2016 Great Britannia Monster Box Sweepstakes Winner Announced


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.

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.

APMEX Announces Arrival of 2016 Silver Eagles, Becomes First Retailer to Ship


APMEX_5As the first retailer to ship the U.S. Mint’s 2016 American Silver Eagles, APMEX is pleased to announce the product line is in stock and shipping immediately. APMEX buys directly from the U.S. Mint, unlike many other retailers, and for this reason is able to provide MintDirect® 2016 Silver Eagles. This latest release marks the 30th anniversary of the American Eagle bullion program.APMEX_4

In order to accomplish the great undertaking of being the first retailer to ship 2016 Silver Eagles, APMEX employees gave up their Saturday and worked overtime to get all pre-sales out the door. “Interest continues to be at an all-time high as our pre-sale volume demonstrated,” APMEX CEO Ken Lewis said.

In 2015, the Silver American Eagles set another annual sales record. The demand hasn’t stopped there, as 2016 is already off to another record-setting year. The U.S. Mint has already recorded 3,500,000 Silver Eagles sold in 2016. Gold American Eagles have also seen high demand, with the U.S. Mint already selling 72,000 ounces of Gold American Eagles through the 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz options.

The other factor driving demand for this American Eagle release is the date. Since 2016 marks the 30th year of production for this ever-popular coin series, American Eagles have turned into one of the go-to options for a majority of Precious Metals investors.

“We are excited for the 2016 American Eagle launch. We are happy our direct relationship with the U.S. Mint allows us to get these coins into our customers’ hands first and at a reasonable price,” Lewis said.

All American Eagle coins are backed by the U.S. government, giving them strong appeal with Precious Metals investors because of their premium appreciation. As another year comes and goes, past coins in this series will continue to appreciate in value.

Precious Metal Gifts for Your Children to Enjoy

There are those who would scoff at the idea of gifting children Precious Metal products. They may wonder why anyone would purposefully give a kid something so valuable. However, getting children interested in Precious Metal collecting is a great way to set them on the path to becoming Precious Metal investors.

Putting an exciting coin in a child’s hand could be a crucial first step toward lifelong financial literacy and stability. So, what Precious Metal item could you present to a child that is both appropriate and enjoyable? Let’s look at some possible gift items for the young people in your life.

Personal Interests

An excellent guide to selecting what Precious Metal item might interest the young person in your life is the young person himself! There is an appropriate coin for every imaginable interest.batman coin

Is your son going through a Batman phase? There is a 2014 Niue 2 oz Silver 75 Years of Batman Proof coin that would make his jaw drop. Perhaps your daughter recently announced her plan to pursue marine biology. Show your belief in her dreams with a gorgeous 2015 Niue 1 oz Silver $2 Ocean Predators Giant Squid.

Anything your child might love, from sailboats to elephants, is featured on a coin available from APMEX. Presenting your child with a token representing their interests will show them you listen and share in their hopes and plans.

Personal Commemorative Items

84852_SlabIs your family taking that long-awaited trip to Disneyworld this year? You might consider presenting your child with a fun 2014 Niue 1 oz Silver $2 Disney Mickey Mouse coin, either as part of sharing the news of the trip or as a coming-home keepsake. Mementos such as these become sentimental favorites but are also valuable Precious Metal products.

Perhaps your teen completed a rigorous French foreign language exchange this year. You may give her this unusual 2014 British Virgin Islands 1 oz Silver 125th Anniversary Eiffel Tower coin. The only limit to what you can commemorate or celebrate is your own imagination. There is always a Precious Metals product appropriate to your family’s occasion.

Building Traditions

Another great way to help your children truly holiday-silverenjoy a gift of Precious Metals is to make it part of your family’s traditions. There are many holiday-themed Silver items available at APMEX, from delightful fractional coins featuring tobogganing wildlife to large pieces showcasing spectacular snowflake artwork. Making one of these charming items part of your holiday celebration each year builds real excitement for children.

Consider displaying these coins on your holiday tree in an ornament capsule. Presentations like this take a valuable Precious Metal product and make it something children love and hold dear.

Children can truly enjoy Precious Metal gifts. Speak to their interests, commemorate their experiences and build traditions to help them treasure Precious Metals products long before they understand the real importance of Precious Metals investing.


Visit our Holiday Gift Guide for more gift ideas for the whole family. 

APMEX Holiday Gift Guide

1 oz Heraeus Gold Bar New .9999 Fine

1 oz Heraeus Gold Bar New .9999 Fine

Heraeus, refiner of Precious Metals for more than 160 years, produces Gold bars at multiple minting locations around the world. They have produced poured Gold bars in gram sizes since 1958, and in 2001 they began minting 1 oz Gold Bars, which are now one of the most efficient ways to invest in Gold. In 2011, this world-renowned refiner and assayer began producing new Gold bars with an updated design and added security.

Each new .9999-fine Heraeus Gold bar contains a full ounce of Gold, the standard unit of weight for pricing, trading and investing. Special tamper-evident packaging was added to these Gold bars along with an assay card in 2011. This secure packaging with assay combination guarantees the purity, quality and assayed Precious Metal content of each bar.

The front of each bar shows the modern Heraeus logo at the top. Beneath it is the purity, weight and serial number along with the new hand-with-roses official stamp of the assayer. The back of each bar features a repeating pattern of the Argor-Heraeus logos.

Heraeus Gold bars are a practical and efficient way to invest in Gold. Plus, they are eligible for inclusion in your Precious Metals Individual Retirement Account. Don’t miss out on these affordable, practical Gold investments – get your Heraeus New Gold bars now. APMEX makes it easy to invest in Gold by offering competitive Gold prices on all Heraeus Gold bars.

Incredible Price: 1/2 oz. Gold Canadian Maple Leafs

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Get incredible APMEX Gold Prices on 1/2 oz. Gold Canadian Maple Leaf (Random Year) coins. In the past, these coins have warranted a premium of up to $85 over spot, making this a rare buying opportunity. Add these beautiful coins to your portfolio at the low-cost of spot price plus face value of $20 per coin. Buy as many as you want! Hurry, these coins will sell out fast.

Made of .9999-fine Gold, Canadian Maple Leafs have worldwide appeal among Gold collectors and investors. With fractional coins at this incredible price, you have the flexibility to invest as much as you like and get the best Gold price no matter how large your order is. Order today, while supplies last!

Canadian Maple Leaf coins are a staple among Gold investors, and are one of the most popular entry points into the Gold market. Because of current dynamics of Gold rates, APMEX is able to offer you this rare opportunity to purchase high-quality Gold bullion at the spot price plus face value. Canadian Maple Leaf coins are broadly popular with worldwide appeal and easy to sell. They are approved for Individual Retirement Accounts to help you diversify your long-term savings with precious metals. There’s no minimum purchase required to buy 1/2 oz. Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins for just $20 face value per coin over spot. At this price, we expect these coins will go fast. Order today, while supplies last!

The Royal Canadian Mint is known for the quality and beauty of its coins. The 1/2 oz. Maple Leaf coins feature an elegant single maple leaf on the reverse or back and a profile of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse or front. When buying random years, you can expect to receive dates of our choice.

Order Maple Leafs online today at APMEX.com, your online Gold dealer!

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Donald Trump to Accept Gold Bullion in Lieu of Dollars on APMEX Lease at 40 Wall Street

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For the first time in the history of The Trump Organization, Donald J. Trump will be accepting Gold Bullion as a security deposit. APMEX, one of the largest U.S. precious metals dealers, will give Mr. Trump Gold Bullion today as a deposit on a 10 year commercial lease for the entire 50th floor at 40 Wall Street, also known as the Trump Building. At the signing of the lease today, APMEX CEO Michael Haynes will present Donald Trump with three, one kilo, .9999 pure Gold bars, weighing in total approximately 96.45 troy ounces.

Donald Trump said, “The Trump Organization has always strived to be ‘the gold standard. We welcome APMEX as our tenant at 40 Wall, a prestigious and historical location. The legacy of Gold as a precious commodity has transcended to become a viable currency and an accepted universal monetary standard. Central Banks around the world are holding Gold as a reserve asset. It is also a terrific, potentially lucrative diversifier in a portfolio, especially with such volatility in the stock market.”

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