Eligible Precious Metals for IRA

Approved coins for an IRA include gold coins or IRS approved precious metals or physical metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium bars and coin types.

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precious metals coins for ira

IRA Approved Precious Metals


  • American Eagle Gold Coins
  • Australian Kangaroo/Nugget Coins
  • Austrian Philharmonic Coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coins
  • Credit Suisse/PAMP Suisse Gold Bars
  • Proof American Eagle Coins
  • American Buffalo Bullion Gold Coins
  • Various Gold Rounds and Bars .995

Learn More about a Physical Gold IRA.


  • American Eagle Silver Coins
  • Austrian Vienna Philharmonic Coins
  • Australian Kookaburra Coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf Silver Coins
  • Mexican Libertad Silver Bullion Coins
  • Proof American Eagle Coins
  • Various Silver Rounds and Bars .999

Learn More about a Silver IRA.


  • American Eagle Platinum Coins
  • Austrian Philharmonic Coins
  • Australian Koala Coins
  • Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf Coins
  • Various Rounds and Bars .9995
  • Canadian Maple Leaf Coins
  • Various Rounds and Bars .9995

InEligible Precious Metals for IRA

Collectible coins or rare coins, including graded or certified coins, are not eligible for a Precious Metal IRA. The following is a list of precious metals that may not be included in a Precious Metal IRA.

  • Austrian Corona
  • U.S. Buffalo Proof
  • British Britannia
  • Belgian 20 Franc
  • Chilean 100 Peso
  • Dutch 10 Guilder
  • French 20 Franc
  • Hungarian 100 Korona
  • Italian 20 Lira
  • U.S. Liberty
  • Mexican 50 Peso
  • South African Krugerrand
  • Swiss 20 Franc
  • Collectible Coins or Rare Coins