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The history of coins and currency dates back over 5,000 years to the first known use exchanged currency for bartered good and services. As you are building your collection, learn the stories of some of the most famous coins in the world. 

What Was the Free Banking Era?

What Was the Free Banking Era?

Examine the Free Banking Era to uncover its impact on modern finance, where decentralization, innovation, and regulatory challenges converge.
What is the Specie Resumption Act of 1875? 

What is the Specie Resumption Act of 1875? 

Discover how the Specie Resumption Act of 1875 restored gold convertibility and stabilized the U.S. economy post-Civil War. A story…
What was the Free Silver Movement?  

What was the Free Silver Movement?  

The Free Silver Movement was a moment in American history that called for the unlimited coinage of silver. 

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The Role of Coins in History

Learn how ancient coins shaped the world's payment system, from ancient Gold coins and ancient Roman coins to ancient Greek coins. Buy your own Gold

The Story of Pre-1933 Gold Double Eagle Coins

The 1933 Double Eagles hold their place in history because they were the last Gold coin struck before the infamous Gold coin recall of 1933.

Where are Coins Minted in the U.S.?

The U.S. Mint represents the most traditional of American values and takes pride in their coins and their ability to hold value and connect generations

History of Modern Bullion Investments

Modern bullion investments can be tricky especially if you don't know what you want to buy or know where to start looking. There are many

A History of U.S. Mint Production Technology

Producing Gold coins and Silver coins, among other Precious Metals products, has been the responsibility of the U.S. Mint as long as it has been

Ancient Coins and Their History

Some of the oldest coins in the world offer more than just historical value. Take a look at some of the oldest coins that still

Coins and Currency of the American Civil War

There are several coins and currency of the Civil War that are worth taking a look at because they are both historical and valuable.

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

History of the Silver American Eagle Design

The history of the American Silver Eagle obverse design is one that should be explored in order to understand its popularity and significance. Adolph A.

How President Roosevelt Changed U.S. Gold Coins

Roosevelt, unlike McKinley, sought to leave his imprint on America and had a long list of priorities. One of those priorities was to change America’s

How Were Ancient Coins Produced?

Coins as currency have been issued around the globe since 6th century B.C. It is up for debate as to which civilization was the first

Important U.S. Legislative Coin Acts

Learn the importance of knowing the history involved with American coinage and important legislative coin acts that exist today with APMEX!

The Native American Mint: Native American Coins 

Native American coins are the perfect representation of an important people in current events and history. Tribes throughout the country have given authorization for the

Precious Metals of the Bible

Silver and Gold represent an important part of biblical history. There are Silver Bible coins and biblical coins at APMEX that commemorate important parts of

Silver Quarters Throughout History

Own one of the many quarters from different parts of history today. Whether you are looking for rare quarters or modern National Parks quarters, you

Historic Precious Metals Price Spikes

Understanding historical price chart movements is ideal when determining your next investment. Here, APMEX will show the historic Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium price spikes

A Brief History of The United States Mint

The United States Mint celebrates their 225th anniversary. Its history is unique, but steeped in the annals of time. Now with branches throughout the country,

A Look Back on the Iconic American Eagle (1986-2017)

The American Eagle program has remained popular with both investors and collectors since the series began in 1986. What started with stunning Gold and Silver

A Brief History of Carson City Silver Dollars

Produced from 1878-1904, and again in 1921, the Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the most iconic coins ever created by the United States Mint.

1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act Signed by the President

Legislation seeking coinage to recognize the centennial anniversary in 2021 of the transition from the Morgan to the Peace dollar has been signed by President

The Impact of Covid on Coin Circulation

The United States is facing an unusual coin shortage. This isn't necessarily due to a supply problem, but a problem of circulation.
Learn how ancient coins shaped the world’s payment system, from ancient Gold coins and ancient Roman coins to ancient Greek coins. Buy your own Gold
The 1933 Double Eagles hold their place in history because they were the last Gold coin struck before the infamous Gold coin recall of 1933.
The U.S. Mint represents the most traditional of American values and takes pride in their coins and their ability to hold value and connect generations
Modern bullion investments can be tricky especially if you don’t know what you want to buy or know where to start looking. There are many
Producing Gold coins and Silver coins, among other Precious Metals products, has been the responsibility of the U.S. Mint as long as it has been
Some of the oldest coins in the world offer more than just historical value. Take a look at some of the oldest coins that still
There are several coins and currency of the Civil War that are worth taking a look at because they are both historical and valuable.
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
The history of the American Silver Eagle obverse design is one that should be explored in order to understand its popularity and significance. Adolph A.
Roosevelt, unlike McKinley, sought to leave his imprint on America and had a long list of priorities. One of those priorities was to change America’s
Coins as currency have been issued around the globe since 6th century B.C. It is up for debate as to which civilization was the first
Learn the importance of knowing the history involved with American coinage and important legislative coin acts that exist today with APMEX!
Native American coins are the perfect representation of an important people in current events and history. Tribes throughout the country have given authorization for the
Silver and Gold represent an important part of biblical history. There are Silver Bible coins and biblical coins at APMEX that commemorate important parts of
Own one of the many quarters from different parts of history today. Whether you are looking for rare quarters or modern National Parks quarters, you
Understanding historical price chart movements is ideal when determining your next investment. Here, APMEX will show the historic Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium price spikes
The United States Mint celebrates their 225th anniversary. Its history is unique, but steeped in the annals of time. Now with branches throughout the country,
The American Eagle program has remained popular with both investors and collectors since the series began in 1986. What started with stunning Gold and Silver
Produced from 1878-1904, and again in 1921, the Morgan Silver Dollar is one of the most iconic coins ever created by the United States Mint.
Legislation seeking coinage to recognize the centennial anniversary in 2021 of the transition from the Morgan to the Peace dollar has been signed by President
The United States is facing an unusual coin shortage. This isn’t necessarily due to a supply problem, but a problem of circulation.

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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 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

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