Product of the Week: 2013 Australian Gold Kangaroos

australiangoldOn Oct 1, 2012, the Perth Mint in Australia released the latest issue of a popular Gold bullion series: the 2013 Australian Gold Kangaroo. Much like the previous releases in this series, these Gold Kangaroos are issued as Australian legal tender and guaranteed by the Commonwealth Government of Australia.

The 2013 Australian Gold Kangaroos are offered in sizes of 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 oz, as well as the larger 1 kilo size. The smaller sizes (1/10 oz to 1 oz) have limited mintages of no more than 350,000, depending on size, which gives them high numismatic value. Their worldwide distribution facilitates easy purchase and liquidation, making them good investment pieces, as well.

The Australian Gold Kangaroos have been offered by the Perth Mint since 1989 and are one of the few Gold bullion coins to change its reverse design each year. This year’s issue depicts a kangaroo standing against the Australian outback. The kilo coin differs slightly, in that the image is instead a hopping Red Kangaroo. The “P” mint mark appears on the reverse of each coin, along with the inscriptions “Australian Kangaroo,” the date, size of the coin, and the purity, “9999 Gold.” The obverse of each coin shows the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the coin’s monetary denomination.

The Perth Mint opened in 1899, originally serving as a branch of Britain’s Royal Mint to help supply Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns, which were used as everyday circulating coins throughout the British Empire. In 1970, control of the mint passed from Britain to the Western Australian Government, which still owns it today.

To add these beautiful coins to your collection or your investment portfolio, shop APMEX’s selection of 2013 Australian Gold Kangaroo bullion coins. APMEX makes it easy to buy Gold by offering competitive Gold prices on all Gold coins and bars.

Click here to view our wide selection of 2013 Australian Gold Kangaroos as well as all previous years of Gold Kangaroos:


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8 cool facts about the Gold American Eagle

  1. This is one of the official Gold bullion coins of the United States.
  2. These coins are produced at the West Point Mint in West Point, New York. The Proof and burnished uncirculated coins carry the mint’s mark (“W”) beneath the date.
  3. The Gold Eagle is offered in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz sizes
  4. By law, the Gold used for American Eagles must come from sources in America. The Gold is alloyed with Silver and Copper to produce a more wear-resistant coin.
  5. The Gold Eagle is .9167 fine, or 22 karat Gold, but each Gold Eagle has an actual Gold weight of 1 troy ounce. The coins are authorized by the United States Congress and are backed by the United States government for weight and content.
  6. Are you a collector? The United States Mint also produces a Proof version for coin collectors.
  7. The obverse of the Gold American Eagle features a rendition of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens design for the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin from 1907. This famed design depicts Lady Liberty lifting high a torch in one hand and holding an olive branch in the other.
  8. The reverse is designed by Miley Busiek and shows a male eagle holding an olive branch in flight above his nest where a female eagle awaits with her young.

Do you own an American Gold Eagle? Like, Share, Tweet and Blog about this piece of American history.


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24 Hour Special Pricing On 2013 Gold Lunar Coins

Any quantity $99.99 per coin over spot! 2013 Gold Lunar Year of the Snake coin features a snake curled amongst grass and bamboo shoots. The Chinese character for ‘snake’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Snake’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse. Each of these kilo Gold coins comes in a plastic capsule.

In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming.

Unsure how to buy Gold? APMEX makes buying Gold online easy with a wide selection of Gold for sale. Call our Account Managers today to get started buying Gold!


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1 oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay)

1 oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar .9999 Fine (In Assay)

Pamp Suisse Gold bars have been produced in Switzerland since 1979 and are the most highly sought after Gold investments in the world. The 1 oz bar is the easiest and most popular way to own Gold, and Pamp Suisse is a name you can trust.

Pamp Suisse, the world’s leading independent refiner of Precious Metals, controls more than half of the world market for Gold bullion ingots weighing less than 50 grams from its headquarters in Castel San Pietro, Switzerland. Each 1 oz .9999 fine Gold bar is encased in tamper evident packaging with an assay card that guarantees the quality, weight and assayed Precious Metal content of each bar.

Widely regarded as one of the most attractive designs in the marketplace, Fortuna appears of the obverse of these Gold bars. The goddess of luck is pictured with her cornucopia pouring riches into her hands. The reverse of each bar is stamped with its purity, weight and serial number, which matches that of the assay card.

To add these beautiful bars to your collection or your investment portfolio, check out the APMEX website today or give one of our Account Managers a call. APMEX makes it easy to buy Gold by offering competitive Gold prices on all Gold bars.

2013 Year of the Snake Just Arrived. Win A Trip To Australia.


In Chinese Mythology, the snake is a symbol of grace, charm and independence, and it is believed that those born under this sign embody these characteristics. The latest release of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II is the 2013 Proof Lunar Year of the Snake, available in Gold & Silver and in multiple sizes.

The reverse, or back, of the stunning Silver coin depicts a snake curled around a tree branch, while the Gold coin depicts the snake curled in grass and bamboo shoots. The Proof finish adds to the coin’s beauty with a mirrorlike background that enhances the raised design.


APMEX and the Perth Mint are teaming up for our 4th Annual Escape to Australia. The winner receives round trip airfare for two to Perth, Australia, hotel accommodations, $1,000 AUD in spending money and a private VIP tour of the Perth Mint. But hurry, eligibility closes on Friday, October 5, 2012.


You can choose from 2013 designs like the Year of the Snake designed for Perth’s Lunar Series II or the 2013 Silver Australian Kookaburra.

So take advantage of this great opportunity to own some of the most beautiful coins minted for 2013 and the chance to escape to the exotic land down under – Australia!

*Purchase not necessary. Click Here for complete rules and details.

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3 Popular Gold Coins 1 Low Price For A Limited Time


Gold Triple PlayHere’s your chance to make a Triple Play! Now you can add to your holdings the 2012 1 oz Gold Kangaroo, 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf (Random Year), and 1 oz Gold Krugerrand (Random Year), each at a special discounted price! But hurry! These offers are good only through the duration of the special Triple Play sale, while supplies last!

The obverse of the Australian Gold Kangaroo bears a profile of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse features a widely recognized symbol of Australia: the kangaroo. An iconic representation of the fascinating wildlife inhabiting Australia, the Australian kangaroo brings the Gold Kangaroo bullion coin series to life. The Australian Kangaroos vary in design and are meticulously made. Struck from .9999 fine Gold, the Gold Australian Kangaroo is among a few major pure Gold bullion coins that change their reverse design annually. Australian Gold Kangaroos are issued in various sizes with face values in Australian dollars.

Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins are a great way to invest in Gold, and many consider the Maple Leaf to be one of the world’s most beautiful Gold coins. The obverse of the Gold Maple Leaf features Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse of this 24 karat Gold coin depicts the symbol of Canada: the iconic maple leaf. Each Maple Leaf Gold coin is legal Canadian tender guaranteed by the government of Canada for its weight and purity. At up to .99999 fine pure Gold, the Maple Leaf bullion coins are some of the world’s premier Gold bullion coins.

The South African Gold Krugerrand was the world’s first modern bullion Gold coin and remains one of the most popular Gold coins ever minted. Released in 1967, the Gold Krugerrand coin is an international symbol of wealth and prestige. The obverse of the Krugerrand Gold bullion coin features the South African Republic’s first president, Paul Kruger. The reverse of the Gold Krugerrand depicts South Africa’s symbol: the springbok gazelle.

Also listed here are Gold Kangaroos, Gold Maple Leafs and Gold Krugerrands in smaller sizes of 1/2 oz and 1/4 oz. To add any of these highly prized coins to your Gold coin collection or Gold portfolio, shop APMEX’s wide selection here. APMEX makes it easy to buy Gold by offering competitive Gold prices on all Gold coins.


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1 oz Perth Mint .9999 Fine Gold Bars in Assay

The Perth Mint has been known for creating distinctive bullion designs for more than a century, and these 1 oz Gold bars are no exception. Designed to impress with both looks and purity, these beautiful bullion specimens impart an artistic feel to Gold investing, and they are available now at APMEX.

The graceful swan logo of the Perth Mint is the dominant feature adorning the obverse of these Gold bars. The bar’s fineness (99.99% PURE GOLD) and weight (1 OUNCE) appear beneath the logo. Filling the reverse is a stunning motif of bounding kangaroos, symbols of the Australian Outback where Gold has been commercially mined since 1851.

Each Perth Mint Gold bar is encased in a tamper-proof assay card that guarantees the bar’s authenticity. A unique serial number is present on the assay card along with the bar’s specifications. The signature of the Perth Mint’s chief assayer certifies the Gold content and purity.

Acquire your Gold from a source that has been producing top of the line products since its inception in 1899. 1 oz Perth Mint Gold Bars are available 24/7 at APMEX makes it easy to buy Gold by offering competitive Gold prices on all Gold bullion bars.