All MintDirect® products are sealed within protective plastic, ensuring they remain in the same unadulterated condition as they were when received by APMEX in mint-sealed boxes, providing protection for the lifetime of your investment. Premier is the elite designation for MintDirect® products and marks coins received by APMEX within the first 30 days of release from the mint, assuring the strike quality of the coins is among the best of the year. There are a limited number of MintDirect® Premier products each year.Shop Now
MintDirect® is an exclusive process that makes sure you receive coins in the same condition that we received them from the mint-sealed boxes. All MintDirect® Tubes are sealed in tamper-evident packaging, guaranteeing the tube has never been opened and the coins inside remain untouched. MintDirect® Singles feature single coins taken directly from the tube and placed in a protective polymer casing with authentication card to safeguard the condition and authenticity of each coin, direct from mint-sealed boxes. This MintDirect® seal of assurance is only available from APMEX.Shop Now
MintDirect® Premier with PCGS FirstStrike®
PCGS and APMEX have expanded our partnership to include more popular programs from trusted mints worldwide. PCGS has rigorously reviewed and confirmed the process we have in place to secure coins from mints worldwide and proudly stands by our products being received within 30 days of initial release and stored in a way that ensures the unadulterated condition of the coins.
MintDirect® Premier products in their sealed packaging will remain eligible for the FirstStrike® designation if submitted to PCGS for grading long after new FirstStrike®-eligible coins are typically gone from the market. Previously, coins had to be stored in sealed monster boxes in secure, PCGS-approved storage locations since before the FirstStrike® deadline to qualify for this designation. Learn more about this historic partnership.Shop Now
How the Process Works
MintDirect® is an exclusive process that makes sure you receive coins in the same condition that we received them from the mint-sealed boxes. All MintDirect® Tubes are sealed in tamper-evident packaging, guaranteeing the tube has never been opened and the coins inside remain untouched. MintDirect® Singles feature single coins taken directly from the tube and placed.
The mint-sealed monster boxes arrive at APMEX.
Mint-sealed boxes are moved to APMEX’s secure, climate-controlled vaults.
APMEX professionals carefully remove the unopened mint tubes and prepare tubes for the MintDirect® process.
Original mint tubes are sealed with tamper-evident plastic with the MintDirect® label, guaranteeing their original mint condition.
Double RF welding creates a tamper-evident seal, guaranteeing each coin’s original mint condition.
Single coins are removed from the tubes with care and placed directly into plastic polymer casing with authentication card.
Note: The MintDirect® process does not guarantee protection from spotting or tarnishing that normally occurs in chemically active metals, such as Gold, Silver and Platinum.
Life Of A Coin
APMEX uses a special machine for this sealing process to ensure the products you receive are sealed completely, once they are removed directly from the mint boxes. The mint tubes are placed on the conveyor leading into the machine and the sealing process seals both ends of each tube with tamper-evident packaging. After the process is completed, the tube is removed from the machine and then checked to ensure the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards.