Thursday, April 24, 2014


IRA assets must remain in the custody of the IRA custodian until distribution, which means that you can’t hold them yourself while in the IRA or determine your own storage facility. Precious metals for GoldStar IRAs are held within one of the two depositories below. The dealer you buy precious metals from usually determines which depository will be used.

Delaware Depository Service Company

Delaware Depository Service Company (DDSC) is an exchange approved limited liability company that provides a full range of secure storage, accounting, and shipping of precious metals to financial institutions and industrial companies worldwide. Customer bullion is stored in DDSC’s high-security vaults located in Wilmington, Delaware. Vaults are constructed and maintained in compliance with the Bank Protection Act and UL standards, and are equipped with time locks and automatic re-locking devices. Access is restricted and regulated by dual control procedures. The entire facility is protected by numerous, redundant alarm and security devices that are independently monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All activity in and around the facility is captured on video.

For more information about DDSC, visit

Brink's Global Services

Brink’s Global Services (BGS) is a division of Brink’s, Incorporated, a leading international provider of secure logistics and security solutions. The Brink’s global network comprises of approximately 1,000 facilities, 12,000 vehicles and 71,000 employees working in partnership with customers in more than 120 countries on six continents. Utilizing this worldwide network, BGS specializes in creating and innovating customized solutions to support and enhance services throughout clients’ respective value chains. These services span areas such as secure transportation, customs brokerage, vaulting and handling of precious metals and other valuables on behalf of financial institutions, government bodies, retailers and industrial companies. Precious metals for Goldstar IRAs are stored in the BGS facility in Los Angeles, California.

For more information about BGS, visit

Diamond State Depository

Located directly in the heart of America’s primary business corridor, just on the outskirts of Wilmington, Delaware, Diamond State Depository is the industry’s newest and most modern precious metals and certified coin depository. Diamond State is equipped with the facilities, systems, staff, security and insurance to meet the demanding storage and shipping requirements of both institutional entities and individual investors actively participating in today’s highly dynamic precious metals bullion and certified coin markets.

For more information about Diamond State Depository, visit

FDIC NOTICE: IRA and/or Bond investments represented on this website are not FDIC-insured, are not guaranteed by GoldStar Trust Company, and involve risk including possible loss of principal. If held in a GoldStar IRA or GAMMA account, the un-invested cash portion is FDIC insured up to $250,000.