APMEX Announces Arrival of 2016 Silver Eagles, Becomes First Retailer to Ship


APMEX_5As the first retailer to ship the U.S. Mint’s 2016 American Silver Eagles, APMEX is pleased to announce the product line is in stock and shipping immediately. APMEX buys directly from the U.S. Mint, unlike many other retailers, and for this reason is able to provide MintDirect® 2016 Silver Eagles. This latest release marks the 30th anniversary of the American Eagle bullion program.APMEX_4

In order to accomplish the great undertaking of being the first retailer to ship 2016 Silver Eagles, APMEX employees gave up their Saturday and worked overtime to get all pre-sales out the door. “Interest continues to be at an all-time high as our pre-sale volume demonstrated,” APMEX CEO Ken Lewis said.

In 2015, the Silver American Eagles set another annual sales record. The demand hasn’t stopped there, as 2016 is already off to another record-setting year. The U.S. Mint has already recorded 3,500,000 Silver Eagles sold in 2016. Gold American Eagles have also seen high demand, with the U.S. Mint already selling 72,000 ounces of Gold American Eagles through the 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz options.

The other factor driving demand for this American Eagle release is the date. Since 2016 marks the 30th year of production for this ever-popular coin series, American Eagles have turned into one of the go-to options for a majority of Precious Metals investors.

“We are excited for the 2016 American Eagle launch. We are happy our direct relationship with the U.S. Mint allows us to get these coins into our customers’ hands first and at a reasonable price,” Lewis said.

All American Eagle coins are backed by the U.S. government, giving them strong appeal with Precious Metals investors because of their premium appreciation. As another year comes and goes, past coins in this series will continue to appreciate in value.

Precious Metal Gifts for Your Children to Enjoy

There are those who would scoff at the idea of gifting children Precious Metal products. They may wonder why anyone would purposefully give a kid something so valuable. However, getting children interested in Precious Metal collecting is a great way to set them on the path to becoming Precious Metal investors.

Putting an exciting coin in a child’s hand could be a crucial first step toward lifelong financial literacy and stability. So, what Precious Metal item could you present to a child that is both appropriate and enjoyable? Let’s look at some possible gift items for the young people in your life.

Personal Interests

An excellent guide to selecting what Precious Metal item might interest the young person in your life is the young person himself! There is an appropriate coin for every imaginable interest.batman coin

Is your son going through a Batman phase? There is a 2014 Niue 2 oz Silver 75 Years of Batman Proof coin that would make his jaw drop. Perhaps your daughter recently announced her plan to pursue marine biology. Show your belief in her dreams with a gorgeous 2015 Niue 1 oz Silver $2 Ocean Predators Giant Squid.

Anything your child might love, from sailboats to elephants, is featured on a coin available from APMEX. Presenting your child with a token representing their interests will show them you listen and share in their hopes and plans.

Personal Commemorative Items

84852_SlabIs your family taking that long-awaited trip to Disneyworld this year? You might consider presenting your child with a fun 2014 Niue 1 oz Silver $2 Disney Mickey Mouse coin, either as part of sharing the news of the trip or as a coming-home keepsake. Mementos such as these become sentimental favorites but are also valuable Precious Metal products.

Perhaps your teen completed a rigorous French foreign language exchange this year. You may give her this unusual 2014 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver 125th Anniversary Eiffel Tower coin. The only limit to what you can commemorate or celebrate is your own imagination. There is always a Precious Metals product appropriate to your family’s occasion.

Building Traditions

Another great way to help your children truly holiday-silverenjoy a gift of Precious Metals is to make it part of your family’s traditions. There are many holiday-themed Silver items available at APMEX, from delightful fractional coins featuring tobogganing wildlife to large pieces showcasing spectacular snowflake artwork. Making one of these charming items part of your holiday celebration each year builds real excitement for children.

Consider displaying these coins on your holiday tree in an ornament capsule. Presentations like this take a valuable Precious Metal product and make it something children love and hold dear.

Children can truly enjoy Precious Metal gifts. Speak to their interests, commemorate their experiences and build traditions to help them treasure Precious Metals products long before they understand the real importance of Precious Metals investing.


Visit our Holiday Gift Guide for more gift ideas for the whole family. 

APMEX Holiday Gift Guide

1 oz Heraeus Gold Bar New .9999 Fine

1 oz Heraeus Gold Bar New .9999 Fine

Heraeus, refiner of Precious Metals for more than 160 years, produces Gold bars at multiple minting locations around the world. They have produced poured Gold bars in gram sizes since 1958, and in 2001 they began minting 1 oz Gold Bars, which are now one of the most efficient ways to invest in Gold. In 2011, this world-renowned refiner and assayer began producing new Gold bars with an updated design and added security.

Each new .9999-fine Heraeus Gold bar contains a full ounce of Gold, the standard unit of weight for pricing, trading and investing. Special tamper-evident packaging was added to these Gold bars along with an assay card in 2011. This secure packaging with assay combination guarantees the purity, quality and assayed Precious Metal content of each bar.

The front of each bar shows the modern Heraeus logo at the top. Beneath it is the purity, weight and serial number along with the new hand-with-roses official stamp of the assayer. The back of each bar features a repeating pattern of the Argor-Heraeus logos.

Heraeus Gold bars are a practical and efficient way to invest in Gold. Plus, they are eligible for inclusion in your Precious Metals Individual Retirement Account. Don’t miss out on these affordable, practical Gold investments – get your Heraeus New Gold bars now. APMEX makes it easy to invest in Gold by offering competitive Gold prices on all Heraeus Gold bars.

Incredible Price: 1/2 oz. Gold Canadian Maple Leafs

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Get incredible APMEX Gold Prices on 1/2 oz. Gold Canadian Maple Leaf (Random Year) coins. In the past, these coins have warranted a premium of up to $85 over spot, making this a rare buying opportunity. Add these beautiful coins to your portfolio at the low-cost of spot price plus face value of $20 per coin. Buy as many as you want! Hurry, these coins will sell out fast.

Made of .9999-fine Gold, Canadian Maple Leafs have worldwide appeal among Gold collectors and investors. With fractional coins at this incredible price, you have the flexibility to invest as much as you like and get the best Gold price no matter how large your order is. Order today, while supplies last!

Canadian Maple Leaf coins are a staple among Gold investors, and are one of the most popular entry points into the Gold market. Because of current dynamics of Gold rates, APMEX is able to offer you this rare opportunity to purchase high-quality Gold bullion at the spot price plus face value. Canadian Maple Leaf coins are broadly popular with worldwide appeal and easy to sell. They are approved for Individual Retirement Accounts to help you diversify your long-term savings with precious metals. There’s no minimum purchase required to buy 1/2 oz. Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins for just $20 face value per coin over spot. At this price, we expect these coins will go fast. Order today, while supplies last!

The Royal Canadian Mint is known for the quality and beauty of its coins. The 1/2 oz. Maple Leaf coins feature an elegant single maple leaf on the reverse or back and a profile of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse or front. When buying random years, you can expect to receive dates of our choice.

Order Maple Leafs online today at APMEX.com, your online Gold dealer!

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Donald Trump to Accept Gold Bullion in Lieu of Dollars on APMEX Lease at 40 Wall Street

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For the first time in the history of The Trump Organization, Donald J. Trump will be accepting Gold Bullion as a security deposit. APMEX, one of the largest U.S. precious metals dealers, will give Mr. Trump Gold Bullion today as a deposit on a 10 year commercial lease for the entire 50th floor at 40 Wall Street, also known as the Trump Building. At the signing of the lease today, APMEX CEO Michael Haynes will present Donald Trump with three, one kilo, .9999 pure Gold bars, weighing in total approximately 96.45 troy ounces.

Donald Trump said, “The Trump Organization has always strived to be ‘the gold standard. We welcome APMEX as our tenant at 40 Wall, a prestigious and historical location. The legacy of Gold as a precious commodity has transcended to become a viable currency and an accepted universal monetary standard. Central Banks around the world are holding Gold as a reserve asset. It is also a terrific, potentially lucrative diversifier in a portfolio, especially with such volatility in the stock market.”

Click HERE for the entire press release.


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Gold British Sovereign Coins

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For just 48 hours, APMEX is offering Gold British Sovereign coins for as low as $19.99 per coin over spot while supplies last! Weighing in at nearly ¼ oz. of Gold, these competitively priced coins depict the famous legend of St. George slaying a dragon on the reverse. The front features the British monarch who was on the throne when the coin was minted.

The Gold British Sovereign coins have been minted on and off since 1817 with the front design changing to honor the current British monarch. Because these coins were originally produced for circulation, the older-dated coins are hard to find. Most of the coins we are offering are dated 1902 or later. Since 1957, the Gold Sovereign has been minted for bullion purposes only; the mintage numbers are far lower than comparable bullion coins from mints around the world.

Act quickly; this special offer is good only through 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at APMEX.


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Gold closed at a new record high Monday; it surged in the afternoon after a fairly volatile day. Platinum also hit a new record high just slightly higher than its yellow cousin.  Gold later dropped dramatically later in the week; it held steady at a price similar to a few weeks ago, before its short parabolic rise.

Early in the week there were growing rumblings of a third round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve.  “The market’s sending a signal to Bernanke saying, ‘We want QE3 and we want it this week, or we’re going to hammer you and the market will get absolutely killed,’ ” said Keith Springer, President of Springer Financial Advisory in Sacramento, Calif.  The markets were up mainly on speculation that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke could signal that he is ready to put forth a third round of quantitative easing.

Europe, while not the leading headline this week, continues to be a serious concern for economists.  Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said today, “The euro is breaking down and the process of its breaking down is creating very considerable difficulties in the European banking system.”  Deterioration of the euro could lead to even more slowing of the U.S. economy.  While appearing on the Aug. 7th broadcast of “Meet the Press,” Greenspan commented that the chance of the U.S. experiencing a double-dip depression depended on Europe and not the United States.

Suze Ormon, a popular personal finance television personality, appeared on NBC’s today show.  She discussed the merits of individuals allocating “5-10% of their portfolio” to gold.  “Gold is like a universal currency. It is good everywhere. When people are afraid, they think of inflation, all these things are going to happen. They invest in something they think is solid, secure- it’s there …When you see [Gold]  going up, people are afraid.”

Late in the week, there was a growing feeling that the Federal Reserve may let down those stock investors who believed there would be a commitment to step up stimulus.  Some investors feel there should be further action taken to help buoy the economy taken by Ben Bernanke.  However, a number of investors predicted disappointment was on the horizon.  According to Rob Dugger, managing partner at Hanover Investment Group LLC and a regular participant at the Jackson Hole conference, “The stock market is going to be disappointed Friday morning…It’s not going to get that kind of life-buoy thrown out over the water so that it can grab hold and swim safely to shore.”

Sure enough, Bernanke did not indicate any more quantitative easing in the near-term.  What this will do to the markets remains to be seen.

Weekly Spot Prices

Spot Gold prices opened this week at $1,854.40. The all-time record high was on Tuesday, Aug. 23th at $1,917.90, while the low for the week occurred on Thursday, Aug. 25th at $1,705.40. Gold ended the week down $20.70 at $1,833.70. This week, the most popular Gold bullion products were 2011 Gold American Eagles, 1 oz. Pamp Suisse Gold Bars, and 2011 1 oz. Gold Maple Leafs.

Spot Silver prices opened this week at $42.46. Silver reached a high of $44.30 on Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, while this week’s low for Silver occurred on Thursday, Aug. 25th at $38.81. Silver ended the week down $0.61 at $41.85. The most popular Silver products on APMEX.com this week were 2011 Silver American Eagles, 2011 Silver Maple Leafs, 1 oz. Silver Buffalo Rounds and 10 oz. APMEX Silver Bars.

Spot Platinum prices opened this week at $1,873.10 and ended the week down $36.90 at $1,836.20. Popular Platinum products this week included, 1 oz. Platinum Bars, 1/10 oz. Platinum American Eagles, and 1 oz. Platinum American Eagles.

Spot Palladium prices opened this week at $750.20 and ended the week up $10.90 at $761.10. Palladium investors preferred 1 oz. Pamp Suisse Palladium Bars and Palladium Canadian Maple Leafs this week.


Silver African Elephant Coins

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The Silver Elephant Coin is one of the most fascinating coins in the African Wildlife Coin Series commemorating the characteristic fauna of Africa. Minted by the Das Bayerische Hauptmünzamt Mint in Munich, Germany, the one-ounce Silver Elephant coins were first issued in 2004. With a denomination of 100 shillings, the German-manufactured Silver Elephant Coin has begun to attract attention from coin collectors all over the world.

One of the most interesting aspects of the Silver Elephant Coin is the location of the coin’s production: the Das Bayerische Hauptmünzamt Mint (the Bavarian State Mint.) Over 800 years old, the Bavarian State Mint is the oldest company in Munich, Germany. One of the five German State Mints, the Bavarian State Mint has produced coins since 1158.

Celebrating the beauty of the animal kingdom, the striking Silver Elephant Coin portrays one of the largest mammals found on the African plains. The reverse design which changes annually features an illustration of a majestic elephant in its natural habitat. The coin obverse depicts two leopards supporting a shield and five-pointed star.  Beneath the leopards appears a ribbon draped over two crossed lances and two crossed palm fronds.

The alluring African Wildlife motif of the Silver Elephant Coin makes this Silver treasure a beautiful addition to any coin collection. APMEX makes it easy to buy Silver by offering competitive Silver prices on all Silver coins.

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