Can I take physical possession of gold in my IRA?

We’re often asked, “How can I take physical possession of the gold in my Gold IRA?” We’ve found a simple answer for you.

Investing in precious metals is a great way to hedge against inflation and market crises, but you may still have questions about the technical aspects of silver or gold as an investment. One of the most common questions we get is “Can I take possession of the gold in my Gold IRA?” The answer is yes, and taking distributions from your Gold IRA is a simple process. 

How to take distributions from your physical Gold IRA

You have two options when you take distributions from your physical Gold IRA: You can either take the cash or the gold. 

We’ve taken the time to create a simple process that allows you to liquidate your Gold IRA when you’re ready. We are dedicated to your financial success and peace of mind. We also care about your time. We’ve had clients who urgently needed to liquidate their assets, and we worked with them to ensure that they were able to get their money quickly and securely.

How to take possession of gold in your Gold IRA

If you want to receive physical gold as a distribution from your Gold IRA, there are only three simple steps:

  1. Contact your Senior Portfolio Manager.
  2. Accept our fair market offer.
  3. Sign a document.

It will only take X business days from the moment your place your request to the time your gold is delivered securely to your door. 

How to turn your Gold IRA into cash

If you want to receive your distributions as cash, we are happy to offer you fair market pricing and a hassle-free process. 

There are only three steps for this process as well:

  1. Confirm your request to liquidate your gold.
  2. Accept our buy-back offer. 
  3. Get paid.

We are dedicated to delivering the best services and providing the fastest liquidation process in the industry. 

You can learn more about selling your precious metals and liquidating your gold here.

How can I sell my gold after I’ve taken possession of it?

There are so many different options for liquidating the metals that you have on hand. When selling precious metals outside of your IRA (or metals that you hold in your home or other safe location), we hope that you consider Gold Alliance. There are thousands of dealers that can assist you, but we provide an industry-leading buy-back policy

All you have to do is call us, and we’ll provide you with a fair market offer. Once you accept our offer, we’ll cover the shipping and insurance costs so you can have your metals shipped safely to our account at the Delaware Depository. 

If you have a Gold IRA, the IRS requires you to store your gold in a regulated depository, like the Delaware Depository

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