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The End (And Beginning) Of A Decade

Published: 12/30/2019
The End (And Beginning) Of A Decade

Decade [dek-eyd], noun: a period of ten years.

More than halfway through our 31st year here at The Coin Vault, it is hard to believe how quickly the last ten years, or this last decade, has gone. With time like that there ultimately comes change and well, we have encountered that too. Some small, some big, but in the grand scheme of things, for the better.

With as eventful as the last couple of years have been in the hobby, it is hard telling what the future holds for us in the new year and the new decade, but we believe it to be bright and hopeful. The United States Mint has done an extraordinary ...read more

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A (The) Coin Vault Christmas

Published: 12/23/2019
A (The) Coin Vault Christmas

We are two days away from THE day. Christmas is here, whether you are ready for it or not.

Our little small town business here in rural Indiana has been aglow with Christmas decorations while the faint sound of Christmas music has made its way throughout the building. You have seen on the show itself the Christmas trees filled with lights and the stockings hanging on the podiums. We have been in the spirit since Thanksgiving.

While we have been quite busy this holiday season, The Coin Vault family is eternally grateful for it. Schedules get hectic, days grow longer, money gets tighter, and in some...read more

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Georgia Next Up For U.S. Mint Release In the American Innovation $1 Coin Series

Published: 12/18/2019
Georgia Next Up For U.S. Mint Release In the American Innovation $1 Coin Series

We are days away from the end of the year and the end of another decade. With the United States Mint’s production schedule coming to a halt for 2019, one of the last items to be released is the fourth and final design for the brand new American Innovation $1 Coin program this year. Last but certainly not the least for the program, Georgia.

The multi-year series was announced last year and introduced to customers with “introductory coins”. The program’s intention is to honor innovation and innovators with $1 coins from each State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, and...read more

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United States Mint Considering Design Change For Silver and Gold Eagles

Published: 12/16/2019
United States Mint Considering Design Change For Silver and Gold Eagles

Back in October, we made mention of a special invite-only Numismatic Forum that was hosted by the United States Mint. Both both Andy and Brock attended the event and were sponges with all of the information passed along regarding the Mint and its future. Along with many other topics discussing the Mint’s future, one of them was of particular interest due to the potential change it had for a beloved coin series from the Mint itself. Brought up to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee before in 2014, the topic discussed referenced a potential design change for the Silver and Gold American Eagles.

In late March earlier this year, Director of the United States Mint, David...read more

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The History Of the Standing Liberty Quarter Design

Published: 12/11/2019
The History Of the Standing Liberty Quarter Design

Centennial celebrations are a big deal. When it comes to the numismatic hobby, this was especially true in 2016 when the 100th Anniversary of three coins from a particularly popular coinage series was celebrated: the Mercury Dime, Standing Liberty Quarter, and the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Struck in 24 karat gold, the series was a hit and an overall celebration of the beautiful coins that were first struck in 1916.

The Standing Liberty Quarter design, in particular, has been one that has accumulated a lot of attention over the years. Following the not-so-well received Barber coinage at the same time as replacing it, the brand new quarter design would not go without...read more

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The Man Behind the Famed V.D.B.

Published: 12/09/2019
The Man Behind the Famed V.D.B.

Picture this: you and your father have been sitting at the kitchen table for the past couple of hours sorting through a number of pennies you have just purchased from your first local coin show. While the time seems to be dragging and your search only leads you to find just a few 1930s and a couple of 1920s in the hours you have been grinding away, you are at the precipice of giving up while your father subtly reminds you that in fact, there are a lot more to go through. Suddenly, you had to wipe your eyes as if to believe what was in your hands! “It cannot be real” you mutter under your breath. Finally, all those hours have been worth it. A 1909 S V.D.B. Lincoln Wheat Cent sits in your palm as you look up proudly at your father.

In a lot of cases, that may have happened to just about anyone in...read more

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