IRA Eligible

Precious Metals IRA

Adding precious metal investments to your retirement portfolio protects you should your other investments fail. To do this, you will need to set up a "self-directed IRA."

Self-directed IRAs can also hold real estate, private loans, and other assets, which gives you even more options for diversification.

You won't physically hold any bars or coins in your IRA. They'll stay in a depository.

Which coins are eligible?

All American Eagles are eligible, as are bullion coins from Mexico, Canada, Austria, and Australia. Gold bars are eligible as long as they are .995 fine. Other precious metal bars are eligible if they are .999 fine.

You may not place graded coins in an IRA. These are numismatic investments instead of precious metal investments. And you may not place proof coins inside of an IRA.

You will never have to guess whether your coin is eligible when you purchase it from US Precious Metals. Whenever a coin is eligible we make a note of it in the product description.

How do precious metal IRAs perform?

Gold has a long, predictable history. Other precious metals can be more volatile, but can offer incredible returns. Much depends on the market.

The one thing to keep in mind is precious metals do not pay dividends, which means their value will grow but the quantity will not unless you add more coins or bars manually.

The specific IRA performance will also depend on how you diversify your investments and what your overall investment strategy is. Speak to your financial advisor, as well as our own precious metals advisors, to get help building the strongest portfolio for your situation.

How It Works

  • You


    The most important part of the puzzle. You'll make the final decision on any and all asset transactions.
  • USPM


    We will help you every step of the way - from creating a fully diversified portfolio to working directly with you, your custodian, and your depository.
  • Custodian


    The financial institution entrusted with the sole responsibility of managing your Precious Metals IRA.
  • Depository


    The IRS approved secure storage facility that will store the assets in your Precious Metals IRA.

The Benefits

A Precious Metals IRA has many benefits that can help protect you and your family.


Investing in different assets and securities can help reduce your overall investment risk and avoid the possibility of damage to your portfolio by the poor performance os a single security, industry or asset.

Wealth Protection

Your assets are safely stored in an IRS approved, state-of-the-art, secure facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - giving you peace of mind you can count on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hedge Against Inflation

Many investors user their Precious Metals IRAs as a hedge against inflation, governments, big business and economic collapse.

The Fourth Asset

Precious metals are considered by many to be the fourth asset class and can work in conjunction with your traditional stocks, bonds, and cash.

Eligible Products

Precious Metals IRAs can only contain IRS approved gold, silver, platinum and palladium products. Fortunetaly, United States Precious Metals carries all eligible products approved by the IRS to be included in your precious metals IRA.

How To Get Started

United States Precious Metals makes starting a precious metals IRA an easy process. We'll walk you through every step of the way. Call us today for your free consultation with one of our IRA Specialists.
  • Free Consultation

    Free Consultation

    Call us at (800) 435 - 0575 and request to speak with one of our IRA Specialists.
  • Receive Application

    Receive Application

    After your free consultation, we'll send you one of our IRA applications.
  • Setup Payment

    Setup Payment

    Once completed, you can either enclose a check or confirm your wire transfer.
  • Submit Application

    Submit Application

    Submit or email a completed application and check in the enclosed pre-paid envelope.

Important Info

As with any investment or asset holding, a coin acquired as an investment vehicle may expose one to financial risk that cannot be forecast by any party. Fluctuations in metals prices and/or supply and demand factors may cause the value of any coin holding to rise or fall.

United States Precious Metals issues buy recommendations based on the past performance of like or similar coins, on economic forecasts and analysis of supply and demand factors likely to affect a given coin, but cannot offer any guarantee or promises as to the future value of any coin, or other precious metals holding. As such, one must be prepared to assume all risk associated with a precious metals coin holding, United States Precious Metals disclaims any further liability to customer, including liability for lost profits or consequential damages.

Precious metals holdings may afford certain tax and privacy advantages not provided by other investment vehicles. United States Precious Metals literature and sales professionals may cite such advantages as benefits. Laws and other governmental regulatory policies are subject to change, however, and United States Precious Metals can make no warranty that law or governmental policy affecting these benefits will remain unchanged.

Coins and other precious metals described or categorized as rare have historically enjoyed the potential for particularly large gains in value, as such such many may be rightly seen as having sound potential as investment holdings.

United States Precious Metals expressly cautions the prospective investor that due to factors particular to the rare coin market, gross margins charged on rare coin sales often exceed those of other investment vehicles, therefore, rare coins should be considered to be long term investments with a holding period of at least three (3) to five (5) years, making them ideally suited for precious metals IRAs. This time frame is a guideline only and should in no way be construed as a guarantee that any coin will ever realize any particular value.

Terms used to describe uncertified coins, including adjectival and numerical descriptions of coins, are the opinion of United States Precious Metals and not an attribution. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made with respect to such descriptions, which can and do vary among experts.

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