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!

The Philharmonic Goes Platinum

This month, people all over the world are registering for the chance to attend the Vienna Philharmonic’s 2017 New Year’s concert. The event is so popular that tickets are drawn by lottery 10 months in advance.

The Austrian Mint, however, has invited us all to the next Philharmonic event now — the debut of the 1 oz Platinum Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin.

This new Platinum coin features the same award-winning design as its Gold and Silver counterparts. Created by Austrian Mint head designer, Thomas Pesendorfer, the .9995 fine Platinum coin features the great pipe organ of Vienna’s Musikverein concert hall on one side, and a medley of musical instruments on the other.

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The Gold Philharmonic coin was released in 1989. According to the World Gold Council, it was the best selling Gold coin in 1992, 1995 and 1996. A Silver version was introduced in 2008.

The new coin represents a Platinum opportunity to bring one of the world’s greatest orchestras, and coins, home from APMEX. While concertgoers may have to suffer wait lists for the chance to enjoy Viennese horns, oboes and lilting waltzes, numismatists can appreciate their very own piece of Vienna’s musical legacy in hand, at home and right now. That sounds amazing.

The Golden Years: How to Use Precious Metals as Part of Your Retirement Plan

Physical Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium represent real wealth to many people, and owning Precious Metals products gives them the security they desire. If you are reading this, you are likely among those who feel that Precious Metals investment is an important part of protecting and growing your wealth. But what about the most important investment portfolio: your retirement portfolio?

Have you made a specific plan to include Precious Metals investments in your retirement? If this is one of those things you “haven’t gotten around to,” APMEX is here to help. Including Precious Metals in your retirement planning is simple with a Precious Metals IRA and APMEX makes it easy to begin.

Why Precious Metals?

All the advantages of Precious Metals investing extend to a Precious Metals IRA. Physical Gold and Silver are excellent hedges against inflation, maintaining the same relative buying power to price per ounce over time. Additionally, since Precious Metal prices tend to move independently of the stock market, they can provide a bright spot among your investments in the event of an economic downturn. Further, diversification is key to building a strong portfolio. A great diversification plan cannot depend on stocks and bonds alone, and Precious Metals can provide the balance and diversity you want.


What Percentage of My Portfolio?

While exactly how much of your overall retirement investments goes into Precious Metals is a very personal choice, there are some general rules of thumb for you to consider.

  • A conservative Precious Metals investor will have less than 5 percent of their overall retirement investments in Precious Metals. This may not be enough to provide balance to one’s portfolio, but will provide some benefits.
  • A diversified Precious Metals investor may have up to 10 percent of their overall retirement in Precious Metals. They believe in careful diversification and balance and know that the stock market alone cannot provide it.
  • An aggressive Precious Metals investor may have up to 15 percent of their total retirement plan in Precious Metals. These investors believe fiat currency is problematic and want commodities as a hedge against collapse.

You will want to examine your motives for investing in a Precious Metals IRA to determine what percentage is right for you.

How to Get Started

Getting started with a Precious Metals IRA is simple. Essentially, there are three steps between you and owning a Precious Metals IRA.

  1. Open a Custodian Account. The IRS requires that IRA Precious Metals be kept in a custodian account. If you have a custodian, APMEX will happily work with them. If you need a custodian, you can call APMEX at (800) 418-0235 for help selecting one.
  1. Fund the Account. Once you have a Custodian Account, you can fund it with cash or roll over an existing IRA or former employer 401(k). Once again, APMEX has IRA specialists ready to assist you.
  1. Purchase Approved Products. As soon as your account is funded, call APMEX to select among the many available IRA-approved products.

There will be a bit of paperwork but APMEX can assist you every step of the way, making starting a Precious Metals IRA simple and hassle-free.

IRA Approved Products

iraNow for the fun part! Selecting Precious Metals items for your Precious Metals IRA can be an exhilarating part of Precious Metals investing. APMEX has many IRA-approved products, from the perennially popular American Gold Eagle to the always-elegant Gold Austrian Philharmonic. For those looking to include Silver in a Precious Metals IRA, AMPEX carries the well-known Canadian Silver Maple Leaf as well as heftier items such as a 10 oz Silver Bar by APMEX.

Adding Platinum and Palladium to your IRA is easy with APMEX, too, as IRA-approved products are all clearly labeled. This gorgeous PAMP Suisse 1 oz Platinum Bar is eligible, as are the Canadian Palladium Maple Leafs.

Knowing why and how to use Precious Metals as part of your retirement plan, you can see how important it is to get started with a Precious Metals IRA today, as well as how easily you can begin. Help secure your future with Precious Metals.



The Golden Years: How to Use Precious Metals as Part of Your Retirement


If your IRA consists entirely of stocks, bonds and mutual funds, you could be putting your retirement at risk. As you plan for your golden years, consider low risk investments that will still allow for appreciation over time. One of your best bets for achieving that goal and enhancing your retirement portfolio is to add a self-directed Precious Metals IRA, which allows you to invest in Precious Metals as a means of building retirement savings.

Why Choose Precious Metal IRAs

If you’re interested in the long-term growth of your retirement accounts, a Precious Metals IRA could be the solution. Traditional investments can be seen as risky, volatile and stressful, while investing in Precious Metals is sometimes viewed as less worrisome. As Precious Metals tend to move inverse of other asset classes, they help add diversity to your portfolio. A self-directed IRA provides all the benefits of traditional IRAs with the added benefit of including Gold and Silver, which are often seen as a “safe haven” in times of extreme market movements or financial uncertainty.

Choosing Precious Metals

Once you’ve decided to open a Precious Metals IRA, your first step will be to select a custodian or administrator. Visit our website to find a list of custodians who have a working relationship with APMEX and offer high quality, reliable service. After the account is opened and funded, you’re ready to start purchasing. You can choose from a wide selection of IRA-approved Precious Metals products that provide financial security for investors. For a complete list, visit the APMEX website.

When you’re ready to take possession of the Precious Metals from your retirement account, you’ll have a couple of options:

  • Convert your Precious Metals to cash.
  • Take an in-kind distribution of the physical metal.

You may want to consult your tax advisor to determine which option is best for you and your financial goals.


If you’re interested in adding Precious Metals to or selling Precious Metals from your retirement account, APMEX is here to help. We have IRA-approved Precious Metals and account representatives who can help you establish a Precious Metals IRA. If you have questions or are ready to get started, please contact one of our IRA Specialists at 800.418.0235 or

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.

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12 Days of Christmas: Day 12 – Gold American Eagles

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For the next 24 hours only, you can buy the 1 oz. Gold American Eagle — the most popular U.S. Gold bullion coin — for only $79.99 per coin over spot. These IRA-approved coins feature iconic designs on both sides, with weight and purity guaranteed by the U.S. government. APMEX has 1 oz. Gold American Eagles in stock and ready for safe and secure shipping now. Don’t miss out. The 12 Days of Christmas Event ends Tuesday 12/13 at 10:00 AM EST. Order today, while supplies last.

Investment Appeal and Collectibility

The 1 oz. Gold American Eagles are widely held by investors and stunning to behold.

  • These extremely popular, highly liquid coins can be sold easily at any time.
  • They are approved for IRAs and can be used to diversify a long-term investment portfolio.
  • Their size and authenticity are guaranteed by the U.S. government.
  • Both sides feature iconic designs that embody the power and beauty of the American people.

Created by famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the front features Lady Liberty holding a torch and olive branch walking away from the U.S. Capitol against rays of sun. The back, designed by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male bald eagle holding an olive branch as a sign of peace while, in the nest, a female bald eagle waits with her young.

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Low Pricing on Any Quantity Order as many 1 oz. Gold American Eagle coins as you like for the same low price of just   $79.99 per coin over spot.  Order today, while supplies last!

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Last Chance! Shop all of the APMEX 12 Days of Christmas Specials Today.

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