OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the release of the 2016 Gold and Silver Britannias, APMEX is announcing the launch of the 2016 Britannia Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes will give away a total of 100 ounces of Silver to four winners, giving them the unique opportunity to win an artist-signed tube of 1 oz Silver Britannias.
The 25-coin tube of 2016 1 oz Silver Britannias includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Jody Clark, the talented Royal Mint engraver who was tasked with creating the obverse design featuring the Queen's fifth effigy. At 33, Clark is the youngest artist ever to have his coin portrait chosen and is the first Royal Mint engraver to have their work used for this purpose in over 100 years.
"We're always looking for ways to give our customers a level of service that just can't be beat," said APMEX CEO Ken Lewis. "This sweepstakes is just one example of how we're doing that. We're thrilled to be the exclusive retailer to bring customers such a unique and exciting opportunity. Not only do the winners walk away with 25 ounces of free Silver, they get the opportunity to win a piece of history."
The 2016 Britannia Sweepstakes begins October 22, 2015 and runs through November 10, 2015. To enter the sweepstakes, simply pre-order any 2016 Gold or Silver Britannia coin from APMEX and you'll be automatically entered. Visit www.apmex.com/BritanniaSweepstakes for more ways to enter and for official rules. Four winners will be selected on November 11, 2015 from all eligible entries received.
The legendary image of Britannia has been used on coinage since Roman times. This iconic representation symbolizes Britain's strength and integrity as she stands strong, ready for whatever may come her way. Britannia's are popular among investors, with the 2016 Britannia coin holding historic value as it is the first coin to show the Queen's latest effigy.
The 2016 issue features a unique textured background, adding a distinct feel and providing further collectible interest to this widely popular coin. These coins meet the high expectations customers have of the Royal Mint and provide an iconic, classic image in a new way for investors to enjoy. To ensure each coin is received at its best, they come in protective plastic to ensure its finish and design.
About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $6.5 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #46 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.
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Source: American Precious Metal Exchange (APMEX)