Learning Guide

At APMEX, we are committed to providing you the information about Precious Metals. From the history and science behind Gold and Silver to numismatic and collectible coins, our Learning Guides will teach you all facts of the industry.

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The current Gold price is much more than the price of a commodity. The price of Gold today is the result of being the most important Precious Metal for thousands of years. Looking beyond the Gold price chart, you will discover a tale that goes beyond the value of a bar of Gold in an investment portfolio.

Platinum is much rarer than both Gold and Silver — so rare, in fact, that all the Platinum ever mined could potentially fit in your home. The rarity of Platinum cannot be overstated because it has a vast array of uses, particularly industrial uses, including catalytic converters, laboratory equipment and even dentistry equipment.

It is important to know the multiple factors that impact the price of Palladium when investing in the metal. You’ll want to explore what key factors influence the price of Palladium. One world event can send the Palladium price soaring or slipping. Not all economic news affects all Precious Metals prices the same way.

Essentials Guides

What is Bullion?

Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium all come in various forms and sizes to create a variety of options for investors and collectors.  

What is a Troy Ounce?

It is important for anyone wishing to buy or sell Gold and Silver to become familiar with the common term of a troy ounce.


What is an Eagle?

Since the U.S. Mint’s American Eagle program began in 1986, Gold and Silver Eagles have remained a popular choice among both investors and collectors


What is a Krugerrand?

South Africa’s Rand Refinery began striking Krugerrands in 1967 and created the first Gold bullion coin on the market.


What is a Swan?

Released annually from The Perth Mint with a new reverse design, the Australian Swans are a modern bullion favorite.


What is a Panda?

First issued in 1982, the Chinese Panda features a new panda-centric design each year in both Gold and Silver.


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