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Speak with one of our portfolio managers before investing can significantly improve your purchase power and help you take advantage of market trends. We can also help you on topics such as IRAs, diversification, and other factors affecting the metals markets.

What Is Mint State?

Mint state refers to a coin’s condition on the Sheldon Coin Grading Scale. Mint state coins can vary in state from being poorly struck with many heavy marks to showing no visible marks, even after magnification. Mint state coins are marked with “MS” preceding the number on the coin label. Buying mint state, coins are in the same condition, or virtually the same condition, as when it was first manufactured at the mint—thus “mint state!”

What is the Sheldon Coin Grading Scale?

The Sheldon Coin Grading Scale is a universally recognized, 70-point evaluation of a coin’s condition and value. It was initially developed by Dr. William Herbert Sheldon in 1949 to grade large cents. The Sheldon Scale stretches from 1 to 70. The greater the grade, the better the condition of the coin (and the higher the price).

What Are the Benefits of Adding Silver to Your Retirement Portfolio?

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Silver, like gold, is a real asset. That differentiates from paper assets like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
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Silver has proven to mature as an asset over the long term. From 2000, to 2020, the price of silver rose nearly 473%.
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Silver costs less than gold. Price-wise, the silver may be more within reach for you than gold. Silver has historically been the more affordable precious metal.
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Silver has a lengthy, documented history. Silver coins have been sought after and used in trades for thousands of years.

What Types of Silver Can Be Included in an IRA?

Silver can be held in what’s known as a Self-Directed IRA. This kind of IRA is like a regular IRA, but it isn’t limited to traditional assets. IRA-approved silver coins include:

  • American Eagle bullion coins, 1 oz.
  • American Eagle proof coins
  • Australian kookaburra coins
  • Australian Philharmonic coins
  • Canadian Maple Leaf coins
  • Mexican Silver Libertad coins

Why Transfer Your IRA to Gold?

  • Gold helps diversify your retirement portfolio. Gold has had a long history of wealth.
  • Gold operates as a hedge against inflation. An inflation hedge like gold can help protect your assets from diminished buying power related to a rise in the overall price of goods and services.
  • Gold prices historically have moved in the opposite direction of the stock market. That said, 2020 has been an anomaly in more ways than one. In August 2020, for the first time in history, the price of gold surpassed $2,000/oz. Meanwhile, the DOW and S&P ended August lower, but still reported their best August in 36 years.

How to Add Gold & Silver to IRA?

Verify or Create Your IRA

  • The IRS requires precious metals to be added to a self-directed IRA. Our first step will involve you confirming your existing IRA qualifies or opening a new IRA that does.

Fund the Account

  • Roll over an existing IRA or 401(k)
  • Establish a new Precious Metals IRA

Deposit Your Metals with A Custodian.

  • An IRS-approved custodian bank must hold metals to an IRA. We’ll get you started with any IRS-approved custodial institution you choose. Once your account is funded, we can help you determine what type and what quantity you should purchase based on your needs and investment goals.

Strategies For Investing In Rare Coins?

  1. Assemble a well-balanced portfolio.
  2. Buy only high-quality certified coins.
  3. Speak with a portfolio manager

IRA Eligible Gold

  • 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coins
  • ½ oz American Gold Eagle Coins
  • ¼ oz American Gold Eagle Coins
  • 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle Coins
  • 1 oz American Gold Buffalo Coins
  • 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins
  • 1 oz Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins
  • 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins
  • 1 oz Royal Canadian Mint Gold Bars
  • 1 oz UBS Gold Bars
  • 50 gram Valcambi Gold CombiBars
  • 1 oz Valcambi Gold Bars
  • 1 oz Sunshine Mint Gold Bars
  • 1 oz Credit Suisse Gold Bars
  • 10 oz Credit Suisse Gold Bars
  • 1 oz Johnson Matthey Gold Bars

Why Slab Coins?

Experts highly recommended that any rare coins be submitted to one of the grading services. In addition to getting a professional numismatist’s opinion of the coin’s grade and authenticity, you also receive the highest quality holder to protect your coin.

Top Coins Worth Collecting?

  1. 1921 Peace Dollar
  2. 1878-CC Morgan Silver Dollar
  3. 1908 St. Gaudens Arabic Numerals No Motto
  4. 1917 Standing Liberty Quarter

What Does “BU” Mean?

A BU coin is a coin that has never been circulated and retains all its original mint luster. BU stands for “Brilliant Uncirculated”

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