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APMEX Offers Technologically Advanced Coins from Royal Canadian Mint

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is pleased to offer one of the most exciting breakthroughs in Silver minting technology, put forth by the always-innovative Royal Canadian Mint.

The 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf was introduced in 1988 and saw immediate popularity with both collectors and investors for its .9999 fine Silver content and simple but elegant design of a single maple leaf. However, Silver Maple Leafs, similar to many Silver coins from around the world, were susceptible to developing white spots. These spots do not affect the coin’s purity or composition, but they do impact the aesthetics.

In 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint set out to find the cause of, and potential solutions for, the occurrence of spotting. The mint considered every possible factor that could cause these unpredictable spots and even teamed up with a local university to use a variety of their laboratories and technological advances.

After years of research and testing, the mint discovered a solution. After successful integration into existing production and quality controls, the mint has announced this new MINTSHIELD™ Surface Protection to help reduce and potentially contain spotting.

“Since their inception, the Royal Canadian Mint has been one of the most innovative mints in the world,” APMEX COO Mark Yoshimura said. “The introduction of MINTSHIELD™ proves not only their dedication to technological advancements but also their commitment to those who purchase their products. Silver Maple Leafs are one of our best sellers each year and we are excited to see how customers react to this step forward in Silver coin production.”

Currently, MINTSHIELD™ Surface Protection is being applied to all 2018 Silver Maple Leafs. Shop the full selection of these new products at APMEX and take advantage of this breakthrough technology today.

About APMEX, Inc.

For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $9.5 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #45 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.

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