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The Coin Vault Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: 04/13/2020
The Coin Vault Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The way the world is operating now is unlike anything we have ever seen. While our country more specifically is going through a difficult time battling COVID-19, we have seen some of the best of humanity come out through some of these dark times. First of all, we want to personally thank all of those on the frontlines including everyone in the health and medical field and additionally everyone who has donated their time and money to aid in the fight against this invisible virus.

While we wanted to make sure to take the time to thank those who have sacrificed for the good of the country, we also wanted to talk directly to you, our loyal supporters, about what we were doing in the face of this global pandemic. The Coin Vault’s show host, Andy Abel, wanted to share some words about what we have done...read more

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Confederate Paper Money Series Part VII: Bogus Notes (Part 2)

Published: 04/08/2020
Confederate Paper Money Series Part VII: Bogus Notes (Part 2)

In continuation of the last post in this blog series, we left you with a statement written by S.C. Upham of Philadelphia to a Dr. William Lee (early Confederate currency historian) in 1874 in reference to the Female Riding Deer note saying that “none of the designs of the notes were original with me.” Further research noted that Mr. Upham was not necessarily accurate about a few things in reference to the notes, including that he put his name and address on the margins of each and every note. This was found to not be true as he supplied notes upon request without his imprints. However, this information cannot confirm that Mr. Upham created, or originated, the ...read more

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New Legislation Brought Forth For 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollar Silver Bullion Coins

Published: 04/06/2020
New Legislation Brought Forth For 2021 Morgan and Peace Dollar Silver Bullion Coins

While we have not talked about this particular issue before, we have been actively helping pursue its final decision. What are we talking about, you ask? The decision for the United States Mint to produce 2021 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollar bullions coins in celebration of the ending and the beginning of each coin respectively. Either way, the celebratory production, or commemoration of the coins, would mark 100 years.

The first time any legislation was introduced was in July of 2019 under the 1921 Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin Act. H.R. 3757, as it was introduced by Representative Emanuel Cleave, D-Mo and Representative Andy Barr, R-Ky, called for the production of Uncirculated 2021-CC Morgan...read more

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Basketball HOF Commemorative Series: Release Pending

Published: 04/01/2020
Basketball HOF Commemorative Series: Release Pending

Normally during this time of year, we are all consumed by one thing: basketball. While we do not want to bring up all the reasons why this year is vastly different, we do want to clue you in on the United States Mint’s pending schedule of products that have changed due to obvious circumstances. One of those releases, or multiple in a series, is the Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Series that celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Originally scheduled to release on April 4th, the series has now been halted and added to the “TBD”, or To Be Determined, list of products on the Mint’s schedule. The original date, while odd as it fell on a Saturday, coincided with the “Final Four” start date ...read more

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100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1975, No S, Roosevelt Dime, Proof

Published: 03/30/2020
100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins Series: 1975, No S, Roosevelt Dime, Proof

We have introduced and explored just fifteen of the 100 coins that have made up the list of Greatest United States Modern Coins as published by Whitman Publishing in their fourth edition by authors Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett. Basically, we have only scratched the surface of what this blog series is going to continue to bring.

Of those fifteen though, we have talked about a variety coin that came in at #8: the 1968, No S, Proof Roosevelt Dime. Since that year, all Proof coinage has been struck at the San Francisco Mint and features an “S” mintmark denoting it so. However, what we learned was that Philadelphia produced some of the dies shipped to San Francisco without a mintmark and introduced us all to the No S Proof coins we see...read more

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New Blog Series: Women In History

Published: 03/25/2020
New Blog Series: Women In History

While Women’s History Month comes to a close, we wanted to keep the focus going on how important women have been in the history of not only coins and numismatics but in the world. We have another blog series going that breaks down the top 100 Greatest United States Modern Coins as put together in Whitman Publishing’s fourth edition by authors Scott Schechter and Jeff Garrett. We hope you enjoy learning more about those coins and their importance to the collecting community as it was also heavily influenced by coin dealers from across the country. Following the same format, we will be exploring Whitman Publishing’s 100 Greatest Women on Coins publication that was released in 2015 in the same fashion.

Hundreds of women have appeared on coins from the beginning of...read more

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