What better way to carry out this time-honored tradition than by giving something that will have lasting value, instead of just another cheap plastic or glass ornament that will surely break or fade? Silver & Bronze Christmas medallions and... read moreFri, 28 Nov 2014 11:49:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24662-seasons-greetings-from-silvertowne-2014-christmas-ornaments-and-other-great-gift-ideas.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24652-new-silvertowne-stackables-trademark-prospector-1oz-999-silver-medallions-from-the-silvertowne-mint.aspxNEW SilverTowne Stackables – Trademark Prospector 1oz .999 Silver Medallions from the SilverTowne Mint SilverTowne is excited to launch our brand new SilverTowne Stackables™ silver medallions just in time for the holidays! Minted at our very own SilverTowne Mint, the new and exclusive SilverTowne Stackables Trademark Prospector 1oz .999 Silver Medallions are an intriguing new concept in silver bullion. These stackable medallions interlock with each other, allowing you to stack them tall without worrying about them tumbling and crashing down! This makes them very easy and convenient to... read moreFri, 21 Nov 2014 14:27:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24652-new-silvertowne-stackables-trademark-prospector-1oz-999-silver-medallions-from-the-silvertowne-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24640-silvertowne-now-in-possession-of-a-very-rare-wartime-nickel-known-as-the-frith-nickel.aspxSilverTowne Now in Possession of a Very Rare Wartime Nickel – Known as the Frith Nickel Being one of the largest coin dealers in the United States, we at SilverTowne enjoy seeing some very unique coin and bullion items pass through the shop on a regular basis. Then there are times when we come across something extremely rare. Perhaps the most well-known instance of such was when Leon Hendrickson, founder of SilverTowne, owned the infamous Dexter 1804 Silver Dollar (known as the Dexter Dollar) from 1985 up until he sold it at auction on July 7, 1989 for a then world record-setting... read moreTue, 18 Nov 2014 10:38:57 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24640-silvertowne-now-in-possession-of-a-very-rare-wartime-nickel-known-as-the-frith-nickel.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24639-2014-canada-white-tailed-deer-silver-proof-4-of-4-coin-series-a-doe-and-her-fawns.aspx2014 Canada White-Tailed Deer Silver Proof #4 of 4 Coin Series – A Doe and Her Fawns In conjunction with the Canadian Royal Mint, SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for a Brand New 2014 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring White-Tailed Deer! The series will highlight the smallest member of the deer family, the white-tailed deer, from different perspectives. This serene creature symbolizes nature’s still and constant presence. Now available for shipping is the third coin in The White-Tailed Deer Series, A Doe and Her Fawns, featuring... read moreFri, 14 Nov 2014 12:27:44 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24639-2014-canada-white-tailed-deer-silver-proof-4-of-4-coin-series-a-doe-and-her-fawns.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24632-harvest-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-november-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxHarvest 1oz .999 Silver Medallion – The November 2014 Silver of the Month The harvest season is in full swing – a time to reap what you have sown. Although it can have other meanings, in the traditional sense of the term harvest it’s the time of year when crops are gathered from the fields across the country. In recognition of the harvest season, newly gathered crops are featured prominently on our November 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month. The Harvest 1oz .999 Silver Medallion highlights several crops brought in from the annual harvest, including... read moreFri, 07 Nov 2014 14:05:57 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24632-harvest-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-november-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24609-2014-santa-claus-high-relief-silver-coin-from-the-perth-mint-another-silvertowne-exclusive.aspx2014 Santa Claus High Relief Silver Coin from the Perth Mint – Another SilverTowne Exclusive! A large portion of the world, particularly English-speaking nations, recognizes the legendary figure of Father Christmas, or Santa Claus. Children everywhere eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus, sometimes referred to as Saint Nicholas or Kris Kringle, each year at Christmastime in hopes that he will bring them gifts. A new coin, exclusively from SilverTowne, celebrates the beloved Santa Claus with a highly-detailed portrait view of the iconic figure. The image is... read moreTue, 04 Nov 2014 09:07:56 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24609-2014-santa-claus-high-relief-silver-coin-from-the-perth-mint-another-silvertowne-exclusive.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24575-2014-p-great-sand-dunes-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2014 P Great Sand Dunes National Park 5oz Silver Coins The fourth 2014 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features Great Sand Dunes National Park, which is located in eastern Colorado. Great Sand Dunes National Park features the tallest sand dunes in North America, reaching some 750 feet above the ground of the San Luis Valley. The dunes formed from sand and soil deposits from one of the longest rivers in the country, the Rio Grande, and its... read moreTue, 28 Oct 2014 10:11:00 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24575-2014-p-great-sand-dunes-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24570-the-season-really-sparkles-with-silver-bronze-2014-christmas-medallions-and-bars.aspxThe Season Really Sparkles with Silver & Bronze - 2014 Christmas Medallions and Bars Every year some of the most popular products we offer at SilverTowne are our Christmas bars and medallions. These fun-to-collect selections are all custom-minted by SilverTowne Mint and come in a wide variety of designs. The new 2014 Christmas pieces are now available – with more designs than ever to choose from! In addition to the many 1oz selections, there is a half-ounce Santa round and, new for this year, a 5oz .999 Silver Bar featuring a large Santa face proclaiming... read moreTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:21:10 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24570-the-season-really-sparkles-with-silver-bronze-2014-christmas-medallions-and-bars.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24552-2014-canada-white-tailed-deer-silver-proof-3-of-4-coin-series-mates.aspx2014 Canada White-Tailed Deer Silver Proof #3 of 4 Coin Series – Mates In conjunction with the Canadian Royal Mint, SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for a Brand New 2014 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring White-Tailed Deer! The series will highlight the smallest member of the deer family, the white-tailed deer, from different perspectives. This serene creature symbolizes nature’s still and constant presence. Now available for shipping is the third coin in The White-Tailed Deer Series, Mates, featuring a buck and... read moreThu, 16 Oct 2014 14:35:13 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24552-2014-canada-white-tailed-deer-silver-proof-3-of-4-coin-series-mates.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24537-mickey-mouse-and-friends-classic-disney-characters-featured-on-limited-edition-colorized-coins.aspxMickey Mouse and Friends – Classic Disney Characters Featured on Limited Edition Colorized Coins The New Zealand Mint and the Perth Mint have teamed up with The Walt Disney Company to issue officially licensed coins featuring some of Disney’s most beloved classic characters. The first two releases, Steamboat Willie and a Donald Duck anniversary coin, were released earlier in 2014 and proved to be very popular with collectors. The latest offering is a six-coin series featuring brightly colored versions of six Disney favorites: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy... read moreFri, 10 Oct 2014 09:14:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24537-mickey-mouse-and-friends-classic-disney-characters-featured-on-limited-edition-colorized-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24523-happy-halloween-scary-1oz-999-silver-bar-the-october-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxHappy Halloween Scary 1oz .999 Silver Bar – The October 2014 Silver of the Month October is the month for colorful foliage, cooler temperatures, costumes, and of course pumpkins! So it is in this spirit that we are highlighting our Happy Halloween silver bar featuring two jack-o’-lanterns with their "scary" faces on as the October 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month. In addition to the two jack-o’-lanterns, the Happy Halloween Scary 1oz .999 Silver Bar also includes an owl resting on the branch of an eerie tree, a cobweb nestled within the... read moreFri, 03 Oct 2014 14:56:09 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24523-happy-halloween-scary-1oz-999-silver-bar-the-october-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24517-welcome-fall-with-glow-in-the-dark-halloween-and-thanksgiving-harvest-silver.aspxWelcome Fall with Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween and Thanksgiving Harvest Silver Pumpkins, gourds, maize and cornstalks are all common sights during the Autumn months, not to mention harvest moons and jack-o-lanterns. All of these things and more can be found on Halloween and Thanksgiving pieces from SilverTowne Mint, in both silver and bronze. The majority of the Halloween selections are even available with an alluring glow-in-the-dark effect! If you think the enameled Halloween bars and medallion designs from SilverTowne look cool in your hand - wait... read moreFri, 26 Sep 2014 15:37:06 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24517-welcome-fall-with-glow-in-the-dark-halloween-and-thanksgiving-harvest-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24510-congratulations-to-all-silvertowne-silver-giveaway-winners-through-september-2014.aspxCongratulations To All SilverTowne Silver Giveaway Winners Through September 2014 On or around the fifteenth of every month, SilverTowne randomly selects one lucky winner from all current email registry subscribers to receive a free silver bar or medallion! It could be you – but you have to be subscribed to win. Once subscribed, you’ll want to keep your email address current and pay attention to emails received from SilverTowne, as this is how you’ll be notified if you are selected as one of our monthly winners. Also keep in mind that many email services and... read moreFri, 19 Sep 2014 11:17:23 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24510-congratulations-to-all-silvertowne-silver-giveaway-winners-through-september-2014.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24461-native-american-legend-nanaboozhoo-beautifully-portrayed-on-silver-coins.aspxNative American Legend Nanaboozhoo Beautifully Portrayed on Silver Coins Nanaboozhoo is a legendary cultural hero of the Anishinaabe Native American tribes. Stories about Nanaboozhoo vary widely from community to community, as does the spelling of his name. This is mainly due to the various languages that the stories are told in, not to mention the large geographical area in both Canada and the United States that the legend covers. The legendary figure of Nanaboozhoo is now beautifully portrayed on a series of three silver coins from the... read moreFri, 12 Sep 2014 15:28:44 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24461-native-american-legend-nanaboozhoo-beautifully-portrayed-on-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24423-10-gold-indian-replica-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-september-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspx$10 Gold Indian Replica 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The September 2014 Silver of the Month For the September 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month, we are featuring our $10 Gold Indian Replica struck in .999 Silver Medallion. Much like the 2014 50th Anniversary commemorative Gold Kennedy Half Dollar has made a recent splash with collectors, the $10 Gold Indian coin (also known as the Indian Head Eagle coin) has proved to be a popular gold coin with many collectors over the years. However, gold coins are out of reach for some collectors – making the 1oz .999 silver... read moreFri, 05 Sep 2014 14:43:03 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24423-10-gold-indian-replica-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-september-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24416-2014-canada-white-tailed-deer-silver-proof-2-of-4-coin-series-a-challenge.aspx2014 Canada White-Tailed Deer Silver Proof #2 of 4 Coin Series – A Challenge In conjunction with the Canadian Royal Mint, SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for a Brand New 2014 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring White-Tailed Deer! The series will highlight the smallest member of the deer family, the white-tailed deer, from different perspectives. This serene creature symbolizes nature’s still and constant presence. Now available for shipping is the second coin in The White-Tailed Deer Series, A Challenge, featuring an... read moreTue, 02 Sep 2014 15:01:08 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24416-2014-canada-white-tailed-deer-silver-proof-2-of-4-coin-series-a-challenge.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24398-2014-canada-white-tailed-deer-silver-proof-1-of-4-coin-series-portrait.aspx2014 Canada White-Tailed Deer Silver Proof #1 of 4 Coin Series - Portrait In conjunction with the Canadian Royal Mint, SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for a Brand New 2014 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring White-Tailed Deer! The series will highlight the smallest member of the deer family, the white-tailed deer, from different perspectives. This serene creature symbolizes nature’s still and constant presence. Now available for shipping is the first coin in The White-Tailed Deer Series, Portrait, featuring a... read moreTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:24:59 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24398-2014-canada-white-tailed-deer-silver-proof-1-of-4-coin-series-portrait.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24382-2014-p-arches-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2014 P Arches National Park 5oz Silver Coins The third 2014 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features Arches National Park, which is located along the Colorado River in eastern Utah. Arches National Park is well-known for its many rock formations, including giant balanced rocks, massive rock fins, soaring pinnacles of rock and, of course, more than 2,000 natural stone arches. Visit the park and you’ll discover a huge array of... read moreTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:54:40 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24382-2014-p-arches-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24329-2014-kennedy-half-dollars-celebrating-50-years-of-numismatic-allurement.aspx2014 Kennedy Half Dollars – Celebrating 50 Years of Numismatic Allurement The latest release from the United States Mint celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Kennedy Half Dollar coin. Since its initial launch in 1964, the Kennedy Half Dollar has proved to be a favorite of collectors year-after-year, with more than 4.1 billion having been struck by the US Mint. The special 2014 releases of the Kennedy Half Dollars are taking the popularity of the coin to a whole new level. The first version to be released was the uncirculated... read moreWed, 13 Aug 2014 10:39:17 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24329-2014-kennedy-half-dollars-celebrating-50-years-of-numismatic-allurement.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24310-visit-silvertowne-at-the-2014-ana-worlds-fair-of-money-in-chicago.aspxVisit SilverTowne at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money in Chicago The 2014 American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World's Fair of Money Show kicked off August 5th and runs through August 9th in Chicago, Illinois. SilverTowne is among the many dealers in attendance, so be sure to come see us if you are attending the show! We love to meet coin enthusiasts face-to-face and discuss anything numismatic. In addition to meeting your favorite dealers on the bourse floor, you won't want to miss the great presentations, educational classes and... read moreWed, 06 Aug 2014 16:40:50 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24310-visit-silvertowne-at-the-2014-ana-worlds-fair-of-money-in-chicago.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24308-soccer-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-august-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxSoccer 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The August 2014 Silver of the Month With the 2014 version of the FIFA World Cup™ recently wrapping up, professional soccer leagues around the world in full swing (including Major League Soccer, or MLS, in the U.S.), and the familiar site of thousands of youth across the United States heading out to the soccer fields to begin their seasons, we have selected as the August 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month the silver soccer medallion. Shipping free for the entire month of August, the Soccer 1oz .999 Silver... read moreFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:35:42 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24308-soccer-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-august-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24301-silvertowne-mint-999-silver-bar-another-great-exclusive-design-for-your-silver-stacks.aspxSilverTowne Mint .999 Silver Bar – Another Great Exclusive Design for Your Silver Stacks At SilverTowne we are constantly looking for new and exciting products to offer our customers. Everything from the hottest domestic numismatic releases, to the newest in modern world coins, to unique and rare coins, to the best in precious metals bullion – you can find it all at SilverTowne! Furthermore, our relationships with third-party grading companies and the world’s largest mints allows us to bring you exclusive certified labels, exclusive coin series', exclusive bullion... read moreFri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:52 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24301-silvertowne-mint-999-silver-bar-another-great-exclusive-design-for-your-silver-stacks.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24231-american-buffalo-high-relief-silver-coin-from-the-perth-mint-another-silvertowne-exclusive.aspxAmerican Buffalo High Relief Silver Coin from the Perth Mint – Another SilverTowne Exclusive! The American Buffalo once roamed in enormous herds over the plains of Alaska, through Canada and the United States of America, to northern Mexico. Majestic buffalos are engrained into American culture nearly as deeply as bald eagles and, similar to eagles, have appeared many times throughout history on coinage, currency and stamps. A new coin, exclusively from SilverTowne, features the iconic buffalo in a unique close-up portrait view, highlighting in stunning detail the... read moreFri, 18 Jul 2014 14:19:57 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24231-american-buffalo-high-relief-silver-coin-from-the-perth-mint-another-silvertowne-exclusive.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24146-new-2014-silver-american-eagle-replica-in-5-troy-ounces-of-999-fine-silver.aspxNew 2014 Silver American Eagle Replica – in 5 Troy Ounces of .999 Fine Silver! Silver American Eagles, in 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver, are one of the most popular modern coins released each year by the United States Mint. Now you have a chance to add a replica of this popular design to your collection in the new larger weight of 5 troy ounces! Featuring the same great design elements as the official silver eagles from the U.S. Mint, the 2014 Silver American Eagle Replica 5oz .999 Silver Medallion makes a great conversation piece and will be a... read moreFri, 11 Jul 2014 09:42:55 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24146-new-2014-silver-american-eagle-replica-in-5-troy-ounces-of-999-fine-silver.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24135-2014-p-shenandoah-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2014 P Shenandoah National Park 5oz Silver Coins The second 2014 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features Shenandoah National Park, located just 75 miles from Washington, D.C. in the state of Virginia. The Shenandoah National Park is a long and narrow stretch of rolling hills - including the Virginia Piedmont to the east, with the Shenandoah River and Valley to the west. The park lies along the Blue Ridge Mountains, with... read moreTue, 08 Jul 2014 13:14:00 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24135-2014-p-shenandoah-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24124-liberty-eagle-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-july-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxLiberty Eagle 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The July 2014 Silver of the Month For the July 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month, we are featuring our Liberty Eagle Silver Medallion. In the United States we of course celebrate the country’s Independence Day on July 4th, and liberty goes hand-in-hand with independence. Being an independent nation means we are structured to be self-governing, whereas liberty is having the ability to control your own actions. The bald eagle is one of the most enduring patriotic symbols of the United States. The national... read moreTue, 01 Jul 2014 14:30:33 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24124-liberty-eagle-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-july-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24115-2014-p-great-smoky-mountains-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2014 P Great Smoky Mountains National Park 5oz Silver Coins The first 2014 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which spans the majority of the Great Smoky Mountains themselves. Sometimes referred to as the Smoky Mountains, or simply the Smokies, this sub-range of the Appalachian Mountains stretches along the Tennessee and North Carolina border. There is a natural fog that frequently can be... read moreFri, 20 Jun 2014 08:12:08 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24115-2014-p-great-smoky-mountains-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24076-newly-designed-100oz-poured-silver-bars-featuring-the-trademark-silvertowne-prospector.aspxNewly Designed 100oz Poured Silver Bars Featuring the Trademark SilverTowne Prospector The designs featured on many ingot-style silver bars make them fun to collect. This style of silver bar is often referred to as an art bar because of the creative design formed into the surface of the bar. Another type of silver bar, one that is hand-poured by skilled craftsmen, is often referred to as a loaf-style bar due to their shape and rougher surfaces. The unique old-fashioned style of a poured silver bar makes each one a work of art in their own right - silver bullion that... read moreFri, 13 Jun 2014 11:42:13 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24076-newly-designed-100oz-poured-silver-bars-featuring-the-trademark-silvertowne-prospector.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24066-2014-proof-gold-buffalos-collectors-version-of-the-popular-gold-buffalo-coins.aspx2014 Proof Gold Buffalos – Collector's Version of the Popular Gold Buffalo Coins Modern coins are designated as proof versions based on a specific manufacturing process that utilizes a specially treated die to strike the coin. This special die, combined with multiple strikes of the blank (2 or more), creates a mirror-like shine to the field area of the coin (the portion behind the raised main design elements). Proof versions of select coins, like the Gold Buffalo Coin, are produced by the United States Mint in order to offer higher-end collector’s... read moreFri, 06 Jun 2014 09:33:06 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24066-2014-proof-gold-buffalos-collectors-version-of-the-popular-gold-buffalo-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24059-welcome-baby-toy-blocks-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-june-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxWelcome Baby Toy Blocks 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The June 2014 Silver of the Month Springtime brings along with it a promise of new growth, renewal and new birth. It’s the time of year when long-dormant plants come into bloom filling the air with new fresh scents, temperatures begin a warming trend and a flurry of activity overcomes the animal world. Spring also tends to be the second most popular season for human babies being born (behind autumn). In recognition of the birth of the SilverTowne webmaster’s first child, a boy born on June 2, 2014, as well as... read moreTue, 03 Jun 2014 16:16:51 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24059-welcome-baby-toy-blocks-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-june-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24048-the-ever-popular-buffalo-nickel-an-iconic-american-coin.aspxThe Ever-Popular Buffalo Nickel – An Iconic American Coin The Buffalo Nickel, also referred to as the Indian Head Nickel, is perhaps the most widely-collected circulating coin in American history, or at least the most well-known. This in no small part is due to the designs on the obverse and reverse of the coin – both of which have a very Americana, old-west feel to them. Also contributing to their popularity was the accessibility of the nickel to the general population (with more than 1.2 billion being struck across all variations between... read moreThu, 29 May 2014 09:43:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24048-the-ever-popular-buffalo-nickel-an-iconic-american-coin.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24044-remembering-those-that-made-the-ultimate-sacrifice.aspxRemembering Those That Made The Ultimate Sacrifice We can never repay the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, but we can honor them by never forgetting their ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day is the official U.S. federal holiday set aside to help all citizenry come together and do just that through community events, parades and other ceremonies. Formerly known as Decoration Day, the concept of Memorial Day originated shortly after the American Civil War as a way to commemorate both... read moreFri, 23 May 2014 14:16:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24044-remembering-those-that-made-the-ultimate-sacrifice.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24038-2014-united-states-mint-silver-proof-set-available-now.aspx2014 United States Mint Silver Proof Set Available Now The United States Mint recently released this year’s popular Silver Proof Set, containing 14 beautiful coins in proof quality. What differentiates the Silver Proof Set from the Clad Proof Set featuring the same coins is the fact that the five quarters, half-dollar and dime are all struck in 90% silver, adding to the set’s overall value. The 14 coins are encased in three clear plastic protective lenses which are inserted into newly designed packaging. United State Proof coins are... read moreFri, 16 May 2014 15:51:03 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24038-2014-united-states-mint-silver-proof-set-available-now.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24025-first-domed-coins-struck-by-us-mint-a-big-hit-commemorating-national-baseball-hall-of-fame.aspxFirst Domed Coins Struck by U.S. Mint a Big Hit – Commemorating National Baseball Hall of Fame One of the more popular commemorative coins in recent memory is also the first ever coin released by the United States Mint that utilizes a concave/convex style. The 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Coins are curved, or dome-shaped, rather than flat. This alluring feature, combined with the stunning design elements highlighted on the coins, has made this commemorative coin program a big hit! Since their launch in late March, four of the six coin options have... read moreTue, 13 May 2014 15:05:09 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-24025-first-domed-coins-struck-by-us-mint-a-big-hit-commemorating-national-baseball-hall-of-fame.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23995-graduation-class-of-2014-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-may-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxGraduation Class of 2014 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The May 2014 Silver of the Month It’s the time of year when millions of people across the United States are celebrating the end of one phase of their life and transitioning into the next phase. This of course would be graduation time. Whether graduating from high school, college, preschool, or any other educational opportunity, graduation is something to celebrate! You can help all of the special graduates in your life mark their accomplishment with the May 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month – the Graduation... read moreTue, 06 May 2014 10:36:01 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23995-graduation-class-of-2014-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-may-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23989-2014-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles.aspx2014 W Burnished Silver American Eagles The United States Mint recently released the popular Burnished, Uncirculated Silver American Eagle, featuring the "W" mint mark on the reverse of the coin. The production of the coin had been cancelled in 2009 and 2010 due to high demand for the bullion version of the Silver Eagles, but has been made available again each year since 2011. Now you can add the 2014 W Burnished Silver Eagle to your collection! This coin is produced from special burnished... read moreFri, 02 May 2014 11:10:55 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23989-2014-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23959-pledge-of-allegiance-silver-medallion-new-from-the-silvertowne-mint.aspxPledge of Allegiance Silver Medallion – New from the SilverTowne Mint The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States has been in the news often over the past few years for one phrase – under God – which was added to the pledge in 1954. Whatever your beliefs are regarding the inclusion of these words, one thing that most people agree on is the patriotic significance of the pledge itself. Many meetings, both public and private, across the United States of America open with the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge of Allegiance was originally composed by... read moreFri, 25 Apr 2014 15:22:11 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23959-pledge-of-allegiance-silver-medallion-new-from-the-silvertowne-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23931-congratulations-leon-hendrickson-on-50-years-as-a-member-of-the-csns.aspxCongratulations Leon Hendrickson on 50 Years as a Member of the CSNS Ray Lockwood, Education Director for the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS), and Fran Lockwood, CSNS Convention Exhibit Chairperson, recently stopped by SilverTowne to present a 50 years of CSNS membership medal to SilverTowne founder Leon Hendrickson. CSNS was founded in 1939 in order to create an organization for numismatists living in the Midwestern area of the United States of America – it is now one of the largest such numismatic society’s in the country. Ten years after... read moreFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:46 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23931-congratulations-leon-hendrickson-on-50-years-as-a-member-of-the-csns.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23921-special-launch-event-at-csns-75th-annual-convention-sponsored-by-silvertowne.aspxSpecial Launch Event at CSNS 75th Annual Convention Sponsored by SilverTowne Operating in a 13 state Midwestern region of the United States, the Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) is one of the country’s largest numismatic organizations. States included in this region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. While concentrating its operations in this 13-state region, CSNS membership is open to anyone who wishes to join from any of the 50 United States, as... read moreFri, 11 Apr 2014 14:44:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23921-special-launch-event-at-csns-75th-annual-convention-sponsored-by-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23904-religious-cross-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-april-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxReligious Cross 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The April 2014 Silver of the Month The April 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month depicts one of the most common symbols of spirituality - a Religious Cross. The cross is also one of the most ancient of human symbols, having been used by, among other things, many different religions throughout history. Today crosses are of course the most widely used symbol of Christianity, representing the crucifixion death of Jesus Christ and his subsequent resurrection three days later, as described in the New Testament of... read moreFri, 04 Apr 2014 14:36:47 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23904-religious-cross-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-april-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23883-2014-platinum-american-eagles-first-bu-mint-state-pae-released-since-2008.aspx2014 Platinum American Eagles – First BU Mint State PAE Released Since 2008 After a five year break in production, the United States Mint has once again released a mint state bullion version of the Platinum American Eagle (PAE). The minting of this coin had been halted after the 2008 release in order to devote resources to gold and silver bullion coins. U.S. Mint Director Richard A. Peterson has said "We listened to our customers and are pleased to once again offer platinum bullion. Thanks to the hard work of our team, the West Point facility has begun... read moreFri, 28 Mar 2014 10:32:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23883-2014-platinum-american-eagles-first-bu-mint-state-pae-released-since-2008.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23828-2014-proof-silver-american-eagles-collector-version-of-the-popular-bullion-coin.aspx2014 Proof Silver American Eagles – Collector Version of the Popular Bullion Coin Coins are designated as proof versions based on a specific manufacturing process that utilizes a specially treated die to strike the coin. This special die, combined with multiple strikes of the blank (2 or more), creates a mirror-like shine to the field area of the coin (the portion behind the raised main design elements). Proof versions of select coins are produced by the United States Mint in order to offer ‘higher-end’ collector’s editions of popular releases. Silver American Eagles are... read moreFri, 21 Mar 2014 16:25:03 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23828-2014-proof-silver-american-eagles-collector-version-of-the-popular-bullion-coin.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23802-checks-and-money-orders-now-accepted-by-silvertowne.aspxChecks and Money Orders Now Accepted by SilverTowne You may have noticed about a week ago SilverTowne began accepting bank wire transfers as payments for orders of $1000 or more. This is a great option for larger purchases of bullion and coins because you can save 3% per item ordered when paying by wire transfer. But you might be asking - what about smaller purchases? If so, you will be thrilled to learn that we are now also offering a 3% discount on items in your order when you choose our newest payment options, personal... read moreFri, 14 Mar 2014 15:54:08 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23802-checks-and-money-orders-now-accepted-by-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23754-silvertowne-now-accepting-bank-wire-transfers-for-orders-of-1000-or-more.aspxSilverTowne Now Accepting Bank Wire Transfers for Orders of $1000 or More We at SilverTowne are always looking for ways to make shopping for coins and bullion more convenient. With this goal in mind, we are happy to announce that we are now accepting bank wire transfers for orders of $1000 or more. Due to less risk and overhead of wire transfer payments, we are also able to pass along a small discount on items ordered via this payment method. As you shop www.silvertowne.com you will notice on all product detail pages on the site that there... read moreFri, 07 Mar 2014 16:08:18 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23754-silvertowne-now-accepting-bank-wire-transfers-for-orders-of-1000-or-more.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23743-basketball-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-march-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxBasketball 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The March 2014 Silver of the Month The March 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month celebrates one of the most exciting times of the year for many sports fans across the country. The annual NCAA® College Basketball tournament is right around the corner and soon the March Madness will be in full swing. But before racking your brain trying to fill out your tourney bracket, you’ll want to take advantage of free shipping on the Basketball 1oz .999 Silver Medallion from SilverTowne! Basketball, one of the... read moreTue, 04 Mar 2014 10:25:06 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23743-basketball-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-march-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23729-stop-by-the-silvertowne-booth-at-the-ana-national-money-show-in-atlanta.aspxStop By the SilverTowne Booth at the ANA National Money Show in Atlanta The 2014 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Spring National Money Show kicks off February 27th and runs through March 1st in Atlanta, Georgia. SilverTowne will be among the many dealers in attendance, so be sure to come see us if you are attending the show! We love to meet coin enthusiasts face-to-face and discuss anything numismatic. In addition to meeting your favorite dealers on the bourse floor, you won’t want to miss the great presentations, educational classes and... read moreWed, 26 Feb 2014 15:53:08 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23729-stop-by-the-silvertowne-booth-at-the-ana-national-money-show-in-atlanta.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23722-commemorative-coin-marks-50-years-since-the-enactment-of-the-civil-rights-act-of-1964.aspxCommemorative Coin Marks 50-years Since the Enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 The latest commemorative coin from the United States Mint marks the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act was an important piece of U.S. legislation that helped solidify the government’s role in ensuring equal protection and voting rights to all United States citizens. It outlawed major forms of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The bill was initiated by President John F. Kennedy in 1963 when he... read moreFri, 21 Feb 2014 13:43:23 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23722-commemorative-coin-marks-50-years-since-the-enactment-of-the-civil-rights-act-of-1964.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23699-2014-america-the-beautiful-atb-quarter-proof-sets.aspx2014 America The Beautiful (ATB) Quarter Proof Sets America the Beautiful (ATB) Quarters® from the U.S. Mint are popular with collectors for their gorgeous designs featuring national parks and other national sites from across the United States of America. The mint recently released proof sets, both silver and clad versions, containing all five ATB quarters being produced in 2014 – the fifth overall set of five designs released in the program. These five-coin sets give fans of the ATB series a chance to see all five of the... read moreFri, 14 Feb 2014 15:04:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23699-2014-america-the-beautiful-atb-quarter-proof-sets.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23666-be-my-valentine-cupid-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-february-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxBe My Valentine Cupid 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The February 2014 Silver of the Month The February 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month depicts a familiar icon of Valentine’s Day – Cupid. Across the top of the design, the popular saying BE MY VALENTINE is inscribed. Cupid is shown holding a wreath of flowers while hovering in front of a large heart. The frosted reverse is engravable and includes the inscription ONE TROY OUNCE .999 FINE SILVER, along with the year 2014. In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire and affection. Valentine’s... read moreThu, 06 Feb 2014 09:31:13 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23666-be-my-valentine-cupid-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-february-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23659-whats-in-a-coin-grade-why-is-70-perfect.aspxWhat's in a Coin Grade? Why is '70' Perfect? A vast majority of coin collectors are quite familiar with the numbers 1-70. These numbers make up the modern coin grading standard known as the Sheldon Scale. In reference to a coin's grade – the appearance or condition of the coin – these numbers represent far more than a random scale. Along with other factors like total number minted, rarity and age of the coin, the grade assigned to a particular coin by a professional coin grader helps the collecting community determine... read moreFri, 31 Jan 2014 16:28:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23659-whats-in-a-coin-grade-why-is-70-perfect.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23625-2014-valentines-day-selections-surprise-your-valentine-with-sweet-silver-or-bronze.aspx2014 Valentine's Day Selections - Surprise Your Valentine with Sweet Silver or Bronze Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Silver is Precious, and So Are You! Show your favorite Valentine how precious they are to you by surprising them with beautiful silver and bronze pieces from SilverTowne. Unlike flowers that will wilt and candy that will be consumed in a matter of minutes, a gift of precious metal offers value that can last a lifetime! Saint Valentine’s Day, or simply Valentine’s Day, is celebrated by many countries around the world. The holiday was... read moreFri, 24 Jan 2014 15:14:17 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23625-2014-valentines-day-selections-surprise-your-valentine-with-sweet-silver-or-bronze.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23578-united-states-mint-2014-coin-releases-preliminary-schedule.aspxUnited States Mint 2014 Coin Releases - Preliminary Schedule The United States Mint has released its preliminary schedule of 2014 coin releases. As always, there are several items on the list that are sure to pique the interest of silver coin enthusiasts. The 2014 Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Silver Dollar and the brilliant uncirculated version of the 2014 Silver American Eagles have already been released by the mint. Set to release today is the 2014 ATB Quarters Silver Proof Set. Each of the five coins in... read moreTue, 21 Jan 2014 10:49:27 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23578-united-states-mint-2014-coin-releases-preliminary-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23565-2014-gold-american-eagles-and-gold-buffalos-have-arrived.aspx2014 Gold American Eagles and Gold Buffalos Have Arrived This is an exciting time of year for all gold bullion investors, anxious to get their hands on the newest releases from the United States Mint. Well we have good news - there’s no need to wait no longer. You can now add 2014 Gold American Eagles and 2014 Gold Buffalos to your portfolio. By law, Gold American Eagles are composed of gold mined solely in United States – and as in all previous years the content of each 22k pure gold piece is guaranteed by... read moreTue, 14 Jan 2014 16:11:11 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23565-2014-gold-american-eagles-and-gold-buffalos-have-arrived.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23503-wolf-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-january-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxWolf 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The January 2014 Silver of the Month For the first selection of the New Year we are featuring our Silver Wolf Medallion as the January 2014 SilverTowne Silver of the Month. When you gaze upon this silver round, you’ll find an alluring wolf staring thoughtfully back at you. Along with the enchanting look on the wolf’s face, you’ll also notice the creature’s fur struck in fine detail. The frosted reverse is engravable and includes the inscription ONE TROY OUNCE .999 FINE SILVER. Wolves are the largest members of... read moreFri, 03 Jan 2014 12:37:44 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23503-wolf-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-january-2014-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23498-2014-silver-american-eagles-now-available-for-pre-orders.aspx2014 Silver American Eagles Now Available for Pre-Orders Silver American Eagles (SAEs) from the United States Mint are one of the most popular modern coins year in and year out. In addition to all of the holiday festivities, now is the time of year when bullion investors and numismatic collectors anxiously await the release of the coming year’s version of the SAE. Even though the popular coins are being released by the U.S. Mint a week or so later than they have in recent years, collectors are still... read moreFri, 27 Dec 2013 09:15:07 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23498-2014-silver-american-eagles-now-available-for-pre-orders.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23452-lunar-year-of-the-horse-the-first-uk-lunar-coins-ever-minted.aspxLUNAR YEAR OF THE HORSE - The First UK Lunar Coins Ever Minted Several other mints around the world have produced annual coins based on the Shengxiao, better known as the Chinese Zodiac, but 2014 marks the first time that The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom is releasing Lunar coins. Featured on many Chinese restaurant placemats throughout the United States, the Shengxiao relates each year to one of 12 animals, attributing the characteristics associated with that animal to people born in a given year. The first... read moreFri, 20 Dec 2013 08:41:46 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23452-lunar-year-of-the-horse-the-first-uk-lunar-coins-ever-minted.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23444-argor-heraeus-gold-bars-featuring-kinebarreg-security-technology.aspxArgor-Heraeus Gold Bars – Featuring KINEBAR® Security Technology Headquartered in Switzerland, Argo-Heraeus is one of the world’s largest processors of precious metals through the company’s refining of gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Argo-Heraeus Gold Bars, now available at SilverTowne, are becoming increasingly popular for those looking to invest in gold. The minted bars are attached to a credit card sized certificate and elegantly packaged in unique tamper-proof sealed eco-compatible PET blister packs. This... read moreThu, 12 Dec 2013 16:10:56 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23444-argor-heraeus-gold-bars-featuring-kinebarreg-security-technology.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23417-joy-to-the-world-penguin-choir-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-december-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxJoy to the World Penguin Choir 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The December 2013 Silver of the Month The December 2013 SilverTowne Silver of the Month features everyone’s favorite frosty birds – penguins! Bundled up in their winter head gear, three of the adorable creatures are shown belting out holiday tunes. Also on the obverse of the 1oz .999 Silver Medallion, above the penguin choir, is the inscription JOY TO THE WORLD. The year 2013 is inscribed at the trio’s feet. Although penguins are best known for living in colder climates, some are actually found in more moderate... read moreWed, 04 Dec 2013 09:40:19 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23417-joy-to-the-world-penguin-choir-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-december-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23407-2013-p-mount-rushmore-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2013 P Mount Rushmore 5oz Silver Coins The final 2013 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located in South Dakota. Most people know that Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the side of a giant rock outcrop honoring four former Presidents of the United States of America. The sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore... read moreTue, 26 Nov 2013 12:41:44 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23407-2013-p-mount-rushmore-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23401-the-2014-silver-pandas-have-arrived.aspxThe 2014 Silver Pandas Have Arrived! Panda silver and gold bullion coins from China have been a favorite of collector’s worldwide for many years. Now you can get your hands on the 2014 version of this popular silver coin! The Chinese government first introduced the Gold Panda coins in 1982, with the Silver Pandas coming along the following year. Both the gold and silver versions have been released every year, with just a few exceptions, since then. The bullion coins are struck by the mint of the... read moreFri, 22 Nov 2013 16:24:18 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23401-the-2014-silver-pandas-have-arrived.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23362-meet-the-new-benjamins-the-latest-100-currency-note-design.aspxMeet the New Benjamins – the Latest $100 Currency Note Design The newly redesigned $100 currency note was released for circulation a little more than a month ago by the United States Federal Reserve. Now you have the opportunity to add uncirculated versions of this new note to your own numismatic collection. Collecting uncirculated versions of new releases from the US Mint and the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing is a great way to preserve these specimens for future posterity - not to mention many releases become... read moreFri, 15 Nov 2013 13:37:03 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23362-meet-the-new-benjamins-the-latest-100-currency-note-design.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23335-thank-you-veterans.aspxThank You Veterans All of us at SilverTowne wanted to take a moment to pass along a big thank you to all of the men and women, past and present, who have served in the United States military. Veterans Day is an official federal holiday observed on November 11th of every year. It is a day to celebrate the service of ALL U.S. military veterans (in contrast to Memorial Day which is a day set aside to remember and honor those men and women who died while serving their country). Without the... read moreMon, 11 Nov 2013 08:17:43 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23335-thank-you-veterans.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23324-troy-ounces-versus-more-common-avoirdupois-ounces.aspxTroy Ounces versus More Common Avoirdupois Ounces Ever wonder what the difference is between a troy ounce and a regular ‘ol everyday ounce? If so, you’re not the only one as we get asked this question quite often. Simply put, the most commonly used measurement system used for everyday weights, especially in the United States, is called the Avoirdupois weight system. But buyers of gold, silver and other precious metals are used to seeing a different system altogether – Troy weights. Precious metals, and a few other... read moreTue, 05 Nov 2013 16:47:06 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23324-troy-ounces-versus-more-common-avoirdupois-ounces.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23317-seasons-greetings-farm-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-november-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxSeason’s Greetings Farm 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The November 2013 Silver of the Month The November 2013 SilverTowne Silver of the Month celebrates an American Fall tradition – the harvest! Heading into Autumn and on through November, farmers across a vast portion of this great nation begin to bring in the crops they’ve been nurturing all season. The 2013 Season’s Greetings Farm 1oz .999 Silver Medallion also brings a warm greeting, with Season’s Greetings inscribed on the obverse, perfect for the entire Thanksgiving through Christmas holiday season. The obverse... read moreFri, 01 Nov 2013 10:05:59 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23317-seasons-greetings-farm-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-november-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23301-2014-silver-kookaburras-from-the-perth-mint-now-available.aspx2014 Silver Kookaburras from the Perth Mint Now Available Kookaburras are found in Australia and New Guinea and belong to the Tree Kingfishers family of birds. Kookaburra Silver Coins are a signature product from the Perth Mint of Australia and are one of the most widely-collected modern world coins across the globe. The large birds are best known for their unique calls, which sound like the echoing laughter of humans. The bullion coins are popular with collectors for their high-quality annually-updated designs minted in 99.9% pure... read moreFri, 25 Oct 2013 10:53:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23301-2014-silver-kookaburras-from-the-perth-mint-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23287-silver-now-a-handy-new-mobile-app-free-from-silvertowne.aspxSilver Now – A Handy New Mobile App Free from SilverTowne! You’ve come to rely on SilverTowne to bring you live real-time quotes for the precious metals market right from our website. SilverTowne brings these quotes to you free of charge to allow you to make an informed decision when shopping for your next silver, gold or other bullion purchase. While this service is incredibly convenient when you are visiting the SilverTowne website, what about when you are on the go? To help address your busy lifestyle and the increased... read moreFri, 18 Oct 2013 14:25:58 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23287-silver-now-a-handy-new-mobile-app-free-from-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23284-introducing-silvertowne-vault-toons-laugh-along-with-pete.aspxIntroducing SilverTowne Vault Toons – Laugh Along With Pete! Investing in precious metals and coins is no laughing matter – but the new SilverTowne Vault Toons are! Whether you enjoy collecting coins or stacking silver and gold, or both, you know how serious numismatics and metals investing can be. So we would like to help break up the seriousness of your week by interjecting some comic relief. Through Prospector Pete’s adventures you just might learn some new vocabulary words from the grizzled prospector, be introduced to a few... read moreTue, 15 Oct 2013 11:36:53 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23284-introducing-silvertowne-vault-toons-laugh-along-with-pete.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23270-protecting-her-nest-the-fourth-final-release-in-the-canada-silver-bald-eagle-proof-series.aspxProtecting Her Nest – The Fourth & Final Release in the Canada Silver Bald Eagle Proof Series The fourth and FINAL coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting four-coin series featuring the power and beauty of the bald eagle is now available. SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for this 2013 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring Bald Eagles! The series highlights this majestic Canadian bird, which is also the national bird of the United States of America, from four different perspectives. Now available for shipping is the fourth... read moreTue, 08 Oct 2013 10:54:21 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23270-protecting-her-nest-the-fourth-final-release-in-the-canada-silver-bald-eagle-proof-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23259-happy-halloween-pumpkin-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-october-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxHappy Halloween Pumpkin 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The October 2013 Silver of the Month October is the month of colorful foliage, cooler temperatures, costumes, and of course pumpkins! This is why we’ve chosen for the October 2013 SilverTowne Silver of the Month our Halloween silver medallion featuring a decorative transformation of a pumpkin – a grinning jack-o’-lantern. Native to North America, the pumpkin is the most-celebrated member of the squash family and takes center-stage as a universal symbol of the Autumn season. With contests to see who can grow the... read moreFri, 04 Oct 2013 10:35:04 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23259-happy-halloween-pumpkin-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-october-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23235-2nd-amendment-1oz-999-fine-silver-medallion-brand-new-release.aspx2nd Amendment 1oz .999 Fine Silver Medallion - Brand New Release! Throughout recent history, the language of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America has been interpreted differently by different people. But there is no denying its importance in helping to shape this great nation. Without the right to bear arms, Minutemen would have had a much more difficult time supporting American forces during the Revolutionary War. Making up about one-fourth of the entire militia, minutemen were among the first people to... read moreTue, 01 Oct 2013 08:28:10 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23235-2nd-amendment-1oz-999-fine-silver-medallion-brand-new-release.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23228-new-spitting-eagle-quarter-variety-recognized-by-ngc.aspxNew 'Spitting Eagle' Quarter Variety Recognized by NGC Going through your quarter jar you might notice what seems to be insignificant markings on your coins - what you may not know is how valuable some of those pieces may be. One to be on the lookout for is the 'Spitting Eagle' 1983-P Quarter, which is recognized by a raised line, caused by a declining coining die, that is located beneath the beak of the eagle on the reverse side of the quarter. The location of the marking makes it appear as if the eagle is spitting, hence the... read moreFri, 27 Sep 2013 10:54:24 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23228-new-spitting-eagle-quarter-variety-recognized-by-ngc.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23191-2013-p-fort-mchenry-national-monument-historic-shrine-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2013 P Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine 5oz Silver Coins The fourth of the 2013 Five Ounce Uncirculated Coin releases in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. The latest release features Fort McHenry Monument and Historic Shrine, located in Maryland – the birthplace of The National Anthem. Fort McHenry has been the site of many historical battles but the battle that it is most known for is the War of 1812, the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” During the 25-hour... read moreWed, 18 Sep 2013 08:39:11 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23191-2013-p-fort-mchenry-national-monument-historic-shrine-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23163-returning-from-the-hunt-the-third-release-in-the-canada-silver-bald-eagle-proof-series.aspxReturning From The Hunt – The Third Release in the Canada Silver Bald Eagle Proof Series The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting four-coin series featuring the power and beauty of the bald eagle is now available. SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for this 2013 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring Bald Eagles! The series highlights this majestic Canadian bird, which is also the national bird of the United States of America, from four different perspectives. Now available for shipping is the third coin in... read moreFri, 13 Sep 2013 10:11:56 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23163-returning-from-the-hunt-the-third-release-in-the-canada-silver-bald-eagle-proof-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23138-americas-heroes-stories-from-todays-armed-forces-limited-edition-with-memorial-coin.aspxAmerica’s Heroes: Stories From Today’s Armed Forces, Limited Edition with Memorial Coin Where were you when the World Trade Center and other American sites were attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001? Most people throughout the world can remember exactly what they were doing when they heard the terrible news. That moment remains engrained in our collective memories, and will stand as one of the worst attacks on American soil in the history of the United States. Whitman Publishing’s impressive memorial, America’s Heroes: Stories From Today’s Armed Forces, provides... read moreFri, 06 Sep 2013 09:37:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23138-americas-heroes-stories-from-todays-armed-forces-limited-edition-with-memorial-coin.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23119-twin-towers-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-september-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxTwin Towers 1oz .999 Silver Medallion – The September 2013 Silver of the Month The September 2013 SilverTowne Silver of the Month serves as a memorial of the nearly 3,000 people whom lost their lives in September of 2011 as a result of terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, NY, the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, and in a thwarted attack and subsequent plane crash in a field in Shankville, PA. Hundreds of courageous first responders risked their lives to save others and many died while performing their sworn duty. In the aftermath... read moreWed, 04 Sep 2013 15:01:00 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23119-twin-towers-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-september-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23103-first-time-ever-reverse-proof-gold-buffalo-celebrating-100-years-of-the-iconic-design.aspxFirst Time Ever Reverse Proof Gold Buffalo – Celebrating 100 Years of the Iconic Design One of the most beloved designs ever released by the United States Mint is the American Buffalo designed by James Earle Fraser (a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens). This classic buffalo design first appeared on the Type I Buffalo nickel (also known as the Indian Head Nickel, or simply Buffalo Nickel) in 1913. That began a run of 25 years for the Buffalo Nickel. The buffalo (or bison) featured on the reverse is believed to have been based on an American Buffalo named Black Diamond that... read moreFri, 30 Aug 2013 15:28:01 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23103-first-time-ever-reverse-proof-gold-buffalo-celebrating-100-years-of-the-iconic-design.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23076-2013-christmas-bars-and-medallions-available-now.aspx2013 Christmas Bars and Medallions Available Now Some of the most popular custom minted pieces that the SilverTowne Mint produces each year are their beautiful Christmas medallions and bars. The rounds and ingots come if a wide-variety of designs, with different selections featured every year. If you’ve been anxiously waiting to see this year’s designs, the wait is finally over – the new 2013 Christmas pieces are now available! SilverTowne offers a design for everyone, whether you prefer a plain medallion or a dazzling hand-painted enameled... read moreFri, 23 Aug 2013 08:57:40 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23076-2013-christmas-bars-and-medallions-available-now.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23020-stay-informed-with-free-precious-metals-market-tools-from-silvertowne.aspxStay Informed with Free Precious Metals Market Tools from SilverTowne! When making a big purchase you want to be informed. The same goes for buying precious metals. At www.silvertowne.com we offer a service free of charge to our customers so they are able to make informed decisions when buying precious metals. We have offered this service for some time now, but we have recently revamped the SilverTowne Market Details and Historical Market Data page to make it even more user-friendly – and have added even more content. You can access this page via the link at the top of... read moreFri, 16 Aug 2013 16:16:52 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-23020-stay-informed-with-free-precious-metals-market-tools-from-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22974-lifelong-mates-the-second-release-in-the-canada-silver-bald-eagle-proof-series.aspxLifelong Mates – The Second Release in the Canada Silver Bald Eagle Proof Series The second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s exciting four-coin series featuring the power and beauty of the bald eagle is now available. SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for this 2013 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring Bald Eagles! The series highlights this majestic Canadian bird, which is also the national bird of the United States of America, from four different perspectives. Now available for shipping is the second coin in The Bald Eagle Series, Lifelong Mates, featuring a... read moreTue, 13 Aug 2013 10:15:26 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22974-lifelong-mates-the-second-release-in-the-canada-silver-bald-eagle-proof-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22960-2013-p-great-basin-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2013 P Great Basin National Park 5oz Silver Coins The third of the 2013 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin releases in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features Great Basin National Park, located in Nevada near the Utah border. beautiful trait of the Great Basin National Park is the bristlecone pine tree, which is known for aging slower than any other single living entity - it can live up to 5,000 years. The longevity of the tree is similar to that of precious metals, surviving for generations. Investors and... read moreFri, 09 Aug 2013 15:26:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22960-2013-p-great-basin-national-park-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22892-indian-on-horseback-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-august-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxIndian on Horseback 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The August 2013 Silver of the Month For the August 2013 SilverTowne Silver of the Month, we have selected our silver medallion featuring an iconic Old West image of an Indian Warrior with a spear in hand sitting on his horse. This classic image of an Indian on Horseback is what many people think of when picturing an Indian Warrior in their minds. Horses were first introduced to the American Indians by the Spanish in the 1500s. Horses greatly improved the lives of these Indians. Prior to having the use of horses... read moreTue, 06 Aug 2013 14:03:10 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22892-indian-on-horseback-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-august-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22876-join-silvertowne-in-the-windy-city-aug-13-17-at-the-2013-ana-worlds-fair-of-money.aspxJoin SilverTowne in the Windy City Aug 13-17 at the 2013 ANA World's Fair of Money The 2013 American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World's Fair of Money is upon us. The show begins Aug. 13 and runs through the 17, and will be held in glorious Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. SilverTowne will be present along with countless other dealers, so be sure to make plans to come see us! The atmosphere at coin shows is fun and enjoyable for all, from informational presentations to live auctions to face-to-face interactions with your favorite dealers. There... read moreFri, 02 Aug 2013 15:24:40 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22876-join-silvertowne-in-the-windy-city-aug-13-17-at-the-2013-ana-worlds-fair-of-money.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22871-new-mobile-version-of-the-silvertowne-website-now-live.aspxNew Mobile Version of the SilverTowne Website Now Live! Look who’s roaming! Yep, we’ve recently launched a brand new mobile version of the SilverTowne website – making it even easier to browse our online store while on the go. The newly designed mobile site gives customers a more convenient way to access the wealth of information available on the SilverTowne website with just their fingertips! Try it out for yourself by visiting www.silvertowne.com from any smartphone, tablet or other device. The mobile site will load automatically on... read moreTue, 30 Jul 2013 11:15:08 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22871-new-mobile-version-of-the-silvertowne-website-now-live.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22867-stay-connected-with-the-free-silvertowne-toolbar.aspxStay Connected with the Free SilverTowne Toolbar Introducing the new SilverTowne Toolbar! No, not a silver bar, but a toolbar for your favorite web browser. Compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome, the free SilverTowne Toolbar was designed to make your online interactions with SilverTowne even easier and more efficient. Almost everyone has used a toolbar while browsing the internet at some point, whether they know it or not. Toolbars most often reside near the top of a browser just under the main website address... read moreFri, 26 Jul 2013 13:57:47 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22867-stay-connected-with-the-free-silvertowne-toolbar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22858-finding-the-diamond-in-the-rough-the-fine-art-of-cherrypicking.aspxFinding the Diamond in the Rough - The Fine Art of Cherrypicking Your mission (should you choose to accept) – find that perfect coin! The right date, the right mintage, the right design, the right condition… everything a numismatic cherrypicker seeks out when looking for coins to add to their collection. Cherrypicking is a term used to describe the practice in numismatics of sorting through coins, oftentimes buckets full of dealers’ old stock, in hopes of finding scarce or unusual coins. Some numismatists just desire to add these special coins to... read moreFri, 19 Jul 2013 10:33:30 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22858-finding-the-diamond-in-the-rough-the-fine-art-of-cherrypicking.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22824-hobo-nickels-a-look-back-at-these-historical-coins.aspxHobo Nickels – a Look Back at These Historical Coins Historical Hobo Nickels became increasingly popular in the 1930’s during the Great Depression, when thousands of men across the United States lived a nomadic lifestyle, traveling and drifting on railways looking for work. These men were often referred to as knights of the road, or more commonly hobos. To pass idle hours, hobos would carve coins. The preferred coin for hobos to carve was the most common nickel in circulation at the time, the Buffalo Nickel. The obverse... read moreFri, 12 Jul 2013 12:44:13 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22824-hobo-nickels-a-look-back-at-these-historical-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22809-leon-hendricksons-world-record-setting-coin-sale.aspxLeon Hendrickson’s World Record Setting Coin Sale "I think it's kind of like maybe when you have a daughter get married, something like that. You're glad and happy and sad, too, to see them leave home." These were SilverTowne founder Leon Hendrickson’s words on July 7, 1989 at Auction ‘89 where he and Hugh Sconyers of the American Rare Coin Fund in Los Angeles, set a world record for the highest price paid for a coin at auction. The 1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, also referred to as The Dexter Specimen Dollar, was... read moreFri, 05 Jul 2013 14:16:32 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22809-leon-hendricksons-world-record-setting-coin-sale.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22807-arrowhead-shaped-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-july-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxArrowhead Shaped 1oz .999 Silver Medallion – The July 2013 Silver of the Month For the July 2013 Silver of the Month we are highlighting something a little different from our typical round silver medallion – a uniquely-shaped silver arrowhead! Produced at the SilverTowne Mint, SilverTowne offers a beautifully and professionally crafted silver medallion arrowhead, featuring a traditional arrowhead shape with a Native American etched in the front of the medallion. Native American arrowheads were introduced during ancient times, specifically... read moreTue, 02 Jul 2013 14:43:24 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22807-arrowhead-shaped-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-july-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22805-star-spangled-banner-bicentennial-silver-dollar-set.aspxStar Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set "O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light." These words have been memorized by millions of people, but their meaning is much more than just a song or poem. On September 13, 1812, the British launched a rigorous attack on Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. The battle, which lasted for 25 hours, was one of many battles of the War of 1812. An American lawyer, Francis Scott Key, was detained aboard a British ship, nervously watching the war in the fort throughout... read moreFri, 28 Jun 2013 11:36:54 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22805-star-spangled-banner-bicentennial-silver-dollar-set.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22785-2013-united-states-mint-uncirculated-coin-set.aspx2013 United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set One of the U.S. Mint’s most popular numismatic offerings of the year is now available. Every year the United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set proves to be very popular with collectors. These U.S. Mint Sets offer coin collectors an easy way to collect every coin produced for general circulation for that year, in a pristine, uncirculated condition. The uncirculated coins are struck on a special press to produce a sharper, more detailed image than their circulating... read moreTue, 25 Jun 2013 10:48:50 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22785-2013-united-states-mint-uncirculated-coin-set.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22779-2013-p-perrys-victory-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2013 P Perry’s Victory 5oz Silver Coins The latest 2013 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This beautiful 3-inch bullion coin features Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, located on the shores of Lake Erie in northern Ohio. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in what is now known as the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The battle occurred... read moreFri, 21 Jun 2013 09:19:21 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22779-2013-p-perrys-victory-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22769-2013-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles.aspx2013 W Burnished Silver American EaglesThe United States Mint recently released the popular Burnished, Uncirculated Silver American Eagle, featuring the “W” mint mark on the reverse of the coin. The production of the coin had been cancelled in 2009 and 2010 due to high demand for the bullion version of the Silver Eagles, but has been made available again each year since 2011. Now you can add the 2013 Burnished Silver Eagle to your collection! This coin is produced from special burnished... read moreTue, 18 Jun 2013 16:10:44 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22769-2013-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22767-congratulations-year-one-silver-giveaway-winners.aspxCongratulations Year One Silver Giveaway Winners! SilverTowne has been giving away free silver every month for the past year to one lucky subscriber of our email registry list. On or around the 15th of each month, we select a winner at random from all current subscribers to receive a free silver bar or medallion from SilverTowne (design our choice). A year has passed since we launched the giveaway, so we wanted to take a moment to congratulate all of the winners of the free silver from the past year... read moreFri, 14 Jun 2013 15:00:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22767-congratulations-year-one-silver-giveaway-winners.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22757-2013-p-white-mountain-5oz-silver-coins.aspx2013 P White Mountain 5oz Silver Coins The first 2013 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features White Mountain National Forest, located mostly in the state of New Hampshire. White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) is a federally operated forest within the White Mountains in northeastern United Sates. Established in 1918, WMNF is often referred to as a park. The Forest consists of numerous... read moreTue, 11 Jun 2013 15:18:03 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22757-2013-p-white-mountain-5oz-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22749-enhanced-uncirculated-silver-american-eagles-new-sae-finish-from-the-us-mint.aspxEnhanced Uncirculated Silver American Eagles – New SAE Finish from the US Mint! The much-anticipated 2-coin West Point Silver American Eagle Set from the United States Mint has arrived! There has been a lot of buzz around this set mainly because it contains a brand new finish for a silver eagle – an “enhanced uncirculated” finish. The allure of this new finish is the heavy frosted treatment given to select highlights of the design on both sides of the coin. Also included in the set is another popular version of the Silver... read moreFri, 07 Jun 2013 09:42:57 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22749-enhanced-uncirculated-silver-american-eagles-new-sae-finish-from-the-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22678-2013-native-american-sacagawea-dollar-the-delaware-treaty.aspx2013 Native American Sacagawea Dollar – The Delaware Treaty The 2013 release in the annual Native American Dollar series from the United States Mint, "The Delaware Treaty (1778)", is now available. The Delaware Treaty was the first formal treaty signed in the name of the United States. The treaty was made with the Delaware Indian Tribe at Fort Pitt (now the city of Pittsburgh). The design features a turkey, a howling wolf and a turtle – all symbols of the clans of the Delaware Tribe. Thirteen stars, representing... read moreTue, 28 May 2013 09:09:50 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22678-2013-native-american-sacagawea-dollar-the-delaware-treaty.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22671-trademark-silver-custom-designs-unique-coins-labels-dont-miss-silvertowne-exclusives.aspxTrademark Silver, Custom Designs, Unique Coins & Labels – Don’t Miss SilverTowne Exclusives You may have noticed the bright yellow SilverTowne Exclusive icon popping up around the SilverTowne.com website over the past few weeks. We attached this icon to SilverTowne Exclusive items to make it easier to identify them at a glance. So what exactly is a SilverTowne Exclusive? Products qualify as SilverTowne Exclusives when: The SilverTowne Mint produces the item specifically for sale through SilverTowne’s retail channels; SilverTowne is the... read moreTue, 21 May 2013 08:53:19 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22671-trademark-silver-custom-designs-unique-coins-labels-dont-miss-silvertowne-exclusives.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22656-portrait-of-power-canada-silver-bald-eagle-proof-now-available-for-shipping.aspxPortrait of Power - Canada Silver Bald Eagle Proof Now Available for Shipping In conjunction with the Canadian Royal Mint, SilverTowne is proud to be the Exclusive Dealer in the United States for a Brand New 2013 Canadian Silver Coin Series featuring Bald Eagles! The series will highlight this majestic Canadian bird, which is also the national bird of the United States of America, from four different perspectives. Now available for shipping is the first coin in The Bald Eagle Series, Portrait of Power, featuring... read moreTue, 14 May 2013 11:07:18 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22656-portrait-of-power-canada-silver-bald-eagle-proof-now-available-for-shipping.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22644-take-a-virtual-video-tour-of-the-new-improved-silvertownecom.aspxTake a Virtual Video Tour of the New & Improved SilverTowne.com In a recent blog post we highlighted all of the improvements we’ve made to SilverTowne.com with our recent site re-design and subsequent launch. Now you can take a 'virtual tour' of the new site via a video posted to our YouTube Channel. This video provides a good overview of all of the new features and organizational changes to the website, giving you an easy way to see all of the changes in action. Topics covered include... read moreFri, 10 May 2013 10:50:20 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22644-take-a-virtual-video-tour-of-the-new-improved-silvertownecom.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22637-baseball-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-may-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxBaseball 1oz .999 Silver Medallion - The May 2013 Silver of the MonthThe May 2013 SilverTowne Silver of the Month celebrates one of America’s favorite pastimes - baseball! With the upcoming commemorative coin celebrating the National Baseball Hall of Fame, to be issued in 2014, the accompanying United States Mint Baseball Coin Design Competition, and the recent hit movie '42', baseball is as popular as ever. Now’s your chance to celebrate this popular sport by adding the Baseball 1oz .999 Silver...read moreTue, 07 May 2013 15:59:57 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22637-baseball-1oz-999-silver-medallion-the-may-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22632-join-silvertowne-in-new-orleans-may-9th-11th-at-the-2013-ana-national-money-show.aspxJoin SilverTowne in New Orleans May 9th-11th at the 2013 ANA National Money ShowThe 2013 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Spring National Money Show is fast approaching. It begins May 9th and runs through May 11th in fabulous New Orleans. SilverTowne will be among the many dealers in attendance, so make plans now to come see us at the show! Coin shows are a lot of fun to attend - with the ability to meet your favorite dealers face-to-face, attend great presentations for hobbyists of every...read moreFri, 03 May 2013 08:14:45 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22632-join-silvertowne-in-new-orleans-may-9th-11th-at-the-2013-ana-national-money-show.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22625-for-your-convenience-silvertowne-now-accepting-paypal.aspxFor Your Convenience – SilverTowne Now Accepting PayPal™Most online shoppers have heard of PayPal™, the online payment service best known for its integration with online auction site eBay. What you may not be aware of is the increased acceptance of PayPal as a method of payment at many eCommerce sites across the internet, with more and more being added all the time. In conjunction with our newly launched website redesign, SilverTowne is now accepting PayPal...read moreTue, 30 Apr 2013 08:24:28 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22625-for-your-convenience-silvertowne-now-accepting-paypal.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22622-the-new-improved-silvertownecom-now-better-than-ever.aspxThe New & Improved SilverTowne.com – Now Better Than Ever!All of us at SilverTowne strive to bring you the best selection of coins and bullion available online, and at the best possible prices. This is why we feature thousands of items on our website, with more being added daily. We also work hard to make sure shopping the SilverTowne website is an easy and enjoyable experience. As you may know, there has been a large increase in interest in bullion and coin...read moreThu, 25 Apr 2013 05:29:03 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22622-the-new-improved-silvertownecom-now-better-than-ever.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22620-2013-united-states-mint-proof-set-available-now.aspx2013 United States Mint Proof Set Available NowThe United States Mint recently released this year’s version of their popular annual clad Proof Set. The 2013 US Mint Proof Set includes 14 coins contained within three separate protective cases. The cases come in the original government packaging cardboard box along with a certificate of authenticity. An "S" mint mark is inscribed on each of the 14 collectible coins, indicating their origination at...read moreFri, 19 Apr 2013 11:27:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22620-2013-united-states-mint-proof-set-available-now.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22613-latest-release-from-the-oldest-mint-in-the-americas.aspxLatest Release from the Oldest Mint in the AmericasLa Casa de Moneda de Mexico (the House of Mexican Money) was established in 1535, making it the oldest mint in the Americas. A decree by the Spanish Crown to create the first mint in the Americas led to the creation of the national mint of Mexico by the Spanish viceroy Antonia de Mendoza. The mint has produced some of the...read moreFri, 12 Apr 2013 09:06:06 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22613-latest-release-from-the-oldest-mint-in-the-americas.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22602-ah-ten-shon-2013-5-star-generals-commemorative-coins.aspx"AH-TEN-SHON!" 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative CoinsFor the latest commemorative coin program, the United States Mint has released three separate coins honoring five 5-Star Generals, all of whom served during World War II. George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry "Hap" Arnold and Omar Bradley were the only 5-Star Generals during...read moreFri, 05 Apr 2013 16:19:09 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22602-ah-ten-shon-2013-5-star-generals-commemorative-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22581-silvertowne-trademark-silver-poker-chip-the-april-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxSilverTowne Trademark Silver Poker Chip - The April 2013 Silver of the MonthThe April 2013 SilverTowne Silver of the Month features the familiar prospector and donkey logo that silver fans have come to love on our popular SilverTowne Silver Bars! Shipping free for the entire month of April, it’s the perfect time to add this unique silver medallion to your collection. Take advantage of..read moreTue, 02 Apr 2013 10:39:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22581-silvertowne-trademark-silver-poker-chip-the-april-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22549-ancient-roman-silver-coins-from-the-seven-hills-hoard.aspxAncient Roman Silver Coins from The Seven Hills HoardThe Seven Hills of Rome are located east of the river Tiber and make up the heart of Rome, resting within the walls of the ancient city. Bringing focus to that area recently was the news of a now-famous hoard of more than 7,000 Roman silver coins that were discovered in the region. These coins are thought to...read moreWed, 27 Mar 2013 09:11:21 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22549-ancient-roman-silver-coins-from-the-seven-hills-hoard.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22537-wood-bison-the-final-release-in-the-canadian-wildlife-series.aspxWood Bison – the Final Release in the Canadian Wildlife SeriesThe sixth and final release in the Canadian Wildlife Series of silver bullion coins, the Wood Bison, was recently made available by the Royal Canadian Mint. The reverse of these coins features a wood bison galloping through snow in front of a cluster of evergreen trees. The giant wood bison (sometimes called...read moreThu, 21 Mar 2013 08:51:40 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22537-wood-bison-the-final-release-in-the-canadian-wildlife-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22531-girl-scouts-of-the-usa-courage-confidence-character.aspxGirl Scouts of the USA – Courage, Confidence, CharacterThe Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) celebrated its centennial anniversary on March 12, 2012 – and the United States Mint has recently released a 2013 commemorative Silver Dollar to honor and celebrate this momentous occasion. Juliette Gordon Low began The Girl Scouts organization by holding its first...read moreThu, 14 Mar 2013 15:23:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22531-girl-scouts-of-the-usa-courage-confidence-character.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22485-four-leaf-clover-medallion-the-march-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxFour Leaf Clover Medallion - The March 2013 Silver of the MonthJust in time for your Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, the March 2013 SilverTowne Silver of the Month features the universal symbol of good luck – a four leaf clover! Shipping free for the entire month of March, it’s the perfect time to add this unique silver medallion to your...read moreThu, 07 Mar 2013 15:38:21 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22485-four-leaf-clover-medallion-the-march-2013-silver-of-the-month.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22467-unique-999-fine-silver-bars-hand-poured-by-silvertowne-craftsmen.aspxUnique .999 Fine Silver Bars, Hand-Poured by SilverTowne CraftsmenSilver bars, or ingots, are popular with collectors and investors for their silver content, portability and ease of storage. This style of silver bar is often referred to as an art bar due to the fact that there is usually a creative design formed into the surface of the bar. But there is another style of silver bar that not as many people are aware of...read moreFri, 01 Mar 2013 11:10:31 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22467-unique-999-fine-silver-bars-hand-poured-by-silvertowne-craftsmen.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22411-discover-australia-through-beautiful-unique-coins.aspxDiscover Australia – Through Beautiful Unique Coins!The 2012 "Australian Animals" series - part of the Discover Australia coin program from the Perth Mint - features some unique animals and landscapes found throughout the diverse continent of Australia. The five animals highlighted on the 2012 coins are the Red Kangaroo, Whale Shark, Green and Gold Bell Frog, Goanna and...read moreFri, 22 Feb 2013 08:12:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22411-discover-australia-through-beautiful-unique-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22408-2013-proof-silver-american-eagles-now-available.aspx2013 Proof Silver American Eagles Now AvailableThe Proof version of the Silver American Eagle is produced by the United States Mint as a 'high-end' collector’s version of this popular bullion coin. The proof versions are nearly the same as the bullion versions, except they sport a shimmering collector-grade proof finish. This gorgeous finish gives the coin a...read moreTue, 19 Feb 2013 15:44:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22408-2013-proof-silver-american-eagles-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22349-collecting-lincoln-cents-from-wheat-stalks-to-union-shields.aspxCollecting Lincoln Cents - From Wheat Stalks to Union ShieldsOne of the most easily-recognizable presidents in United States history, Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809), is also a prominent figure on U.S. coinage. His likeness, of course, appears on U.S. one-cent coins, and has done so since 1909. Lincoln Cents are long-time favorites for collectors of all ages. This is due in part...read moreTue, 12 Feb 2013 08:30:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22349-collecting-lincoln-cents-from-wheat-stalks-to-union-shields.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22321-surprise-your-valentine-with-sweet-silver-or-bronze.aspxSurprise Your Valentine with Sweet Silver or BronzeRoses are Red, Violets are Blue, Silver is Precious, and So Are You! Show your favorite Valentine how precious they are to you by surprising them with beautiful silver and bronze pieces from SilverTowne. Unlike flowers that will wilt and candy that will be consumed in a matter of minutes, a gift of precious metal offers value that...read moreTue, 05 Feb 2013 16:23:29 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22321-surprise-your-valentine-with-sweet-silver-or-bronze.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22007-2013-atb-quarter-proof-sets-in-silver-or-clad.aspx2013 ATB Quarter Proof Sets – in Silver or CladAmerica the Beautiful (ATB) Quarters® from the U.S. Mint are popular with collectors for their gorgeous designs featuring national parks and other national sites from across the United States of America. The mint recently released proof sets, both silver and clad versions, containing all five ATB quarters being produced in...read moreWed, 30 Jan 2013 14:50:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-22007-2013-atb-quarter-proof-sets-in-silver-or-clad.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21959-strike-gold-with-2013-releases-of-popular-gold-american-eagles-and-buffalos.aspxStrike Gold with 2013 Releases of Popular Gold American Eagles and BuffalosThis is an exciting time of year for all gold bullion investors, anxious to get their hands on the newest releases from the United States Mint. Well wait no longer, you can now add 2013 Gold American Eagles and 2013 Gold Buffalos to your portfolio. Choose from MS69 or MS70 graded gold coins as certified by NGC, or...read moreThu, 24 Jan 2013 13:17:07 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21959-strike-gold-with-2013-releases-of-popular-gold-american-eagles-and-buffalos.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21878-a-knock-out-for-your-collection-the-muhammad-ali-commemorative-coin.aspxA Knock-Out For Your Collection – The Muhammad Ali Commemorative CoinBest known as a former professional boxer, Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on January 17, 1942. In addition to being a World Heavyweight Champion boxer, Ali has continued to be extremely active throughout his life as a philanthropist, social activist, humanitarian and artist. In 2012...read moreThu, 17 Jan 2013 08:18:12 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21878-a-knock-out-for-your-collection-the-muhammad-ali-commemorative-coin.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21869-united-states-mint-2013-coin-releases-preliminary-schedule.aspxUnited States Mint 2013 Coin Releases - Preliminary ScheduleThe United States Mint has released its preliminary schedule of 2013 coin releases. As always, there are several items on the list that are sure to pick the interest of silver coin enthusiasts. The first item on the list was released January 8th - the 2013 America the Beautiful Quarters...read moreFri, 11 Jan 2013 13:26:44 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21869-united-states-mint-2013-coin-releases-preliminary-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21820-2013-silver-panda-coins-featuring-three-pandas-now-available.aspx2013 Silver Panda Coins - Featuring Three Pandas - Now Available2013 marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most popular bullion coins in the world – Chinese Silver Pandas! The first Silver Panda was released to the marketplace in 1983, and the coins have become a favorite of collectors worldwide. One of the reasons the Silver Pandas are so...read moreThu, 03 Jan 2013 11:40:07 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21820-2013-silver-panda-coins-featuring-three-pandas-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21788-join-us-for-fun-january-10-13-2013-in-florida.aspxJoin us for FUN January 10-13, 2013 in FloridaThe Florida United Numismatists (FUN) is host of the nation's largest coin show, held annually at the beginning of January. Over 15,000 collectors and dealers from around the U.S. and the world converge in sunny Orlando, Florida for this exciting show! Make plans now to attend...read moreWed, 26 Dec 2012 08:55:42 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21788-join-us-for-fun-january-10-13-2013-in-florida.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21747-2013-silver-american-eagles-now-available-for-pre-orders.aspx2013 Silver American Eagles Now Available for Pre-OrdersIt’s that time of year again, when bullion investors and numismatic collectors alike anxiously await the coming year’s Silver American Eagle coins to be released from the United States Mint. Silver Eagles seem to grow in popularity with each passing year - and with...read moreFri, 14 Dec 2012 08:37:44 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21747-2013-silver-american-eagles-now-available-for-pre-orders.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21583-collect-wwii-nose-art-with-unique-silver-coins.aspxCollect WWII Nose Art with Unique Silver CoinsNose Art is the term given to the paintings and other artwork that military pilots have long decorated the fuselage of their aircraft with, usually located on or near the nose cone. The practice began as a way for pilots to recognize other friendly aircraft, but somewhat transformed...read moreFri, 07 Dec 2012 10:31:15 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21583-collect-wwii-nose-art-with-unique-silver-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21563-meet-silvertowne-in-2013-at-a-coin-show-near-you.aspxMeet SilverTowne in 2013 at a Coin Show Near YouEven with the plethora of electronic devices available and an internet connection pretty much everywhere you go, traditional coin shows still have their place in the numismatic world. For one thing it can be a lot of fun to attend a show! These events offer you a chance to...read moreTue, 04 Dec 2012 15:58:19 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21563-meet-silvertowne-in-2013-at-a-coin-show-near-you.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21555-2012-p-denali-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspx2012 P Denali 5oz Silver Coins Now AvailableThe final 2012 Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin release in the America the Beautiful series is now available at SilverTowne. This latest release features Denali National Park, located in the interior of Alaska. The central attraction of the 6-million-acre national park is...read moreFri, 30 Nov 2012 13:24:25 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21555-2012-p-denali-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21547-2013-silver-kookaburra-coins-available-now.aspx2013 Silver Kookaburra Coins Available NowKookaburras are found in Australia and New Guinea and belong to the Tree Kingfishers family of birds. Kookaburra Silver Coins are a signature product from the Perth Mint of Australia and are one of the most widely-collected modern world coins across the globe. The large...read moreTue, 27 Nov 2012 15:28:14 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21547-2013-silver-kookaburra-coins-available-now.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21543-help-your-collection-make-history-with-commemorative-coins.aspxHelp Your Collection ‘Make History’ with Commemorative CoinsAncient Greeks and Romans used commemorative coins to honor important events of the day and to pass along current news. Modern mints from nations around the world have continued releasing their own versions of commemoratives to this day. For many collectors...read moreFri, 23 Nov 2012 12:33:57 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21543-help-your-collection-make-history-with-commemorative-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21508-beautiful-christmas-ornaments-and-other-gift-ideas-from-silvertowne.aspxBeautiful Christmas Ornaments and other Gift Ideas from SilverTowneOne of the greatest joys of the holiday season is sharing family traditions with your kids, grandkids and other loved-ones. Many people have made a tradition out of surprising their family members each year with a new Christmas tree ornament. What better way to carry out this...read moreWed, 14 Nov 2012 15:31:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21508-beautiful-christmas-ornaments-and-other-gift-ideas-from-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21493-join-us-in-thanking-all-veterans.aspxJoin Us In Thanking All VeteransVeterans Day is this Sunday, so all of us at SilverTowne wanted to take a moment to pass along a big thank you to all of the men and women, past and present, who have served in the United States military. Veterans Day is an official federal holiday observed...read moreFri, 09 Nov 2012 08:30:55 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21493-join-us-in-thanking-all-veterans.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21431-now-featuring-coins-from-the-holy-land-mint-of-israel.aspxNow Featuring Coins from The Holy Land Mint of IsraelThe world coin specialists at SilverTowne are constantly striving to bring you the best selection of modern world coins at the best prices. In light of these efforts, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some very unique coins produced by...read moreTue, 06 Nov 2012 14:17:13 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21431-now-featuring-coins-from-the-holy-land-mint-of-israel.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21339-perth-mint-sells-out-of-year-of-the-snake-1oz-coins.aspxPerth Mint Sells Out of Year of the Snake 1oz CoinsThe Year of the Snake doesn’t begin until February 10, 2013, but the 1oz silver and gold bullion coins from the popular Australian Lunar Series II have already sold out at The Perth Mint. Here is an excerpt from the official notice from The Perth Mint...read moreFri, 02 Nov 2012 13:57:24 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21339-perth-mint-sells-out-of-year-of-the-snake-1oz-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21327-hold-the-crux-constellation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand.aspxHold the Crux Constellation in the Palm of Your Hand!The Royal Australian Mint has released its first dome-shaped coin, acknowledging the significance of the Crux constellation. This beautiful, innovative coin sports a dome-shaped design featuring a color print of the southern sky spanning the coins surface like a celestial...read moreFri, 26 Oct 2012 15:25:54 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21327-hold-the-crux-constellation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21307-silvertowne-is-your-low-price-leader-for-modern-world-coins.aspxSilverTowne is Your Low-Price Leader for Modern World CoinsYou’ve come to rely on SilverTowne for a large selection of coins, bullion and other numismatic selections at very competitive prices. Well in case you missed it, we wanted to inform you of an initiative that we’ve recently launched. We are striving to be the low-price leader for all...read moreTue, 23 Oct 2012 09:10:35 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21307-silvertowne-is-your-low-price-leader-for-modern-world-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21297-2012-p-hawaii-volcanoes-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspx2012 P Hawaii Volcanoes 5oz Silver Coins Now AvailableThe latest release in the US Mint’s 2012 P America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Series features Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is located on the island of Hawaii in the state of, you guessed it, Hawaii. Established in 1916, the...read moreFri, 19 Oct 2012 09:15:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21297-2012-p-hawaii-volcanoes-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21221-the-year-of-the-snake-will-slither-in-before-you-know-it.aspxThe Year of the Snake Will Slither In Before You Know ItThe “Year of the Snake” officially kicks off on February 10, 2013, but the collectible bullion coins from the Perth Mint Lunar Series II celebrating the snake, the sixth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, are available for purchase now and are proving to be...read moreTue, 16 Oct 2012 08:43:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21221-the-year-of-the-snake-will-slither-in-before-you-know-it.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21192-pronghorn-antelope-the-latest-in-the-canadian-wildlife-series.aspxPronghorn Antelope – the Latest in the Canadian Wildlife SeriesThe fifth release in the Canadian Wildlife Series of silver bullion coins, the Pronghorn Antelope, is the latest wildlife design made available by the Royal Canadian Mint. The reverse of these coins features a pronghorn antelope walking in a field. The pronghorn species found...read moreWed, 10 Oct 2012 09:59:19 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21192-pronghorn-antelope-the-latest-in-the-canadian-wildlife-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21150-ngc-releases-limited-edition-certified-coin-retro-holders.aspxNGC Releases Limited-Edition Certified Coin Retro HoldersTo celebrate the 25th anniversary of being in business, the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has released a retro holder with a special label. The retro holder is reminiscent of the original NGC holder used in 1987. These holders feature a stunning...read moreWed, 03 Oct 2012 09:02:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21150-ngc-releases-limited-edition-certified-coin-retro-holders.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21119-a-great-read-for-the-numismatic-history-buff.aspxA Great Read for the Numismatic History BuffWritten for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) by Paul Hollis, American Numismatist is an enlightening book that draws the parallels of the history of the United States of America and all of the coins that have been struck along the way. Hollis’ book has been released...read moreFri, 28 Sep 2012 10:04:36 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21119-a-great-read-for-the-numismatic-history-buff.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21095-new-silver-and-bronze-pieces-really-glow.aspxNew Silver and Bronze Pieces Really Glow!If you think the Halloween bars and medallion designs from SilverTowne look good – wait until you turn out the lights! The enameling artists at the SilverTowne Mint have introduced a new twist on a selection of these silver and bronze pieces this year. Glow-in-the-dark accents...read moreFri, 21 Sep 2012 09:38:05 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21095-new-silver-and-bronze-pieces-really-glow.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21035-improve-your-view-with-the-new-silvertowne-image-magnifier.aspxImprove Your View – with the New SilverTowne Image MagnifierWhen shopping for coins and bullion, have you ever wished you could zoom in on the image to read the fine print or to see the details of the design? Now you can with the newly launched SilverTowne image magnifier! To try the new magnifier, simply visit any product page on www.silvertowne.com and...read moreFri, 14 Sep 2012 09:01:05 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21035-improve-your-view-with-the-new-silvertowne-image-magnifier.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21021-may-we-never-forget.aspxMay We Never Forget…September 11th is no longer just a date on a calendar. It invokes memories of the most tragic day in our nation's history. On this date in 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. – across...read moreTue, 11 Sep 2012 08:47:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-21021-may-we-never-forget.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20977-2012-p-acadia-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspx2012 P Acadia 5oz Silver Coins Now AvailableThe latest release in the US Mint’s 2012 P America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Series features Acadia National Park. Located off the coast of Maine, the National Park was the first east of the Mississippi. It was originally named Lafayette National Park upon...read moreFri, 07 Sep 2012 09:16:48 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20977-2012-p-acadia-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20895-silvertowne-vault-cast-stay-informed-with-brand-new-podcasts.aspxSilverTowne Vault Cast – Stay Informed with Brand New Podcasts!The recently launched SilverTowne Vault Cast has had a great response right out of the gate! Hosted by SilverTowne team member Shawn Ozbun, the Vault Cast is a brand new podcast brought to you by www.silvertowne.com. The goal of the Vault Cast is to keep you up to date with...read moreTue, 28 Aug 2012 13:04:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20895-silvertowne-vault-cast-stay-informed-with-brand-new-podcasts.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20813-leon-adds-to-his-awards-shelf-with-2012-hall-of-fame-induction.aspxLeon Adds to His Awards Shelf with 2012 Hall of Fame InductionLeon Hendrickson, founder of SilverTowne, has made many friends over the years – and in turn has earned many numismatic-related awards. His most recent accomplishment comes from being honored with an induction into the PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame in...read moreThu, 23 Aug 2012 09:26:12 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20813-leon-adds-to-his-awards-shelf-with-2012-hall-of-fame-induction.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20794-png-end-of-summer-sale-on-ebay-sneak-peek.aspxPNG End of Summer Sale on eBay Sneak-Peek!This coming week will be an exciting time for coin collectors to visit eBay – the PNG End of Summer Sale event kicks off this Sunday, August 19th and runs through next Saturday, August 25th. But as a SilverTowne Vault Blog reader, you can enjoy a sneak-peek...read moreFri, 17 Aug 2012 15:14:46 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20794-png-end-of-summer-sale-on-ebay-sneak-peek.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20776-2012-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles-released.aspx2012 W Burnished Silver American Eagles ReleasedThe United States Mint has once again released the popular Burnished, Uncirculated Silver American Eagle, featuring the “W” mint mark on the reverse of the coin. The production of the coin had been cancelled in 2009 and 2010 due to high demand for the...read moreTue, 14 Aug 2012 09:23:57 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20776-2012-w-burnished-silver-american-eagles-released.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20745-silver-panda-medal-commemorates-2012-ana-worlds-fair-of-money.aspxSilver Panda Medal Commemorates 2012 ANA World’s Fair of MoneyThe ANA World’s Fair of Money is the largest coin show in the United States, and perhaps in the world. One of the traditions surrounding larger coin shows such as this is for various mints to produce special coins and/or medals to commemorate the show. One such medal...read moreFri, 10 Aug 2012 15:07:36 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20745-silver-panda-medal-commemorates-2012-ana-worlds-fair-of-money.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20732-join-silvertowne-in-philly-for-the-2012-worlds-fair-of-money.aspxJoin SilverTowne in Philly for the 2012 World’s Fair of MoneyOne of the largest coin shows in the country will take place next week, from August 7-11, and SilverTowne will be there! Join us at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in the historical city of Philadelphia for an event packed with exciting...read moreFri, 03 Aug 2012 13:45:37 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20732-join-silvertowne-in-philly-for-the-2012-worlds-fair-of-money.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20665-2012-5oz-silver-atb-el-yunque-and-chaco-culture-coins.aspx2012 5oz Silver ATB El Yunque and Chaco Culture Coins The first two 5oz America the Beautiful Silver Collector Coins for 2012 have been released and are available to purchase. The first 2012 5oz ATB coin to be released features El Yunque National Forest, which is located in the U.S Territory of Puerto Rico. The second 5oz ATB coin released this year depicts Chaco Culture...read moreTue, 31 Jul 2012 14:45:22 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20665-2012-5oz-silver-atb-el-yunque-and-chaco-culture-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20597-2012-christmas-bars-and-medallions-now-available.aspx2012 Christmas Bars and Medallions Now AvailableEvery year some of the most popular pieces we offer at SilverTowne are our Christmas bars and medallions. These fun-to-collect selections are all custom-minted by SilverTowne Mint and come in a wide-selection of designs. The brand new lineup of 2012 pieces is now available! Order yours now at the current...read moreMon, 23 Jul 2012 15:13:50 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20597-2012-christmas-bars-and-medallions-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20595-modern-american-eagle-fans-a-brand-new-website-just-for-you.aspxModern American Eagle Fans – A Brand New Website Just For You!Over the past few decades, Modern American Eagle Coins from the U.S. Mint have been some of the most popular bullion coins in the United States and around the world. That’s why all of us at SilverTowne are excited to launch a brand new eCommerce site dedicated to Modern Eagle Coins - featuring...read moreWed, 18 Jul 2012 10:39:26 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20595-modern-american-eagle-fans-a-brand-new-website-just-for-you.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20527-coin-collecting-versus-coin-hoarding.aspxCoin Collecting Versus Coin Hoarding Sometimes there can be a fine line between collecting something, whether it’s a certain object (like lawn ornaments) or a theme (like angels) or anything else one acquires over time, and hoarding that same thing. But when it comes to the hobby of coin collecting, most people would agree...read moreFri, 13 Jul 2012 15:38:28 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20527-coin-collecting-versus-coin-hoarding.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20504-history-of-modern-eagle-coins-official-bullion-from-the-us-mint.aspxHistory of Modern Eagle Coins - Official Bullion from the U.S. MintAmerican Eagle bullion coins from the United States Mint are some of the most highly sought-after coins in the world. Modern Eagle coins come in platinum, gold and silver – and are considered by many collectors and precious metals investors to be the most beautiful bullion coins...read moreFri, 06 Jul 2012 14:27:26 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20504-history-of-modern-eagle-coins-official-bullion-from-the-us-mint.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20468-silvertowne-online-updates-continuing-to-improve-for-you.aspxSilverTowne Online Updates – Continuing to Improve for YouWhen we first launched the new www.silvertowne.com website back in September of last year, one of our main goals was to make it more user-friendly. This was accomplished through better categorization of products, easier checkout, an expanded product offering, and...read moreFri, 29 Jun 2012 11:14:29 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20468-silvertowne-online-updates-continuing-to-improve-for-you.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20457-2012-sacagawea-native-american-dollar.aspx2012 Sacagawea (Native American) DollarSince the year 2000, the famous Shoshone Indian woman Sacagawea has been featured on “Golden Dollars” produced by the United States Mint. Golden Dollar coins came about as a concentrated effort to remedy the lack of acceptance of the Susan B. Anthony Dollar coins, which many people...read moreFri, 22 Jun 2012 15:35:23 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20457-2012-sacagawea-native-american-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20427-discover-the-value-of-your-silver-and-gold-silvertowne-assay-service.aspxDiscover the Value of Your Silver and Gold - SilverTowne Assay ServiceHow much are your silver and gold items worth? Find out with the help of SilverTowne’s Assay Service! You can utilize the SilverTowne assay service to determine the percentage of gold or silver in your old coins, jewelry, table settings and other items – and therefore...read moreFri, 15 Jun 2012 13:34:37 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20427-discover-the-value-of-your-silver-and-gold-silvertowne-assay-service.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20376-paper-currency-new-at-wwwsilvertownecom.aspxPaper Currency – New at www.silvertowne.comThe earliest use of paper currency can be traced to the Tang Dynasty in 7th century China. It wasn’t until much later that it was introduced in the Mongol Empire, Europe and America. Original paper banknotes were based on precious metals. These banknotes, or promissory notes, were...read moreFri, 08 Jun 2012 14:55:18 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20376-paper-currency-new-at-wwwsilvertownecom.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20187-2012-united-states-mint-uncirculated-coin-set.aspx2012 United States Mint UNCirculated Coin SetOne of the U.S. Mint’s most popular numismatic offerings of the year is now available. Every year the United States Mint Uncirculated Coin Set proves to be very popular with collectors. These U.S. Mint Sets offer coin collectors an easy way to...read moreFri, 01 Jun 2012 11:20:36 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20187-2012-united-states-mint-uncirculated-coin-set.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20173-new-monthly-silvertowne-silver-giveaway-launched.aspxNew Monthly SilverTowne Silver Giveaway Launched!What’s better than owning a shiny new piece of silver bullion? Getting that silver for free! SilverTowne is excited to announce our new silver giveaway – giving you a chance to win free silver each and every month. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is...read moreFri, 25 May 2012 12:00:41 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20173-new-monthly-silvertowne-silver-giveaway-launched.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20071-share-your-love-of-coins-silver-and-gold.aspxShare Your Love of Coins Silver and GoldSince you are reading this blog post it is likely that you enjoy collecting coins, or investing in bullion, or both! You are also familiar with SilverTowne and have come to know and trust us as a great source for a large selection of quality products at competitive prices. However, there are...read moreFri, 18 May 2012 15:16:58 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-20071-share-your-love-of-coins-silver-and-gold.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19999-2012-united-states-mint-proof-set-released.aspx2012 United States Mint Proof Set ReleasedThe United States Mint recently released this year’s version of their popular annual clad Proof Set. The 2012 US Mint Proof Set includes 14 coins contained within three separate protective cases. The cases come in the original government packaging cardboard box along with a...read moreTue, 15 May 2012 14:09:50 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19999-2012-united-states-mint-proof-set-released.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19912-silver-and-bronze-train-medallions-honor-classic-trains.aspxSilver and Bronze Train Medallions Honor Classic Trains The first transcontinental railroad in the United States was officially completed on May 10, 1869 when the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rail lines were joined, creating 1,700 miles of track. At the time, this was the longest such railway in the world. A ceremony was held at...read moreThu, 10 May 2012 08:42:31 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19912-silver-and-bronze-train-medallions-honor-classic-trains.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19882-2012-proof-silver-american-eagles-now-available.aspx2012 Proof Silver American Eagles Now AvailableSales of the 2012 Proof Silver American Eagles have been strong right out of the gate, proving that Silver Eagles are as popular as ever! The proof versions are nearly the same as the bullion versions, except they sport a shimmering collector-grade proof finish. This gorgeous finish gives the coin a...read moreFri, 04 May 2012 14:56:19 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19882-2012-proof-silver-american-eagles-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19825-enameled-coins-the-most-beautiful-bullion-in-the-industry.aspxEnameled Coins – The Most Beautiful Bullion in the IndustryEnameled coins are some of the most beautiful in the industry, and the SilverTowne enameling process is as unique as the coins themselves! Our enameled coins are made in America and hand-painted by one of several skilled artists at the SilverTowne Mint. With many years of experience...read moreTue, 01 May 2012 14:24:17 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19825-enameled-coins-the-most-beautiful-bullion-in-the-industry.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19639-interactive-market-detail-charts-new-from-silvertowne.aspxInteractive Market Detail Charts – New from SilverTowneIf you have ever visited www.silvertowne.com over the past several years you’ve most likely noticed a valuable service we offer to all site visitors right on our homepage. Located on the right side of the page are live real-time quotes for the precious metals market – featuring gold, silver, platinum and palladium. SilverTowne brings these quotes to you free of charge to allow you to...read moreTue, 24 Apr 2012 14:33:16 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19639-interactive-market-detail-charts-new-from-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19573-2012-silver-pandas-now-available.aspx2012 Silver Pandas Now AvailablePanda silver and gold bullion coins from China have been a favorite of collector’s worldwide for many years. The Chinese government first introduced the Gold Panda coins in 1982, with the Silver Pandas coming along the following year. Both the gold and silver versions have been...read moreTue, 17 Apr 2012 14:58:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19573-2012-silver-pandas-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19564-2012-star-spangled-banner-commemorative-coins.aspx2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative CoinsWhen Francis Scott Key penned his poem titled "Defence of Fort McHenry" in 1814, little did he know that it would one day become the national anthem of the United States of America. Renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner", Key’s now-famous poem was recognized for official use by...read moreFri, 13 Apr 2012 13:41:06 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19564-2012-star-spangled-banner-commemorative-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19548-better-searching-easier-shopping.aspxBetter Searching, Easier Shopping!You’ve asked, and we’ve listened. SilverTowne continues to work hard to make your coin shopping experience easier and more enjoyable. So we’re excited to let you know that we’ve implemented a much improved search option on our website. You’ll see the same familiar search box under our logo on every page, but...read moreMon, 09 Apr 2012 14:53:10 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19548-better-searching-easier-shopping.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19520-building-a-legacy-30th-anniversary-of-the-silvertowne-showroom.aspxBuilding a Legacy: 30th Anniversary of the SilverTowne ShowroomIn 1967, Leon and Ruhama (affectionately known as Hamie) Hendrickson moved their small Winchester, Indiana coin shop from The Rainbow Restaurant, where it had begun in 1949, to the basement of their home. By late 1970, the coin shop (which had been renamed SilverTowne from The Winchester Coin Shop in 1961), had grown so much that...read moreWed, 04 Apr 2012 07:59:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19520-building-a-legacy-30th-anniversary-of-the-silvertowne-showroom.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19436-where-the-gold-buffalos-roam.aspx…where the Gold Buffalos roam!The U.S. Mint has released Gold Buffalo bullion coins every year since 2006, and every year these coins remain a popular choice with collectors and investors alike. This is because of the coin’s classic design and the .9999 fine 24k gold composition. Gold American Buffalos are also the first...read moreMon, 26 Mar 2012 14:14:08 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19436-where-the-gold-buffalos-roam.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19400-silvertownes-best-kept-secretcustom-coins.aspxSilverTowne’s Best-Kept Secret…Custom CoinsLike most numismatists, you’re probably very familiar with SilverTowne, where since 1949 we’ve been providing savvy collectors and investors with great prices on a huge selection of rare coins, modern coins, bullion and more. But are you aware of our best-kept secret? In 1983, SilverTowne Mint was...read moreThu, 22 Mar 2012 10:11:53 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19400-silvertownes-best-kept-secretcustom-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19349-the-majestic-moose-the-latest-in-the-canadian-wildlife-series.aspxThe Majestic Moose – the Latest in the Canadian Wildlife SeriesThe fourth release in the Canadian Wildlife Series of silver bullion coins, the majestic Moose, is the latest wildlife design made available by the Royal Canadian Mint. A tribute to Canada’s largest mammal - the reverse design features a Bull Moose with large antlers standing in tall grass. The obverse of the silver...read moreThu, 15 Mar 2012 10:46:36 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19349-the-majestic-moose-the-latest-in-the-canadian-wildlife-series.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19294-2011-p-chickasaw-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspx2011 P Chickasaw 5oz Silver Coins Now AvailableThe final 2011 5oz America the Beautiful Silver Collector Coin is now available – featuring Chickasaw National Recreation Area! This expansive area, situated in the foothills of the Arbuckle Mountains in south-central Oklahoma near Sulphur, was named to honor the Chickasaw Indian Nation. The park was originally named...read moreThu, 08 Mar 2012 10:42:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19294-2011-p-chickasaw-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19193-new-infantry-soldier-silver-dollar.aspxNew Infantry Soldier Silver DollarThe United States mint recently released its latest Commemorative Silver Dollar, honoring United States Infantry Soldiers. The obverse (front) and reverse (back) designs of this silver dollar reflect the courage, pride and sacrifice that these soldiers display every day. Designed by Joel Iskowitz and engraved by Michael Gaudioso, the obverse features a modern Infantry Soldier in mid-stride carrying a rifle while beckoning to fellow troops to...read moreThu, 01 Mar 2012 09:17:17 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19193-new-infantry-soldier-silver-dollar.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19156-coin-hoards-and-poker-chips-legendary-binions-horseshoe-club.aspxCoin Hoards and Poker Chips - Legendary Binion’s Horseshoe ClubU.S. Coin hoards, often referred to as modern day "buried treasures", are sometimes quite literal to that reference. One such hoard, the Binion Silver Hoard, is one of the latest hoards to be revealed when it was discovered in a vault buried 12 feet underground in the Nevada desert. The vault was uncovered in Pahrump, 60 miles west of Las Vegas, on property owned by Lonnie Theodore "Ted" Binion. Ted is the son of Lester "Benny" Binion, who in 1951 started...read moreTue, 28 Feb 2012 12:26:31 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19156-coin-hoards-and-poker-chips-legendary-binions-horseshoe-club.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19066-remembering-our-presidents-with-coins.aspxRemembering Our Presidents with CoinsThe third Monday in February has come to be commonly known as Presidents Day across the Nation, a day to honor all who have held the highest office in The United States - although the holiday is officially on the federal books as “Washington’s Birthday”, which was originally celebrated on the first President’s actual birthday, February 22nd, as far back as 1880. Whether you call it Presidents Day or Washington’s Birthday, it’s a good time to pay tribute...read moreMon, 20 Feb 2012 08:07:23 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19066-remembering-our-presidents-with-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19021-2011-p-vicksburg-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspx2011 P Vicksburg 5oz Silver Coins Now AvailableThe US Mint is releasing the final two 2011 5oz America the Beautiful Silver Collector Coins in the early part of 2012. The first of these Uncirculated Coins, featuring the Vicksburg National Military Park located in Mississippi, is now available! The last 5oz version in the 2011 line-up, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, is expected...read moreThu, 16 Feb 2012 08:38:46 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-19021-2011-p-vicksburg-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18944-bicentennial-and-beyond-the-lincoln-cent-keeps-rolling-along.aspxBicentennial and Beyond – the Lincoln Cent Keeps Rolling AlongOne of the most easily-recognizable presidents in United States history, Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809), is also a prominent figure on U.S. coinage. His likeness, of course, appears on U.S. one-cent coins, and has done so since 1909. Lincoln Cents are long-time favorites for collectors of all ages. This is due in part...read moreFri, 10 Feb 2012 08:58:18 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18944-bicentennial-and-beyond-the-lincoln-cent-keeps-rolling-along.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18806-boy-scouts-of-america-continuing-the-journey.aspxBoy Scouts of America – Continuing the JourneyThe Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the nation’s largest and most well-known values-based youth development organizations, is celebrating its anniversary on February 8th. This day is also known as National Boy Scout Day and is celebrated by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Leaders and Scouting Chartered Organizations across the nation. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA...read moreFri, 03 Feb 2012 11:01:53 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18806-boy-scouts-of-america-continuing-the-journey.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18715-once-theyre-gone-theyre-gone.aspxOnce They’re Gone, They’re Gone!SilverTowne recently launched a special section on our website to list coins, bullion and other selections for which we only have a very limited quantity. Throughout the course of the year, we acquire many hard-to-find items from coins shows, auctions, dealers, and other sources, which we then offer to you, our valued customers. Many of these items...read moreThu, 26 Jan 2012 16:10:09 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18715-once-theyre-gone-theyre-gone.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18643-star-wars-silver-coin-sets-in-collectible-packaging-with-sound.aspxStar Wars Silver Coin Sets – in Collectible Packaging, with Sound!The New Zealand Mint recently launched silver coin sets based on a little movie franchise that perhaps you’ve heard of – Star Wars! There are currently two four-coin sets to choose from, one featuring the "good guys" from the original three movies, and one featuring the "bad guys". Both sets come in impressive collectible packages that also play... read moreFri, 20 Jan 2012 16:16:07 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18643-star-wars-silver-coin-sets-in-collectible-packaging-with-sound.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18630-2012-atb-silver-proof-set-the-first-us-mint-release-of-the-year.aspx2012 ATB Silver Proof Set – The First US Mint Release of the YearThe United States Mint released its first numismatic set of 2012 on January 10th, and now these beautiful coins are available to collectors from SilverTowne. The America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set™ contains 90% silver versions of all five coins that will... read moreTue, 17 Jan 2012 16:51:38 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18630-2012-atb-silver-proof-set-the-first-us-mint-release-of-the-year.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18613-2012-gold-american-eagles-now-available.aspx2012 Gold American Eagles Now AvailableThe wait is over – the new 2012 Gold American Eagle gold bullion coins are now available for purchase from SilverTowne! This is an exciting time of year for all gold bullion investors, anxious to get their hands on the newest releases from the US Mint. Well wait no longer, you can... read moreFri, 13 Jan 2012 14:38:09 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18613-2012-gold-american-eagles-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18548-us-mint-2012-partial-coin-release-schedule.aspxUS Mint 2012 Partial Coin Release ScheduleThe United States Mint has released a schedule of 2012 coin introductions which covers the first couple months of the new year. There are several items on the list that are sure to pick the interest of silver coin enthusiasts. The first item on the list is... read moreMon, 09 Jan 2012 09:47:49 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18548-us-mint-2012-partial-coin-release-schedule.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18527-2011-p-olympic-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspx2011 P Olympic 5oz Silver Coins Now AvailableThe latest offering in the US Mint’s 2011 P America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Series features the beautiful Olympic National Park located in Washington state. This diverse park...read moreThu, 05 Jan 2012 08:38:25 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18527-2011-p-olympic-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18426-pre-order-2012-silver-american-eagles-now.aspxPre-Order 2012 Silver American Eagles NowIt’s that time of year again – when bullion investors and numismatic collectors alike anxiously await the coming year’s Silver American Eagle coins to be released from the U.S. Mint. Silver Eagles seem to grow in popularity with each passing year, and 2012 will likely continue this trend...read moreFri, 23 Dec 2011 09:01:34 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18426-pre-order-2012-silver-american-eagles-now.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18316-its-official-the-perth-mints-most-popular-coin-design-theme.aspxIt's Official - The Perth Mint’s Most Popular Coin Design ThemeOver the past several weeks, the SilverTowne world coin experts have been adding many new "Year of the Dragon" coins from The Perth Mint to our ever-growing lineup of modern world coins. Celebrating the fifth animal in the 12-year lunar cycle of the Chinese zodiac, the dragon, the many variations of The Dragon Coins have all been very popular. Today The Perth Mint announced...read moreThu, 08 Dec 2011 16:26:19 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18316-its-official-the-perth-mints-most-popular-coin-design-theme.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18211-commemorating-25-years-of-silver-american-eagle-coins.aspxCommemorating 25 Years of Silver American Eagle CoinsTo commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the American Eagle Silver Coin Program, the US Mint recently released a set of five one-ounce Silver American Eagle Coins packaged in an elegant hardwood presentation case. With this five-coin set, you receive...read moreThu, 01 Dec 2011 08:49:33 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18211-commemorating-25-years-of-silver-american-eagle-coins.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18114-tis-the-seasonfor-beautiful-christmas-medallions-and-bars-from-silvertowne.aspxTis the Season…for Beautiful Christmas Medallions and Bars from SilverTowneOne of the greatest joys of the holiday season is sharing family traditions with your kids, grandkids and other loved-ones. Many people have made a tradition out of surprising their family members each year with a new Christmas tree ornament. What better way...read moreThu, 17 Nov 2011 13:20:21 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18114-tis-the-seasonfor-beautiful-christmas-medallions-and-bars-from-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18061-2011-p-glacier-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspx2011 P Glacier 5oz Silver Coins Now AvailableThe second offering in the US Mint’s 2011 P America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Series features the stunning Glacier National Park located in the state of Montana. The park is named for its impressive glacier-carved terrain and...read moreMon, 14 Nov 2011 10:42:14 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18061-2011-p-glacier-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18022-join-the-silvertowne-online-communities-and-be-part-of-the-conversation.aspxJoin the SilverTowne online communities and be part of the conversation!The SilverTowne online communities offer easy ways to keep up-to-date with everything SilverTowne. Popular social networking sites and modern day communication methods offer great ways to keep in touch...read moreThu, 10 Nov 2011 16:19:52 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-18022-join-the-silvertowne-online-communities-and-be-part-of-the-conversation.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17963-easier-shopping-with-new-filtering-sorting-features.aspxEasier Shopping with NEW Filtering & Sorting FeaturesEveryone at SilverTowne is working hard to make your coin shopping experience easier. Our goal is to bring you the best selection available, which means we feature thousands of items on our website, with more being added daily...read moreMon, 07 Nov 2011 09:52:02 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17963-easier-shopping-with-new-filtering-sorting-features.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17934-fab-five-own-all-2010-america-the-beautiful-bullion-coins-in-one-great-set.aspxFab Five – Own All 2010 America the Beautiful Bullion Coins in One Great Set!2010 was the inaugural year for the 12-year quarter dollar series the U.S. Mint has dubbed America the Beautiful Quarters™. These commemoratives were authorized by America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008, which also instructs the Mint to strike companion....read moreFri, 28 Oct 2011 15:15:10 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17934-fab-five-own-all-2010-america-the-beautiful-bullion-coins-in-one-great-set.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17822-2011-p-gettysburg-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspx2011 P Gettysburg 5oz Silver Coins Now AvailableThe special collector versions of coins issued through the US Mint America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ program have been very popular with collectors. The Gettysburg 5oz Coin - the first released in the 2011 P America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Series - will most certainly prove to be no exception....read moreFri, 21 Oct 2011 11:33:07 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17822-2011-p-gettysburg-5oz-silver-coins-now-available.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17647-feel-the-fire-of-the-2012-year-of-the-dragon-from-the-popular-perth-mint-lunar-series-ii.aspxFeel the Fire of the 2012 Year of the Dragon – from the Popular Perth Mint Lunar Series IIThe “Year of the Dragon” officially kicks off on January 23, 2012, but the collectible bullion coins from the Perth Mint Lunar Series II celebrating the dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, are proving to be highly sought-after...read moreFri, 14 Oct 2011 12:35:02 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17647-feel-the-fire-of-the-2012-year-of-the-dragon-from-the-popular-perth-mint-lunar-series-ii.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17612-new-half-ounce-silver-medallion-replicas-custom-minted-by-silvertowne.aspxNEW Half-Ounce Silver Medallion Replicas – Custom Minted by SilverTowneSilverTowne Mint is proud to introduce two NEW ½ oz .999 Silver Medallion Replicas. For the first time ever, we are making available a ½ oz .999 Silver Round Buffalo Replica. Additionally, we are bringing back the ½ oz .999 Silver Round Saint Gauden Replica for the first time in over a decade...read moreFri, 07 Oct 2011 07:55:53 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17612-new-half-ounce-silver-medallion-replicas-custom-minted-by-silvertowne.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17536-theyre-back-the-return-of-sae-w-uncirculated-burnished-silver-dollars.aspxThey’re Back! The Return of SAE W UNCirculated Burnished Silver DollarsAfter two years of not releasing the Burnished, Uncirculated version of the Silver American Eagle Silver Dollar, the US Mint has once again made this popular coin available. The Mint had cancelled production of the Uncirculated W Silver American Eagle Coins...read moreFri, 30 Sep 2011 10:09:11 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-17536-theyre-back-the-return-of-sae-w-uncirculated-burnished-silver-dollars.aspxhttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-16793-make-new-friends-but-keep-the-old.aspxMake New Friends, But Keep The Old......one is silver, the other is gold. When I started in the coin collecting business 60 years ago I never dreamed that SilverTowne would become as big as it is today. I certainly never thought that we’d be doing business with people all over the country…and other parts of the world! But that’s what has happened thanks to the Internet. Now with the launch of our new website it is my family’s hope that we can share our love of coins with even more people...read moreFri, 02 Sep 2011 16:40:26 GMThttp://www.silvertowne.com/p-16793-make-new-friends-but-keep-the-old.aspx