IRA Custodians – Coins for your Precious Metals IRA


Wall Street Metals is proud to offer our clients precious metals and coins for your IRA. We have partnered with New Direction IRA, Equity Trust, GoldStar Trust and Strata Trust amongst others to offer the lowest cost and quickest IRA setup and maintenance, so you can enjoy all the tax benefits of precious metals IRAs.

Self-directed precious metals IRAs can be set up in three simple steps, and this page has plenty of resources for learning how to start investing in metals through your IRA.

To get started, contact us or request information below

Learn to Invest in a Precious Metals IRA in 3 Simple Steps


Open a Self Directed IRA Account

The first step to investing in a precious metals IRA is to open a “self-directed” IRA. The process can be completed quickly, especially if you work with our preferred/recommended IRA custodians. To get started, open an account with one of our self-directed IRA custodians, or email us at or call 1-800 632 4154 and we can help you open an account.


Fund Your Self Directed IRA Account

Once you/we have opened your self-directed IRA account, your next step is to fund the account. If it is a new account, you will simply wire or transfer money to your IRA custodian of choice. If you are transferring or rolling over precious metals IRAs, speak to your custodian or us to ensure all steps are completed.


Purchase Precious Metals from Wall Street Metals

Once your account is funded, your custodian will notify us you have funds available and intend to use them to purchase coins for your IRA or other precious metals from Wall Street Metals. You are now ready to make your purchase. From this point, call us at at 1-800 632 4154 to select your IRA-eligible products and lock in pricing.


The main advantages of investing in precious metals through an IRA are tax benefits. By using precious metals IRAs for purchases, the investor either saves taxes now or in the future. The specific tax benefits depend on if you choose a traditional or a ROTH IRA.

Popular Traditional IRAs

Traditional IRAs allow investors to put pre-tax (tax-deductible) money into their IRA to be invested in assets of their choice. That money can then grow over time tax-free, and upon retirement age (currently 59.5), the investor can begin to withdraw from the account without penalty and pay taxes on the amounts withdrawn. Additional benefits as follows:

  • By contributing to a traditional IRA, you may be able to lower your current tax bracket as your contributions are tax-deductible.
  • A traditional IRA will allow you to invest more money because taxes are not deducted from the original investment capital.
  • Investors who are in too high of a tax bracket to qualify for a ROTH IRA can still choose to contribute to a traditional IRA.
  • Early withdrawals can be taken without penalty in the event of unusual circumstances such as a 1st home purchase or medical bills.
  • Investors should consider choosing a traditional IRA if they anticipate their tax rate at retirement to be lower than their current tax rate.


ROTH IRAs allow investors to put post-tax money into their IRA to be invested in assets of their choice. That money can then grow over time tax-free, and upon retirement age (currently 59.5), the investor can begin to withdraw from their account without penalty and without any taxation, provided the account has been open for at least 5 years. Additional benefits as follows:

  • ROTH IRAs ensure that your qualified withdrawals in the future are tax-free because you already paid taxes up front on contributions.
  • Investors who are over 70.5 can still contribute to ROTH IRAs.
  • ROTH IRAs have no Required Minimum Distributions (RMD).
  • Investors should consider choosing a ROTH IRA if they anticipate their tax rate at retirement to be higher than their current tax rate.
  • Both of these options are great as precious metals IRAs.

New vs. Existing IRAs

Our self-directed IRA custodian partners are not only able to help set up new precious metals IRAs, but can also help you with a 401(k) rollover or transfer of existing assets. Make sure to be very careful when performing an IRA transfer or rollover, as if these transactions are not performed properly they can actually trigger a major tax event on your savings. Our IRA custodians are more than happy to help you with a transfer or rollover in the seamless and correct manner.

More Precious Metals IRA FAQs

Below are more frequently asked questions pertaining to self-directed precious metals such as coins for your IRA:

If you wish to have your coins held in an IRA we can act on your behalf and deal with your custodian to ensure safe, quick, and hassle-free delivery of your coins. Like us most IRA Trust companies also use DDSC to hold your coins so this would be a simple electronic transfer, we sell the coins and transfer them to your IRA, once we are in receipt of full payment.

To qualify as an IRA-approved product, precious metals must meet minimum fineness levels. The American Gold Eagle is the only exception to the following numbers. Minimum gold fineness: .995. Minimum silver fineness: .999. Minimum platinum fineness: .9995. Minimum palladium fineness: .9995. Any products falling outside of these ranges, excluding American Gold Eagles, are not approved for IRA contributions. Examples of non-approved precious metals products include pre-1933 gold, gold Krugerrands, and 90% US silver coins.

Yes. Your self directed IRA custodian can help you arrange to rollover or transfer your existing IRA into a precious metals IRA.

This will vary based on which custodian you choose. It can take 2-4 business days to open your account once they receive your application. After your account is set up you will then have to fund it.

In the case of a 401k rollover, your funds are generally paid directly to you. Once you have the funds in your possession you have 60 days to transfer them into your new self-directed IRA account. If you do not do so within this 60 day period you may be required to pay taxes. In order to fully understand these rules, we recommend talking to a tax advisor before transferring any IRA funds.

Yes, an individual is allowed to have more than one IRA account. However, your total yearly contribution will remain at the same maximum no matter how many IRAs you have.

Once your order is placed and your funds have cleared our bank account, the metals will usually ship out from our Depository within 1-3 business days. Depending on the destination, it can take an additional 1-5 business days to arrive.

Once your precious metals arrive at the depository they will be fully insured. As an added protection, we also insure each mailing we ship out in the very rare occurrence that a package becomes lost or damaged.

Most depositories, including Delaware Depository, provide full accounting and reporting services to insure your metals are safe and accounted for. All metals are also fully segregated from other customers’ metals at no additional cost and are insured for their full amount.

Investors can expect to see significant tax savings by investing in precious metals using an IRA vs. investing outside an IRA. Please see the section above to learn about the tax benefits of using a traditional or ROTH IRA to invest in physical precious metals.

Yes, you may be subject to IRA contribution limits depending on your type of IRA and income levels. Please consult with your IRA custodian to learn of any contribution limits you may be subject to.

No. As part of the IRS’ rules regarding precious metals IRAs, we, as the dealer, MUST ship the products to an approved IRA depository, who then holds the metal until the time you are ready to liquidate the position.

You can liquidate or take possession of your metals at any time, however, this is considered a distribution and there may be tax implications involved. We recommend speaking with a tax professional before making this decision.

We do not provide investment advice, but many of our clients prefer self-directed precious metals IRAs because they are backed by real, physical, segregated metal, vs. an ETF like GLD which is only backed by a pool of gold holdings and positions.

Fees vary depending on the size of your account and the metal holdings in your depository. Please contact either your IRA custodian or your depository of choice to learn more about fee structures.

We do not have a specific minimum order size for IRA Purchases, however, we do have a $100 minimum that applies to all orders. That being said, most IRA purchases will exceed this amount.

No. Our only part of the IRA contribution process is selling the actual metal to the custodian, which we do at our normal rates with no commissions or surcharges added.

As we ship all orders completely free of charge, you will not have to pay any shipping fees. Furthermore, all of the packages we send out include insurance and tracking as well at no additional cost. This means you will be able to track your package while it is on its way to the depository. Customers can rest easy knowing their metals are fully insured in the rare occurrence of loss or damage while the package is in transit.

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