Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is our data coming from?

Exchange rate data delivered by the Metals-API API is collected from over 15 reliable data sources, every minute. Sources include banks and financial data providers.

Which type of currency data is supported?

All exchange rate data delivered by Metals-API is midpoint data. Midpoint rates are determined by calculating the average median rate of Bid and Ask at a certain time.

Can I convert currencies or metals?

Currency conversion is supported via a separate API endpoint and can be used to convert any amount from one currency to another.

Which precious metals and currencies are supported?

The Metals-API API is capable of delivering accurate exchange rate data for Precious Metals, 170 world currencies, including Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Which type of historical rates does the API offer?

The Metals-API API delivers EOD / End of Day historical exchange rates, which become available at 00:05am GMT for the previous day and are time stamped at one second before midnight.


What happens if my allowed volume is exceeded?

Your API request volume can be exceeded by 20% without your service being affected. Please note that after 120% of your volume has been used your API access will be disabled.

What is the Metals-API API's uptime?

The API has had an uptime of 99.99% throughout the last 12 months. You can review the current status anytime on the Status Page.