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IRA Allowable Metals

ira allowable metals

Minimum Fineness Requirements:

  • Currently, gold must be .9950 pure, silver must be .9990 pure, and both platinum and palladium must be .9995 pure to qualify.
  • Bullion bars must be fabricated by COMEX, NYMEX, or ISO 9000 approved refiners in order to be accepted by GoldStar.
  • Proof coins must be ungraded, complete with certificate of authenticity and in original mint packaging.
  • All bullion coins must be uncirculated in excellent condition.

examples of allowable precious metals

gold

  • American Eagle coins
  • Australian Kangaroo/Nugget coins
  • Australian Lunar Series coins
  • Austrian Philharmonic coins
  • British Britannia (2013 and newer)
  • British Lunar Series bullion coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Chinese Panda coins
  • Credit Suisse – PAMP Suisse bars
  • U.S. Buffalo bullion coins
  • Various bars and rounds .995

silver

  • America The Beautiful coins
  • American Eagle coins
  • Australian Kookaburra coins
  • Austrian Vienna Philharmonic coins
  • British Britannia (2013 and newer)
  • British Lunar Series bullion coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Chinese Panda coins
  • Mexican Libertad coins
  • Various bars and rounds .999

platinum

  • American Eagle coins
  • Australian Koala coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Various bars .9995

Palladium

  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Various bars .9995

examples of unacceptable precious metals

  • Rare or collectible coins, including certified or "graded" coins
  • Austrian Corona
  • Belgian 20 Franc
  • British Britannia (pre-2013)
  • Chilean 100 Peso
  • Dutch 10 Guilder
  • French 20 Franc
  • Hungarian 100 Korona
  • Italian 20 Lira
  • Mexican 50 Peso
  • South African Krugerrand
  • Swiss 20 Franc
  • U.S. Buffalo Proof
  • U.S. Liberty

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.