Best Precious Metals IRA

Investors have the opportunity to add precious metals to their IRA. This opportunity gives investors the chance to diversify their portfolio with safe haven assets. It is an excellent opportuniy for investors, but it does come with some very strict IRS rules and regulations. You can only add gold, silver, platinum and palladium coins or bullion to your IRA . The precious metals within your IRA must meet some very strict IRS requirements, which includes a specific purity level of the coin or bar and some precious metals may even have weight requirements.

Best Gold Coins:

  • 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins
  • 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coins
  • 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins
  • 1 oz Austrian Philharmonic Coins
  • 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins
  • ½ oz American Gold Eagle Coins
  • ¼ oz American Gold Eagle Coins
  • 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle Coins

Best Gold Bars:

  • 10 oz Credit Suisse Gold Bars
  • 1 oz Credit Suisse Gold Bars
  • 1 oz Johnson Matthey Gold Bars
  • 1 oz Royal Canadian Mint Gold Bars
  • 1 oz Sunshine Mint Gold Bars
  • 1 oz UBS Gold Bars
  • 1 oz Valcambi Gold Bars
  • 50 gram Valcambi Gold CombiBars

All of the gold coins must have a 99.9% purity. They must be 100%, 50%, 25% or 10% of an ounce to be included within an IRA. These are the base requirements for all gold coins. IRA approved gold bullion must have a minimum purity of 99.5%. These are the most popular gold coins and gold bars that meet all of the requirements to added into a retirement account.

Best Silver Coins:

  • 1 oz American Silver Eagle Coins
  • 1 oz Austrian Philharmonic Coins
  • 1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Coins
  • 1 oz Chinese Silver Panda Coins
  • 1 oz Silver Britannia Coins

Best Silver Bullion:

  • 100 oz Johnson Matthey Silver Bars
  • 100 oz Royal Canadian Silver Bars
  • 1 oz Johnson Matthey Silver Bars
  • 1 oz Sunshine Mint Silver Bars
  • 1 oz Sunshine Mint Silver Rounds

All of the silver coins and bars must have a 99.9% purity. This is the base requirement for silver to be added. You can include any of these silver coins or bullion within a retirement account. An IRA company can also recommend other silver coins or bars that can be added to an IRA.

Best Platinum Coins:

  • 1 oz American Eagle Platinum Coins
  • 1 oz Australian Koala Platinum Coins
  • 1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Coins
  • 1 oz Isle of Man Platinum Coins

Best Platinum Bullion:

  • Credit Suisse Platinum Bars
  • Engelhard Platinum Bars
  • PAMP Suisse Platinum bars
  • Valcambi Platinum Bars

The platinum coins and bullion must have a purity of 99.95% to be added to an IRA. The platinum choices for your IRA are limited, but you can still include it within your account.

Palladium is another option for your IRA but it needs to be produced by a government mint or it will need to be offered by a COMEX/NYMEX, NYSE/Liffer or other approved manufacturer. Please check with an IRA company to find out which palladium bars are available for your IRA.