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Silver IRA/Silver 401(k) Investments

A wide variety of silver IRA investments were first authorized by the Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997, and since then millions of Americans have transferred their retirement accounts over to one of the government-approved custodians of precious metals. Investors with qualified self-directed IRAs (either Roth, SEP or Traditional), 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, 457(b) accounts and TSP plans can use funds from those accounts to purchase physical silver bars and coins. Although the U.S. government has some restrictions on silver IRAs, it is relatively easy for honest Americans to privately buy into the silver market using money from their retirement accounts.

Why Silver?

Why would someone want to buy silver if they can afford gold? It turns out there are a number of reasons that could motivate investors to choose silver over, or in tandem with, gold.

As a precious metal, silver’s value is protected as only a very small amount of silver is mined each year. In fact, there is actually more gold above-ground than there is silver because once silver gets used for industrial or scientific purposes, it is gone and can never be recovered.

The industrial uses of silver are many. It is used in automobiles, jewelry, appliances and in the medical field. As the world’s population increases and advances in technology and the understanding of silver are made, it is likely that silver will be used by industrialists more than ever before.

Silver investing is growing globally in terms of popularity. This is due to devaluation of various currencies, including the dollar. Many people who cannot afford gold choose to buy silver as their hedge against a falling dollar, because everyone needs some sort of protection. As investor demand increases the silver price is likely to follow.

Some people are worried that paper currencies in general, and specifically the U.S. dollar, could crash completely, leaving us unable to buy goods and services with cash or credit cards. Such a drastic national emergency could cause riots, looting or even total anarchy. Owning some silver coins, according to some, could be a good way to secure the survival of you and yours if such a tragedy occurs.

Which Type of Silver is Best for Me?

The U.S. government allows a wide variety of silver products to be placed within retirement accounts. Pure silver bullion bars are available in 1, 10, 100 and 1000 ounce versions. If you select bullion bars be sure to choose bars manufactured by reputable brands such as Johnson-Matthey or Engelhard, although any COMEX-approved silver bullion bars with a purity of .995 or higher is acceptable. Silver bullion bars are recommended for high-volume, short-term silver investing.

Silver bullion rounds are also acceptable, and they are available in one-ounce versions from companies like A-MARK, the Royal Canadian Mint and Ohio Precious Metals. Silver rounds cost a little more than bullion bars, but are advisable if you plan to take delivery of your metals soon after the purchase is made, because they could be useful to have on hand in the dollar does disappear.

IRS regulations state that any 24-karat silver coin that comes from a reputable source can be used for silver IRA investing. This includes silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins, silver Austrian Philharmonics, silver Mexican Libertads and Australian silver Kookaburra coins, as well as the U.S. Mint-produced American Eagles and America the Beautiful silver coins. Some people prefer these coins because they have face values, but they cost much more than silver rounds or bars yet contain exactly the same amount of pure silver. It could take awhile to break even on the aforementioned bullion coins, so many brokers recommend sticking with bars or rounds if bullion is the chosen investment vehicle.

American Eagle Proof silver coins are the most popular numismatic coin produced by the U.S. Mint. They cost much more than any other IRA-permissible item because they are produced in limited quantities and could be classified as exempt if our government decides to confiscate precious metals and/or retirement account funds. Proof silver Eagle coins are only, and especially, recommended for long-term (14 months or more) silver investors because they have a higher buy-in cost yet tend to outpace silver bullion investments after the break-even point has been reached.

Dealers who try to push pre-1965 silver coins, or other coins that are less than .995 pure silver, should not be trusted. These items are not eligible for IRA placement so the dealer is either unknowledgeable or has something up his or her sleeve. Either way, this is your retirement money and it should not be trusted with such individuals.

How to Get Started

Once you have determined that your account is eligible for a rollover (some active employer-sponsored plans do not qualify) you must decide which custodian to use for storage of your metals and management of your account. There are many custodians to choose from, but very few are reputable. The Certified Gold Exchange can work with Equity Institutional (formerly Sterling Trust) or SDIRA Services. Our clients’ feedback, solicited after each transaction, has told us that Equity and SDIRA are the preferable custodians due to the ease of liquidation, fee structure and customer service capabilities.

The Certified Gold Exchange has a team of non-commissioned IRA specialists whose sole responsibility is to help you complete the transfer paperwork accurately and efficiently. Once you submit the paperwork and ask your current custodian to transfer the amount of your choosing into cash to prepare for a transfer, it is simply a matter of receiving notification from the new custodian that your account has been set up and funded.

Your personal IRA expert will contact you once funding is available, and you will direct us on which metals you would like to buy. Your pricing will be locked in only when you are ready, and you will receive a tracking number for your package(s). We will send a literal box of silver, earmarked for your account, to the official IRA depository in Wilmington, Delaware. You will receive quarterly statements concerning the amount of silver stored and its approximate melt value. You can buy, sell or trade your silver at any time, and you can even take delivery of your silver if you so desire.

To get started, call the Certified Gold Exchange directly at 1-800-300-0715 and ask for the IRA Department. One of our non-commissioned retirement account experts will guide you gently through the process and make sure you have satisfactory answers to all of your questions. If you would like some more information of retirement accounts backed by precious metals, ask your adviser for a free IRA Starter Kit, or request digital and/or hard copies of the information below.

Edward AlbertEdward Albert ★★★★★ I was looking to liquidate the precious metals in my IRA . The horror stories I had heard of about some gold and silver dealers had me very apprehensive. When I called Certified Gold Exchange and talked with Patrick, I quickly felt a sense of trust in his voice. He answered all my questions and understood my fear of getting taken advantage of. He and his team work very hard behind the scenes ensuring the transaction to go smoothly. As a result CGE has earned my 5 star rating! I will contact them again if I want to buy or sell in the future!ALAN BROWNALAN BROWN ★★★★★ Certified Gold Exchange's website really jumped out to me as I began researching precious metal IRA's. I found it to be incredibly comprehensive and informative, answering questions I did not even know to ask and alerting me to bad practices within the industry as well. So, I called and found the CGE team to be every bit as helpful as the website. They were responsive immediately and throughout the process of establishing an account and funding it. They were particularly helpful when dealing directly with my current custodian and getting funds rolled over. Pat and Mary have been courteous, personable, and very professional working with me and even helped with questions outside the immediate business at hand. I have already referred friends to CGE and will continue to do so.Alison WeinbergAlison Weinberg ★★★★★ Pat and team are very knowledgeable and professional!Ismail KenessyIsmail Kenessy ★★★★★ Customer since 2005. Professional, courteous, and helpful. CGE walked me through the process and provided the best prices available with minimum costs. Excellent service.Joe MurrayJoe Murray ★★★★★ What super service I received from the Certified Gold Exchange precious metals IRA team. Wow is all I can say! I had a large amount of coins in a gold and silver IRA for many years and decided to sell. I spent just about a whole day talking to several metals dealers about purchasing my metals. Call after call I did not feel good about what I was hearing with these dealers so I called the company that helped me set the gold and silver IRA up. Their name is Broad Financial LLC. I explained the problem I was having with finding a buyer and they said that is common in the industry. They told me to call the Certified Gold Exchange, Inc in Fort Worth, Texas. I spoke with Mr C there and was impressed that their quote was above the spot price (because I was hoping to get the spot price). They explained that American Eagles buy back at over spot and I said not with all the other dealers I called. I shipped the metals to their New York depository following the Certified Gold Exchange's instructions. Candace at CGE tracked the package every step of the way and I was updated along the way. Then when my metals arrived at the Certified Gold Exchange depository they told me that several of my coins were actually American Eagle Proof coins, not the bullion version I thought I had. They increased their original quote by $3000.00 dollars! Shocking that a company would be so honest because they could have just sent the original amount and I would have been happy. Needless to say I will never deal with a different metals dealer except the Certified Gold Exchange. Their gold IRA team is the best by leaps and bounds. I highly recommend Candice, Mr. C and the CGE team to any one looking to buy or sell metals with a great experience. Americans trusted source For Gold is not just a tagline with these folks.ted okolowiczted okolowicz ★★★★★ After searching and checking out different metals companies, I decided that Certified Gold Exchange Inc. was my choice. They have exceeded my expectations and made my IRA rollover easier than I thought.You can be very confident by the way every step was handled (very professional).So kudos to the whole TEAM and thank youJoseph GlassmanJoseph Glassman ★★★★★ I had a very good experience with Certified Gold Exchange and I highly recommend anyone considering a IRA Rollover into precious metals, talk to David White at Certified and do business with them. They are honest and will have your best interest as their concern.. David took care of my needs completely with honest and fair pricing. I shopped around and decided on Certified.Lefty and Mary JamoraLefty and Mary Jamora ★★★★★ Thank you David and Pat for educating us on the gold and silver markets. Pat especially helped us thru our first purchase of silver.M PhommahaxayM Phommahaxay ★★★★★ So glad I found CGE! Although, they don’t do business in my state, David White was so kind to take the time out of his busy schedule to educate me on precious metal investing. His advice was extremely valuable which saved me a ton of money. I would definitely recommend and refer any of my friends or family members interested in investing in precious metals in their service area. So thankful for David and this company!Rickey JohnsonRickey Johnson ★★★★★ My experience so far with Certified Gold Exchange was all very positive. Everything went smoothly and P. Collins was awesome in helping us navigate through the process.Aaron BrabhamAaron Brabham ★★★★★ I called Certified Gold Exchange to get information on a crypto currency IRA. I had a ton of questions and Steve not only answered all of them but also informed me of many things I had not thought of.I decided to invest $60k and in just three months it's over $120k! Not only that, the team at Certified Gold Exchange has excellent customer service.I highly recommend them.Mark OLearyMark OLeary ★★★★★ Philip with the certified gold exchange was incredibly helpful in helping me to setup a Cryptocurrency IRA. He knew exactly what questions to ask my existing custodian to make the rollover as seamless as possible. In just a short few months with the recommendations of Philip; I have already seen over a 250% return on my investment. Highly recommended.Gal TabGal Tab ★★★★★ The reason I give it the maximum stars is because everything happened just the way they planned it. I invested a considerable sum of money with them and as anyone would be, I was a little scared. I did my research and They came highly recommended as being ethical brokers. Their fees are very competitive and look forward to doing more business with them.Diana FincherDiana Fincher ★★★★★ I rolled over my IRA into Silver a couple of years ago and made a friend! 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Their representatives have been a pleasure to work with--professional, answered every question I had, and I'd recommend them to anyone looking at a gold IRA rollover.Robby BryantRobby Bryant ★★★★★ I am a Certified Financial Planner, and Certified Gold Exchange has helped us purchase gold for 16 years without a hitch for our clients and at excellent prices. We couldn’t be more satisfied!Anne SayreAnne Sayre ★★★★★ My husband and I were thrilled with the service we received at Certified Gold Exchange! Shipping our gold to us was quick and very simple. So happy we did not have to pay for the TV advertisements with celebrities like so many of the other precious metal companies. We will be buying again from CGE!Neenah PayneNeenah Payne ★★★★★ Certified Gold Exchange, Inc. is a highly professional firm that was a pleasure to do business with. It provides fast and accurate service. The firm went out of its way to be helpful on a number of key issues. I highly recommend them. I was extremely lucky for several reasons to have called the Certified Gold Exchange, Inc. when I was ready to sell my gold and silver coins. When I called the firm, Liam on the service desk explained that they scan hundreds of gold dealers to get me the best price. That was very comforting.When I spoke with coin dealer David White, he was able to give me a quote in 3.5 hours. He also explained the importance of shipping my coins via registered mail with the Post Office. David said that the Post Office requires a registered box to be sealed with brown paper tape to prevent tampering. David emailed me links to sites that showed the right tape to use and how to seal the box. He called several UPS stores in my neighborhood to try to find the tape for me. In the end, I bought the tape from the Post Office. David explained that while Fedex and UPS would ship the coins, since they are not allowed to ship gold or silver, I would have no recourse if my coins were lost. David even gave me his home number so I could reach him after hours if necessary.My experience with Certified Gold Exchange, Inc. stands in stark contrast with how two other coin brokers responded. The firm from which I had bought most of my silver coins never called me back. On November 13 when I called the broker from whom I had bought most of my gold coins, I couldn't get through on the phone. So, I emailed them and it took 5 days for them to respond! The broker didn't give me a quote until December 2 -- and then only for some of the coins! He said he would tell me what they would pay for the other coins after I shipped them!In addition, that broker explained that one of their customers had lost all their coins valued at $22,000 because the box was tampered with and they had failed to insure them for the full amount. However, I knew by then that if the firm had told the customer to ship the coins via registered mail as Certified Gold Exchange, Inc. does, the box could not have been tampered with.So, Certified Gold Exchange, Inc. is the only gold and silver dealer I recommend. The level of service is truly remarkable.Jovita GarcesJovita Garces ★★★★★ What do you do with what little you have to put away for the future? After my divorce 16 years ago, I decided I needed to find an IRA and invest my children's money into something that would retain and grow in value through the years. I found a great website called Certified Gold Exchange that intrigued me and when I called, John listened and understood my needs and helped me understand the value of investing in rare coins and precious metals before taking that all important step. I am happy I took a leap of faith knowing the prospect for growth in my precious metals IRA and children's funds for college and maybe first home some day was very real. I believe I made the best choice for our future. I can always trust CGE to give me honest and dependable service everytime I call in them.Maria SMaria S ★★★★★ Patrick Collins and Certified Gold Exchange (CGE) Team: I appreciate the support, you took me on for this transaction when I wasn’t even an existing client. (Yes I know CGE made some money). It was you manner, caring and fast response that made me feel very comfortable with you.Your interest in helping me on such short notice shows how much you care for your clients. 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