What is Gold? Gold is a Precious Metal of a yellow hue, prized for use in jewelry and decorative arts. Its chemical element symbol is Au and its atomic number is 79. Gold was used to guarantee paper currency in the U.S. until 1934.
Gold is produced in the form of Gold coins, Gold bars and Gold rounds from mints and Precious Metal refiners around the world. When you buy Gold, you invest in an asset class that is as old as civilization itself. For thousands of years, Gold has held stable purchasing power during inflationary times but can play an important role in a modern portfolio. Gold prices generally move independent of stocks and can provide a bright spot in your investment portfolio during an economic downturn.
Some coins stay in families for generations. Even over decades of time, each recipient realizes the value of their inheritance. Gold coins often serve as collectible investments because of their design, scarcity and demand. With each passing year, new coins are minted in different variations which may never be produced again. APMEX only sells Gold coins minted by the most trusted mints in the world. These mints include the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Perth Mint, Austrian Mint and more.
Gold Bullion Coins
Gold bullion coins come in a variety of sizes from 1/25 oz to 1 kilo, and every size in between. The most common purchases are 1 ounce Gold coins, often bought by investors and collectors alike. Some of our most popular Gold coins include:
Gold coins can be a means of passing tangible wealth onto future generations. There is no greater gift you can give than the gift of timeless prosperity.
Buying Gold bars is one of the most cost-effective, safest and easiest ways to own physical Gold. Gold bars generally match sovereign coins in content and purity, but cost less over Gold spot price than Gold coins because they’re usually minted privately. APMEX sells Gold bars produced by Heraeus, Credit Suisse, Valcambi, Perth Mint and other respected Gold companies. Each Gold bar is stamped with its exact Gold weight, fineness and a serial number for added security.
Gold Bullion Bars
Gold bullion bars come in a variety of sizes from 1/2 gram to 1 kilo or more, and every size in between. The most commonly traded Gold bars are 1 ounce or less, often purchased by avid investors. Some of our most popular Gold bars include:
Investors who are solely interested in Gold’s stable purchasing power can find security in Gold rounds. Gold rounds are circular discs often manufactured by private mints, though sometimes produced by government mints. They have no “face value” and are not recognized as legal tender. Gold rounds are not quite as diverse or as collectible as Gold coins, but are an excellent choice for those who want to invest in Gold as an anti-inflation hedge.
Gold Bullion Rounds
Gold bullion rounds come in a number of different sizes from 1 gram to 12 oz, and every size in between. The most commonly traded Gold bullion rounds are 1 ounce or less. Some of our most popular Gold rounds include:
Though not as collectible as some Gold coins, Gold rounds are minted to an equally high standard with beautifully detailed designs, clean striking and a mirrored finish. Gold rounds typically sell for a lower premium relative to spot price and are an excellent addition to a mixed investment portfolio of Gold rounds, Gold coins and Gold bars.
Gold Coin Price
Gold prices fluctuate. They move separately from the stock market and other money markets. Several mitigating factors affect the Gold coin price such as elections, political movement, shifts in the stock market and the threat of possible recession, to name a few. Price is an important point when buying bullion.
Gold coins come in several sizes, and the selection is diverse. Investors of all level can find value in Gold coins and rounds. Whether you are looking for private mint or sovereign mint Gold, the Gold coin price plays an important role in understanding the value of your purchase. Shop Gold bullion coins and rounds today.
Where can I buy Gold? APMEX carries a staggering variety of Gold products, including Gold bullion, coins, rounds and jewelry. APMEX Gold items come from the most respected mints and Gold companies in the world. APMEX Gold is also guaranteed for weight and content. Buying APMEX Gold is a secure place to begin investing in Gold.