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Confederate Paper Money Series Part XII: Paper Money of the Southern States (Pt. 3)

Published: 09/21/2020
Confederate Paper Money Series Part XII: Paper Money of the Southern States (Pt. 3)

The secession of the southern states in the early 1860s led to the formation of the Confederacy. After South Carolina seceded on December 20, 1860, seven states followed although it was thought that there would be double that initially. Secession was a delegate decision state by state and after the election and fall of Fort Sumter in April of 1861, some states decided against it. However, once the Confederate States were established, currency circulated heavily throughout the South during the American Civil War. But as we have come to learn throughout this blog series, that currency still was not enough in the South. This led to the enactment of individual states issuing their own currency.

Georgia

When it comes to the secession of the southern...read more

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U.S. Mint Announces Mayflower Collaboration With The Royal Mint (U.K) For Fall 2020 Release

Published: 09/15/2020
U.S. Mint Announces Mayflower Collaboration With The Royal Mint (U.K) For Fall 2020 Release

We here at The Coin Vault love a Mint collaboration. The last one we had featured the Pride of Two Nations Set from both the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint. That set turned out to be incredible not only for us but for the numismatic hobby. The success of that release has us excited for the United States Mint’s next venture with another world mint.

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 Mayflower voyage is important as its destination and intention was to create a new life on the other side of the Atlantic. Coincidingly, the story of the voyage also makes connections between countries and cultures. In September of...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle, Proof

Published: 09/14/2020
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 2001-W $50 American Gold Eagle, Proof

The precious metals market is constantly changing. Every minute on the minute, prices either increase or decrease and sometimes, those adjustments do so in big ways. While the current market has recently seen an upward trend, especially when gold hit its highest price ever in history, only time will tell if the trend will stick or curve either direction. When gold and silver prices increase, so does the demand. When it comes to demand though, collector edition coins do not always follow the trend. This is even more so true when metal prices go down. Precedence for this fact has already been set dating back to the mid-1990s and through 2001.

While Proof versions of our favorite coins like the American Silver Eagles and...read more

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100 Greatest Women On Coins Series: Audrey Hepburn

Published: 09/09/2020
100 Greatest Women On Coins Series: Audrey Hepburn

In earlier Hollywood days, movie stars seemed to have left a more lasting impression upon individuals. Perhaps the infancy of Hollywood films had a lot to do with it and perhaps the content and subject matters were not so in your face as they are today. Regardless of the reasons, when someone says the name Audrey Hepburn, they think class, style, beauty, and an early Hollywood “it” girl. An icon then, she remains an icon in the hearts of many who reference movies such as Roman Holiday, Funny Face, My Fair Lady, and of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

While Audrey was known for her iconic roles in film, she also cared deeply about the world in which she lived. All of these reasons and more are what landed her...read more

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San Francisco Proof Silver Eagle Slated For Mid-October Release

Published: 09/03/2020
San Francisco Proof Silver Eagle Slated For Mid-October Release

In its third year of release in addition to the regularly minted Proof American Silver Eagle from the West Point Mint, the United States Mint has finally announced its plans to release the 2020 San Francisco minted Proof Silver Eagle in October. This will be the third release overall of the American Silver Eagle program for 2020.

Slated for the 13th day in October, the coin will bear the ‘S’ mintmark representing the San Francisco Mint from which it was produced and struck at. The obverse will feature the classic Adolph A. Weinman design featuring Lady Liberty in full stride. She remains enveloped in the American flag while her right hand extends out and branches of laurel and oak are to her left. The reverse of the coin will feature the heraldic eagle with a...read more

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End of WWII 75th Anniversary American Eagle Proof Coins Get Official Release Date

Published: 08/31/2020
End of WWII 75th Anniversary American Eagle Proof Coins Get Official Release Date

SAVE THE DATE! We have said it numerous times throughout the past months but only because it rings so true, product releases from the United States Mint have been mostly unknown the majority of this year. While the updates have been slowly trickling in as far as official releases, they have opened the door for a lot of Fall 2020 releases and there are some pretty heavy hitters on it. Namely, the End of the Second World War 75th Anniversary American Eagle Proof Coins!

Both the American Silver Eagle and American Gold Eagle special edition Proof Coins will be released on November 5th. If you need a reminder as to why these coins are so special and important, that is why we are here. It will be the first time an American Silver Eagle...read more

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