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. Gold bullion has been a highly traded commodity and its value grows over time. With such a large variety from which to choose, you can find the Gold bullion coin that fits your buying strategy.
Gold Coin Price
The Gold price chart fluctuates daily. It moves separately from the stock market and other money markets. Several factors can affect the Gold coin price such as elections, geopolitical volatility, shifts within the stock market and even the threat of a possible recession, just to name a few. All of these factors affect the price of Precious Metals, which is extremely important when buying bullion.
Gold bullion coins come in several different sizes, providing a diverse selection. Investors of all levels can find value in Gold coins, as well as Gold bars and rounds. Whether you are buying for an investment, adding to a collection, or simply hedging the market, what Gold you buy plays a major role within your portfolio, especially understanding the value of your purchase. Shop Gold bullion coins and rounds today.
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.
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.