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Should You Own A Palladium IRA?

Owning Palladium in an IRA is a smart choice for anyone looking to diversify their portfolio, protect their wealth and hedge against market volatility. By owning Palladium, you will add a tangible asset to your portfolio, which can help reduce overall risk and increase the chances of achieving long-term financial goals. In addition owning Palladium in an IRA can offer you significant tax benefits.

Don’t wait for inflation to completely devalue your dollars. Don’t give anyone else power to have control over your spending power. Now is a great time to transfer your IRA to a Palladium IRA.

To Qualify As IRA Eligible Precious Metals, The Following Minimum Fineness Requirements Must Be Met:

IRA Approved Silver

When it comes to investing in a palladium IRA, not all palladium coins are created equal. In order to be eligible for investment, the coins must meet a specific fineness requirement of .995. However, there are many qualified precious metals that can be placed in a palladium IRA. Though IRAs were once limited to holding American Eagle gold and silver coins, today, IRAs can invest in IRS-permitted gold, silver, palladium and Palladium bullion and coins. Thanks to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 which expanded the precious metal holdings allowed in IRAs to include one, one-half, one-quarter or one-tenth ounce U.S. gold coins and one-ounce silver coins minted by the U.S. Treasury Department, along with certain foreign coins

At Western Gold Capital you’ll never pay retail and you will always work directly with highly experienced team members. Leading industry professionals with a wealth of experience, we’ve held senior positions at the largest retail precious metal investment firms in the U.S. We eliminate multiple layers of executive and shareholder compensation and work directly with you to secure the most competitive pricing on palladium. For more information on IRA-eligible palladium bars, rounds, and coins or to learn more about rollovers, transfers, and other palladium IRA details.


The Royal Canadian Mint’s Palladium Maple Leaf was first minted in November 2005 and is the latest coin in the Maple Leaf bullion series. It’s the first palladium product by the Mint, has a face value of 50 CAD and is guaranteed by the Canadian Government for weight, purity, and face value. The $50 Canadian Palladium Maple Leaf is the first regularly issued palladium bullion coin in the world. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, while the reverse depicts the iconic Maple Leaf design, making it valuable as both an investment and a collector’s item.


Western Gold Capital offers many palladium coin options to diversify your portfolio. Most investors choose the Canadian Maple Leaf Coin but don’t hesitate to ask us about alternative options that meet IRS requirements. Palladium is a rare metal that is part of the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). It is a versatile metal used in various industries such as jewelry, electronics, and automotive industries. It is also one of the few metals that can be used in catalytic converters to reduce emissions from vehicles. In 2019, South Africa and Russia were the largest producers of palladium.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can rollover or transfer the following types of accounts into a precious metal IRA:

  1. Traditional IRA
  2. 401(k)
  3. 401(a)
  4. 403(b)
  5. 457(b)
  6. TSP
  7. SEP IRA
  8. Non-IRA investment accounts (e.g. brokerage account)

Note: The IRS rules regarding precious metal IRAs require that the precious metal held in the IRA meet certain fineness standards and be stored with an IRS-approved depository.

A custodian is required for a precious metal IRA because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations state that all self-directed IRAs, including precious metal IRAs, must be held with a custodian. The role of the custodian is to oversee the management and administration of the IRA, ensuring that all transactions and investments meet the IRS rules and regulations. The custodian is also responsible for holding the precious metal and ensuring that they are stored in an IRS-approved depository. This helps to ensure the safety and security of the assets in the IRA.

A depository is required for a precious metal IRA because the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations state that all precious metal held in a IRA must be stored in an IRS-approved depository. The purpose of using a depository is to ensure the safety and security of the assets in the precious metals IRA, and to provide an independent third-party storage solution for the precious metals.

The role of the depository is to hold and protect the precious metal investments, and to provide periodic statements and valuation reports to the custodian and the IRA owner. The depository is also responsible for the proper insurance and security of the precious metal, including any necessary measures to protect against theft, loss, or damage.

By using an IRS-approved depository, the assets in the retirement funds are kept separate from the custodian’s own assets and are protected in the event of bankruptcy or other financial difficulties. Additionally, having the precious metals held in a depository helps to ensure that the investments meet the individual retirement account rules and regulations for self directed IRA.

Precious metal are insured real property much like your home. However, unlike your home, which is limited to a very narrow pool of buyers, i.e. that specific property, at that specific price, in that specific zip code, etc., gold is recognized as money the entire world over. In fact, Gold is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil.

You can sell as much or as little of your precious metals to anyone, at any time, anywhere in the world. Where Western Gold Capital will be happy to provide an offer to buy back your metals, you are in now way obligated to sell back to us.

Absolutely! You can definitely have your precious metals delivered to your home. There are several different options and pathways to achieve this. Our experts will be happy to go through these options with you.
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