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Buying 101

As one of the country’s largest buyers of bullion, numismatics, semi-numismatics, rare coins and currency, APMEX has purchased over $1 billion of product from the retail market.

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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 Gold and Silver Should You Have?

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:

Which 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:

When to Buy Gold & Silver

After considering why, how much, and what Precious Metals products to buy, an investor’s next step is when to buy them. This decision requires an understanding of market trends and the impact of economic factors on precious metal prices.

Essentials Guides

Morgan Silver Dollars

Morgan Silver Dollars were minted from 1878 to 1921 and have remained popular among collectors long after their run in circulation ended.

Franklin Half Dollars

Half Dollars were one of the foundational coins of U.S. currency until it fell out of favor in the late 20th century. 

Washington Quarters

The Washington Quarter was minted to replace the Standing Liberty Quarter in 1932 and has continued to today with few interruptions.  

Roosevelt Dimes

The Roosevelt Dime has been struck with few interruptions from the beginning of U.S. coinage in 1792 to the present day. 

Jefferson Nickels

The Jefferson Nickel replaced the iconic Buffalo Nickel in 1938 and has been used, both the Jefferson and Modern Jefferson, in some way for U.S. coinage ever since.  

Lincoln Pennies

The Lincoln Penny was minted for the first time in 1909 and the obverse of the coin remains in use on the penny today. 

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