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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5 Products with the most reviews

At APMEX we always aim to be totally transparent and helpful to our customers. We have a great review program on our site that allows customers to provide unbiased feedback to help others make buying decisions. Here are the top 5 products with the most positive reviews! Hopefully you will find something you like and if you do end up purchasing it don’t forget to review it!

2013 1 oz Silver Eagles

“These are the backbone of my investment” says one customer. A sentiment that is echoed by several other buyers of this iconic Silver coin,

2013 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf

People love this coin because of its “high purity” and “lower premium” when compared to other Silver coins.

1 oz Sunshine Silver Bar .999 Fine (V2)

These bars are a popular choice because “they all have a great shine to them and the security mint mark is really neat with the decoder lens.

1 oz APMEX Silver Bar .999 Fine

One reviewer thinks that these bars make a “great gift to young family members at the holidays as a nudge to invest.”

Generic Silver .999+ Fine (per ounce)

If you are looking for some variety and value this product will not disappoint. “The price is unbeatable and it’s always fun to see what pieces you’ll get.”

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Gold and Silver Demand up 52% and 40%, Respectively, for 2013 Over 2012

The United States Mint has released mintage figures for March 2013, ending the first quarter of 2013 with demand continuing at a much higher pace than in the same quarter from 2012.

Aggregate Mintage of 1 oz Gold American Eagles

American Silver Eagle was up 40% for the three months ended March 31, 2013 over the same three months ended in 2012. As evidenced by this significant increase year over year, demand for the physical Gold and Silver American Eagles continues to show higher levels than demand in the futures and ETF markets.

Aggregate Mintage of 1 Oz Silver American Eagles 20122013march

For United States Silver American Eagles, the demand and volume sold in the first quarter of 2013 is a record, exceeding the previous first quarter record in 2010 by approximately 14%. The total mintage for first quarter 2013 exceeded the total mintage for any entire year in the program history from inception in 1986 until 2007.

Be Among The First To Own Best Strikes of 2013 Silver American Eagles

2013 1 oz Silver American Eagles (Certified)

2013 1 oz Silver American Eagles (Certified)

The 2013 Silver American Eagles Have Landed. In Perfect And Near Perfect Condition. Be Among The First To Own These Collectibles!

Here they are: Some of the most collectible coins in America’s most popular Silver bullion series. These 2013 Graded Silver Eagles were sent to PCGS and NGC as soon as they were released from the U.S. Mint. They are now certified as First Strike or Early Releases and are graded MS-70 or MS-69.

Millions of Silver American Eagles have been sold since the series began in 1986. But only a few from every year are…

  • Graded Perfect Or Near Perfect: On the Sheldon Grading Scale of 1 (barely identifiable) to 70 (absolute perfection), these coins have perfect MS-70 or near perfect MS-69 grades.
  • First Strike Or Early Releases: These labels tell you that PCGS or NGC received these 2013 Graded Silver Eagles within 30 days of their release by the U.S. Mint. They are struck when the dies are newest and the details in the iconic design are sharpest.
  • Highly Valued By Collectors: These coins come in protective, tamper evident plastic slabs that certify the authenticity and condition of each coin. Only a rare few earn such high grades as well as First Strike or Early Releases designations.

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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Act Now And Lock In Silver Prices Today

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 AND LOCK IN YOUR PRICE TODAY

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.

DON’T MISS THIS BUYING OPPORTUNITY IN SILVER

The 1 oz Silver American Eagle (Random Year) 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
  • Features 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
The 2013 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf (Random Year) 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

 

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Why do you think it is important to invest in precious metals? A Q&A session with APMEX CEO, Michael Haynes

We recently asked our CEO Michael Haynes a few questions about what makes APMEX unique, why he thinks investing in Precious Metals in a good idea and what his favorite products are. We hope you find this interview useful and please let us know if you have any feedback or comments.

Tell us a little bit about APMEX and what makes APMEX unique

APMEX is one of the few and perhaps the only website for Gold, Silver and other Precious Metals where you receive all of the benefits of the largest selection of products, immediate price lock-in on order, all day and all night and all weekend buying, online ordering or access to helpful phone representatives and much more. APMEX has most products available for immediate delivery; just place an order and we are ready to go. APMEX also provides education and information on the markets and on the products.

Why do you think it is important to invest in precious metals

Precious Metals are perhaps more important for a portfolio today than at any time since the oil embargo of the 1970s. During this financial crisis, all investors have seen their investments and 401ks in stocks move together and generally down. Gold, Silver and Precious Metals have moved generally in the opposite direction from stocks. Balance, or diversification, in a portfolio is when some assets in a portfolio move up under certain circumstances and yet, under the same circumstances, some assets move down. The object of balance is to always have of one of the asset classes in the portfolio moving up. Gold, Silver and other Precious Metals have provided that balance in recent years in this financial crisis. Perhaps every investor should at least investigate the possibility of balance and diversification with Gold, Silver and other Precious Metals.

What are your top 3 precious metals products and why do you think they make a good investment

Asking about the “top 3” products in the APMEX offerings is like asking about your favorite son or daughter. However, in the most diplomatic fashion, here are three products that provide excellent opportunities for portfolio balance and diversification:

Gold: Gold is a currency without a country, and many believe it is the one true currency. All other paper currencies in the world are convertible into Gold and quoted even hourly across the world. It is hard to argue with this concept of Gold as a currency since Gold has been a storehouse of value since the Roman Empire and even before. Central Banks of the world are buying Gold to back up their own currency and using Gold to shore up their dollar holdings. If these countries through their Central Banks are diversifying away from the dollar, perhaps we Americans should take note. Personally, I prefer coins over bars because of the improved liquidity if I want to sell. Some like the American Gold Eagle, a patriotic pick and very liquid in the market, but the best priced one ounce Gold coin is perhaps the Australian Kangaroo. However, one of the very best opportunities is the MintDirect® tube of 20 American Gold Eagles. These are unsorted, unsearched tubes direct from the U.S. Mint, meaning that there could be very high grade — and therefore collectible — coins in that tube. This additional collector demand for any very high grade Gold Eagles in the tube has the potential to provide additional profit.

Silver: Here is an opportunity to diversify if you came into the market as a Gold buyer. Although no one knows for sure, Silver has probably been used as money as long as Gold and perhaps longer. There is a strong relationship between Gold and Silver prices that cannot be ignored. Silver demand in the industrial arena is moving away from photography and very strongly into solar panels. Solar slowed recently with the government investments slowing, but long term, solar demand should grow as the power needs grow and especially as smaller, more personal solar units become available. Who wouldn’t want the sun to lower your electric bill? For Silver, I also prefer coins to bars for the improved liquidity. The American Silver Eagle is the most popular followed by the Silver Maple Leaf. However, one of the best opportunities is the San Francisco American Silver Eagle in MintDirect® tubes of 20, and here’s why: you get the benefit of the unsorted, unsearched MintDirect® tubes which may contain very high grade specimens, but you also get the San Francisco Mint [MH1] (often called the “branch” mint) version that is also sought by collectors. This means you get Silver demand plus potential collector demand from both very high grade coin collectors and the San Francisco Mint collectors.


Platinum: Yes, there is a need for diversification even in Precious Metals, and here I like Platinum because of its industrial demand for automobile converters. If you believe in a recovering economy and more autos replacing old and new growth, then Platinum is one of the key Precious Metals for diversification. Again, I like the coins over bars, and the Australian Platypus (it is a strange animal for a coin) is one of the best buys in the marketplace.

Palladium: I know, I was asked for three, but how can we forget Palladium? Palladium is really improving as a more economical substitute for Platinum in industrial applications and has increased in value substantially as a result of these technological advances. Diversification into Palladium is a move that can provide more exposure to an uplifting economy, like Platinum, but takes advantage of the lower price point in the manufacturing sector. Unfortunately, coins are not as easily obtainable in Palladium but I really like the APMEX “Ballerina” 1 oz fully struck bar in the tamper evident packaging. This bar is made for APMEX by the giant producer Norilsk who mines the ore, refines it and makes this beautifully struck bar. You cannot get Palladium more direct from the mine to your hand than with the APMEX Palladium Ballerina. In my personal opinion, a well-balanced Precious Metal portfolio should have about 5 percent in Palladium.

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