Precious Metals IRA
Our IRA specialists are available to guide you through our wide selection of IRA-eligible products. APMEX recommends discussing the details of your personal investment strategy with your IRA Custodian or financial adviser.
Plan For The Future
APMEX can help you get the most from your Precious Metals IRA. We have relationships with the industry’s leading Precious Metal IRA Custodians, which allows us to provide you with exceptional service and expert assistance. We have IRA specialists dedicated to helping you every step of the way. Get started or request additional information by contacting us at (800) 375-9006 ext. 805 or IRA@apmex.com.
How to get started
Open a custodian account
The IRS requires that you keep your IRA Precious Metals in a custodian account. We have provided a list of custodians below that offer high quality, reliable service.
Fund the account
Once you have opened a custodian account, you can fund a new account, as well as transfer or rollover an existing IRA or former employer 401(k).
Purchase approved products
Once your account is funded, you can purchase IRA-eligible bullion products. APMEX makes it easy to shop IRA-approved products in one easy, convenient place.
Precious Metal IRA Custodians
Our preferred Precious Metal IRA Custodians will assist you with the creation and maintenance of your Precious Metals IRA. They will also provide their preferred depositories for the storage of your IRA-eligible products.
For products to qualify for a Precious Metals IRA, they must meet minimum fineness requirements as set by the IRS. Gold must be at least .995 fine (the American Gold Eagle is the only exception) while Silver must be at least .999 fine. All Platinum and Palladium must be at least .9995 fine.
Popular IRA-approved products include favorites like American Gold Buffalo coins, American Silver Eagle coins, Australian Platinum Koala coins, and Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf coins, in addition to trusted bullion bars and rounds.Shop IRA Products
Precious Metals IRA Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I have more than one IRA?
Yes. An investor may have multiple IRAs, but no matter how many you have, your total annual contribution limits remain the same.
- Can I transfer money from an existing IRA account to fund my Precious Metal IRA without incurring any tax penalties?
Yes. If you have an existing IRA or 401(k), the easiest way to set up a new Precious Metal IRA is by transfer. You can transfer the amount you want to invest in a new IRA and there are no tax penalties. Your IRA custodian knows exactly how to do this and will facilitate the process.
- What types of IRAs are eligible to transfer or rollover?
All IRAs (Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA, Solo) are eligible for direct rollover. Ask your IRA custodian for details or any limitations.
- Can I open a new Silver or Gold IRA with a contribution?
Yes, you can open a new IRA with a contribution and your annual contribution limit remains the same.
- Does APMEX have a minimum dollar amount for an IRA purchase?
Yes, the minimum purchase from APMEX for an IRA is $2,000 (USD).
- Is there a minimum dollar amount when I wish to sell my IRA Precious Metals back to APMEX?
Yes, our minimum purchase for all sales to APMEX is $1,000 (USD).
- What is the difference between investing in a Precious Metal IRA and owning a Precious Metal ETF?
ETFs, or exchange traded funds, are most popular with traders and investors who need to quickly move in and out of markets. Physical metals are favored by those who buy and hold. If you own the physical metal, you always have the option of taking possession of the actual metal, while an ETF is a paper instrument with counterparty risks.
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