What Precious Metals Can Be Held in a Retirement Plan?

The United States government currently allows certain precious metals to be held in a retirement account. Here is the current list of acceptable precious metals for retirement accounts:

GOLD

• American Eagle coins
• Austrailian Kangaroo/Nugget coins
• Austrian Philharmonic
• Canadian Maple Leaf Coins
• Credit Suisse gold – PAMP Suisse gold Bars .999
• U.S. Buffalo Gold Uncirculated coins (No Proofs)
• Bars and rounds as referenced below 1

 

SILVER

• American Eagle coins
• Australian Kookaburra coins
• Austrian Philharmonic coins
• Canadian Maple Leaf coins
• Mexican Libertad coins
• Bars and rounds as referenced below 1

 

PLATINUM

• American Eagle coins
• Australian Koala coins
• Canadian Maple Leaf coins
• Isle of Man Noble coins
• Bars and rounds as referenced below 1

 

PALLADIUM

• Bars and rounds as referenced below 1

 

1 Bars and rounds produced by manufacturers accredited by Nymex/Comex, LME, LBMA, NYSE/Liffe/CBOT, and ISE-9000 or a national mint. The minimum finenesses for bars are:

Gold .995+
Silver. 999+
Platinum .9995+
Palladium .9995+

 

Bullion coins and bars can be thought of as common coins and bars. Their values are dependent upon and tied closely to the spot price of precious metals.

 

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