APMEX returned from the 2015 World’s Fair of Money last week, a little jet lagged and ragged, but excited about the incredible number of bullion, coins and currency we purchased. It was a productive and exciting week for our team, as they savored all there is to offer at the yearly conference.
During the World’s Fair of Money, and other shows throughout the year, APMEX meets with as many sovereign mints and coin and bullion vendors as possible, constantly looking for items to offer our customers that no one else has. APMEX stayed busy doing just that at the ANA, finding all kinds of interesting products to bring back. We worked hard to ensure our unmatched product selection continues to grow! Over 50,000 products were sent back to APMEX headquarters, newly purchased from the hundreds of dealers we met.
Some fun new purchases, or “NEWPS,” our team was particularly excited about bringing back to sell were:
- 1893-CC Morgan Silver Dollar – the rarest date Carson City Silver Dollar in a Redfield Holder – magnificently and beautifully toned, combining beauty with rarity and eye-appeal.
- An INCREDIBLY RARE 1907 $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens coin in Proof-64 condition. All 1907 High Relief Gold coins are RARE, but it is believed that all Proof High Reliefs are either Patterns or Trial Strikes. Most numismatists have never seen one in Proof, let alone owned one!
- A Series 1995 $1 Bill with a special feature: the reverse is totally unprinted and blank!
- 1935 Canadian Silver Dollars graded MS-65, MS-66 and MS-66+.
- A 1904 $5 Liberty Half Eagle graded Proof-64 Cameo.
- A complete set of Peace Silver Dollars, all graded MS-64 by PCGS.
- An extremely rare 1796 Capped Bust $10 Gold Eagle graded an AU-58. 1796 was only the second year the U.S. Mint struck any Gold coins, and they only struck slightly over 4,000 $10 Gold coins.
- A 1785 Colonial BAR Cent, the design of which looks exactly like the buttons worn by Continental soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
All of these items range in price from a few hundred to thousands of dollars and they are all for APMEX customers to enjoy! Currently all products we brought back from ANA are being checked into our system and photographed and should be on our site soon.
The ANA is the perfect place for dealers and sovereign mints from around the world to meet. APMEX met with the Perth Mint, Banco de Mexico, Royal Canadian Mint and more. A few members of our staff were also able to meet the new Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint, Rhett Jeppson.
The ANA is also where coin collectors, enthusiasts and dealers can be educated and hear from top professionals in the industry. Members of our team attended classes and had the opportunity to meet coin industry legend David Bowers. Additionally, APMEX’s own Director of Numismatics, Mike Garofalo, gave a presentation covering Classic U.S. Commemorative Coins.
All in all, the event was a huge success and APMEX came away with great products to share with our wonderful customers.