APMEX (apmex.com)

APMEX is a large online precious metals dealer located in the United States. They specialise in gold, silver and platinum coins and bars. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

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Products offered

Their selection of gold and silver coins is quite impressive. A collector’s haven. To the usual American Eagle and Maple Leaf gold and silver coins series, all available investment grade coins from other countries, such as China, Austria, South Africa, Mexico, Israel and many more, including all the commemorative series, are held in stock. They also carry IRA- approved gold and silver in several options. A comprehensive array of platinum coins and bars, some IRA-approved.
And, like many other dealers, they also offer the so-called collectible coins such as sealed « perfect 70 » coins et al, and some old coins. Some of their products also include jewelry and other trinkets and collectibles.

Prices

Prices vary depending on the chosen product and the quantities ordered, but here are a couple of examples of their prices. You can purchase a Maple Leaf (Canada) 1oz gold coin for $34.99 above spot, an American Eagle for $52.99 over spot, a 100oz Royal Canadian Mint silver bar between $0.89 and $1.29 over spot.

Delivery / storage

APMEX ships across the United States, either by U.S. mail, UPS or Federal Express (FedEx) and can also arrange for international shipments. Shipping costs (in the USA) are $9.95 for orders under $500 and $14.95 for orders under $5,000. Shipping is free for orders exceeding $5,000.
As for storage, APMEX owns a subsidiary, Citadel Global Depository Services, Inc., should you desire private storage of your precious metals in the United States. Shipping your metals to a Citadel depository is free.

Payment options

Credit card (up to $5,000), money order, cashier’s check, personal or company check, and bank wire transfer (the preferred way).

Currencies accepted

US and canadian dollars, euros, british pounds (Sterling).

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Advantages

>> Largest inventory of gold and silver coins and bars
>> Storage available in the United States
>> Expedient delivery at low costs

Disadvantages

>> no offshore storage solution

conclusion

It is hard to find any fault with APMEX, since it provides the widest selection of fine products at reasonable costs, low-cost and fast shipping, and private storage if so desired. The only real disadvantage would be that there is no offshore storage solution offered, because we are convinced that offshore storage constitutes the utmost in protection for your precious metals.