Science

Your Precious Metals collection is more than an art, it’s a science. Learning more about the science behind Gold and Silver will you give insight to minting and production processes used to create the iconic pieces in your collection. 

Silver’s uses in commerce and investment are well known. But what other factors drive demand?
The Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, also known as MOXIE, could help put humans on Mars.

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You hear about niobium all the time, but we do not necessarily know what it is or what uses it has. There is numismatic and collector’s value with these coins and they are a one-of-a-kind coin with great value.
Supply and demand is one of the main reasons why many Precious Metal buyers choose to invest in Silver. APMEX is here to explain why. Understand the true demand behind Silver metal and how it is used all over the world.
We often think of Precious Metals as something tangible we can hold as an investment or collection. While that is true, there are amounts of Precious Metals in medical equipment that are necessary to make the equipment run.
All metals have scientific properties that makes them unique to industries and to the earth. While there are many metals in existence today, Precious Metals play an ever-important role in investing, collecting and other financial market situations.
Discover how the Silver periodic table placement clues into properties of the Ag element, or Silver symbol, as well as the melting point of Silver, Silver uses and Silver facts.
What are Pennies made of? That is a common question for collectors. Due to their distinctive color and historical values, Pennies not only contain Copper but also a zinc alloy, which became the standard in 1983.
We have a large collection of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies. Here, you can find out answers to “what is a quarter made of”, “what nickels are made of” and much more.
Precious Metals aren’t just for jewelry and collecting. Find out the many industrial uses of these versatile metals!
Silver nuggets and Gold nuggets are naturally formed in the earth and are rare. APMEX offers a selection of Gold coins that commemorate the Gold nuggets.
The Gold symbol, the AU element, has unique properties that make it desirable. Learn how the Gold periodic table placement gives clues to these properties, Gold uses and Gold facts.
Fuel cell self-driving cars generate electricity from a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, using Platinum or Palladium as a catalyst.
Many of us may remember our science class when we learned about Metals. There are many differences between Precious Metals and base Metals, which are important distinctions in determining commerce and industry needs. We will learn what makes a Metal precious and why that is important.
Sunshine Minting, Royal Canadian Mint and others have utilized minting technologies to their advantage. These features enhance the security and the beauty of the coin. As technology advances through time, there will be features that will help grow the field of numismatics.
As coin collectors or investors, we do not think about how the coin came to pass. In knowing where it came from or what the minting process is, we can better appreciate the coins we have. The minting process is a detailed process that involves attention to detail and skill to provide our coins.
We answer the questions of is Silver a metal or not and sell high quality Silver such as the 5 oz APMEX Silver bar. Get Silver quotes, and find out what is Silver worth when investing.
Gold, atomic number 79, or AU is a naturally occurring element, existing in finite amounts around our Earth. Where is Gold Mined? Today, North America and Eastern nations such as China and Russia produce 46% of the world Gold production.
Learn how to convert all measurements including how many grams in an ounce of Gold. How many grams a 100 oz Silver bar is or 5 oz to grams & more.
Platinum is a rare Precious Metal that is mined in very few parts of the world.
Asteroid mining is the idea that we could extract natural resources, such as Platinum and water, from nearby asteroids and use them here on Earth.
Platinum Group Metals, an assortment of six rare, naturally occurring elements, have been sought after since at least 700 B.C.E. Known for their beauty, high melting point and chemical inertness, investors look to this group as an essential part of a diverse portfolio.
Steel, fiberglass and rubber are all commonly recognized components in modern automobiles, but you can also find a substantial amount of Precious Metals in cars. The most significant uses are Platinum and Palladium in catalytic converters, along with Silver and Gold in electronic circuit boards.

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