2016 Great Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes Winner Announced

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From May 9 through May 22, APMEX received more than 11,000 entries into The 2016 Great Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is the largest sum of Silver, 500 ounces, APMEX has ever given away, and we were very excited to work with The Royal Mint throughout the whole process. Last week, the winner was selected as husband and wife, John and Liz C. from Pennsylvania!

“We just love Britannias,” Liz said. “They are the loveliest coins in the world, and APMEX is the place to get them.  This is a prize and story that will be passed down through generations.  Thank you to APMEX, the British Royal Mint, and Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!”

This sweepstakes was announced after the Queen’s 90th birthday. The 2016 Gold and Silver Britannias feature the Queen’s fifth effigy, designed by Jody Clark. Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the Gold Britannia, as well as the 20th anniversary of the Silver Britannia.

We are always pleased to work with The Royal Mint and look forward to working together in the future! Thank you to all those who entered, and continue following APMEX for upcoming sweepstakes opportunities.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Artist Frank Frazetta Lives On

Frank Frazetta, American Science Fiction and Fantasy artist, is considered one of the most influential and successful artists of the 20th century. Some of his works include The Hobbit, Conan the Barbarian and Tarzan, and he has worked with George Lucas and many other producers in Hollywood. Frazetta passed in 2010, and Heads or Tales Coin Co. was created to preserve his inspiring legacy.

The Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection features 1 oz and 5 oz rounds and unique Silver statues. These rounds and statues feature famous paintings illustrated by Frank Frazetta. The rounds and statues can be used in table-top games like Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40,000. The statues are also designed to World Chess Federation tournament size standards.

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The Death Dealer III was first painted in 1973 and appeared in numerous comics and statues over the years. This antique-finish statue depicts an iron-clad warrior with facial features obscured by shadows, giving the supernatural effect of foreboding terror and finality. There is a full-size steel replica outside the III Corps Army headquarters in Fort Hood, Texas.

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The Silver Warrior is covered in armor with intricate detail, with the same detail on his sled. With ice caps in the background and polar bears pulling his sled, the Silver Warrior is one of Frazetta’s most famous works. This 1 oz Proof Silver Round also comes in 1 oz Antique Silver, 5 oz Proof Silver, 5 oz Antique Silver and 1 oz Copper.

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The Egyptian Queen was originally completed in 1969 and features the young queen resting against a marble pillar. The painting was an enigmatic work with the female form as a focal point. This 6 oz Silver Antique statue shows the queen with a beautifully adorned headdress and brocade. The statue also features a laser-engraved serial number – like the rest of the statues – along with purity and weight.

You can see the entire Frank Frazetta Legacy Collection on our website now. In celebration of this exquisite collection, APMEX is giving away a complete set of statues to one lucky winner! You can enter through June 26 and the purchase of any Frank Frazetta item automatically qualifies you to win. To find more information and other ways to enter, visit our website to read the full details.

The Ultimate Canadian Getaway is Back!

For the second year in a row, APMEX invites you to enter for a chance to win and explore Ottawa in the annual Ultimate Canadian Getaway Sweepstakes, a four-day trip for two where you will get to visit the Royal Canadian Mint and be blown away by everything its home city has to offer.

OttawaOttawa may be primarily known as the capital of Canada, but this fair city is like an undiscovered gem (or Gold mine). Marked with picturesque architecture, a host of seasonal activities, delicious international cuisine and cultural attractions unique to a bilingual community, it draws people from around the globe. It has also been rated the third-cleanest city in the world!

If you are ready for a getaway that wows you, simply buy any eligible Royal Canadian Mint product between March 7 and April 4 and be automatically entered to win!*

The sweepstakes winner and one guest will receive:

  • Airfare to and from Ottawa
  • Hotel accommodations at the four-star Westin Ottawa Hotel
  • VIP Package Tour of the Royal Canadian Mint
  • Full-day pass at Le Nordik Spa, with chauffeured service to and from
  • Tickets to the National Gallery of Canada

When visiting the Royal Canadian Mint, you and your guest will enjoy all kinds of perks, including a private VIP tour and assisting in the minting of a production coin. Lunch with the mint’s friendly executives will be provided, along with a gift of one numismatic coin and a photo holding a 400 oz Gold bar!

RCMAfter touring the mint, you’ll be able to relax in luxury at Le Nordik Spa. Winning awards like “People’s Favorite” and “Best Nordic Spa in Canada,” this chic escape is just the place to recharge before returning home. As guests of APMEX, you and your companion will each receive a full-day pass for the “Thermal Experience” package.

* No purchase necessary. See full rules for details.

Ultimate Canadian Getaway Winner reports back!

Have you ever held nearly $500,000 in your hand? One lucky APMEX customer has!

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Last year’s Ultimate Canadian Getaway Sweepstakes winner, John, recently shared with us details of his “once-in-a-lifetime” trip to the Royal Canadian Mint. He and his wife received a four-day trip to Montreal and Ottawa, home of the mint, courtesy of APMEX.

The couple found Ottawa to be a charming city of historic sites, personal and similar to Washington D.C. They stayed at the four-star Starwood Westin Hotel, which they said “was perfect,” as was the visit to the Royal Canadian Mint. The two enjoyed a VIP tour led by senior personnel. True to Canadian form, John reported that all of the staff, including top executives, were friendly and welcoming.

Their tour included viewing the production of bullion and numismatics, receiving a personal commemorative coin and holding a 400 oz Gold bar, which was worth around $460,000 at the time. Talk about investments you hold!

Speaking on the magnitude of the mint, John declared, “Totally amazing, a mind-blowing experience seeing that much Gold and Silver all over the place. It’ll rock your world.”

In addition to the mint, John and Melanie recommended visiting the National Gallery of Canada, one of the country’s premier art galleries.

And good news! APMEX may be able to rock your world with your own “absolutely incredible” experience. The 2016 Ultimate Canadian Getaway Sweepstakes launches March 7. More details to come, so stay tuned for the official announcement.

5th Annual APMEX & Perth Mint Australian Getaway

Perth_Email_BannerAPMEX and the Perth Mint once again join forces for the 5th Annual APMEX & Perth Mint Australian trip giveaway. Simply purchase any 2014 Perth Mint coins from APMEX, and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a vacation for two to Perth, Australia. Take advantage of this great opportunity to own 2014 Lunar Year of the Horse Coins in Gold or Silver and the 2014 Silver Australian Kookaburra coins. You could win an amazing vacation package that consists of:

  • Round-Trip Coach Class airline tickets to Perth, Australia
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • $1,000 AUD for use during your trip
  • Private VIP Tour of the world renowned Perth Mint

Shop the 2014 Perth Mint collection for your chance to win!
*Purchase not necessary to enter. Click Here for complete rules.

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