At What Age Should You Start Investing In Precious Metals?

In our recent fill in the blank trivia on Facebook and Twitter, we asked this very question from fans and followers. As the answers were rolling in, many of you felt that you should start investing as soon as you get your first paycheck, while some of you said that you should start investing in precious metals for your children as soon as they are born. So we asked our team of professionals here at APMEX the very same questions and here is what they had to say:

 At what age should one start to invest in precious metals?
Precious metals should be considered for all investment portfolios.  At whatever age an individual begins to save and invest, they should consider precious metals. As a “collector” is another story. Children below the age of 5 are often taught by their parents to collect coins and start a coin collection.

Which precious metals should one start investing in as a first time investor?
Depending on how much you have to invest you would start with gold or silver. Most of our customers who invest $20,000 or more invest in both gold and silver.

What are some of the most popular APMEX products for first time investors?
The most popular APMEX products are the 1oz. Gold and Silver American Eagles. The Canadian Gold and Silver 1oz Maple Leaf is not too far behind. APMEX branded Gold and Silver bars & rounds are also popular.

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One Day Only - 1 oz Gold American Eagles Ready To Ship When You Order By Tuesday, April 16, 3 p.m. (CDT).

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When You Order By Tuesday, April 16, 3 p.m. (CDT).

As low as $69.99 per coin over spot!
With an iconic design and 1 oz of Gold, the American Gold Eagle combines the best aspects of collectibility and bullion investment appeal, which has made it America’s preferred Gold coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Adapted from Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ famed Gold Double Eagle design, which features Lady Liberty walking confidently against the sun’s rays.
  • Reverse: Designed by Miley Busiek, the reverse shows a male bald eagle in flight carrying an olive branch to his nest, where a female awaits with her young.
  • Minted at West Point, N.Y.

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Gold Eagle Coins – Why buy Gold from APMEX?

APMEX makes buying Gold online easy with prompt service, convenient access, and competitive pricing on a wide selection of Gold coins, Gold bars and Gold rounds. Call our Account Managers toll free or click on the ”Live Chat” button now to add Gold Eagles to your holdings today! APMEX is where to buy Gold! Also, you can turn to us when it’s time to sell Gold or sell Silver. If you are buying more than $50,000, please call (800) 375-9006.

3 Days Only – Reduced Price On One Of The Most Popular Gold Bars

1 oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar - One Of The World's Most Popular & Beautiful Gold Bars.

1 oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar – One Of The World’s Most Popular & Beautiful Gold Bars.

Any quantity only $34.99 per bar over spot!
One ounce bars are an easy and popular way to invest in Precious Metals, and Pamp Suisse is one of the most popular brand of Gold bars worldwide.

Bar Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Accompanying assay card guarantees the Gold metal weight and purity.
  • Tamper-evident packaging makes it easy to tell if the bar has been questionably handled, further ensuring its authenticity.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Popular design of the goddess Fortuna, the Roman goddess of fortune and luck.
  • Reverse: Weight and purity along with unique serial number.
  • Manufactured by Pamp Suisse, the world’s leading independent Precious Metals refiner.

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Pamp Suisse Gold bars — why buy Gold from APMEX?

APMEX makes buying Pamp Suisse Gold bars online easy with prompt service, convenient access, and competitive pricing on a wide selection of Gold coins and Gold bars. Call our Account Managers toll free or click on the ”Live Chat” button now to add Pamp Suisse Gold bars to your holdings today! APMEX is where to buy Gold!

Gold and Silver Demand up 52% and 40%, Respectively, for 2013 Over 2012

The United States Mint has released mintage figures for March 2013, ending the first quarter of 2013 with demand continuing at a much higher pace than in the same quarter from 2012.

Aggregate Mintage of 1 oz Gold American Eagles

American Silver Eagle was up 40% for the three months ended March 31, 2013 over the same three months ended in 2012. As evidenced by this significant increase year over year, demand for the physical Gold and Silver American Eagles continues to show higher levels than demand in the futures and ETF markets.

Aggregate Mintage of 1 Oz Silver American Eagles 20122013march

For United States Silver American Eagles, the demand and volume sold in the first quarter of 2013 is a record, exceeding the previous first quarter record in 2010 by approximately 14%. The total mintage for first quarter 2013 exceeded the total mintage for any entire year in the program history from inception in 1986 until 2007.

24 Hours To Get Our Lowest Price Ever On 1 oz Sunshine Gold Bars

1ozSunshineGoldBars

This 1 oz Gold bar from Sunshine Minting boasts a brand new security feature, MintMark SI™, which will be incorporated into every new SMI bullion product. You will find this new feature on the reverse of the bar, which also displays Sunshine’s recurring diagonal sunrise pattern.

When viewed through Sunshine Minting’s special decoder lens at one angle, the central design shows the word “Valid,” but when you turn the decoder lens 90 degrees, a sunburst appears. These two different views further verify your 1 oz Gold bar. Authenticate your new Sunshine Minting Gold bar with the Sunshine Mint Decoder Lens!

The obverse of this Gold bar bears the Sunshine Minting eagle with the sun and rays in the background. Listed on the obverse are the weight and purity, along with a unique serial number, which matches the tamper evident packaging. This serial number provides even more guarantee of authenticity.

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24 Hours To Get Our Lowest Price On This Gold Credit Suisse Bar

1 oz Credit Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay)

1 oz Credit Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay)

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APMEX offers Precious Metals through the APMEX secure website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or take advantage of our extended live help hours by calling our Account Managers toll free at (800) 375-9006, Mondays through Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST).

At APMEX, we stock more than 7,000 Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium products, including thousands of collectibles. We pride ourselves on competitive, straightforward pricing – with no commissions or hidden charges – as well as top notch customer service. We also offer the option to have your Precious Metals stored at a secure and private storage facility through Citadel Global Depository Services. At APMEX, your satisfaction is our goal.

Save On Brand New 2013 Gold Maple Leafs

Be among the first to get 2013 Gold Maple Leafs with the new security feature!
And save when you order by Thurs., Feb. 7, 3 p.m. (CST)

mapleleafAny quantity only $44.99 per coin over spot!
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins, considered some of the most beautiful Gold coins in the world, appeal to both investors and collectors worldwide for their beauty and high purity.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Multiples of 10 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
  • Reverse: A large, single maple leaf with a small maple leaf privy mark that has a micro-engraved “13” in the center.
  • Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.