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To include these items in your Precious Metals IRA, you must first contact our IRA Department at (800) 418-0235. For more information, please visit our Precious Metals IRA page.

IRA-Approved Gold Swans

For inclusion in a Precious Metals Individual Retirement Account (IRA), gold products must adhere to fineness standards as mandated by the IRS. Specifically, gold must be at least .995 fine (the only exception is the American Gold Eagle coin). Being minted in .9999 fine gold, Gold Swans from The Perth Mint are IRA-approved. These coins are available in a 1 troy ounce size and come in regular or proof finishes.

Our IRA specialists are on hand to assist you in selecting IRA-eligible gold coins from The Perth Mint, ensuring they meet IRS criteria for your retirement savings. It is advisable to discuss your investment strategy and the specifics of including gold coins in your IRA with your custodian or financial advisor to align with your financial goals.

It's important to note that investing in Perth Mint Gold Swans through an IRA involves adherence to IRS regulations, including storage in an approved depository. Additionally, investors should be aware of potential taxes and fees associated with selling these coins.

Precious Metals IRAs

A Precious Metals Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is an alternative to traditional investments like stocks and bonds. These IRAs offer individuals a way to diversify their retirement savings with physical precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. These accounts, often called self-directed IRAs, grant investors more autonomy over their investment choices, aligning with specific IRS regulations. These regulations dictate the purity standards for metals (for example, gold must be at least 99.5% pure) and mandate that these assets be stored in approved depositories to ensure compliance and security.

Investing in a Precious Metals IRA introduces specific considerations, including potential additional fees for storage, insurance, and transactions, differing from those associated with more conventional IRAs. Additionally, the market for precious metals can exhibit significant fluctuations, presenting risks and opportunities for investors. Despite these considerations, including precious metals, particularly gold, in an IRA portfolio is lauded for its benefits.

Benefits of Gold in Your Precious Metals IRA

Gold's inclusion in an IRA can hedge against inflation, maintaining value even as paper currency's purchasing power declines. It also offers diversification, mitigating portfolio risk by not correlating directly with traditional investments. Furthermore, gold stands as a safe haven during political and economic uncertainties, potentially stabilizing and preserving wealth amidst market volatility. While offering tax advantages by deferring taxes on gains until withdrawal, gold should be approached as a long-term investment. Investors are encouraged to consult with financial advisors to navigate the complexities of incorporating gold into their retirement planning effectively, ensuring a balanced and secure investment strategy for their future.

History of the Gold Swans

The Australia Gold Swan series, introduced in 2017, is a prestigious addition to the list of items produced by The Perth Mint. This series, which also includes a silver bullion variant, is renowned for its limited mintage, making these coins particularly attractive to collectors and investors. The Gold Swan is available only in a 1 troy ounce size, minted in .9999 fine gold.

The Perth Mint Gold Swan design is striking and detailed, featuring the Australian Black Swan, a species indigenous to Western Australia. This series, envisioned by The Perth Mint's principal designer, Ing Ing Jong, offers various designs across different years, each presenting the swan in different settings or actions, from serene water-bound poses to dynamic flight scenes, adding to the series' uniqueness and attractiveness. These designs not only showcase the swan's serene beauty but also pay homage to the natural wildlife of Western Australia. The coin's reverse side bears The Perth Mint's distinctive "P" mintmark in addition to the swan. Since its inception in 2017, the obverse has displayed Queen Elizabeth II's effigy, the denomination, and the year of issue. The 2024 issue will display the portrait of King Charles III.

The introduction of the Gold Swan has successfully captured the essence of Western Australia's natural beauty through the portrayal of its native swan, making it coveted among collectors and investors since its release. Each coin's limited production run enhances its collectability and potential for appreciation in value over time.

The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint stands as a globally acclaimed mint in Perth, Western Australia. It is the oldest operating mint in Australia, with origins linked to the Royal Mint of Great Britain. Its autonomy was established in 1970, transitioning from British oversight to becoming a sovereign entity, yet it continues its operations from its original location. The mint is celebrated for its superior quality bullion products, such as gold bars and coins, earning a reputation as a reliable source of gold bullion.

Crafted from gold with a purity of 99.99%, The Perth Mint's gold bars are offered in sizes ranging from 1 gram to 1 kilogram. Every gold bar is uniquely numbered and accompanied by a certificate guaranteeing its authenticity.

Beyond gold bars, The Perth Mint also issues gold coins, including the distinguished Australian Gold Kangaroo, Australian Gold Lunar, and Australian Gold Nugget collections. These coins are also produced using 99.99% pure gold and come in various sizes to suit different preferences and collections.

A standout aspect of The Perth Mint is its exclusive creation of the world's only legal tender gold coin weighing 1 tonne, the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin. This monumental coin is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest gold coin globally, underscoring The Perth Mint's unique position in the minting world.

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