Looking to set up a Self-Directed Precious Metals IRA? Well, not all gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion are approved for an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The IRS only approved certain gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bars and coin types. Below you’ll find a list of the IRA approved bullion that can be purchased for a Precious Metals IRA account.

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Eligible Precious Metals IRA

IRA Approved Precious Metals

IRA Approved Gold Bullion

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IRA Approved Silver Bullion

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IRA Approved Platinum Bullion

IRA Approved Palladium Bullion

  • Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf Coins
  • Various Palladium Bars and Rounds .9995

InEligible Precious Metals for IRA Investing

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 metal coins that may not be invested in a Precious Metal IRA.

  • Austrian Corona
  • U.S. Buffalo Proof
  • British Britannia (*Gold & silver Britannias minted before to 2013 are ineligible.)
  • 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


  • What Does IRA Eligible Silver Mean?

  • Not just any silver coin or bars will qualify for a silver IRA account. Approved silver investments must fall under a pre-approved list of eligible items as detailed above. Read IRS publications 590-A & 590-B for further details.

  • What is IRA Eligible Gold?

  • Just like with silver, not all gold bullion will qualify for a gold IRA account. Approved gold investments must fall under a pre-approved list (as detailed above), be pure 24-karat gold bullion bars (1 oz – 400 oz.), and secure an appropriate hallmark from a qualified refiner or assayer. Read the IRS publications 590-A & 590-B for further details.

  • How Do Precious Metals IRA Plans Work?

  • To invest in precious metals through a self-directed IRA, you must establish a valid IRA and have cash available in the IRA. Scottsdale Bullion & Coin has simplified the process of setting up a gold and silver IRA into six easy steps. Read: How a Precious Metals IRA Works

  • Read more Gold and Silver IRA Frequently Asked Questions

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