About A-Mark

Founded in 1965, A-Mark has grown into a full service precious metals trading company offering a wide array of products and services. Our products include gold, silver, platinum and palladium for storage and delivery in the form of coins, bars, wafers and grain. Our services include financing, leasing, consignment, hedging and a variety of customized financial programs. We are an official distributor for many Government Mints throughout the world including The Royal Canadian Mint, The South African Mint, The Australian (Perth) Mint and an Authorized Purchaser for the US Mint.

A-Mark makes an active two way market from our trading centers in Santa Monica, California and Vienna, Monday through Friday from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm, Pacific Time, even while many major world commodity markets are closed.

We are a leader in precious metals with the largest precious metals dealer network in North America, serving customers on six continents. Our clients include coin and metal dealers, investors, collectors, mines, manufacturers, refiners, jewelers, investment advisors, merchants, commodity brokerage houses and central banks.

Our Location

    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.
    429 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Suite 230
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

Our Operating Banks

HSBC

Our Auditors

    BDO Seidman, LLP.
    330 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10017-5001

The History of A-Mark

2009: A-Mark establishes A-Mark Trading AG (AMTAG) a wholly owned Austrian AG which markets A-Mark’s goods and services throughout Europe.
2006: A-Mark establishes CFC, a wholly owned subsidiary which finances Numismatic Coins for individuals and dealers.
2005: A-Mark is acquired by Greg Manning Auctions, Inc. a public company traded on NASDAQ.
2002: The largest gold refinery in the world, Johnson Matthey, begins manufacturing 100 ounce silver bars for the first time in 12 years.   A-Mark is named the exclusive distributor.
2001: A-Mark creates a New Issues and Collectibles division to market established and proprietary collectibles products and expand international distribution of all of its products.
   
2000: The L.A. Business Journal recognizes A-Mark's Parent Corporation, A-Mark Financial, as the 2nd largest privately held company in Los Angeles.
   
1999: Forbes Magazine recognizes A-Mark's Parent Corporation, A-Mark Financial, as No. 51 of the 500 Largest Private Corporations in America.
   
1998: A-Mark expands its product line to include platinum alloys including ruthenium, iridium and cobalt.
   
1997: A-Mark premieres on the World Wide Web with www.amark.com providing an innovative new program with continual display of current spot and product pricing.
   
1995: Union Bank of Switzerland introduces the Gold Kinebar™, the world's only gold bar incorporating the unique patented Kinegram (similar to a hologram) process ensuring security and authenticity.   A-Mark is chosen as the exclusive distributor for North America.
   
1994: Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes A-Mark as the 6th largest privately held company in Los Angeles by sales.
   
1990: Forbes Magazine first recognizes A-Mark's corporate parent, A-Mark Financial, as one of the 500 largest (117th ) privately held companies in the U S by sales.
   
1987: A-Mark is named authorized dealer of the Gold Eagle coins by the U S Mint, and then becomes one of the Mint's largest customers.
   
1986: Australia's Gold Corp appoints A-Mark the Exclusive Western Hemisphere Distributor of Australian Gold Coin Nugget Proof sets.
   
1984: Banco de Mexico, the Mexican central bank appoints A-Mark as exclusive distributor for the Mexican one-ounce Silver Coin Libertads.
  A-Mark first encapsulates and certifies U.S. gold coins through its Guaranteed U.S. Gold program.
   
1983: A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. fiscal year sales exceed $1 Billion.
   
1981: A-Mark first mints its proprietary one-ounce silver bar.
   
1980: Silver rises to a historic high of $50 per ounce. A-Mark trades millions of ounces of Silver.
   
1979: A-Mark sells a unique 1907 Indian Head Double Eagle U S $20 Gold Piece (a pattern coin, Judd #1776) for $500,000, the highest sum ever paid for a U S Gold Coin to that time.
   
1976: January 26: A-Mark successfully bids $7.3 million cash for the LaVere Redfield Silver Dollar Collection containing 411,000 coins and weighing 11 tons.  It is the largest documented numismatic transaction in the history of the industry.

April 9: A-Mark acquires the legendary U S Gold Pattern Collection of Dr. John E. Wilkinson, comprised of 45 rare gold patterns. Eight are unique (one-of-a-kind).
   
1975: The U S Treasury's Secret Service seizes and destroys A-Mark's rare uncirculated 1893 "S" Silver Dollar, claiming its "S" was added.   A-Mark files suit.  The trial judge decides in A-Mark's favor finding that the coin was genuine.   A-Mark collects damages from the U S Government.
   
1974: December 31: gold ownership is legalized for all U S citizens and A-Mark's business expands.
   
1972: The U S Treasury Department grants a special license to A-Mark for dealing in gold.
   
1969: A-Mark becomes the first company in the U S to import U S $20 gold pieces into the U S from abroad.
   
1968: A-Mark is among the world's first to buy U S Silver Certificates (over $10 million worth), then sell and trade them for U S Government Silver Bars.
   
1965: April 9: Steven C. Markoff incorporates A-Mark Coin Company, trading in rare coins and precious metals in coin and bar forms.