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When buying Precious Metals, APMEX provides you with all the information on Precious Metals pricing, state sales tax, the countries we ship to, and a local coin shop directory by state. 

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Step 1:

Why Buy Physical Gold and Silver?

If you are concerned about the volatility of the stock market, you’re not alone. The extreme highs and lows of the stock market often lead investors towards safe-haven assets, like bullion. Historically, the Precious Metals market has an inverse relationship with the stock market, meaning that when stocks are up, bullion is down and vice versa.

Step 2:

How Much Should I Buy?

This question is one of the most important for investors to answer. After all, experts suggest limits on how much of any types of investments should go into a portfolio. After deciding to purchase and own Precious Metals and considering how much money to allocate, one can then think about how much and what to buy at any point in time.

Step 3:

What Precious Metals Should I Buy?

With the frequent changes in the market and countless Precious Metal products available, choosing investments can be difficult. Some want Gold or Silver coins, rounds or bars while others want products that are valuable because of their design, mintage or other collectible qualities. Also, collectors may shop for unique sets and individual pieces for their collections.

Step 4:

How To Buy Gold and Silver?

After considering why, how much, and what Precious Metals products to buy, an investor’s next step is how to buy them. Gold and Silver are different than your typical investments. While buying Precious Metals can be important for investing, it can also be a fun shopping experience. One guideline for buying Precious Metals is to keep the buying process as simple as possible. Plus, one should only buy them from respectable retailers with longstanding credibility for quality, like APMEX.

Step 1:

Why Buy Physical Gold and Silver?

If you are concerned about the volatility of the stock market, you’re not alone. The extreme highs and lows of the stock market often lead investors towards safe-haven assets, like bullion. Historically, the Precious Metals market has an inverse relationship with the stock market, meaning that when stocks are up, bullion is down and vice versa.

Step 2:

How Much Should I Buy?

This question is one of the most important for investors to answer. After all, experts suggest limits on how much of any types of investments should go into a portfolio. After deciding to purchase and own Precious Metals and considering how much money to allocate, one can then think about how much and what to buy at any point in time.

Step 3:

What Precious Metals Should I Buy?

With the frequent changes in the market and countless Precious Metal products available, choosing investments can be difficult. Some want Gold or Silver coins, rounds or bars while others want products that are valuable because of their design, mintage or other collectible qualities. Also, collectors may shop for unique sets and individual pieces for their collections.

Step 4:

How To Buy Gold and Silver?

After considering why, how much, and what Precious Metals products to buy, an investor’s next step is how to buy them. Gold and Silver are different than your typical investments. While buying Precious Metals can be important for investing, it can also be a fun shopping experience. One guideline for buying Precious Metals is to keep the buying process as simple as possible. Plus, one should only buy them from respectable retailers with longstanding credibility for quality, like APMEX.

Essentials Guides

How Much is a Gold Coin Worth?

There are many thousands of types of Gold coins available for purchase on the market today and they all hold a different, individual value. 

How Much is a Dollar Coin Worth?

The worth of a dollar coin depends on if your coin is newer, worth only its face value, or if your older dollar coin has a slight numismatic value. 

How Much is a Silver Bar Worth?

Silver bars have been investor favorites for many years and their worth typically revolves around the amount of silver they contain. 

How Much is a Gold Bar Worth? 

Like many other commodities, gold bars are traded every day and the price can change minute by minute. 

Do Rounds or Coins Have Better Value?

Both rounds and coins have value. The difference between the two lies in your investment and collection goals. 

How does the U.S. Dollar Influence Precious Metal Prices?

As the leading global currency for Precious Metals prices, Gold and Silver are typically bought in U.S. Dollars. 

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The state of Florida requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Florida.
The state of Kansas requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Kansas.
The state of Arizona requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Arizona.
We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Montana.
We provide you the information you need on taxable products within New Hampshire.
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The state of Ohio requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Ohio.
The state of Texas requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Texas.
The state of Tennessee requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Tennessee.
The state of Kentucky requires the collection of tax on all Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Kentucky.
The state of Maine requires the collection of tax on all Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Maine.
The state of Mississippi requires the collection of tax on all Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Mississippi.
The state of New Jersey requires the collection of tax on all Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within New Jersey.
The state of Oklahoma requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Oklahoma.
The state of New Mexico requires the collection of tax on all Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within New Mexico.
The state of Pennsylvania requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Pennsylvania.
The state of Vermont requires the collection of tax on all Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Vermont.
The state of Rhode Island requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Rhode Island.
The state of Wisconsin requires the collection of tax on all Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Wisconsin.
The state of South Carolina requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within South Carolina.
The state of South Dakota requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within South Dakota.
The state of Utah requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Utah.
The state of Virginia requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Virginia.
The state of Washington requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within Washington.
The state of West Virginia requires the collection of tax on certain Precious Metals. We provide you the information you need on taxable products within West Virginia.