Final Shark Release: Tiger Shark Coin

709x300-Shark-mcg3-editedThe Perth Mint has released the final coin in its APMEXclusive® three-coin Shark Series and this latest edition got an upgrade! The 2016 1/2 oz Silver Tiger Shark coin is cast in .9999 fine Silver, making it the highest purity of the Shark Series.

shark 1Tiger shark pups are known for their vertical stripes that fade as they get older, but nothing about the Tiger Shark coin will fade. Featuring an illustration of the fearsome tiger shark swimming above warm-water reefs, the coin is a brilliant homage to an oceanic predator whose preference for coastal waters leads to risky encounters with humans and land animals.

The tiger shark’s dark coloring and light under-belly give it unique camouflage when seen from both above and below, allowing it to lurk on unsuspecting prey. This fourth-largest shark is one of the most ferocious sharks around the world!

But as a coin, there is nothing to fear except missing out. The 1/2 oz .9999 fine Silver is an easy addition to any portfolio, and capturing one or more of these limited mintage coins earns investor stripes and bragging rights.

Shop now to complete your own Shark Series collection, also featuring the 1/2 oz Great White and the 1/2 oz Great Hammerhead, all available exclusively at APMEX!

New Cast of Coins for Epic New Movie: Batman vs. Superman

Have you marked your calendar? March 19, 2016, is the day Gotham’s billionaire industrialist takes on Metropolis’ man of steel in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice™,” the film highly anticipated by comic book enthusiasts and moviegoers alike.

Clark Kent caught the attention of Bruce Wayne when he revealed his alien powers to the world in 2013’s “Man of Steel.” Now the Dark Knight vigilante is coming to ensure that Superman remains a non-threat to humanity and possibly settle the long and hotly debated question: which superhero would be able to defeat the other?

Maybe the answer is neither. The Amazonian warrior Wonder Woman makes an appearance in this epic film, too. Could she be Earth’s greatest defender? It’s all so exciting that the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing several exclusive coins to commemorate this epic meeting of strength and heroism.

With remarkable coloring, high-definition design and details that DC Comics buffs will recognize (like Kryptonian syllabic writing), these coins are authentic movie memorabilia. From cupronickel lenticular coins to a .9999 fine Gold issue, there is a Batman vs. Superman coin for every fan’s price range.

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Cupronickel lenticular Coin
As you tilt the coin, the silhouette of Superman transitions into a shadowy figure of Batman. This stunning coin comes with superhero trading cards to relive fond memories.

 

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1/4 oz Silver Dawn of Justice Coin
Depicts the epic superhero battle that comic book and movie fans have longed to see! This .999 fine Silver coin comes complete with a certificate booklet.

 

 

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1/2 oz Silver Logo Coin
Featuring the blockbuster film’s clever logo, superimposing the s-shield logo over the iconic bat symbol, this vibrantly colored .999 fine Silver coin is a perfect representation of the battle between superheroes.

 

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1 oz Proof Silver Trinity Coin
The Trinity, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, all present and ready to serve justice on this .999 fine Silver coin, depicting each hero in exceptional color.

 

 

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2 oz Silver Coin
Heroes in action! This coin comes with premium packaging. The obverse also features a unique net-style background, adding even further interest to the .999 fine Silver beauty.

 

 

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Proof Gold Dawn of Justice Coin
Destined to be a top seller, the back-to-back design of this Gold coin shows Superman looking up for strength as Batman looks only to himself.

 

 

The best part of all? They are available now at APMEX.com! You can wow your movie and numismatic circles with one (or several) just in time for the film. Take a look and place your bets: Batman or Superman. Either way, you’ll be picking a winner with these stunning coins!

The Largest Silver Coin in the World is Exclusively at APMEX!

Talk about an exclusive opportunity for APMEX customers! The German Silver manufacturer Geiger Edelmetalle has created a 15-coin minting of the largest Silver coins in the world and APMEX gets the first!

Elephant The Silver Ivory Coast Elephant coin weighs in at an astonishing 1,750 oz, or 120 pounds. Roughly the size of a manhole, it measures 650 mm (two feet) in diameter and is made of .999 fine Silver. By comparison, the previous record-holding Silver coin was a now-paltry 22 pounds. Issued by the authority of the Ivory Coast, the coin has a face value of 1,000,000 Francs CFA (Communauté Financière d’Afrique or “Financial Community of Africa”).

The obverse of this larger-than-life coin depicts something equally massive: the African elephant. Images of the majestic creature are hand-carved, rendering each of the 15 coins distinct. The French inscription above reads “Le Monde Animal en Peril,” or “The Animal World in Peril.”

Agricultural and human population gains have reduced the animal’s once expansive habitat, while poachers kill tens of thousands each year for tusks. Collectively, threats have reduced elephant numbers from millions to less than 500,000 across the continent. With only 15 Silver Ivory Coast Elephant coins minted, they will disappear to private collections as quickly as the vulnerable elephant itself.

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Marketed as an investor’s “dream conversation piece,” the enormous coin comes with a mounted stand for display. Whether those conversations center around conservation, wildlife, travel, Silver or numismatics, this unique collector’s piece will definitely provide its steward a lifetime of bragging rights, security and eye-catching beauty.

 

Coin 001/015 is available only through APMEX. Marvel at this world-record breaker and tell us what you think!

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

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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.

Scottsdale Mint Debuts First Coin in New Biblical Coin Series

The first installment of the Scottsdale Mint’s second Silver Biblical Coin Series, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, is now available at APMEX.Daniel in the lions den

The coin’s reverse is inspired by Daniel chapter 6, as depicted in Gustave Doré’s 1860s wood engraving, “Daniel in the Den of Lions.” The coin shows the miracle of Daniel, who survived a night in the lion’s den after he was arrested for praying. According to Scripture, an angel held the lion’s mouths closed and kept Daniel safe until morning. The fearsome scene is cast in 2 oz of .999 fine Silver, antiqued, brushed and distressed.

With a limited mintage of 1,499 each, the series is a unique collection with high numismatic value. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity featuring its minting specifications and a unique serial number that matches the laser-etched number on the coin. The Scottsdale Mint issues the coin by the authority of the island of Niue, where it is legal tender.

Coin with a Cause
A portion of proceeds from purchases of this series will support a faith-based human rights organization, the International Justice Mission (IJM). The non-profit operates all over the world to combat human trafficking. IJM conducts professional investigations of abuse allegations and provides relief and intervention for victims. For more information, visit www.IJM.org.

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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. 

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Valcambi Combibars – A Unique Investment You Won’t Find Everywhere

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Valcambi CombiBars™

Valcambi Combibars – APMEX is proud to feature the CombiBar™, a unique Precious Metals product designed with flexibility in mind. Each bar is sold as a sheet that can be separated into individual bars of smaller weights. Whether you need Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium, Valcambi has multiple bars to suit your needs.

Each bar’s purity and weight are guaranteed by Valcambi, a leading Swiss refiner known for outstanding craftsmanship. Each section of every CombiBar™ bears the company’s hallmark to certify its quality, providing the functionality and flexibility of smaller size bullion within a larger investment bar. Buy yours in Gold, Silver, Platinum or Palladium today.