America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins

2013 5 oz Silver ATB Mount Rushmore National Park, SD

2013 5 oz Silver ATB Mount Rushmore National Park, SD

Big in size. Big in popularity. Big in collectibility.

In April 1832, the U.S. Congress carved out a federal reserve near Hot Springs, Arkansas. In April 2010, the U.S. Mint paid tribute to this site with Hot Springs National Park, the first 3-inch, .999 fine, 5 oz Silver coin in the mint’s history to launch a brand new series.

This was the start of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins series. Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Mount Hood National Forest followed later that year. The U.S. Mint has released five America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins each year since 2010. They’re one of the mint’s most talked about bullion products.

The series honors five national parks and historic sites every year. The program is expected to run through 2021 with a total of 56 coins honoring national parks and historic sites. By the time the series is complete, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories will be represented.

Big, beautiful, 5 oz Silver editions of the popular quarters.

America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins have a nominal face value of 25 cents. The designs are exact duplicates of the popular America the Beautiful quarters that are now in general circulation. Check your pockets or purse and there’s a good chance you’ll find some of these quarters.

But these giant 3 inch, 5 oz coins show design details in ways that no pocket quarter ever can. Also, the coins’ .999 fine Silver composition gives them a lustrous sheen.

For more serious collectors, APMEX has very rare, First Strike and proof America the Beautiful coins — some graded perfect SP-70 by PCGS.

A large selection for investors and collectors.

Though the U.S. Mint issues these coins as bullion, they have become very popular amongst collectors. In the first year of the series, which includes the popular Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks, only 33,000 coins of each design were minted. These have become rare collectibles.

There is a total mintage of only 200,000 coins, spread across all designs for the given year. So these big, beautiful coins are scarce enough to potentially become valuable with collectors.

If you have a collection that you wish to complete, click here to see the huge APMEX selection of America the Beautiful (ATB) coins. One of the largest anywhere, it’s where you’re most likely to find the coin you’re looking for.

 

 

 

 

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Featured Product: Austrian Silver Philharmonics

2012 1 oz Silver Austrian PhilharmonicOne of the most beautiful Silver coins on the market, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic has begun to attract attention from collectors and investors all over the world. Minted by the Austrian Mint in Vienna, Austrian Silver Philharmonics are .999 fine Silver and are the first Silver bullion coins denominated in euros. While the Austrian Silver Philharmonics are bullion coins that can serve as investment opportunities, they are also striking additions to any coin collection.

The Silver Austrian Philharmonic coin pays tribute to one of Vienna’s most iconic symbols: the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Housed in Vienna’s Golden Hall, the Philharmonic Orchestra is considered one of the finest orchestras in the world. In honor of this prestigious orchestra, the Philharmonic’s design features a theme based on Vienna’s musical heritage. The obverse of the Silver Philharmonic displays the Great Pipe Organ in Vienna’s Golden Hall. The reverse depicts a medley of selected instruments from the world-famous orchestra. Through these designs, the Silver Philharmonic allows you to commemorate the magic and music of Vienna.

If you are looking to purchase the stunning Austrian Silver Philharmonic coins, shop APMEX’s wide selection of Silver Philharmonics. APMEX makes it easy to buy Silver by offering competitive Silver prices on all Silver products.

 

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Product of the Week: 2012 5 oz Silver Denali National Park

2012 5 oz Silver ATB Denali National ParkIn 2010, the U.S. Mint launched its highly anticipated America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin Program, and now you can add the latest issue to your collection: the 2012 Denali National Park coin. This beautiful coin, like the others in the series, contains five ounces of .999 fine Silver and is backed by the U.S. government.

Established in 1917 to protect wildlife populations of the Alaska Interior, Denali National Park spans more than 6 million acres with habitats ranging from forest to tundra. The diverse landscapes of Denali are home to a wide range of wildlife, including grizzly bears, moose, gray wolves and snowshoe hares.

The reverse of this large Silver coin shows one of these majestic animals, the Dall sheep, in front of the awe-inspiring Mount McKinley, which at 20,320 feet is the highest mountain peak in North America. Surrounding the image is the text “Denali,” “Alaska” and “E Pluribus Unum,” along with the date, 2012. The obverse features the same design as the Washington quarters.

This beautiful coin is the final release of 2012 and 15th overall in the series. It would make a great addition to any America the Beautiful collection, or could be a perfect way to start collecting this series! Order yours today!

NOTE: These are currently on pre-order. Expected delivery date is November 2.

 

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Product of the Week: 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra

2013 1 oz Silver Australian KookaburraIn 1990, the Perth Mint of Australia began minting an unusual Silver bullion coin: the Silver Kookaburra. These beautiful coins celebrate the very interesting bird native to Australia. The kookaburra is the world’s largest kingfisher and is sometimes called the “laughing jackass” because of its chattering calls. Each year features a different reverse design, and the 2013 is believed to be one of the stand-outs of the entire series!

The reverse of this year’s issue displays two kookaburras sitting on a tree branch, similar to the 1994 and 2001 designs, but in much nicer detail. Each 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra contains .999 fine Silver and includes prooflike frosting in the central design. The obverse of this Silver coin features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and lists the face value of the coin, which originally was $5, but was lowered to $1 in 1992.

The Perth Mint began in 1899 as a branch of Britain’s Royal Mint in order to help supply the Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns that were used as everyday circulating coins throughout the British Empire. In 1970, control of the mint passed from Britain to the Western Australian Government, which still owns it to this day.

Don’t miss your chance to own these beautiful collector’s items. Get your 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra coins from APMEX today!

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Product of the Week: 2013 Silver Canadian Antelope

2013 1 oz Silver Canadian AntelopeIn 2011, the Royal Canadian Mint released the first in what would quickly become an extremely popular three-year series: The Canadian Wildlife Series. They have released two coins in each of the past two years and have announced the first of two releases for 2013 – the Silver Pronghorn Antelope.

The pronghorn antelope can be found in south central Canada and throughout western and central United States. It is often cited as the second-fastest land mammal, behind only the cheetah, with the ability to run more than 50 miles per hour, though some measurements of more than 60 miles per hour have been recorded. However, unlike the cheetah, the pronghorn is able to sustain these speeds over great distances. For this reason, the pronghorn has few natural predators.

To celebrate this beautiful creature, the Silver Pronghorn Antelope coin features a pronghorn walking across a grassy vista, masterfully crafted by designer Emily S. Damstra. The obverse of the coin bears Susanna Blunt’s likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, which has been used on coinage since 2003. Like the other Canadian Wildlife Series coins, this issue has one full ounce of .999 fine Silver, making it among the purest Silver bullion coins available.

This first release dated 2013 has a limited mintage of 1 million coins, and they are sure to sell quickly, but you can order yours today from APMEX! Since this is the 2013 coin, shipping to you is expected by September 21, so reserve yours today before its official release! APMEX makes it easy to buy Silver by offering competitive prices on all Silver bullion.

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One Day Special On Silver Eagles

 

Don’t Miss This One Day Only Deal

Order by Tuesday September 11, 3 p.m. (CDT)! While Supplies Last.
2012 1 oz Silver American EagleAny quantity only $2.89 per coin over spot!
Each 2012 Silver Eagle contains .999 fine Silver and comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The Silver American Eagle is the most popular bullion coin in the United States, and this is the most recent issue in a series that began in 1986. Adolph A. Weinman’s beautiful design showing Lady Liberty, draped in an American flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge, appears on the obverse, while a heraldic eagle and 13 small stars appear on the reverse.

Orders in multiples of 20 coins will come packaged in mint tubes, and 500 or more are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” Otherwise, coins will be in protective plastic flips.

Because Silver American Eagles are eligible for Precious Metals IRAs, Silver American Eagle coins are a great way to diversify one’s wealth.

 

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Featured product: Pamp Suisse Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver Bars

 Pamp Suisse (Year of the Dragon) Gold and SilverPamp Suisse, a leading refiner of Precious Metals products, is known worldwide for producing some of the most beautiful designs in bullion. That is certainly the case with its new Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver bars. These elegant products display unique, collectible beauty at a bullion price, making them an admirable addition to any collection or investment portfolio.

These attractive bars show a serpentine dragon, the most popular of all Chinese zodiac animals, twisting itself around a pillar. The backs of the same dragon and pillar are visible as you turn the bar over to the reverse side. This unique design also incorporates the Chinese character for “dragon” on the obverse and the weight, purity, serial number and Pamp Suisse logo on the reverse.

A different animal of the Chinese zodiac is said to influence each year in the Chinese lunar calendar. In Chinese mythology, the dragon is a symbol of strength, bravery and good fortune. The dragon is said to impart its noble traits on the people born in years of its influence, and since the dragon only comes around once every 12 years, 2012 Year of the Dragon products are very popular.

Available in 1 oz of .9999-fine Gold as well as 1 oz and 100 grams of .999-fine Silver, these die-struck bars are the perfect combination of high-quality bullion and aesthetic design. Get your hands on these beautiful and in-demand products from Pamp Suisse. APMEX makes it easy to buy Gold and Silver by offering competitive Gold and Silver prices on all Gold and Silver bullion bars.

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