IRA Approved Gold and Silver
Proof Gold & Silver coins are produced in limited amounts and runs, with extremely stringent quality control and so are rarer than the uncirculated coins. Proof coins are usually packed into capsules and a high quality display packaging along with information about the coin. However, it is the way it is made that causes a difference in appearance and qualifies it as a “Proof”. They are not meant for circulation. There are extra effort, time, labor and production costs – in making of Proof coins. The blanks from which the coins are made are usually specially prepared and are polished before being struck by the die. The dies themselves are specially prepared and polished also prior to the strike. This gives the coin a special finish as Proof coins are expected to be perfect.
Modern technology allows the high points on the coin design to be acid treated (on the die). The background design of the coin die is polished, resulting in a mirror-like look on the coin it strikes. This gives the finished coin a frosted look on the raise parts of the design, with a mirror like finish on the background. This contrasting finish is often called “cameo”.
Proof coins are struck twice, or more! Not only are proofs made using specially treated dies, each coin is struck two or more times by the coin die. By striking it more than once the metal is forced into all the crevices of the die, thereby giving a very fine detail to the image on the coin.
If you want to collect only the best of the best in Gold & Silver coins, it’s highly likely that you could not do better than the Proof Gold & Silver coins and sets.
IRA / Gold Bullion
American Gold Eagle is the official Gold bullion coin of the United States. Authorized under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, it was first released by the United States Mint in 1986. Offered in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz denominations, these coins are guaranteed by the U.S. government to contain the stated amount of actual Gold weight in troy ounces. By law, the Gold must come from sources in America. The American Gold Eagle bullion coin may be used to fund Individual Retirement Account investments.
IRA / Silver Bullion
American Silver Eagle is the official Silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce size, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. Its content, weight, and purity are certified by the United States Mint. The American Silver Eagle bullion coin may be used to fund Individual Retirement Account, IRA, investments.