Q & A with a Precious Metals Expert!

Q&ARecently we held a Q & A session on Reddit with our Senior Product Manager Brian Hunt. We received some good Questions we’d like to share Brian’s answers to.

If you ever have a question, know that you can contact us at 800-375-9006 and we’re happy to help!

Question: If someone is brand new to precious metals and looking to get started, what products would you recommend they spend…say…their first $500 on from APMEX?

Answer: Honestly, you should buy what you like and what you’re comfortable with and what products interest you. It depends on what’s making you invest (wanting bullion or wanting something more collectable) But, my personal recommendation is Proof Silver Eagles with box and COA. Reasons why are these coins hold a more than just a bullion value. They hold a numismatic value and they are IRA acceptable. Here’s a link to our selection of IRA Proof Silver Eagles. http://www.apmex.com/category/22141/silver-eagles-proof-w-box-coa

 

Question: How often do you come across counterfeit coins/bullion and what is the process of dealing with the counterfeits once you’ve come across themTop of Form

Answer: We come across counterfeit coins and bullion on a daily basis. That is why it is so important that you purchase your product from a trusted source such as APMEX or even buy certified product from NGC & PCGS.

Once we have determined an item is indeed counterfeit we check what metals are used in the makeup of the product (copper, gold, silver etc.) We then contact the previous owner to let them know that their products is indeed counterfeit and in many cases we end up melting the product so the item is never sold again as a genuine product.

Question: How did you go about moving your collecting and hobby to the next level to become a project manager at APMEX?

Answer: You got to broaden your knowledge of buying, selling, and merchandising products. I got started with APMEX at an ANA summer seminar class when I met 2 employees in the same class. We took the counterfeit detection class and hit it off. So going to those types of things gets you great exposure and knowledge.

Question:Is traditional coin collecting doomed now that all coins are released in perfect condition collector sets?

Answer: No, I don’t feel that way. Coin collecting hasn’t been doomed. There will always be a wide selection of products that you can collect. Whether it be a Morgan Dollar or even a 20 Dollar Saint Gaudens Gold Coin. Here are some Morgan Dollars to look at: http://www.apmex.com/category/52040/morgan-dollars-1878-1904 Here are some Saint Gaudenshttp://www.apmex.com/category/11902/20-double-eagles-saint-gaudens-1907-1933

Question: Most of us here are familiar with APMEX. What’s the one thing about working there that would surprise us the most?

Answer: Honestly, being around the high value merchandise on a day in – day out basis. I’m a kid in a candy store. Great! Let our rep know if you ever need something.

Special 24-Hour Opportunity To Load Up On $0.99 Silver!

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This round features the popular and patriotic American eagle design! APMEX Silver rounds are guaranteed .999 fine. All 1 oz APMEX Silver rounds will come to you in plastic sheets and/or plastic tubes, and are limited to stock on hand.

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2013 Gold American Eagle Coins

2013 1 oz Gold American EagleThe 2013 Gold American Eagle coins have finally been released by the United States Mint to authorized purchasers. The most popular official Gold bullion coin of the United States, the Gold Eagle has become one of the most recognized and sought after coins on the world market.

Since its release by the U.S. Mint in 1986, the Gold Eagle has featured the same basic design. The obverse depicts Lady Liberty as designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the 1907 Double Eagle. She holds a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand as she walks forward with the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. behind her. The reverse of the Gold Eagle illustrates a nest of American eagles, a symbol of American nationalism and pride and a nod to the American family.

Available in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz sizes, and featuring patriotic images, the 2013 Gold American Eagle appeals to both collectors and investors alike. Gold Eagles are also eligible for Precious Metals IRA accounts and can potentially enhance any coin collection or investment portfolio. Having gained international popularity since its debut, the Gold American Eagle is a coin that will most likely continue to attract attention from Gold purchasers all over the world.

Buy your all new 2013 Gold Eagles in your preferred size from APMEX today. APMEX makes it easy to invest in Gold by offering competitive Gold prices on all Gold American Eagle coins.

 

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8 cool facts about the Gold American Eagle

  1. This is one of the official Gold bullion coins of the United States.
  2. These coins are produced at the West Point Mint in West Point, New York. The Proof and burnished uncirculated coins carry the mint’s mark (“W”) beneath the date.
  3. The Gold Eagle is offered in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz sizes
  4. By law, the Gold used for American Eagles must come from sources in America. The Gold is alloyed with Silver and Copper to produce a more wear-resistant coin.
  5. The Gold Eagle is .9167 fine, or 22 karat Gold, but each Gold Eagle has an actual Gold weight of 1 troy ounce. The coins are authorized by the United States Congress and are backed by the United States government for weight and content.
  6. Are you a collector? The United States Mint also produces a Proof version for coin collectors.
  7. The obverse of the Gold American Eagle features a rendition of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens design for the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin from 1907. This famed design depicts Lady Liberty lifting high a torch in one hand and holding an olive branch in the other.
  8. The reverse is designed by Miley Busiek and shows a male eagle holding an olive branch in flight above his nest where a female eagle awaits with her young.

Do you own an American Gold Eagle? Like, Share, Tweet and Blog about this piece of American history.

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Find the Perfect Gold Eagle You’ve Been Wanting

 

Perfection Is In Your Reach: A Large Variety of Perfect 70 1 oz Gold Eagles Very Limited Quantities of Each Selection

Perfect 70 Gold Eagles (1 oz)Here’s your chance to find perfect Gold American Eagles for your collection. APMEX has a great selection of 1 oz Perfect 70 Gold Eagles. You will find multiple dates, as well as First Strikes and Early Releases, plus coins in Burnished, Proof and Reverse Proof finishes. Special 2 and 3 coin boxed sets are also available. Perfect 70 Gold Eagles from APMEX enhance your collection with:

  • Certified Perfection: Tamper evident slabs authenticate Perfect 70 grades from PCGS or NGC, the two leading independent grading agencies. These coins have received the highest grade on the Sheldon numerical grading scale from 1 (barely identifiable) to 70 (absolute perfection).
  • U.S. Government Guarantee: The U.S. Mint guarantees that Perfect 70 Gold Eagles contain 1 troy oz actual Gold weight. They each have a face value of $50.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Commissioned Design: The obverse, or front, mirrors Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 design of Lady Liberty, while the reverse, or back, features the famed eagle design by Miley Busiek.

 

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Open A Citadel Account Now to Win a ½ oz 2012 Gold American Eagle

High Security, Private Storage of your Precious Metals

Your precious metals assets deserve storage from a trusted source providing complete documentation, ease of access and delivery when you need it. When you buy precious metals products from APMEX, you can choose to have them delivered directly to a high-security, private storage facility, managed by one of the world’s leading security companies, through Citadel Global Depository Services.

Introducing Citadel Global Depository Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of APMEX. Citadel is a precious metals depository services company that provides maximum security for your precious metals.

Open An Account Now to Win a ½ oz 2012 Gold American Eagle

For a limited time, you will be entered in a monthly drawing1 to win a ½ oz 2012 Gold American Eagle when you open your Citadel account. 1 Opening an account is easy, and there’s no cost to open an account and no obligation to use the account. Once you’ve opened your account, you simply choose the Citadel storage option when you make your future purchases from APMEX. Open your Citadel account today and be entered to win. But hurry, this introductory offer expires July 15, 2012. If you open your account before June 12th, 2012, you will have two chances to win a free ½ oz 2012 Gold American Eagle to be deposited to your new Citadel account.

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