What Precious Metals Can Be Held in a Retirement Plan?

The Canadian government currently allows certain precious metals to be held in a retirement account. Here is the current list of acceptable precious metals for retirement accounts:


• Canadian Maple Leaf Coins
• American Eagle coins
• Austrian Philharmonic
• Credit Suisse gold – PAMP Suisse gold Bars .999
• Bars and rounds as referenced below 1



• Canadian Maple Leaf coins
• American Eagle coins
• Austrian Philharmonic coins
• Bars and rounds as referenced below 1


1 Bars and rounds produced by manufacturers accredited by Nymex/Comex, LME, LBMA, NYSE/Liffe/CBOT, and ISE-9000 or a national mint. The minimum finenesses for bars are:

Gold .995+
Silver. 999+
Platinum .9995+
Palladium .9995+


Bullion coins and bars can be thought of as common coins and bars. Their values are dependent upon and tied closely to the spot price of precious metals.


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