IRA-accepted precious metals

Stefan Gleason Stefan Gleason

Stefan Gleason

June 30th, 2020 Comments

Examples of Allowable Precious Metals

Most items offered by Money Metals Exchange can be held inside a self-directed IRA account in compliance with IRS rules. Below is a general list of eligible products as well as ineligible products.


  • American Eagle coins
  • U.S. Buffalo Bullion coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Austrian Philharmonic coins
  • Australian Kangaroo/Nugget coins
  • Credit Suisse – Pamp Suisse Bars
  • Various bars and rounds .995


  • American Eagle coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Austrian Vienna Philharmonic coins
  • Australian Kookaburra coins
  • Mexican Libertad
  • Various bars and rounds .999


  • American Eagle coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Australian Koala coins
  • Various bars .9995


  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Various bars .9995

Examples Of Unacceptable Precious Metals

  • Rare or Collectible Coins, including certified or “graded” coins
  • South African Krugerrand
  • Swiss 20 Franc
  • French 20 Franc
  • Belgian 20 Franc
  • Mexican 50 Peso
  • Chilean 100 Peso
  • Italian 20 Lira
  • Hungarian 100 Korona
  • Austrian Corona
  • U.S. Liberty
  • U.S. Buffalo Proof
  • Dutch 10 Guilder
  • British Sovereign
  • Pre-1965 90% U.S. Silver Coin
  • (a.k.a. "junk silver")
Stefan Gleason

About the Author:

Stefan Gleason is CEO of Money Metals Exchange, the company recently named "Best Overall Online Precious Metals Dealer" by Investopedia. A graduate of the University of Florida, Gleason is a seasoned business leader, investor, political strategist, and grassroots activist. Gleason has frequently appeared on national television networks such as CNN, FoxNews, and CNBC and in hundreds of publications such as the Wall Street Journal, TheStreet, and Seeking Alpha.