Precious metals can be held in your IRA in the following forms:

Gold

  • American Eagle coins(1)
  • American Buffalo coins(2)
  • Australian Kangaroo/Nugget coins
  • Austrian Philharmonic coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Bars and rounds produced by a refiner/assayer/manufacturer accredited by NYMEX/COMEX, NYSE/Liffe, LME, LBMA, ISO 9000, or national government mint and meeting minimum fineness requirements(3)(4)

Silver

  • American Eagle bullion and proof coins(1)
  • Australian Kookaburra coins
  • Austrian Philharmonic coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Mexican Libertad coins
  • Bars and rounds produced by a refiner/assayer/manufacturer accredited by NYMEX/COMEX, NYSE/Liffe, LME, LBMA, ISO 9000, or national government mint and meeting minimum fineness requirements(3)(4)

Platinum

  • American Eagle bullion and proof coins(1)
  • Australian Koala coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Isle of Man Noble coins
  • Bars and rounds produced by a refiner/assayer/manufacturer accredited by NYMEX/COMEX, NYSE/Liffe, LME, LBMA, ISO 9000, or national government mint and meeting minimum fineness requirements(3)(4)

Palladium

  • Bars and rounds produced by a refiner/assayer/manufacturer accredited by NYMEX/COMEX, NYSE/Liffe, LME, LBMA, ISO 9000, or national government mint and meeting minimum fineness requirements(3)(4)
  1. Numismatic and American Eagle coins that have undergone “certification” (also known as “slabbed” coins) are not acceptable in IRAs at this time..
  2. Only uncirculated type American Buffalo coins are allowed (i.e. no Proof coins are allowed).
  3. Minimum Fineness Required: Gold .995+ Silver .999+ Platinum .9995+ Palladium .9995+
  4. Small bullion bars (i.e. bars other than 400-ounce gold, 100-ounce gold, 1000-ounce silver, 50-ounce platinum, and 100-ounce palladium bars) must be manufactured to exact weight specifications.


We Make it Easy to Open Your Precious Metals IRA

As the nation's leading administrator of self-directed retirement plans, Entrust is equipped to handle the unique requirements involved with holding precious metals in your IRA—from arranging for storage with the depository of your choice and providing valuations for IRS reporting, to recordkeeping and administration.

For more information on precious metals in a self-directed IRA, please contact our Precious Metals Center at (877) 545-0544.

Entrust does not promote any investments. Rather, Entrust provides the administration, information, and tools to make self-direction straightforward and compliant. We help you get started quickly and stay with you every step of the way.

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