APMEX announces worldwide exclusive release of Avengers Coins

FB_CoverImage_851x315_AvengersAPMEX is the exclusive dealer of the new 1 oz Silver Marvel Avengers coins, featuring the characters Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk.

For years, Marvel Comics and its characters have intrigued the masses. Debuting the Avengers team in 1963, the comics featured humans, mutants, robots, aliens and other supernatural beings banding together to fight “the foe no single superhero can withstand.” Made famous for their battle cry of “Avengers Assemble,” the team received a new audience in 2012 with the box office hit movie, “The Avengers.” A variety of spin-offs from the original movie have only increased the popularity of these heroes.

APMEX is the worldwide exclusive retailer for the new 1 oz Silver Marvel Avengers coins. Limited to a mintage of 3,500 complete sets, these 1 oz Silver coins are destined to be true collectors’ items. There are four 1 oz coins in each set: Captain America – The First Avenger; Hulk – The Incredible Avenger; Thor – The Mighty Avenger; and Iron Man – the Armored Avenger.

APMEX is offering the coins for purchase individually or as a four-coin set. Hulk, Thor and Iron Man will be offered as single 1 oz Silver coins in a limited-edition embossed, collectible character tin that showcases the featured Avenger. Captain America will have an added bonus, coming in the large four-coin compatible tin lunchbox for consumers to collect the rest of the Avengers separately. Each coin comes with a four-color, sequentially numbered Certificate of Authenticity made from stainless steel and a bio card printed in state-of-the-art 3-D, along with a specially designed lapel pin. The complete set of four 1 oz Avenger coins includes each collectible character tin inside the limited-edition lunchbox featuring a group shot of all four Avengers inside.

“These iconic characters resonate with people around the world,” APMEX Vice President of Merchandising Andrew Martineau said. “We’re excited to be the exclusive dealer of these coins and provide unique items like these to our customers.”

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.

The Benefits of Purchasing Precious Metals Online Vs. a Physical Location

455649179Whether you’re a collector, an investor, or a dealer, choosing where to buy gold, platinum, or other precious metals is an important step. When you make the decision to invest your money in something so valuable, you’ll want to make certain you’re conducting a safe transaction that will offer you variety and fair pricing. While you could go to a physical location to shop for precious metals, purchasing coins and bullion online offers many more benefits.

Enjoy Variety

One of the top reasons to purchase precious metals online is you get access to a virtually unlimited supply of coins and bullion. Online retailers often have much more space than most physical stores, and this means more of a selection for you as a buyer. Whether you’re trying to buy silver, platinum, or gold, choosing to work with an online retailer will give you the freedom to choose from a wide range of different options. The larger selection ensures you’ll be able to find high-quality precious metals you’re looking for.

Lock In Prices

When you’re trying to buy gold, platinum, or silver, the last thing you want is a surprise when it comes time to check out. You want to know exactly what you need to spend and whether or not it’s the best price. If you shop a brick-and-mortar store, there’s no guarantee you’re going to get the fairest, up-to-the-minute pricing. When you buy silver, gold, or platinum online, there’s a greater chance you’ll get a better price. Most online precious metal retailers update their prices in real time, which ensures you always get the fairest price.

Convenient Shopping Anytime

Many buyers want to think about their choices before buying precious metals. If you’re shopping at a storefront location, you have to accommodate your browsing time around someone else’s schedule. If, however, you choose to buy platinum, gold, or silver online, you can shop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You won’t be locked into browsing during normal business hours. Instead, you can browse coins and bullion on your time.

Don’t stress out over where to buy gold, silver, or other precious metals. You can confidently buy online from APMEX, a leader in no-surprises, no-hidden cost pricing. With a wide selection of high-quality precious metals, coins and bullion, quick shipping, and excellent service, you’re sure to become an APMEX customer for life.

How does APMEX ship products so fast?

APMEX QuickShipWe see many APMEX customers who are thrilled to receive their orders in three business days or less. All domestic orders (except for orders that have pre-sale items in them) paid by credit card or bank wire ship within 1 business day of your payment clearing. We guarantee this. And in some cases orders ship the same day as well. Now, there are times when we may not be able to meet this commitment and when that does happen you will receive a coupon for free shipping on your next order (go here to learn more about some restrictions).  So how is this possible? We have a special program called QuickShipSM. The aim of this program is to offer expedited shipping to our customers at no additional cost. I can’t give away too much of our trade secrets but here are some tidbits about APMEX and about QuickShipSM

  • We maintain over $60M in inventory at all times as well as have a state of the art fulfillment operation. This enables us to ship faster.
  •  More than 99% of orders paid by credit card or wire transfer placed between October and December have shipped by the next business day from when the funds were received
  • Because we always try and exceed expectations, more than 1/3 of these orders even shipped same day!

At APMEX, customers always come first. Even if that means that we have to work overnight, during the weekend or right through the holidays. In fact, our shipping team worked over the weekend and all Silver American Eagle pre-orders shipped on Saturday or yesterday! Thank you for shopping on www.APMEX.com and we look forward to helping you meet your investment goals this year by getting Gold and Silver in your hands faster.

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Sunshine Silver Bar Special Until Thursday 11/7 Midnight (ET)

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Any quantity only $1.19 per bar over spot!
This 1 oz Silver bar from Sunshine Minting boasts a brand new security feature, MintMark SI™, to help you authenticate the origin and .999 purity of your Silver bar. This new feature is on the reverse of the bar among a repeating pattern of rising suns.

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 Silver bar. Authenticate your new Sunshine Minting Silver bars with the Sunshine Mint Decoder Lens!

The obverse of this Silver bar bears the Sunshine Minting eagle with the sun and rays in the background. Listed on the obverse are the weight and purity.

Silver Spot Price Dips Almost $1

If you’ve been waiting for a price dip in order to begin or expand your holdings in Silver, now may be a good time to act. Silver prices have pulled back, creating opportunities for savvy investors.

LOCK IN YOUR PRICE WHEN YOU ORDER FROM APMEX

When you buy Silver from APMEX, the price listed is the price you pay (not including shipping) — locked in at the time of your order. There are no commissions and no hidden fees. That means you can take maximum advantage of the recent price pullback in Silver to buy your favorite items.

Take Advantage Of This Silver Buying Opportunity

APMEX Launches Quick Ship on Domestic Orders and Lower Cost Shipping Policies

QuickShip

Guaranteed Next Business Day Shipping With Quick ShipTM: Now all domestic orders paid by Credit Card or Bank Wire will ship within one business day of payment clearing.

Enjoy FREE Shipping on All Orders Over $5,000: We changed our shipping procedures, and we have lowered our shipping rates.

$0.00 (USD) for orders of $5,000 (USD) and over
$14.95 (USD) for orders of $500.00 – $4,999.99 (USD)
$9.95 (USD) for orders of $50.00 – $499.99 (USD)

APMEX Club Gold and Platinum Members pay $9.95 (USD) for orders of $50.00 – $4,999.99 (USD) and FREE Shipping for orders of $5,000 (USD) and over. Before taxes and other surcharges.

If for some reason, we don’t meet our commitment to ship domestic orders within one business day of payment clearing, customers will receive an email coupon for free shipping with their next order. Quick ShipTM does not apply to international shipments, orders with Pre-sale items, orders that include Pre-1933 Gold Coins or Jewelry, or orders shipped to our Citadel subsidiary.