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Precious Metals IRA

Precious Metals IRA

precious metals iraA Precious Metals IRA is unique from other retirement accounts in that it allows you to invest in a variety of precious metals, such as gold and silver. If you’re concerned about the declining value of the U.S. dollar, stock market volatility and other factors that could impact your money in the years ahead, then a Precious Metals IRA could be a good fit for your retirement plans.

New to investing in precious metals? Not sure where to start? Don’t worry. Opening your new retirement account is simple, and we have all the information you need to invest with confidence. Use this guide as a starting point to learning more about Precious Metals IRAs and take the first step toward a worry-free retirement.

What is a Precious Metals IRA?

Let’s start with the basics …

A Precious Metals IRA is an individual retirement account that allows select forms of gold, silver, platinum and palladium (as well as other types of investments, as you will read below).

In essence, an IRA backed by precious metals is no different from other IRAs, except that it allows you to add these metals, and it is a “self-directed” account, which simply means that you maintain control over your investment decisions, while your IRA custodian facilitates the management of your account on your behalf.

Benefits and Advantages of Precious Metals IRA

The primary advantage of opening a Precious Metals IRA is that it allows you to enjoy the tax benefits of having a retirement account, combined with the benefits of investing in precious metals.

So, what are the benefits of investing in precious metals?

This will depend somewhat on your individual goals, but for most people, precious metals are an attractive investment because they can provide a unique layer of protection over your financial future. Here’s how:

  • Diversification: Investing in gold, silver and other metals enables you to diversify your portfolio, thus helping to minimize your exposure to losses when other types of investments (such as stocks) go south.
  • Hedge against inflation: Precious metals can help to preserve wealth in spite of the ever-declining value of the U.S. dollar, which continues to reduce Americans’ buying power. Plus, when Washington implements policies that devalue the dollar even further, these actions tend to increase the price of gold.
  • Alternative to other assets: Many soon-to-be retirees seek greater peace of mind, so they are moving their retirement funds to precious metals to avoid the volatility of the stock market.
  • Growth potential: As finite resources, precious metals like gold have unique growth potential, allowing you to stay on track toward your retirement goals, while also protecting the money you already have.

IRA-Approved Precious Metals

You have several options when investing in precious metals for retirement. To be eligible for placement in an IRA, the precious metals must meet specific criteria determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Here are some of your approved options:


precious metals ira_GOLD

(.995 minimum fineness, except for the American Eagle)
– American Eagle Coins (Bullion & Proof)
– American Buffalo Uncirculated Coins
– Canadian Maple Leaf Coins
– Austrian Philharmonic Coins
– Australian Nugget / Kangaroo Coins
– Gold bars from approved mints & refiners


precious metals ira_SILVER

(.999 minimum fineness)
– American Eagle (Bullion and Proof)
– Canadian Maple Leaf
– Austrian Vienna Philharmonic
– Australian Kookaburra
– Mexican Libertad
– Silver bars from approved mints & refiners


precious metals ira_PLATINUM

(.9995 minimum fineness)
– American Eagle
– Australian Koala
– Austrian Philharmonic
– Canadian Maple Leaf
– Platinum bars from approved mints & refiners


precious metals ira_PALLADIUM

(.9995 minimum fineness)
– Canadian Maple Leaf
– Palladium bars from approved mints & refiners

Additional Investment Optionsprecious metals ira_DIVERSIFICATION

Another advantage of opening a Precious Metals IRA is that your account is not limited to just precious metals. You are free to diversify your account with a number of other approved investment options, including:

  • Stocks, bonds & mutual funds
  • Mortgages
  • Real estate
  • Raw land
  • Private businesses
  • Private loans

Opening Your Account

The first step to opening a Precious Metals IRA is selecting an established precious metals company.

Known as the Precious Metal IRA Specialists, Birch Gold Group is a leading dealer of IRA-approved gold and silver. Our knowledgeable specialists will walk you through the process of creating your account and can assist you with each step, including:

  • Completing the necessary paperwork
  • Rolling over funds from another retirement account
  • Selecting your precious metals
  • Making new contributions each year

We are here to answer your questions, provide our expertise whenever you need it, and make the process of opening an account simple and hassle-free.

Precious Metal IRA Rollovers

If you already have another type of retirement account, you may be able to rollover the funds into your Precious Metals IRA. When eligible, the following retirement accounts can be rolled over:

  • 401(k)
  • 403(b)
  • 457
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
  • Traditional IRA and Roth IRA

Note that your Precious Metals IRA can be set up as a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA. You may want to speak to a tax professional if you are unsure which type is best for your situation.

Start Your Precious Metals IRA with Birch Gold Group Today

If you’re ready to take the first step to opening your Precious Metals IRA, or if you have questions, contact Birch Gold Group today.

Founded upon moral and ethical principles, Birch Gold maintains an A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau and has an exemplary record of service. We are committed to helping our customers preserve and protect the purchasing power of their wealth regardless of the political whims and follies in Washington and beyond. Let us show you how you could protect your retirement with investments in precious metals.

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