Gold can be an invaluable addition to any investment portfolio. It serves as a safeguard against inflation while simultaneously diversifying risk. Plus, IRA-eligible gold offers tax benefits.
Gold coins, bars and rounds that qualify for an IRA must satisfy minimum fineness requirements and be produced from either a national government mint or an accredited refiner/assayer/manufacturer. Below are examples of such products.
American Eagle Coins
American Eagle coins are IRA approved, making them suitable for inclusion into a Self-Directed Individual Retirement Account (IRA). By adding physical precious metals into your retirement portfolio, American Eagle coins provide another means of diversification.
Each coin issued by the U.S. government is guaranteed for weight, purity and authenticity, making them an appealing option for investors looking to add history and heritage to their investments.
Bullion coins and bars approved for use within an Individual Retirement Account must meet minimum purity requirements. This includes gold bars of at least.995 fineness, silver coins that are 99.99% pure or higher purity levels and platinum or palladium coins or bars with at least 99.95 fineness levels.
Australian Kangaroo/Nugget Bullion Coins
Australian Kangaroo gold coins make an excellent choice for anyone seeking pure, investment-grade bullion for their retirement portfolio. They are IRA-compliant and each coin contains one troy ounce of pure gold.
These one oz coins feature an ever-evolving image on their front side and feature Queen Elizabeth II’s head portrait on their reverse. Their high gold purity of 999.9 ensures legal tender status.
These coins originally featured images of actual gold nuggets on the reverse, but in 1989 the Perth Mint decided to switch it for a more easily recognized icon of Australia – such as a kangaroo. This change helped increase sales.
Australian Lunar Series Coins
Australia’s Lunar Series coin program is a favorite among collectors looking for bullion coins with Asian cultural connections. Legal tender in Australia, these coins carry face values that correspond with their weight and purity levels.
Each coin in this series depicts one animal from the Chinese 12-year calendar, with limited mintages to ensure collector appeal and an annual design change that makes each coin an irreplaceable numismatic item.
Add gold Australian Lunar Series coins to your precious metals IRA for an exceptional investment opportunity that may reduce volatility risk in stocks and bonds. By diversifying, this asset diversification strategy could protect your retirement portfolio against riskier investment choices like stocks.
Australian Philharmonic Bullion Coins
Investing in precious metals can diversify your retirement portfolio, protect it against inflation and potentially increase returns. A Self-Directed Precious Metals IRA enables you to purchase physical precious metals and store them safely within an individual trusteed account.
Gold coins, bars and rounds eligible for inclusion in an Individual Retirement Account must meet minimum fineness requirements; be produced at either a national government mint, a refiner, assayer or manufacturer certified by an accredited source or organization; small bullion bars must also meet specific weight specifications.
Gold Philharmonic coins make an ideal investment choice for Individual Retirement Account (IRA) investors, as their premiums are highly competitive and can be delivered directly to you or sent for safe storage worldwide.
British Britannia Coins
The British Britannia coin has long been a favorite of investors due to its distinctive design and the Royal Mint’s track record for producing top-quality bullion coins. The coin features Britannia – an enduring female figure who symbolizes Britain’s strength and power – on its face.
The coin features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse. Early editions featured Jody Clark’s Third Portrait; since 2015 however, all coins feature Jody Clark’s Fifth Portrait as they appear.
This coin comes in both one ounce silver bullion and proof versions; with the latter featuring an elegant smooth background as opposed to its counterpart’s textured fields – known as Plain Fields Britannia coins.
Canadian Maple Leaf Coins
Canadian Maple Leaf coins offer an IRA-friendly fineness level, and are an increasingly popular option among gold bullion investors. These coins feature Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on one side and Canada’s signature Maple Leaf on the reverse – both hallmarks of Canadian identity that attract buyers interested in investing.
Royal Canadian Mint has always been at the forefront of innovative security measures for its gold bullion products, with new radial lines on the reverse of its coins making counterfeiters’ work more difficult by making its design harder to copy or fake.
APMEX only sells Gold Maple Leaf coins that have been sealed in mint tubes. Our MintDirect process gives our customers peace of mind knowing the product they purchase has come directly from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Chinese Panda Coins
The IRS only approves gold coins and bullion rounds produced from refineries or mints accredited by NYMEX or COMEX that meet minimum fineness requirements, meeting IRA-specific conditions. Furthermore, IRA-approved coins must be identifiable as precious metals and comply with other criteria.
The Chinese Silver Panda coin series is an increasingly popular bullion and collection coin that showcases an annual redesign. Since 2016, these coins have also been manufactured using the metric system instead of troy ounce sizes to increase international appeal.
These coins celebrate China’s favorite bear, recently downlisted from endangered to vulnerable status. A great addition to any precious metals portfolio.