Exclusive Icons of Route 66 Series Continues at APMEX
Since 1999, APMEX has grown and thrived in the heart of Oklahoma, becoming the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer. They are thrilled to announce the fourth release of their limited-production series that takes customers on a journey along one of the most famous roads in America is showcasing their home state.
On November 11, 1926, U.S. Route 66 opened following rapid industrial growth requiring the need for national highways. This 2,448-mile road, winding its way from Chicago to Santa Monica, was the backdrop for numerous family road trips in the first half of the 20th century, providing miles of entertainment and peculiar attractions in a time before cell phones and handheld entertainment.
To celebrate this Main Street of America and the unique roadside landmarks along the way, APMEX introduced the Icons of Route 66 Series in early 2018, designed to match the instantly recognizable Route 66 road sign. As the series continues from Illinois to California, each issue will feature an iconic Route 66 attraction from that state.
This fourth release brings the viewer into Oklahoma. Just outside the state's capital city stands the Arcadia Round Barn, the most photographed landmark on Route 66. The barn was built by local farmer William Harrison Odor using native bur oak boards soaked and placed in special jigs he created to bend them for the walls and rafters. The town of Arcadia prospered and in the 1920s the newly commissioned Route 66 passed right next to the Round Barn, which survives as America's only truly round (as opposed to hexagonal or octagonal) barn. The barn, which is 60' in diameter and 45' in height, was designed with the notion that being round would help it withstand Oklahoma tornadoes.
"As an industry leader, we pride ourselves on our innovative product offerings," APMEX Vice President of Merchandising Ryan Boyles said. "The Icons of Route 66 Series allows us to combine the classic Precious Metals industry with the nostalgia of Route 66 in a unique way. Creating this newest release was twice as exciting for us as the Round Barn is just minutes from our offices and many of our employees know this spot well. Our customers have enjoyed the journey of the first three releases and we look forward to surprising them with the rest of the series."
The limited production of each release adds further appeal on top of the eye-catching shield shape, unique designs and .999 fine Silver content. Each Icons of Route 66 Series Highway Shield comes in a custom shield-shaped capsule. Multiples of 10 will come individually capsulated but sealed in one single stack.
Follow along as APMEX takes you on a nostalgic journey across America with this unique series. Shop the 1 oz Silver Oklahoma Round Barn Shield today to start, or continue, any Route 66 collection.
About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers, boasting over $10 billion in transactions. 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.