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How To Buy Physical Gold & Silver

In some ways, buying Gold and Silver is like making other investments. In some ways, it is like purchasing other products. Here are a few things you will want to know as you begin the buying process.

Understand the price terms

Before you buy a Precious Metals product, you need to understand how it is priced. Here are a few terms you should know and how they relate to the price to buy and sell products.

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Research your retailer

Buy only from reputable retailers. Some dealers sell products that aren’t as represented. Some may tack on hidden fees at checkout. Some sell products they don’t have, expecting to procure them after your check clears.

Consider APMEX

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, APMEX is known for selling quality products at fair prices. Learn more.

Choose your products

With thousands of Gold and Silver products to choose from, your choices will depend on personal preferences. Smaller products are easier to trade. Larger products are easier to store. Sovereign coins are more liquid. Learn more about your options here.

Place your order

In some ways, buying Precious Metals is as easy as adding a product to your cart and going to check out. But there are also a few key differences you want to keep an eye out for when decided where to buy Precious Metals.

1. Lock In Your Price
Your price should be locked in for at least 10 minutes after you start the checkout process.
2. Choose Method of Payment
A range of payment options include credit cards, bank wire or personal check.
3. Check Shipping Times
Fast shipping times usually means the product is on hand. Abnormally long shipping times can mean a dealer doesn't own the product.
4. Rewards Programs
Perks can include free shipping, promotional offers or advance notice of sales.

How to store

Securely storing Gold and Silver is top-of-mind for most investors. If you wish to store your investments at home or in a bank, APMEX supplies will protect your products from damage. Citadel, an APMEX subsidiary, works with Brink's to offer private storage in a high-security facility, where your products are kept separate from other investors’.

This option provides easy access to your products and may allow you to showcase them to friends and family. Check out our presentation cases ideal for home storage.

Many banks rent vault space to the public for safekeeping of valuables. These APMEX products will protect your Gold and Silver from damage during the safe deposit box’s handling.

Companies like Citadel Global Depository Services segregate your products from other investors' in a high-security facility at a very low cost.

Helpful Resources

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