APMEX Grand Design Challenge. Design the 2013 APMEX Commemorative Silver Round. Win a Grand!


Winner receives $1,000 and a round trip for two to Oklahoma City for a VIP tour of APMEX. Hurry, entries must be received by 5PM (EDT) Aug. 22 2012.

We’re looking for a great, new design, and it might be yours. This round will be the 2013 APMEX Commemorative Silver Round and will be widely marketed on our website. Enter the APMEX Grand Design Challenge and you can win $1,000 plus a round trip for two to Oklahoma City for a VIP tour of the APMEX facility.

You’ll get an inside peek into one of the largest Precious Metals retailers in the world and see how we buy and sell more than 7,000 different Gold, Silver, and other Precious Metals every year. You’ll visit the vault where we lock up some of the world’s most popular bullion and collectibles. And you’ll get $1,000!

How to enter

  • Read the rules here and pay attention to the fine print: Contest Rules
  • First, design a silver round. Any round that you would want to own if someone would make it. No need to include country of origin or denomination. We’re looking for a basic APMEX round. Consider this example.
  • Design your round to be 38.5 mm in diameter.
  • Convert your design to .jpg or .pdf format, and make sure the file size is under 1MB.
  • Email your design to coindesigncontest@apmex.com before 5PM (EDT) Aug. 22 2012. Be sure to include your full name and phone number in the body of the email.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed. Make sure the design you submit is the one you want; once you submit your entry, no revisions can be made.
  • Winner will be announced Sept. 05, 2012. Come back to this page to see the winning design.

So have fun. Create something beautiful, unique or personal. Create a design of your dream. This is your commemorative Silver round. Have some fun with it. Design submissions will be judged based on originality and creativity. Decision of the judges is final. Make sure you email your entry by 5PM (EDT) Aug. 22 2012. And good luck.


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Oklahomans can Buy Gold and Silver Coins and Bars without Paying Sales Tax – Legally!

Law Exempts Precious Metals Purchases if they Meet Other Requirement

For Immediate Release                                                                                   

Contact: Andrew Duffle (405)595-2100 X 265

Oklahoma City, OK, May 15, 2012:  Residents of Oklahoma can legally purchase Gold and Silver coins, bars and rounds from Oklahoma precious metal dealers without paying any sales taxes on that purchase.

A recent law was enacted by the Oklahoma legislature that allows residents of Oklahoma to purchase Gold or Silver coins, rounds or bars, in any amount, from an Oklahoma precious metal dealer without paying any state sales tax, with one important provision. In order to comply with this law, the precious metal products must be stored in a non-bank Depository for safekeeping. The bill specifically does not apply to the purchase of gold or silver items used as jewelry or for artistic or ornamental use. House Bill 3166 passed the 2010 Oklahoma Legislature, with bi-partisan support, and was signed by the Governor. The intent of the bill was to help Oklahomans buy precious metals as they do other investments, without any sales taxes being levied on the purchase.

“We were very pleased to see that the Oklahoma Legislature passed this important measure that leveled the playing field for Oklahoma investors. Now investors don’t have to buy their precious metal products from out-of-state dealers, nor are they subjected to paying more than 8% of sales tax on an investment-type asset, “said Michael Haynes, CEO of APMEX, Inc., of Oklahoma City (www.APMEX.com). APMEX is one of the nation’s largest online precious metals dealers. “In order to help Oklahomans comply with this law, APMEX has created a wholly-owned subsidiary called Citadel Global Depository Services, Inc., (www.cgdsi.com) which secures storage services from one of the most trusted names in the storage of valuable assets,” Haynes concluded.

“Citadel was created to help investors safely and securely store their precious metal products in a high security location. Through our exclusive arrangement with one of the oldest names in the transportation and storage of precious metals, we can provide safe, secure and economical storage for all Oklahoma investors, “ said Mike Garofalo, President of Citadel. “Citadel customers have online access to their holdings 24/7 and the value of their holdings is updated daily. In that way you always know what your Gold and Silver products are worth, whether you own a thousand dollars or ten million dollars worth of precious metals, “Garofalo stated.

About APMEX, Inc.

 APMEX is one of the nation’s largest online precious metal; retailers. Located in Oklahoma City, OK, APMEX serves their customers worldwide through their website (www.apmex.com). APMEX offers over 5,000 different types of precious metal products for every investment need.

About Citadel Global Depository Services, Inc.

Citadel provides storage services for precious metal buyers worldwide. Located in Oklahoma City, Citadel’s services and benefits can be viewed online at their website (www.cgdsi.com). With highly competitive storage rates, very low minimums, 24/7 access to viewing your holdings and an exclusive arrangement with a global leader in security, Citadel provides an unparalleled storage option. A Citadel account may be opened without any obligation until product is deposited for safekeeping.    


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