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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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100 Greatest Women On Coins Series: Queen Guinevere

Published: 06/08/2020
100 Greatest Women On Coins Series: Queen Guinevere

A mystery wrapped in an enigma. When researching Queen Guinevere, this was basically the consensus. Several stories surround the Queen and wife of King Arthur and can be construed in a number of ways depending on what you read and from where it is that you have read it.

From an adulteress to a noble Queen in her own right, Queen Guinevere’s story is notably captured in Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest Women On Coins publication for which we have started to explore in this blog series. With author Ron Guth at the helm, we look to break down the importance of the elusive Queen and her existence within the numismatic...read more

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The History of the Philadelphia Mint

Published: 06/03/2020
The History of the Philadelphia Mint

Philadelphia. Lately, you have heard that city’s name in the numismatic hobby like crazy. Not only is it the site for the most recent buzzworthy coin, but it is also THE site when talking about the United States Mint. Also referred to as the ‘Mother Mint’, the Philadelphia Mint was the first official mint in the United States and dates all the way back to the 1700s. From the first United States coinage to commemorative coins to the circulating coins that now riddle the pockets of millions across the country, the Philadelphia Mint is a major function in the overall United States Mint’s landscape.

The First Mint - ‘Ye Olde Mint’

After the United States Constitution was ratified by a majority of the states...read more

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U.S. Mint Releases Images For Special Proof Gold and Silver Eagles for 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII

Published: 06/01/2020
U.S. Mint Releases Images For Special Proof Gold and Silver Eagles for 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII

While there have been many unknowns in regards to the United States Mint’s production schedule for the remainder of the year, a couple of product descriptions had caught our eye a couple of months ago. While this year marks the 75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War, September 2 to be exact, you have seen the way the Mint decided to honor the historic event in 1945 with the 2020-W circulating America the Beautiful quarters with the privy mark to the left of George Washington’s profile. But that is not exactly the product descriptions we are referring to.

With still no release date given, there are two products with the 75th Anniversary in mind attached to a Proof Gold and Silver American Eagle. While assumption and...read more

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