On November 11, 1926, U.S. Route 66 opened following rapid industrial growth requiring the need for national highways. This 2,448-mile road, winding its way from Chicago to Santa Monica, was the backdrop for numerous family road trips in the first half of the 20th century, providing miles of entertainment and peculiar attractions in a time before cell phones and handheld entertainment.
To celebrate this Main Street of America and the unique roadside landmarks along the way, APMEX introduced the Icons of Route 66 Series in early 2018, designed to match the instantly recognizable Route 66 road sign. As the series continues from Illinois to California, each issue will feature an iconic Route 66 attraction from that state.
This third release celebrates the Rainbow Arch Bridge, which crosses Brush Creek near Riverton, Kansas. This single-span concrete Marsh arch bridge is the only remaining bridge of this type along Route 66. Although just over 13 miles of Route 66 passed through Kansas, there are numerous attractions. A replacement bridge has since been built to handle road traffic, though the original Rainbow Arch can be crossed just parallel to the new segment of road.
"As an industry leader, we are constantly looking to expand our product offerings," APMEX CEO Ken Lewis said. "Through this Icons of Route 66 Series, we were able to combine the classic Precious Metals industry with the nostalgia of Route 66 in a unique way. Our customers have enjoyed the journey of the first two releases and we know they look forward to the rest of the series."
Each of the eight total releases in the series will have a limited-production run, adding further appeal beyond the unique highway-shield shape and .999 fine Silver content. Each Icons of Route 66 Series Highway Shield comes in a custom shield-shaped capsule. Multiples of 10 will come individually capsulated but sealed in one single stack.
Follow this nostalgic journey across America with a unique series from APMEX. Shop the 1 oz Silver Kansas Rainbow Bridge Highway Shield today to start, or continue, any Route 66 collection.
About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $10 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #45 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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