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100 Greatest US Modern Coins Series: 2014 Baseball Hall Of Fame Commemoratives

Published: 06/17/2019
100 Greatest US Modern Coins Series: 2014 Baseball Hall Of Fame Commemoratives

It is nearly halfway through the professional baseball season as summer approaches. Some may argue that this is the best time of year for sports as ballparks fill up even more so due to school being out. There is something quite special about the sounds, the smells, and the overall feel of attending America’s greatest pastime no matter which part of the country you are in.

So it makes quite a bit of sense that of all the commemoratives the United States Mint has produced, a modern commemorative featuring such a pastime would make its debut and revive the world that is modern U.S. commemoratives.

To delve deeper into this commemorative and...read more

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Like Father, Like Son(s): Father's Day Tribute

Published: 06/11/2019
Like Father, Like Son(s): Father's Day Tribute

A father and son relationship is perhaps one of the most important relationships there is. Cat Stevens even wrote a song about it in 1970 which just goes to show how important it has always been and will continue to be in future years to come.

The measure of a man often begins with the relationship he has with his father. Those who are fortunate to have such a strong relationship often triggers emulation. They look up to the person who has loved with sacrificed, remains a source of strength, and never lets you know how hard they have worked to sustain your needs. They want to be like the man they believe to be the strongest person they...read more

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The Coin Vault Asks: What's Your Favorite Coin?

Published: 06/10/2019
The Coin Vault Asks: What's Your Favorite Coin?

We have said it before and we will say it as many times as we can: this is a family business. With over 100 years of experience between The Coin Vault and its parent company, SilverTowne, these walls are plastered with history and knowledge that commands attention.

So in our next chapter in the “What’s Your Favorite Coin” series, we asked the youngest grandchild of the late Leon Hendrickson and current television show host for our very own television program that comes to you live every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night at 7 pm EST, just which coin hit the mark for him. With no surprise to those who know and love him, Tyler’s answer had everything to do with the nostalgia ...read more

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The Coin Vault Meet the Crew Series: Missy P.

Published: 06/05/2019
The Coin Vault Meet the Crew Series: Missy P.

Glue (gloo). Verb (used with object): to fix or attach firmly with or as if with glue; make adhere closely. Example: to glue a model ship together.

We are not a model ship, but it is a fair comparison. We break, we crack, we make mistakes. The glue that holds us together is the reason we are able to do what we do every night and have it look the way it does, sound the way it does, and continue every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday night at 7 pm EST. But why is this worth mentioning? To be short and simple about it, we are the pieces and Missy is the glue.

Purchasing, product fulfillment, and show involvement have been...read more

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The History of the West Point Mint

Published: 05/31/2019
The History of the West Point Mint

It seems as of late we have been mentioning a particular mintmark more than others. This mintmark has shown up on 2019 circulating quarters, special edition pennies, and of course on the most recent of United States Mint’s releases, the Uncirculated American Silver Eagle. We can only assume you have already figured it out based on that particular information but in case you have not, ‘W’ mintmarks are making a splash in the numismatic hobby. But honestly, West Point Mint has been the whole time.

Today’s coin climate has brought extra attention to this branch of the United States Mint based on recent releases, but if we are being honest, West Point has never not had a huge role in coin production in the last 50 plus ...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1999 S Proof Silver Delaware Quarter

Published: 05/24/2019
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1999 S Proof Silver Delaware Quarter

Commemoratives. National Park quarters. Native American dollar. American Silver Eagle. What do all these familiar coins have in common? They are modern coins and they are some of the best selling in the business. Whether you subscribe to the appeal that is modern United States coinage or not, one has to not only recognize the creativity and craftsmanship of a coin’s design, but also the background and story that goes into it. That is what modern coins are: stories.

Nothing tells these stories better than Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins publication that features a comprised list of coins brought to us by the authors’ numismatic experience and knowledge. The list was also influenced by some of...read more

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