Final Landmarks of Britain Release from The Royal Mint Now at APMEX
APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to introduce the fourth release in The Royal Mint’s Landmarks of Britain series. This final issue celebrates one of the most famous residences in the world: Buckingham Palace.
The grounds of Buckingham Palace had been the site of previous residences, but a house built in 1703 for the first Duke of Buckingham and Normanby forms the architectural core of the current palace. After being sold to King George III in 1761 as the Queen’s private retreat, Queen Victoria became the first monarch to reside in Buckingham Palace in 1837, making it the principal royal residence moving forward. It also functions as the monarch’s administrative headquarters. It is the seventh-largest royal residence in the world but one of the most visited, with half a million visitors each year.
“This unique series from The Royal Mint added a Londoner’s perspective to world-famous attractions.” APMEX Vice President of Merchandising Ryan Boyles said. “Our customers have enjoyed each of the previous releases and have been awaiting the Buckingham Palace coin as a perfect way to cap off an exquisite series.”
Just like each prior coin in the series, the 1 oz Silver Buckingham Palace coin specifications resemble those of The Royal Mint’s Silver Britannia, measuring 38.61 mm in diameter, containing .999 fine Silver and listing a face value of £2. The obverse features the fifth effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created by Royal Mint designer Jody Clark, and displays the guilloché background that is becoming commonplace on Royal Mint coins.
Most people are very familiar with the sights of London, but the Landmarks of Britain Series takes a slightly different perspective. Instead of the straight-on shots we see in movies and television, The Royal Mint designers depicted each iconic location as a tourist might view it – from an angled street view as though pictured in a snapshot. These Silver bullion coins appeal to both investors and collectors who want to own a piece of old London town.
Showcasing classic British landmarks where tourists flock and locals regularly gather, the complete Landmarks of Britain Series includes Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Order yours today to complete, or even start, your Landmarks of Britain series at APMEX.
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 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.