The U.S. dollar’s purchasing power has gone down since 1971. However, the purchasing power of Gold has gone up.
In 1930, two dimes bought a gallon of gas. The Silver content in a couple of dimes made in 1930 would still be worth close to a gallon of gas today.* The difference is that gas, priced in dollars, in 1930 was about $0.20 per gallon compared to $3.50+ per gallon in 2013.
On June 3rd, we launched our new website and since then we have been receiving a lot of great feedback from our customers. The new site is built to enhance our customers and visitors experience as they browse through http://www.APMEX.com. There are plenty of great new features that have been implemented with our users in mind. Here is what is new on APMEX.com:
Get a closer look
You can now get a detailed view of the product before you make a purchase. By scrolling over a product image you can get to see the fine details on the obverse and the reverse of a coin. We love this feature!
New way to search
Our optimized product search provides you with a more accurate result while searching our product catalog of over 5,000 products. In addition, you can filter your search to find the precise products that you want. Sort by price, year and how many items you would like to have displayed on the page.
Once you have found the product that you are interested in, click the product quantity box and type in.9999 in the quantity box and press enter. A new pop up window will appear, showing how many items we currently have available in stock of that product.
We think you will love the new features added to your account page. Now you can track your Precious Metals investments, view your portfolio’s performance and add products to your wish list.
Our website downloads much faster than before. The site’s design and resolution were upgraded as well, allowing users to shop seamlessly on their desktop, tablet or smartphones. To get the best shopping experience while visiting APMEX.com we highly recommend the following browser versions.
- Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 and newer
- Google Chrome V15 and newer
- Mozilla Firefox V7 and newer
- Safari V533 and newer
To get the latest version of these browsers, please use the links below:
- Click here to download the latest version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
- Click here to download the latest version of Google Chrome.
- Click here to download the latest version of Mozilla Firefox.
- Click here to download the latest version of Safari.
There are more great things to come to www.APMEX.com so stay tuned as we continue to bring you new features on our site. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 800.375.9006.
APMEX Pinterest Portfolio Challenge
Put together the Gold and Silver portfolio of your dreams and you could win one of your favorite pieces. All you have to do is share your ideal portfolio on Pinterest. Include at least one item that costs less than $50 and you could win that item. Here’s how to enter:
- Go to www.pinterest.com/APMEX and follow APMEX.
- Create a pinboard and name it “APMEX Precious Metals Portfolio.” Under Categories, select Products.
- Pin your favorites to your Pinboard. Have fun. Find your favorite portfolio pieces on the APMEX Pinterest page or www.APMEX.com and pin them to your pinboard. Be sure to include at least 5 items, including one that costs less than $50.
- Go to www.facebook.com/APMEX and enter the contest. After your board is created, submit your board through the (link/entry form) on our Facebook Page. Precious Metals products pinned onto your Pinterest board from sites other than www.pinterest.com/APMEX or www.APMEX.com will disqualify your pin board and your entry.
- You could win a product that was pinned to your board. APMEX will choose the nicest board to showcase. You could win the product from your board that’s priced at under $50.
Check out the complete rules here and start pinning your favorites today. You must complete your entry by June 24th, 2013 at 4 P.M (CT) to win.
Colorized Perth Mint Lunar Gold – Buy beautiful Australian Gold in full color. Designed by the Perth Mint in Australia, these colorized Australian Gold Lunar coins are among some of the most beautiful coins in the world. APMEX has limited quantities of these highly collectible colorized Gold coins, and special pricing is available for a limited time only.
Struck from .9999 fine Gold, Australian Gold Lunar Series II coins are a great way to acquire and invest in Precious Metals. Inspired by China’s ancient lunar calendar, the Australian Gold Lunar Series coins feature the 12 animals central to the calendar’s stories in striking colorization. According to the lunar calendar, each of these 12 animals has a profound influence over those born under its year of “rule.” The Australian Gold Lunar Series II began in 2008 with the Year of the Mouse coins and will end with the Year of the Pig coins in 2019.
Buy colorized Australian Gold Lunar Series II coins that appeal to collectors and investors all over the world. Add these Australian Gold items produced by the Perth Mint to your Gold coin collection or Gold investment portfolio. APMEX makes it easy to buy Gold by offering competitive Gold prices on all Gold coins.
The 17th release in the U.S. Mint’s America The Beautiful U.S. Silver coin program, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Park honors and celebrates the Battle of Lake Erie and the peace between the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.
As with all U.S. Silver ATB coins, the Perry’s Victory coin contains 5 oz of .999 Silver. Individual coins will come in capsules. Multiples of 10 will be delivered in mint-issued tubes without capsules. Orders of 100 come in mint-issued monster boxes also without capsules.
Don’t forget to shop our wide selection of Capsules, Mint Boxes, Mint Tubes, and Wood Display Cases!
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Park was established in 1936 in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The memorial features a 352 foot Doric column, one of the tallest monuments in the United States. Nearly 200,000 people visit this park every year.
The memorial is named after Oliver Hazard Perry, who led the troops in the crucial battle during the War of 1812. Perry, born in 1785 in Rhode Island, was the eldest of four brothers and three sisters. He knew very early on that he was meant to be in the U.S. Navy.
On June 18, 1812, when war was declared on Britain, Perry was assigned a position that he deemed insignificant. Though he was promoted that October, he still felt disheartened and continued to plead with the naval hierarchy for reassignment.
Resorting to his last measure, he petitioned his old friend Isaac Chauncey who was the commander of naval operations in the Great Lakes. Though this was not as prestigious as serving in the high seas, Perry accepted a position and went on to construct the fleet that would prove victorious in the Battle of Lake Erie.
Perry’s flagship, the USS Lawrence, was so severely damaged that the British commander sent a small boat to request that the American vessel surrender. Perry, faithful to his ship and his country, jumped aboard a small boat with his remaining crew and dodged gunfire for a half mile en route to the USS Niagara.
Once on board, he steered the ship back toward the battle, and the U.S. ships pounded British ships until they surrendered. Perry received their surrender on the reclaimed USS Lawrence.
At the age of 27, Perry earned the title “Hero of Lake Erie.” He received a congressional Gold Medal as well as thanks from Congress. His leadership set up what would become nine successful outcomes and a turning point in the battle for the west and the war itself.
Though his later life was stricken with controversy, he was offered the rank of Commodore and a diplomatic mission to South America where he contracted yellow fever and died on his birthday in 1819. He was 34 years old