IRA Approved Precious Metals

IRA Approved Precious Metals and Guidelines


Certain bullion and proof coins, along with some precious metals bars, can be held in your Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

Gold IRA Rules: Gold coins and bars (with the exception of the bullion and proof gold American Eagles) must have a minimum fineness of 99.5 percent to qualify for an IRA.

Silver IRA Rules: Silver coins and bars must have a minimum fineness of 99.9 percent to qualify for an IRA.

Retirement Gold Group offers a variety of gold and silver bullion coins that may be held in self-directed IRAs. These precious metals include RGG’s exclusive silver and gold bullion coins.

The IRS approves select eligible precious metals and other forms of bullion for IRAs. Recommended precious metals coins and bars are refined by established global mints such as the US Treasury. There is also more advantages to IRA investors holding gold coins as opposed to gold bars in a Precious Metals IRA regarding liquidation. Gold bars are harder to sell due to their higher price and easier ability to be counterfeited, as well as being harder to deliver due to their heaviness and the amount of security required during transport.

We currently have the largest selection of approved precious metals. If you have more question feel free to call us at 800-200-GOLD and speak to a Precious Metals IRA expert for advice or additional resources.

Minimum Fineness Required for Precious Metals IRA’s


  • Gold
    .995


  • Silver
    .995


  • Platinum
    .9995


  • Palladium
    .9995

IRA Approved Platinum Assets


IRA Approved Palladium Assets


Ineligible Assets


  • Austrian Corona
  • US Buffalo Proof
  • British Britannica
  • Belgian 20 Franc
  • Chilean 100 Peso
  • Dutch 10 Guilder
  • French 20 Franc
  • Hungarian 100 Korona
  • Italian 20 Lira
  • US Liberty
  • Mexican 50 Peso
  • South African Krugerrand
  • Swiss 20 Franc
  • Collectible or rare coins

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