Archive for November, 2014

Holiday Tips for Safety

With the holidays rapidly approaching, our thoughts turn to buying, giving and receiving gifts, visiting friends and family, and sharing delightful culinary experiences. But the holiday season also brings an unwanted present; increased crime. Stores, malls and downtown streets teeming with unsuspecting shoppers. People rushing around, stressed out and careless, looking for last-minute gifts, trying to get everything done. It’s enough to make a crook giddy with holiday joy.

Here are just a few general tips from Colorado Vault and Safe Deposit Box Co.holidaytheft to keep yourself and your property safe during and after the holiday season:

  • Be aware that sometimes criminals will pose as couriers delivering gifts to case your home or to commit a crime immediately.
  • Be cautious about locking your windows and doors even when you leave the house for a short period of time.
  • When you leave your home for extended holiday travel, have a neighbor or friend watch your home while you’re away and place any important items in your safe deposit box.
  • Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied.
  • Indoor and outdoor lights should be on an automatic timer.
  • Check mail daily and immediately retrieve packages left at the doorstep, or arrange to pick up packages if you’ll be gone when they’re going to be delivered.
  • Don’t leave your vehicle unattended while warming it up. Someone may steal it while you’re away.
  • If someone comes to your home who is soliciting donations or sales and makes you feel uncomfortable ask them to leave and contact law enforcement.

 

Automated Teller Machine (ATM):

  • Use ATMs during daylight hours.
  • Use those located inside a facility or at a well-lighted facility.
  • Only withdrawal the cash you need.
  • Shield the keypad, from those around you, when entering your pin.
  • Do not throw your ATM receipt away at the ATM’s location.

 

 

 

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American Silver Eagle Shortage

The U.S. Mint  has temporarily sold out of its American Eagle silver bullion coins following “tremendous” demand in the past several weeks. In a statement sent to its biggest U.S. coin wholesalers, the U.S. Mint says it will continue to produce 2014-dated coins. The United States Mint expects to have over one million 2014 American Silver Eagle bullion coins for sale by Nov. 17, according to a memo the agency sent to its authorized distributors. Since the U.S. Mint cannot produce enough Silver Eagles, the Mint sold out of them after weeks of explosive demand, sales of the 99.9% pure silver coins will resume on a rationed basis.

In June, the U.S. Mint lifted its ration on Silver Eagle coins, which had been in place since January 2013 as unprecedented demand depleted silver coin blanks. At some point, the Mint will no longer strike coins for this year. As a point of reference, the Mint sold its last batch of 2013-dated Silver Eagles on Dec. 9. Buyers then had to wait for five weeks until this year’s version launched on Jan. 13, and quantities were limited until May. 2015 American Silver Eagles are due out in early January.

The United States Mint does not sell bullion American Silver Eagles directly to the public. Instead, they are offered in bulk to “Authorized Purchasers” who buy them at melt value plus a premium of $2 per coin. Bullion coins are usually available to buy for a few percentage points above the spot value of their precious metal content.

For information about where to store your coins, please call Colorado Vault & Safe Deposit Box Co. at 720.879.7134.

 

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Co-Founder Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Human Resources. He also has a Master of Arts in Organization Management from the University of Phoenix. Frank played professional football for the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars for 3 years. Learn More...

Co-Founder Stewart Gallagher

Stewart Gallagher graduated from Colorado State University with a Major in Political Science and minors in both Economics and Philosophy.  Over the past 12 years Stewart has worked for 3 major financial intuitions holding various positions from teller to Assistant Vice President-Branch Manager. Learn More...