What Gold Coins Are IRA Eligible?
Gold coins and bars are popular investments for individual retirement accounts (IRA). Unfortunately, not all gold bullion products qualify as eligible investments in an IRA.
Precious metals must fulfill IRS minimum fineness requirements and come from either a national government mint or accredited refiner/assayer/manufacturer to qualify as eligible investments for an IRA. Here are some examples of IRA-eligible gold coins and bars:.
American Eagle gold coins are approved for use in Self-Directed Individual Retirement Accounts, making them a top choice among investors as they’ve been available since 1986 and feature a recognizable design backed by the US government. Furthermore, they contain 99.5 pure gold content making them legal tender.
Gold coins are priced directly against the price of gold, so they perform similarly to any precious metals product in an IRA portfolio. Plus, they come in various weight options to best fit into your portfolio.
All IRS-approved precious metal bullion products qualify as eligible investments in an IRA account, although coins and bars must meet purity requirements set by the Internal Revenue Service – that means being at least 99.5 fine and produced from either a national government mint or an accredited refiner/assayer/manufacturer.
Australian Kangaroo/Nugget coins are internationally-recognized bullion gold investments and meet IRS regulations for IRA eligibility. Not only do these coins hold considerable numismatic and collectable value, they are also highly refined with meticulous engineering craftsmanship.
These coins come in sizes of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz to represent one troy ounce of 999.99 fine Gold. Their obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II while their reverse features various depictions of Australia’s iconic animal since 1989.
These coins boast limited mintages, making them highly collectible and potentially yielding a higher premium over their intrinsic market price of pure Gold bullion. As such, they make excellent additions to any investment portfolio.
Gold coins that qualify for an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) typically satisfy minimum fineness requirements set by the IRS and come from either national government mints or accredited refiners/assayers/manufacturers. Collectible coins and bars typically cannot be included.
With a self-directed IRA, investors can diversify their retirement portfolio with physical precious metals and nontraditional assets like real estate. Augusta works with reliable custodians such as Kingdom Trust, Equity Trust Company and Gold Star Trust Company to administer these accounts on behalf of clients.
Augusta offers traditional IRAs as well as Gold IRA Rollover and Transfer services to assist investors with returning funds back into tax-deferred or tax-free accounts. Augusta works closely with several reputable depositories such as Brink’s and Delaware Depository to securely store metals.
Canadian Maple Leafs
SD Bullion is proud to provide a selection of gold bullion coins that qualify as IRA eligible investments. To be considered eligible for inclusion in an IRA account, these gold coins must have been issued and guaranteed by an accredited government which guarantees its purity, weight and legal tender value.
These Canadian Maple Leaves are approved as investments by an Individual Retirement Account due to their consistent purity, beautiful design and availability in various denominations. Their obverse side displays Queen Elizabeth II along with mintage dates.
Reverse (back) features one of Canada’s iconic symbols – the maple leaf – along with weight and silver purity information engraved above it. Over time there have been some minor adjustments made to this reverse design including privy marks or special commemorative editions; however, overall its design remains the same.
The Royal Mint has made the gold Britannia its flagship bullion coin for investors and collectors alike, boasting one ounce of 24 carat gold in each coin – perfect for investment portfolios as well as personal collections.
The Britannia coin bears Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse side and on its reverse features the Goddess Britannia as an image representing Britain’s strength and resilience, appearing on British coins since Roman times.
Gold Britannias can make great additions to any investment portfolio, meeting specific purity and production standards to qualify as an IRA eligible precious metals investment vehicle. Use them as diversifying retirement accounts against inflation while simultaneously diversifying them against future inflation; just be sure that you work with a trustworthy dealer with experience handling IRA transactions.