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

Law exempts Precious Metals purchases if they are stored in a non-bank depository, like APMEX owned subsidiary Citadel Global Depository

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 5, 2012– According to a recent law enacted by the Oklahoma Legislature, residents of Oklahoma can purchase Gold and Silver coins, bars and rounds from Oklahoma Precious Metal dealers without paying any sales taxes on that purchase. 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 into law 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 eight percent 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,” Citadel President Mike Garofalo said. Storage costs are the same for all customers at just .55 percent (55 basis points) per year. So they pay slightly more than one half of one percent a year for insured allocated storage as opposed to a one-time 8.25 percent Oklahoma Sales Tax. Garofalo also added, “Citadel customers have online access to their holdings 24/7, and the value of their holdings is updated daily. That way you always know what your Gold and Silver products are worth, whether you own $1,000 or $10 million worth of Precious Metals.”

About APMEX, Inc.

APMEX Inc., one of the largest online retailers of Gold, Silver and other Precious Metals products, offers one of the world’s largest retail selections including all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells all types of Royal Canadian Mint products, including Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium Maple Leaf coins, as well as South African Gold Krugerrand coins. APMEX is also a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.

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.

Contact: Michael Garofalo APMEX, Inc., (405) 595-2100 X 114, Michael.Garofalo@APMEX.com

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Buying Gold? Top 4 Things to Keep in Mind

American Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whether you are worried about the economy or saving for the future you may want to consider putting a little bit of your savings into Precious Metals like Gold or Silver. But don’t rush into this investment without considering the following 4 points.

  1. Learn the terms: Confused by what spot, bid, ask, and troy ounce is. Learn about these terms by visiting our glossary or by visiting our new investors page.
  2. Research the product you would like the purchase: Some Gold products are more expensive than others. Call one of our representatives who can help you figure out the best product for your needs. We have over 7,000 products in stock so we have no doubt you will find something that is best suited to meet your financial goals!
  3. Research the precious metals dealer: Buy from a reputable company. Check customer ratings on the company website, ensure that they are BBB accredited and visit the company’s social channels on Facebook, and Twitter. Look for a company that offers transparent pricing and secure shipping. There are a lot of players out there and you want to make sure that you buy from the company that is best suited to your needs.
  4. Think about storage: If you make a large investment in Precious Metals, you will want to consider storage options. APMEX customers can store their purchases at a wholly owned subsidiary called Citadel. Learn more here.

Visit APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006 to find out more about buying Precious Metals. You’ll see that APMEX has all four of these important characteristics you should look for in a Precious Metals dealer.


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Product of the Week: 2012 5 oz Silver Denali National Park

2012 5 oz Silver ATB Denali National ParkIn 2010, the U.S. Mint launched its highly anticipated America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin Program, and now you can add the latest issue to your collection: the 2012 Denali National Park coin. This beautiful coin, like the others in the series, contains five ounces of .999 fine Silver and is backed by the U.S. government.

Established in 1917 to protect wildlife populations of the Alaska Interior, Denali National Park spans more than 6 million acres with habitats ranging from forest to tundra. The diverse landscapes of Denali are home to a wide range of wildlife, including grizzly bears, moose, gray wolves and snowshoe hares.

The reverse of this large Silver coin shows one of these majestic animals, the Dall sheep, in front of the awe-inspiring Mount McKinley, which at 20,320 feet is the highest mountain peak in North America. Surrounding the image is the text “Denali,” “Alaska” and “E Pluribus Unum,” along with the date, 2012. The obverse features the same design as the Washington quarters.

This beautiful coin is the final release of 2012 and 15th overall in the series. It would make a great addition to any America the Beautiful collection, or could be a perfect way to start collecting this series! Order yours today!

NOTE: These are currently on pre-order. Expected delivery date is November 2.


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Find the Perfect Gold Eagle You’ve Been Wanting


Perfection Is In Your Reach: A Large Variety of Perfect 70 1 oz Gold Eagles Very Limited Quantities of Each Selection

Perfect 70 Gold Eagles (1 oz)Here’s your chance to find perfect Gold American Eagles for your collection. APMEX has a great selection of 1 oz Perfect 70 Gold Eagles. You will find multiple dates, as well as First Strikes and Early Releases, plus coins in Burnished, Proof and Reverse Proof finishes. Special 2 and 3 coin boxed sets are also available. Perfect 70 Gold Eagles from APMEX enhance your collection with:

  • Certified Perfection: Tamper evident slabs authenticate Perfect 70 grades from PCGS or NGC, the two leading independent grading agencies. These coins have received the highest grade on the Sheldon numerical grading scale from 1 (barely identifiable) to 70 (absolute perfection).
  • U.S. Government Guarantee: The U.S. Mint guarantees that Perfect 70 Gold Eagles contain 1 troy oz actual Gold weight. They each have a face value of $50.
  • Teddy Roosevelt Commissioned Design: The obverse, or front, mirrors Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 design of Lady Liberty, while the reverse, or back, features the famed eagle design by Miley Busiek.


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One Day Special On Silver Eagles


Don’t Miss This One Day Only Deal

Order by Tuesday September 11, 3 p.m. (CDT)! While Supplies Last.
2012 1 oz Silver American EagleAny quantity only $2.89 per coin over spot!
Each 2012 Silver Eagle contains .999 fine Silver and comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The Silver American Eagle is the most popular bullion coin in the United States, and this is the most recent issue in a series that began in 1986. Adolph A. Weinman’s beautiful design showing Lady Liberty, draped in an American flag, walking gracefully as the sun rises over a ridge, appears on the obverse, while a heraldic eagle and 13 small stars appear on the reverse.

Orders in multiples of 20 coins will come packaged in mint tubes, and 500 or more are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” Otherwise, coins will be in protective plastic flips.

Because Silver American Eagles are eligible for Precious Metals IRAs, Silver American Eagle coins are a great way to diversify one’s wealth.


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Featured product: Pamp Suisse Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver Bars

 Pamp Suisse (Year of the Dragon) Gold and SilverPamp Suisse, a leading refiner of Precious Metals products, is known worldwide for producing some of the most beautiful designs in bullion. That is certainly the case with its new Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver bars. These elegant products display unique, collectible beauty at a bullion price, making them an admirable addition to any collection or investment portfolio.

These attractive bars show a serpentine dragon, the most popular of all Chinese zodiac animals, twisting itself around a pillar. The backs of the same dragon and pillar are visible as you turn the bar over to the reverse side. This unique design also incorporates the Chinese character for “dragon” on the obverse and the weight, purity, serial number and Pamp Suisse logo on the reverse.

A different animal of the Chinese zodiac is said to influence each year in the Chinese lunar calendar. In Chinese mythology, the dragon is a symbol of strength, bravery and good fortune. The dragon is said to impart its noble traits on the people born in years of its influence, and since the dragon only comes around once every 12 years, 2012 Year of the Dragon products are very popular.

Available in 1 oz of .9999-fine Gold as well as 1 oz and 100 grams of .999-fine Silver, these die-struck bars are the perfect combination of high-quality bullion and aesthetic design. Get your hands on these beautiful and in-demand products from Pamp Suisse. APMEX makes it easy to buy Gold and Silver by offering competitive Gold and Silver prices on all Gold and Silver bullion bars.

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