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

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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.

Scottsdale Mint Debuts First Coin in New Biblical Coin Series

The first installment of the Scottsdale Mint’s second Silver Biblical Coin Series, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, is now available at APMEX.Daniel in the lions den

The coin’s reverse is inspired by Daniel chapter 6, as depicted in Gustave Doré’s 1860s wood engraving, “Daniel in the Den of Lions.” The coin shows the miracle of Daniel, who survived a night in the lion’s den after he was arrested for praying. According to Scripture, an angel held the lion’s mouths closed and kept Daniel safe until morning. The fearsome scene is cast in 2 oz of .999 fine Silver, antiqued, brushed and distressed.

With a limited mintage of 1,499 each, the series is a unique collection with high numismatic value. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity featuring its minting specifications and a unique serial number that matches the laser-etched number on the coin. The Scottsdale Mint issues the coin by the authority of the island of Niue, where it is legal tender.

Coin with a Cause
A portion of proceeds from purchases of this series will support a faith-based human rights organization, the International Justice Mission (IJM). The non-profit operates all over the world to combat human trafficking. IJM conducts professional investigations of abuse allegations and provides relief and intervention for victims. For more information, visit www.IJM.org.

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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

Valcambi Combibars – A Unique Investment You Won’t Find Everywhere

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Valcambi CombiBars™

Valcambi Combibars – APMEX is proud to feature the CombiBar™, a unique Precious Metals product designed with flexibility in mind. Each bar is sold as a sheet that can be separated into individual bars of smaller weights. Whether you need Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium, Valcambi has multiple bars to suit your needs.

Each bar’s purity and weight are guaranteed by Valcambi, a leading Swiss refiner known for outstanding craftsmanship. Each section of every CombiBar™ bears the company’s hallmark to certify its quality, providing the functionality and flexibility of smaller size bullion within a larger investment bar. Buy yours in Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium today.

Act Now – Silver Spot Price On The Move

SILVER PRICES ARE ON THE MOVE
TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LOCK IN PRICES NOW

If you have been waiting for the right time to make an investment in Silver, now could be the right time. In times of economic uncertainty, investors tend to purchase Silver as a store of value and hedge against the uncertainty in the markets. Now may be a good time to act.
Place your order today and you will lock in today’s price. If Silver climbs between the time you place an order and the time it ships, your price doesn’t change. There are no commissions or hidden fees. This means no surprise price increase when you buy your favorite items — even if Silver prices continue to rise.

2013 1 oz Silver American Eagle coins

2013 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins

2013 1 oz Silver American Eagle Coins

  • Size, weight and purity are guaranteed by the U.S. government
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs
  • Multiples of 20 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes”
  • .999 fine Silver in Brilliant Uncirculated condition
  • Feature stunning, patriotic designs — the classic Walking Liberty on the obverse, or front, and an American eagle, the very symbol of our nation’s freedom, on the reverse

2013 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins

2013 1 oz Silver Candian Maple Leaf Coins

2013 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coins

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver
  • Multiples of 25 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
  • Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint

APMEX offers Precious Metals through the APMEX secure website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or take advantage of our 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. (CDT).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.

1 Day Only – Save On 10 oz APMEX Silver Bars

1 Day Only - Save On 10 oz APMEX Silver Bars

1 Day Only – Save On 10 oz APMEX Silver Bars
Save When You Order By Tuesday, April 9, 3 p.m. (CDT).

As low as $1.19 per oz over spot!
The APMEX 10 oz Silver bar has the popular and patriotic American eagle design! Each bar is made of .999+ fine Silver!

APMEX Silver bars — why buy Silver from APMEX?

APMEX makes buying APMEX Silver bars online easy with prompt service, convenient access, and competitive pricing on a wide selection of Silver coins and Silver bars. Call our Account Managers toll-free or click on the “Live Chat” button now to add APMEX Silver bars to your holdings today! APMEX is where to buy Silver! Also, you can come to us when it is time to sell Silver or to sell Gold.

Weekly Gold and Silver Market Recap for Apr 5, 2013

GOLD PRICES FLUCTUATE THROUGHOUT WEEK

This week, Gold prices moved up and down on economic reporting and a major sell off of commodities. Weaker than expected manufacturing data released Monday put downward pressure on the dollar, causing a mild lift in the Gold price. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reflected a significant slowing of U.S. manufacturing expansion for March. The index slipped from 54.2 percent in February to 51.3 percent, surprising economists who expected levels to stay the same. The news of sluggish domestic manufacturing comes amid increasing optimism regarding the future of the U.S. economy. However, without a sustained period of positive data in industrial output and job markets, the Federal Reserve is expected to continue its quantitative easing, which analysts forecast as a strong bullish factor for the long term appeal of Gold. All of Monday’s gains were quickly erased Tuesday as the financial outlook in the U.S. continued to improve. As equities in the U.S. marketplace reach for all time highs, Precious Metals struggle for support. “There is an overwhelming sentiment that growth will remain slow and not inflationary, and that has eliminated some of the momentum investors in Gold,” SICA Wealth Management’s Chief Investment Officer Jeffrey Sica said. Economists now look toward Friday’s U.S. labor report for possible directional indicators.

As the week progressed, Gold continued to feel pressure from the strengthening U.S. dollar. The market overlooked news coming from central bank policy meetings that saw the Bank of Japan state they will advocate further monetary easing as the European Central Bank holds steady to its policy. “We have a lot of liquidation of the Gold ETFs and the short position on the Comex for Gold remains very high, so a lot of the macro hedge fund selling have put pressure on Gold,” HSBC Metals Analyst Howard Wen said. Investors await Friday’s U.S. employment data, which will be yet another factor to show if the economy is developing at a successful rate. Gold and Silver prices rebounded significantly while stock futures dipped in the moments following the release of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report. Expectations for the number of jobs added in March were around 200,000, but the number came in at just 88,000. Earlier in the morning, UBS said in a note, “A significantly weaker-than-expected employment number could spark a powerful upside response (for Gold) given sentiment and the current level of shorts that would be forced to cover.” Though the number of new jobs was a disappointment, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent; however, that is most likely due to fewer Americans looking for work. Federal Reserve policymakers have said recently that figures like the unemployment rate and the number of jobs added month-over-month are key factors in their decision on continuing monetary easing, which has historically been a boon for the Gold price.

GLOBAL ECONOMIC HEADLINES

Though the situation in Cyprus seemed to have been pushed to the backburner of investors’ minds, some experts believe the crisis isn’t over yet. PIMCO CEO & Co-CIO Mohamed El-Erian said, “Draconian capital controls have restored a sense of calm to a disorderly situation in Cyprus. At best, this is a short reprieve. If not followed by more fundamental (and inevitably controversial) decisions, it will just be a matter of weeks before the controls go from being a temporary solution to becoming part of an even deeper problem.” Many believe the issues in Cyprus are a microcosm of the region as a whole. The eurozone employment report was released Tuesday, showing unemployment in the region is higher than it’s ever been, and the numbers keep climbing. More than 19 million people are out of work as of February. That is almost two million more unemployed citizens than this time last year. “Such unacceptably high levels of unemployment are a tragedy for Europe and a signal of how serious a crisis some eurozone countries are now in,” EU Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor said. Europe is not the only region with upsetting financial news this week. The Bank of Japan’s announced that it would pump $1.4 trillion into asset purchases over the next two years, which is perhaps the most aggressive central bank easing policy to date. “I still think Japan’s still the key story,” UBS Financial Services’ Director of Floor Operations Art Cashin said. “We’re going to have to find out in a couple weeks whether that begins to move money through the Japanese economic system.” Liberal easing programs by central banks have traditionally been supportive of Gold. Many will wait to see what Japan’s stimulus program holds for world stock and Precious Metals markets.

At 5:00 pm (EDT), the APMEX precious metals spot prices were:

  • Gold, $1582.10, Up $28.20.
  • Silver, $27.37, Up $0.50.
  • Platinum, $1539.20, Up $21.40.
  • Palladium, $728.00, Up $2.50.