Silver/Gold Coins Approved By IRS For Retirement

For complete disclosure on rolling over your 401(k), IRA, SEP, 403(b), etc into precious metals, please read our step-by-step guide here.

NOTE: All bullion and coins (listed below) must be .999 pure for IRS approval regarding retirement accounts. Please be aware of investment scams. Self-directed IRAs carry certain risks and are increased when purchasing coins. We do not recommend purchasing precious metals coins for your IRA (stick to pure bullion). However, we have compiled a list below of coins that are approved by the IRS. Please read this warning by the SEC.gov before using a self-directed IRA to make any investment decisions.

IRS Accepted and Approved Precious Metals for IRAs

For an unabridged guide to handling your Individual Retirement Arrangements, see IRS.gov.

Gold Coins IRA:

  • American Gold Eagle bullion coin
  • American Gold Eagle proof coin
  • Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin
  • Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin
  • Australian Kangaroo/Nugget coin
  • Chinese Gold Panda coin
  • American Gold Buffalo un-circulated coin (proofs not allowed)
  • Gold bars & rounds produced by a NYMEX/COMEX-approved refinery or national government mint, meeting minimum fineness requirements
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Silver Coins IRA:

  • American Silver Eagle bullion coin
  • American Silver Eagle proof coin
  • Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin
  • Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin
  • Australian Silver Kookaburra coin
  • Chinese Silver Panda coin
  • Mexican Libertad coin
  • Silver bars & rounds produced by a NYMEX/COMEX-approved refinery or national government mint, meeting minimum fineness requirements
  • Click here for more silver coins

NOTE: Before you choose to invest in collectible coins (numismatics) for your IRA, be sure you’re knowledgeable of the risks and read our warning first.

 

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