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Happy Thanksgiving from The Coin Vault

Published: 11/25/2020
Happy Thanksgiving from The Coin Vault

“A thought about Thanksgiving Day: once, there was this day when...everyone realized they needed each other.” - April Burns, Pieces of April

Tomorrow is going to look a lot different, there is no doubt about it. But let us be honest, the year 2020 has looked a lot different and that is something we cannot say enough.

Traditionally and technically speaking, Thanksgiving Day is a North American holiday marked by religious observances, but over the years has been cultivated with turkey dinners, football, and parades. (How American of us to bring football and commercialized parades into the mix.) Symbolically speaking, the holiday brings some of us to question what we are grateful for that year specifically. Of course, family and friends...read more

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100 Greatest Women On Coins Series: Victory

Published: 11/23/2020
100 Greatest Women On Coins Series: Victory

It is no doubt that the numismatic hobby has been inspired by women throughout history. Regardless if coins feature or honor a specific woman conceptually, the designs are inspired by them. Consider the Morgan Silver Dollar for example. Although the silver dollar is known as being one of the most collected and visually appealing coins ever struck, the obverse features and was inspired by a woman with a profile so “perfect” that George T. Morgan could not help but use her on the coin.

While we are not necessarily talking about the woman behind the Morgan Silver Dollar, we are going to cover an inspirational figure that has made her way onto coins throughout the world. Continuing on through our journey to cover the top 100 Women on Coins series as published by Whitman Publishing, author Ron Guth takes us along in his...read more

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2020 1oz Uncirculated Gold Eagle Set For Release Tomorrow

Published: 11/18/2020
2020 1oz Uncirculated Gold Eagle Set For Release Tomorrow

The last of the annual design for the American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin is here! Tomorrow, November 19th, is your chance to complete this collection after 35 years!

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 mother.

Struck at West Point, the $50 denomination, one-ounce gold coin will come displayed in a burgundy presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate of...read more

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Mayflower Voyage 400th Anniversary Series Up Next On U.S. Mint's Release Schedule

Published: 11/16/2020
Mayflower Voyage 400th Anniversary Series Up Next On U.S. Mint's Release Schedule

Here we are again at the moment that the United States Mint is set to release another great commemorative series and overall great product in this jam-packed final portion of 2020. Tomorrow, November 17th, marks the official release date for the Mint’s collaboration with The Royal Mint (United Kingdom) for which the two have come together to honor the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower. According to the Mint, “the coin and medal designs come together to tell the story of the Pilgrims, the Mayflower’s journey, and the impact the Pilgrims’ arrival had on the native Wampanoag people.”

Both the British and American coin designs come together to tell the story of the Mayflower from the departure to the arrival. The narrative...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1965-1967 Special Mint Set Coinage, Ultra Cameo

Published: 11/11/2020
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1965-1967 Special Mint Set Coinage, Ultra Cameo

The year 1965 was an interesting one when it comes to United States coinage. Why? Five words: The Coinage Act of 1965. Mandating the end of silver coin circulation and putting forth the production of copper-nickel-clad coinage instead, the United States Mint dealt with a number of decisions regarding the task of increasing production by so much, which in the end, proved to be immense. One of those decisions led to not producing any Mint or Proof Sets from 1965 to 1967.

In the next exciting chapter of our blog series following the 100 Greatest United States Modern Coins as put together by Whitman Publishing, we take a look at coinage produced from 1965 to 1967 that made its way into a ‘special set’. With authors Scott Schechter...read more

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End of WWII 75th Anniversary Gold Coin and Silver Medal Set For Release Today

Published: 11/09/2020
End of WWII 75th Anniversary Gold Coin and Silver Medal Set For Release Today

Here we go again! The second round of the End of World War II 75th Anniversary releases from the United States Mint is today! Two products go on sale at 12pm EST sharp! There will be a 24-Karat Gold Coin and a Silver Medal available with limited mintages, household limits to one per person, and designs that mirror the 1945 Great Seal of the United...read more

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