What Precious Metals
Should I Buy?

With thousands of Precious Metals products on the market, choosing investments is a personal decision. Some people simply want Gold or Silver coins, rounds or bars. Others want products that are valuable because of their design, mintage, or any other quality that makes them collectible. Collectors may shop for unique pieces and sets. Here are some of your choices:

Sovereign Bullion Coins

Popular products like Gold American Eagles and Silver Canadian Maple Leafs are sovereign coins. They’re manufactured by government mints and have face values like any currency. Because sovereign nations stand behind the content and purity of these coins, they’re highly valued, recognizable, and easy to sell when the time comes.

Some of the most popular products for first time buyers include: American Eagle Coins, Canadian Maple Leaf Coins, South African Krugerrands, Austrian Philharmonics.

Bullion Bars & Rounds

Bars and rounds generally match sovereign coins in content and purity, but because they’re usually minted privately, they can cost less. APMEX only buys from respected mints and offers popular products like Pamp Suisse Gold bars and unique products like the Valcambi CombiBarTM - one bar that can be divided into smaller ones.

Some of the most popular products for first time buyers include: 1 oz Pamp Suisse Gold Bar, 1 oz Credit Suisse Gold Bar, 10 oz Johnson Matthey Gold Bar, and 10 oz Engelhard Silver Bar.

Modern Numismatic Coins

Modern coins become collectible when they’re minted in limited quantities, like Proof Gold Buffalos, or when they’re certified by third-party grading services as being in exceptional condition. Certified American Eagles with PCGS “First Strike” or NGC “Early Releases” labels are very popular and sought after by collectors.

Historic Numismatic Coins

Historic coins get their value from a combination of rarity, condition and bullion content. Pre-1933 Gold coins sell for more than Morgan Silver Dollars (minted 1878-1904). But a rare Early American Silver Dollar could cost more than Gold.

Helpful Resources

How to Buy Gold and Silver - Basic Terms Explained (3:57)

Investing in Precious Metals has a language all its own and some definitions will surprise you. Watch Video

Product Sheet

A lot of investors see Silver as an affordable alernative to Gold. But it is much more than that. Download

Interview with Author, David Ganz

Interview with author of “How to begin, build and maintain a properly diversified portfolio.” Read Interview
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