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.

Precious Metals 101

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History of Gold Prices

Discover the current Gold price is reliant on the long history of Gold’s value to society. Then check out the price of Gold today at APMEX, where we have a Gold price chart with Gold trends and a large selection of new and vintage Gold coins and other Gold bullion.

History of Silver Prices

Checking daily Silver prices only gives limited context. This is the historical Silver prices, with the value of Silver over time analyzed. Gold spot price history also discussed in this Silver price history article.

History of Platinum Prices

One of the most important reasons people buy Platinum is because it helps balance their portfolio. Some investors are comfortable buying what they know, such as Gold or Silver. However, investors looking for an edge know they need to look to under-tapped markets like Platinum.

History of Palladium Prices

Learn About The Variables that Impact Palladium Prices. Supply and demand are especially important to consider when looking at investing in Palladium products.

History of Silver Prices

Checking daily Silver prices only gives limited context. This is the historical Silver prices, with the value of Silver over time analyzed. Gold spot price history also discussed in this Silver price history article.

History of Platinum Prices

One of the most important reasons people buy Platinum is because it helps balance their portfolio. Some investors are comfortable buying what they know, such as Gold or Silver. However, investors looking for an edge know they need to look to under-tapped markets like Platinum.

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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