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U.S. Mint To Release 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set In .999 Fine Silver

Published: 10/14/2019
U.S. Mint To Release 2019 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set In .999 Fine Silver

Thursday, October 17th. Mark your calendars everyone because it is going to be yet another first for the United States Mint.

We all know how popular the Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets have gotten in the last couple of years. Why? Well, it all started with the 2017 set in which the Mint released a San Francisco Proof American Silver Eagle limited to 125,000. You could only obtain this never before limited silver Eagle in two sets: the Limited Edition Silver Proof Set and the Congratulations Set. Ever since that set in 2017, the Limited Edition sets, before it and after it, have become a popular...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1973-P and D Eisenhower Dollars

Published: 10/14/2019
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1973-P and D Eisenhower Dollars

In the short lifespan of the Eisenhower dollar, the coin saw its fair share of quirks. One big one? It followed the five-year ban on the production of a dollar coin that was put into place in 1965. It was also the first large-size dollar produced since the silver Peace dollar in 1934 which made collectors hoard those in circulation. Problem #1 established.

In this next edition of the 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series, we take a look at a pair of Eisenhower dollars that have low mintages. What’s the big deal you ask? Chosen by authors Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett in addition to the advisement of influential coin dealers from across the country, the pair don the Philadelphia and Denver mintmarks which normally would far exceed the mintage of the pair of dollars found in the fourth edition of ...read more

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First Four Proof American Innovation $1 Coins Released in Proof Set

Published: 10/09/2019
First Four Proof American Innovation $1 Coins Released in Proof Set

The train keeps rolling in at the Innovation station…. the American Innovation that is. The brand new $1 coin series has already flourished since its 2018 introductory coin debut. With a reverse proof release and the first coin (Delaware) release for the Philadelphia and Denver minted versions, the United States Mint is now set to release the American Innovation 2019 $1 Coin Proof Set on Friday.

Released in a 4-coin set and minted at San Francisco, the Proof set will feature coins that honor American innovation and significant efforts made by people or groups from or in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Georgia. Each coin will have...read more

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Confederate Paper Money Series Part II: First Year Issue - 1861

Published: 10/07/2019
Confederate Paper Money Series Part II: First Year Issue - 1861

With the beginning of the American Civil War and a secession taking place, the southern states were in the midst of a crisis. As a result of the separation from the rest of the country, southern states were blockaded and cut off from the majority of the world. This led to foreign trade being nearly impossible and a war in need of dire finance. As discussed in the first part of this series, Confederate paper money was born.

Authorized Treasury notes were issued through the Act of March 9, 1861. The following stipulated the issuing of the notes: “authorized Treasury notes to be issued for such sum or sums as the exigencies of the public service may require, but not exceed at any time one million dollars, and of denominations not less than fifty dollars for any such...read more

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The Art of the Show

Published: 10/01/2019
The Art of the Show

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There are a number of ways to watch us on show nights and we love that. We love to be able to get to you in as many ways as possible. But do you, The Coin Vault customer, know what goes on before, during, and after the red light comes on to signal us ‘live on air”? To be honest, the behind-the-scenes can get pretty monotonous, but as soon as the camera turns on, anything can happen.

To take you through a typical show day, we have developed a timeline if you will to ...read more

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Inside the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion Program

Published: 09/26/2019
Inside the United States Mint's Artistic Infusion Program

Do you ever wonder how and where the United States Mint comes up with all their designs every year? Yes, you have to assume they have a team of artists and engravers that tackle this amazing task, but did you know they call upon artists across the country to do so? Let us explore further.

In previous blogs, we have covered coin and medal releases from the Mint that have made mention of the Artistic Infusion Program, or the AIP. Established in 2003, the Mint contracts professional, talented artists from across the United States. These artists come from a number of diverse backgrounds and are interested in a plethora of different...read more

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