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Precious Metals

IRA Investing in Precious Metals

With Precious Metals IRA investing through Equity Institutional, you have the flexibility to invest in a wide variety of precious metals – including gold and silver American Eagle coins and other gold, silver, palladium, platinum coins, and bullion.

Permissible Precious Metals

There are a number of precious metals that the IRS allows to be held within an IRA:


  • American Eagle coins(1)
  • Australian Kangaroo/Nugget coins
  • Austrian Philharmonic coins
  • British Britannia coins (.9999+)
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Chinese Panda Coins
  • U.S. Buffalo Gold Uncirculated coins (no Proofs)
  • Bars and rounds as referenced below(2)


  • American Eagle coins(1)
  • Chinese Silver Panda coins
  • Australian Kookaburra and Koala coins
  • Austrian Philharmonic coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Mexican Libertad coins
  • Royal Canadian Mint Eagle coins
  • Bars and rounds as referenced below(2)


  • American Eagle coins(1)
  • Bars and rounds as referenced below(2)
  • Australian Koala coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Isle of Man Noble coins


  • Bars and rounds as referenced below(2)
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins

(1) Coins, including the American Eagle, that have undergone “certification” (also known as “slabbed” coins) are not acceptable in IRAs at this time.

(2) Bars and rounds produced by manufacturers accredited by Nymex/Comex, LME, LBMA, LPPM, TOCOM, NYSE/Liffe/CBOT, and ISO-9000 or a national mint. The minimum fineness for bars are: Gold .995+ Silver .999+ Platinum .9995+ Palladium .9995+

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