IRA Approved Gold
IRA Approved Gold Products
IRA accounts offer investors a way to purchase physical gold bullion in a tax-deferred or after-tax retirement account. We make the IRA contribution process as seamless and efficient as possible, and have several experts on staff that can work with your custodian of choice to facilitate an account opening or transfer. Opening and funding a self-directed precious metals IRA is a simple 3-step process — simply call us at 1-888-989-7223 to get started.
There are some very specific rules and regulations regarding what types of gold bullion may be purchased in an IRA account. In addition, metals must be stored in a third party depository as you cannot take physical delivery of the bullion. Below you will find more information regarding gold-backed IRAs. As always please be sure to consult with your own tax professional for any tax related advice and/or implications.
What Types of Gold Can I Buy in an IRA?
All of the products on this page are IRA-certified, and can be used towards your IRA purchase. Only specific types of gold bullion products are IRA eligible. Generally speaking, IRA approved gold bullion products are more liquid bars and coins. These gold bullion products include:
- American Gold Eagles
- Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins
- Austrian Gold Philharmonics
- Canadian Gold Maple Leafs
- Credit Suisse Gold Bars
- PAMP Suisse Gold Bars
- American Gold Buffalo Coins
How Exactly Can I Buy Gold For My IRA?
We make buying gold bullion for an IRA account as simple and convenient as possible. Simply open a self directed IRA through one of our partner custodians and fund your account. You will then be able to make your purchase with your funded account. You can browse our full selection of IRA eligible gold items and choose which you would like to put into your new IRA account. The metals are then shipped out to your custodian. Please call us at 1-888-989-7223 to get started with your IRA purchase.
What Exactly Is a Gold IRA Custodian?
Precious metals investments made in an IRA account must be held by an authorized custodian. The self-directed IRA custodian acts as a fiduciary and is responsible for making sure that your IRA assets are correctly titled and that the necessary reporting requirements and paperwork are all in place and in order. Furthermore, the custodian must also secure and protect your assets and always act in your best interest. In addition, it is the custodian’s job to provide regular account statements and follow your instructions within the appropriate rules and regulations.
We will work with any accredited IRA custodian, however we have established relationships with the companies below.
What Happens After I Buy My Gold?
Once you have completed your gold purchase, we will work with your custodian and arrange for shipment to the appropriate depository. As stated, gold purchases for an IRA account must be held by an approved depository. Customers often have a choice in which depository is used to store their metals. The Delaware depository, for example, is a well-known depository for precious metals IRA investments. The IRA account custodian uses the depository to help ensure the security of your precious metals. Depositories are very secure locations which may also be heavily insured.
Potential Gold IRA Account Benefits
A gold or precious metals IRA account may have certain benefits. Some of the potential benefits include:
- The potential for tax-deferred growth
- Investment diversification. Although at times it may exhibit a correlation, gold often exhibits no correlation to stocks or bonds. This can potentially help one spread their portfolio risk and potentially help avoid portfolio volatility.
- Gold prices may potentially benefit in times of rising prices or inflation.
- Gold is considered by some to be a safe-haven investment. Gold can potentially be purchased by investors during times of economic or geopolitical crises or uncertainty.
Get Started Today
Opening and funding a self-directed precious metals IRA is a simple 3-step process — simply call us at 1-888-989-7223 to get started.