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CCAC Reviews Designs For 2021 Gold and Silver Eagle Reverse

Published: 06/29/2020
CCAC Reviews Designs For 2021 Gold and Silver Eagle Reverse

The United States Mint is getting closer and closer to the final decision for the brand new reverses of both the Gold American Eagle and Silver American Eagle bullion coins for 2021. We mentioned at the tail end of last year that Mint Director David J. Ryder confirmed that anti-counterfeiting measures for the bullion coins were being actively pursued. The redesign of the reverses would incorporate both state-of-the-art security and protection with brand new anti-counterfeiting technology, something other world mints have already implemented in their bullion coins.

No matter the reason for the design changes, the hobby was set abuzz and many were left wondering just how different the designs for the most collected and most beloved bullion coin program would be. On June 23rd, the Citizens Coinage Advisory...read more

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Vintage Gold: The Hot Thing At The Coin Vault

Published: 06/24/2020
Vintage Gold: The Hot Thing At The Coin Vault

Vintage United States gold. It is a beautiful thing, is it not?

Collectors of The Coin Vault have been faced with a vast number of vintage gold pieces offered on the show lately. While some may not know, aside from selling coins, we buy coins through our parent company, SilverTowne, as well. Some of that filters through our retail space and some of it comes from estate dealings and collections from all over. As far as all the rare gold you have seen lately? Well, let us just say we “struck gold.”

“We bought a major collection of United States rare gold and other type coins through an inheritance from a very prominent collector,” Brock Abel, the CEO of SilverTowne, said. “We have had a great response from our collectors in regard to the coins we have ...read more

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The History of the Bullion Depository at Fort Knox

Published: 06/22/2020
The History of the Bullion Depository at Fort Knox

If you are someone who keeps up with our blogs, first and foremost, thank you. Also, you may know that we have covered the history of all the branches, current and old, of the United States Mint. Carson City, New Orleans, San Francisco, West Point, Philadelphia, Denver. You may be thinking, what else is there? While it’s not a place of production, it still very much so is an extension of the United States Mint. What are we talking about? 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...read more

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Confederate Paper Money Series Part IX: The End of the War

Published: 06/18/2020
Confederate Paper Money Series Part IX: The End of the War

After years of suffering and conflict between the North and the South during the highest American casualty conflict ever recorded, the Civil War finally came to an end on April 9, 1865. Over 620,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died at the hands of each other and the North officially won the war. The Confederacy collapsed and slavery was abolished, leaving the South in ruins.

Monetarily, Confederate paper money was still heavily abundant and the United States government was actively trying to reduce the amount of paper that was expanding in Washington, D.C. When it comes to this accumulation of paper money, it was difficult to know what to keep and discard between the current and older currency. After the Civil War, a large number of Confederate paper notes were taken to...read more

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Bringing It Back: Sports Collectibles at The Coin Vault

Published: 06/15/2020
Bringing It Back: Sports Collectibles at The Coin Vault

If there is one thing the world can most generally agree on, it’s the popularity of sports. While a majority of sports have been put on delay these last few months, it can for sure be said that we have all felt it. Sports fans have been twiddling their thumbs waiting for something to return to the fold and it looks like it may finally start to make its way back in some capacity.

But while the world seemed to have halted its sports, we brought it back to our programming. If you are a fan of the show or have checked in on our website or follow our social media, you most generally know that our focus on sports cards, memorabilia, and collectibles has increased. Deal after deal has been offered and our collectors have proved once again that the appetite for sports will always come back full...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 2006-P $1 American Silver Eagle, Reverse Proof

Published: 06/10/2020
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 2006-P $1 American Silver Eagle, Reverse Proof

Anniversary sets from the United States Mint are extremely popular. More specifically, the American Silver Eagle Anniversary sets. Although there has not been one since 2013, you have to wonder if 2021 will see a 35-year set. We, as the numismatic collective, can only hope.

But if you can recall all the way back to 2006 when the 20th Anniversary of the American Silver Eagle Program was being celebrated, you will remember a special collector edition set that was released with three different silver-coin finishes from the Mint. One of the finishes included a first-ever for the American Silver Eagle program even though it had been used previously for Platinum American Eagle coins from...read more

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