Landmarks of Britain Series from The Royal Mint Continues at APMEX
APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to announce the third release in The Royal Mint’s Landmarks of Britain series. This issue celebrates one of the most famous public spaces in the world: London’s Trafalgar Square.
The site of Trafalgar Square has been significant since the 13th century, but the public square as it is known today did not open until 1844 and takes its name from the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in 1805. The iconic 169-foot Nelson’s Column stands at the center, surrounded by numerous other commemorative statues and sculptures. Nearly 5 million tourists visit Trafalgar Square, making it one of London’s most visited attractions.
The Landmarks of Britain series is unique in that, instead of the straight-on shots we see in movies and television, The Royal Mint designers chose to depict 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.
“London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world,” APMEX Vice President of Merchandising Ryan Boyles said. “This unique series from The Royal Mint has brought a Londoner’s perspective to familiar attractions. Our customers have excitedly collected both of the first releases and we are thrilled to be able to offer this next release to them.”
The 1 oz Silver Trafalgar Square 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.
The entire Landmarks of Britain series showcases classic British landmarks where tourists flock and locals regularly gather. When complete, the series will feature Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Order yours today to continue, or 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.