12 Days of Christmas: Day 5 – Australian Gold Kangaroos

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Now available from APMEX, the 2012 1 oz. Australian Gold Kangaroo is only $44.99 per coin over spot. At .9999 fine, this is one of the purest Gold bullion coins minted annually by the Perth Mint. And with a design that changes each year, the Gold Australian Kangaroo is sought after by collectors and investors alike. Order yours today, while supplies last.

Bullion Pricing + Collectability = Exceptional Value

The Perth Mint is one of the most popular mints in the world and its Gold Kangaroos are bullion coins valued by investors and collectors worldwide. The 2012 1 oz. Gold Australian Kangaroos are:

  • Dated 2012 with a face value of $100.
  • Specially priced, it is the lowest-priced 1 oz. Gold coin we sell.
  • IRA-approved, high-quality products for investors building retirement wealth.

The back of the coin features an adult kangaroo standing tall in a field with a windmill in the background. It also displays the date, weight and fineness of the coin. On the front is a profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the words “Elizabeth II,” “Australia” and “100 Dollars.”

An Amazing Value in One of the Purest Gold Coins

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Buy any quantity of 2012 1 oz. Australian Gold Kangaroo coins at the special price of just $44.99 per coin over spot, while supplies last.

Shop Our Full Line of Australian Gold Kangaroos

APMEX stocks Australian Gold Kangaroos from 2012 and prior in a variety of sizes and designs. Choose from sets or individual coins, including some individually packaged in assay cards.

 

Looking for a special silver Gift Idea? How about Australian Silver Kangaroos?

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Minted by the Royal Australian Mint, Australian Silver Kangaroos come in a wide variety of gorgeous designs. You’ll be amazed by the attractive packaging and affordable pricing that make these coins ideal gifts!

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12 Days of Christmas: DAY 1 – Silver American Eagles

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Add the 2011 1 oz. Silver American Eagle coin to your portfolio today. The American Eagle is .999 fine Silver. Adorned with an iconic design, it makes the perfect gift. Purchase any quantity for the same low price of $2.49 per coin over spot while supplies last. A U.S. Mint Authorized Purchaser, APMEX buys directly from the mint and has 1 oz. Silver American Eagles in stock and ready to ship today.

Benefits for Investors and Collectors

It’s no wonder the Silver American Eagle is the most popular Silver bullion coin in the U.S.

  • Collectors value its beauty, Brilliant Uncirculated condition and patriotic design.
  • For investors, Silver American Eagles are IRA-approved and, because of their popularity, they’re highly liquid and can be sold easily if needed.
  • Plus, their size, weight and purity are guaranteed by the U.S. government.

The Silver Eagle program started in 1986 and these stunning coins have been minted each year since. The back features a bald eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch, along with 13 stars representing the original colonies. On the front, Lady Liberty is gracefully walking from right to left as the sun rises over the ridge in the background. She wears flowing robes draped in an American flag.

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The 1 oz. 2011 Silver American Eagle coin is .999 fine Silver. The most popular coin in the U.S. in stock and ready to ship today.

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2011 1 oz. Silver American Eagle Proofs are available, complete with the mint-issued box and certificate of authenticity. Limit 3 per customer.

 

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Silver American Eagles come Certified or Uncertified; Brilliant Uncirculated, Proof or Burnished; individually or in sets, with different mint marks. Orders are limited to only 20 coins per customer per day.

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Introducing BLACK WEDNESDAY at APMEX!

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Why Wait For Friday?

Take advantage of APMEX Black Wednesday specials on Gold and Silver today, while supplies last. Look for the gift box icon, and find terrific gift ideas plus great opportunities to add to your own Gold and Silver collection. These exclusive specials end Tuesday, November 29 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) — Don’t miss out!

Six Days Only!

We have reduced prices on hundreds of products throughout the site. Just look for this special animated stamp icon on select products. The APMEX Black Wednesday sales event ends Tuesday, November 29 at 9:00 a.m. (ET), or while supplies last. Act now, before the item you’re looking for sells out! This icon indicates that the product is part of the sale and its price has been reduced!

Hundreds of Reduced Prices, including:

Cull Silver Dollars At The Spot Price

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A great value for collectors, these heavily circulated but undamaged Morgan or Peace Silver Dollars contain .7734 oz. of pure Silver, and date back to 1878-1935. Orders are limited to only 20 coins per customer per day.

$10 Indian Gold Eagles MS-63 PCGS

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Just $1,395 per coin for any quanity. These unique pre-1933 Indian Gold  Eagles coins contain .4838 oz. of pure Gold and are graded MS-63 by PCGS, one of the most highly respected coin grading services.

2011 1 oz. Silver Somalian Elephants PR-69 PCGS

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Only $49.99 per coin! The hard-to-find Silver Elephant is part of the African Wildlife Coin Series. Minted in Germany, the Silver Elephant coin has a denomination of 100 shillings and is struck in .999 fine silver. Orders are limited to five coins per customer per day.

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11.18.11 Weekly Recap

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The U.S. debt passed the $15 trillion mark this week.  What does a trillion dollars look like?  A trillion is 1 million multiplied by 1 million. 1,000 billion dollar bills in your pocket amounts to $1 trillion which is understandably inconceivable to most people. Americans should be alarmed about this $15 trillion debt when we learn that the ratio of U.S. debt to its GDP is now 102% and rising.  When the debt-to-GDP ratio of a country hits 90%, it begins to become a drag on future economic growth.  If this ratio climbs to 100% or higher, the economic growth becomes nearly impossible.

It appears that until Europe is fixed, its headlines will continue to drive the markets for the foreseeable future Robert Pavlik, Banyan Partners chief market strategist, expressed,“We’re capped, at least until we can knock Europe off the front page.” Gold fell more than $50/oz on Thursday as concerns of expanded contagion from the euro zone crisis caused large selloff in almost every market. There is a lot of fear, warranted or not, over the exposure of U.S. banks to the debt crisis in Europe.  The concern is not over any of the countries we’ve worried about over the past few months; the concern is the exposure of U.S. banks to French and British debt.  The exposure to Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain totaled a relatively manageable $50 billion as of Sept. 30th; however, the exposure to French debt is approximately $188 billion and exposure to British debt is approximately $225 billion.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe could be facing its toughest hour since WWII.  Greece and Italy both have new leaders but this does little to nothing in itself to solve the problem.  Both new leaders are rushing to form new administrations and coalitions to stave off the damage of escalating debt problems.  “Europe is in one of its toughest, perhaps the toughest, hour since World War II,” Merkel told her conservative party in Leipzig.  “If the euro fails, then Europe fails, and we want to prevent, and we will prevent, this.  This is what we are working for, because it is such a huge historical project,” Merkel said.  Investors continue to look for decisive action from euro zone leaders.

This time of year, hedge funds and other investment firms are required to make regulatory filings with the SEC to report their holdings.  These reports can give an indication as to the outlook of some of the world’s savviest investors.  It appears that many are cautiously optimistic but are still avoiding risk, mainly due to fears of a contagion from Europe’s financial woes.  Ryan Detrick, senior analyst at Schaeffer’s Investment Research, said, “We still think it makes sense to be cautiously bullish here.  Don’t go overboard, obviously, because those Europe concerns are clearly still relevant.”

In an interview on Wednesday, Christopher Waller, research director for the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, warned that economic recovery in the U.S. is likely to be a process that will take several years and that the Federal Reserve can do little to shorten it.  “Something’s happened in U.S. labor markets that we can’t overcome,” he said, adding, “No matter what we do, recovery is going to be slow.” Bullard has said the Fed shouldn’t engage in any additional easing of monetary policy unless the U.S. economy derails from its current modest growth, stating, “There’s no point in trying to say, ‘Cure cancer with monetary policy.’ It’s just not possible.”

Meanwhile, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans is pushing for a commitment from the Fed to do more to decrease the nation’s high unemployment rate.  Evans, who has been pushing for more aggressive action from the Fed for some time, said, “I just think this is the time to stretch the boundaries a little bit more and take a few chances.”  He is pushing for a plan that involves asset purchases (some form of quantitative easing (QE) as well as very low interest rates until the unemployment rate drops below 7% or until inflation rises above 3%.  At the most recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Evans was the lone dissenter on the panel who favored more aggressive action, including a third round of QE.  Now, two more Fed presidents have released statements supporting Evans’ ideas.  But if Evans gets his way, how will the stimulus be paid for?

WEEKLY SPOT PRICES

Gold:
Spot Gold prices opened this week at $1,778.40. The high was on Monday, Nov. 14th at $1,797.60, while the low for the week occurred on Thursday, Nov. 17th at $1,711.00. Gold ended the week down $50.40 at $1,728.00. 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.

Silver:
Spot Silver prices opened this week at $34.10. Silver reached a high of $34.92 on Monday, Nov. 14th, while this week’s low for Silver occurred on Friday, Nov. 18th at $30.93. Silver ended the week down $1.64 at $32.46. 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.

Platinum:
Spot Platinum prices opened this week at $1,646.40 and ended the week down $48.50 at $1,597.90. Popular Platinum products this week included, 1 oz. Platinum Bars, 1/10 oz. Platinum American Eagles, and 1 oz. Platinum American Eagles.

Palladium:
Spot Palladium prices opened this week at $664.30 and ended the week down $57.80 at $606.50. Palladium investors preferred 1 oz. Pamp Suisse Palladium Bars and Palladium Canadian Maple Leafs this week at APMEX.com.

100 Corona Gold Coins & Gold 50 Pesos

For decades, these Gold coins have remained a world favorite for people interested in Gold investments because the premiums charged for these coins are normally lower than for most other Gold bullion coins. The 100 Corona coin contains 0.9802 oz. of 21.6-karat Gold. The Corona coins were originally issued from 1908-14, bearing the date of mintage; after the death of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph, the coins were imprinted with the commemorative date of 1915. The Austro-Hungarian 100 Corona coin is no longer minted. The 50 Pesos coins were minted in Mexico City. The Peso coin contains 1.2057 oz. of 90% Gold and 10% copper that strengthens the coin to endure the wear of circulation.

Increase your Gold portfolio in thrifty fashion by adding Mexican Gold 50 Pesos bullion coins and Austro-Hungarian Gold 100 Corona coins to your holdings. While supplies last, buy Gold 50 Pesos and 100 Corona coins at only $24.99 per ounce over the Gold spot price at APMEX.com.

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Buy Gold British Sovereigns!

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Attention buyers of European Gold: take advantage of special Gold prices on British Sovereign Gold coins, now as low as $14.99 per coin over spot! Weighing in at nearly 1/4 oz., these fractional Gold coins are an affordable way to increase your  European Gold Investment. They are easy to buy and sell if you need to liquidate assets. Order yours today, while supplies last.

Affordable and Unique Gold Coins

British coins are recognized around the world; fractional Gold coins like the British Sovereign are especially in demand. Since 1957, the Gold Sovereign has been minted for bullion purposes only. The mintage numbers are far lower than comparable Gold bullion coins from mints around the world. The front of the Gold British Sovereign coin features the likeness of the British monarch reigning at the time each coin was minted. The back depicts the famous legend of St. George slaying a dragon.

Flexible and Convenient Currency

These small denomination fractional Gold coins can be an important asset as part of a short-term emergency fund. When the moment calls, sell or exchange only as much as you need at any time.

Take Advantage While Supplies Last

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Final Days of our Escape to Australia Contest

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Purchase $250 or more of select 2012-dated Perth Mint coins before Oct. 15, and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win round-trip airfare for two to Perth, Australia — plus hotel accommodations, $1,000 in spending cash and a VIP tour of The Perth Mint!*

One of the world’s premier mints, the Perth Mint is producing limited quantities of the Lunar Year of the Dragon coins in both Silver and Gold. Known for its strength, beauty and noble nature, the dragon is the only mythical creature in the Chinese lunar calendar and one of the most popular. It won’t be featured again for another 12 years! These 2012 Perth Mint coins give you the advantages of bullion coins, plus the added value of semi-numismatic “collector” items.

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Whether you’re an investor or collector, our 2012 selection of Year of the Dragon Perth Mint coins are a valuable addition to your portfolio. Don’t miss your chance to own these prized coin.

The sweepstakes ends Sat., Oct. 15 so qualify while supplies last!

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Video Commentary: Consider Re-Balancing Your Portfolion With Gold

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The financial markets continue on an unsettled course, and perhaps now is the time to consider re-balancing your portfolio with a World Class Asset with a history of offsetting the uncertainty in stocks and bonds.

APMEX Chief Executive Officer Michael Haynes talks about the instruction from the 2008 financial crisis, when Gold proved its worth as both a source of liquidity and enduring value. Many analysts are stating that today’s situation may be similar to 2008 all
across Europe and potentially, on a global scale. If history is our teacher, Gold could once again prove itself as a long-term storehouse of value during uncertain times.

You may not be able to predict the future. But one thing is certain: If you’ve allocated your investments among asset classes that
historically do not move in the same direction, you’ve got a degree of protection for your portfolio. If you haven’t diversified, perhaps now is the time to improve the balance in your portfolio with all four asset classes: stocks, bonds, cash and Gold — the fourth asset class.

Historically, Gold prices have moved independently of stocks. In fact, beginning three years ago, you can see in the
chart how Gold bounced back from the 2008 financial crisis, while the S&P 500 continued to struggle.

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As you consider your own portfolio, keep your investment horizon, at least the next 3 to 5 years, as your guide. History suggests that any pullback in Gold prices is an opportunity to add to your position in Gold.

 Our Most Popular Gold Investments

 

2011 Gold Canadian Maple Leafs

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Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coins are a great way to invest. Many consider the Maple Leaf to be one of the world’s most beautiful Gold coins. Each Gold Maple Leaf coin is legal tender, guaranteed by the Canadian government for its weight and .9999 fine purity.

1 oz. Credit Suisse Gold Bar

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As one of the most respected names in the precious metals industry, Credit Suisse produces these 1 oz. Gold bars. Guaranteed .9999 fine, 1 oz. Credit Suisse Gold bars are packaged in their own assay card.

2011 1/4 oz. Gold American Eagle

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With this fractional Gold American Eagle, you get the stately beauty and symbolism of the the American Eagle at a lower price point. The Gold American Eagle one of the world’s most popular forms of personal Gold ownership.

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