Reviewing 2014’s Top Gold IRA Companies & Bullion Dealers

If you have decided to invest in a Precious Metals IRA in 2014 (or rollover a previous retirement vehicle such as a 401k or 403b to a Gold IRA), your next step is to decide which Precious Metals IRA company to work with. This is not a decision to take lightly, as some companies have a better track record than others. Some have even been accused of fraud (see table below). Also, some companies handle the entire process (including dealing with the IRA custodian and depository for you) while others simply sell the metals. Here is a comparison chart that will help you make an enlightened decision. We strongly recommend that you print it or save it for future reference. (Last Updated December 2014)

RankCompanyFraud LawsuitsStorage & Admin FeesFull Review
1
Regal Assets
www.regalassetsbullion.com
(877) 205-1104
NIL
$250 per year
flat-rate
2
LEXI Capital
www.lexicapital.com
(800) 473-1213
NIL
$250 per year
flat-rate

3
Capital Gold Group
www.startwithgold.com
(800) 510-9594
$320 per year
flat-rate

4
Lear Capital
www.learcapital.com
(800) 576-9355
NIL
$250 per year
flat-rate

5
American Bullion Inc
www.americanbullion.com
1-800-326-9598
NIL
$160 per year
flat-rate

6
Cornerstone Bullion
www.cornerstonebullion.com
(800) 558-4671
NIL
$100-$200 per year
Choice*

7
Monex
www.monex.com
1-800-997-7859
$360 + per year
(scaled)

8
Wholesale Direct Metals
www.wholesaledirectmetals.com
(800) 226-8106
NIL
N/A

9
California Numismatic Investments
www.golddealer.com
(800) 225-7531
NIL
N/A

10
GoldSilver
www.goldsilver.com
(888) 319-8166
NIL
$300 per year
flat-rate

13
Rosland Capital
www.roslandcapital.com
(800) 461-1246
NIL
$225 per year
flat-rate

14
APMEX
www.apmex.com
(800) 375-9006
NIL
$175 + per year
(scaled)

15
Swiss America
www.swissamerica.com
(800) 289-2646
NIL
$160 per year
flat-rate

16
Austin Rare Coins
www.austincoins.com
1-800-928-6468
NIL
N/A

17
CMI Gold & Silver
www.cmi-gold-silver.com
1-800-528-1380
NIL
N/A

18
Bullion Direct
www.bulliondirect.com
(512) 462-2646
NIL
N/A

19
Blanchard
www.blanchardonline.com
(504) 837-3010
NIL
$160 + per year
(scaled)

20
DBS Coins
www.dbscoins.com
(888) 327-9205
NIL
N/A

21
First Liberty National
www.unitedstatescoins.us
1-800-331-2338
No Rating
NIL
N/A

22
AJPM
www.ajpm.com
(503) 227-4653
No Rating
NIL
N/A

23
Colorado Gold
www.coloradogold.com
(888) 786-8822
No Rating
NIL
N/A

24
McAlvany
www.mcalvanyica.com
1-800-525-9556
No Rating
NIL
N/A

25
Modern Coin Mart
www.moderncoinmart.com
(800) 362-9004
No Rating
NIL
N/A

26
USA Gold
www.usagold.com
1-800-869-5115
No Rating
NIL
N/A

27
AmeriGold
www.amerigold.com
1-800-574-0047
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

28
Miles Franklin
www.milesfranklin.com
(952) 929-7006
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
$460 per year
flat-rate

29
JJ Teaparty
www.jjteaparty.com
877-772-4245
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

30
Maine Gold & Silver
www.mainegoldandsilver.net
207 772-2211
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

31
MJPM
www.mjpm.com
(800) 279-4337
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

32
Rocky Mountain Coin Exchange
www.rmcoin.com
(303) 777- (GOLD) 4653
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

33
Rust Rare Coin
www.rustcoin.com
(801) 363-4014
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

34
Harlan J. Berk
www.harlanjberk.com
(312) 609-0016
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

35
Liberty Coin Service
www.libertycoinservice.com
1-800-933-4720
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

36
Sahara Coins
www.saharacoins.com
(702) 367-4360
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

37
Lincoln Coin & Bullion
www.lincolncoinandbullion.com
(402) 327-2853
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

38
Missouri Coin
www.mocoin.com
(800) 280-9797
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

39
Dillon Gage Gold
www.dillongage.com
800.375.4653
No Rating
No Rating
$200 + per year
(scaled)

40
Midwest Bullion Exchange
www.privatebullion.com
(888) 928-3390
No Rating
NIL
N/A

41
The Gold Guys
www.goldguys.com
1-877-801-5323
NIL
N/A
42
Coins Plus
www.coinsplus.com
(509) 444-0044
No Rating
NIL
$60 per year
flat-rate

43
Houston Numismatic Exchange
www.hnex.com
(713) 528-2135
No Rating
NIL
N/A

44
Midwest Coin & Currency
www.midwestcoins.net
(319) 795-2148
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

45
Universal Coin & Bullion
www.universalcoin.com
1-800-822-GOLD
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

46
Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange
www.dgse.com
(972) 484-3662
No Rating
NIL
N/A

47
KITCO
www.kitco.com
514 875-4820
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
$150 per year
flat-rate

48
Eastern Numismatics, Inc.
www.uscoins.com
(800) 835-0008
No Rating
NIL
N/A

49
Investment Rarities Inc.
www.investmentrarities.com
1-800-328-1860
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

50
Monarch Precious Metals
www.monarchpreciousmetals.com
(541) 414-1676
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

51
Royal Metals Group
www.royalmetalsgroup.com
(877) 234-0472
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

52
Provident Metals
www.providentmetals.com
(800) 313-3315
No Rating
NIL
N/A

53
South Bay Gold
www.southbaygold.com
1-310-791-5431
No Rating
NIL
N/A

54
A-Mark Precious Metals
www.amark.com
(310) 587-1485
No Rating
NIL
N/A

55
Panda America
www.pandaamerica.com
1-800-472-6327
No Rating
NIL
N/A

56
Summit Precious Metals
www.summitpreciousmetals.com
(480) 999-0936
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

57
Northwest Territorial Mint
www.nwtmint.com
(800) 344-6468
No Rating
$50 + per year
(scaled)

58
U.S. Money Reserve
www.usmoneyreserve.com
(866) 646-8465
No Rating
No Rating
N/A

59
Goldmart
www.goldmart.com
(888) 470-0170
No Rating
NIL
N/A

60
Republic Monetary Exchange
www.republicmonetary.com
(877) 354-4040
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

61
Gainesville Coins
www.gainesvillecoins.com
(813) 482-9300
No Rating
NIL
$180 + per year
(scaled)

62
JM Bullion
www.jmbullion.com
(800) 276-6508
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

63
Jack Hunt Coin Broker
www.jackhunt.com
800-877-7424
No Rating
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

64
C&G Investments
www.candg.homestead.com
(410) 641-0023
No Rating
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

65
Gaithersburg Coin Exchange
www.gaithersburgcoin.com
1-800-638-4104
No Rating
No Rating
NIL
N/A

66
Amerivest Gold Corp
www.amerivestgold.com
1-877-886-2792
No Rating
NIL
N/A

67
Goldline International
www.goldline.com
(800) 963-9798
$200 + per year
(scaled)

68
Merit Gold & Silver
www.meritgold.com
(800) 515-5019
$250 per year
flat-rate

69
Morgan Gold
www.morgangold.com
(949) 825-6620
NIL
$260 per year
flat-rate

4 Things to Look For When Choosing a Gold IRA Company

This comparison chart is meant to help you compare the ratings & reviews of the most popular Precious Metal IRA dealers. When choosing a company, we recommend looking at these four elements:

#1 Ratings, Ratings & Ratings!

bcabbbtrustlinkThe more positive reviews a company has from its existing client base, the better. Additionally, ratings from authority bureaus like the BBB (Better Business Bureau), BCA (Business Consumer Alliance) and Trustlink are paramount. Feedback from previous clients on websites like YP, Complaint Board and Yelp are also great indicators of the company’s professionalism and service quality.

#2 IRA Fee Structure

Always choose a company with flat annual fees, as opposed to companies who have a scaled fee model that grows with the account size. This is especially true for medium and large investors (c.f. $50,000+) and those planning to grow their account size over time. Some of the companies we reviewed can charge thousands of dollars per year for large accounts!

#3 Efficiency & Delivery Time

Some clients reported that they waited up to 60 days for their accounts to be set up and their precious metals to be delivered. This is simply unacceptable in today’s uncertain economic landscape.

#4 Pushy Salesmen or Unfriendly Customer Support

Some agents will try to push you to invest in collectibles and numismatic coins simply because these will yield much high profits for them. This is a major red flag and we strongly recommend that you stay away from companies with such practices. Collectibles are NOT recommended for investors, and they are not approved by the IRS for IRAs. When you contact a Precious Metal IRA company, ask them as many questions as you can to see how knowledgeable and helpful they are. If you feel rushed or pushed into collectibles, move on to the next one.

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Why We Recommend Regal Assets for Gold IRA Rollovers & Bullion Purchases in 2014

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As you can see from the comparison table above, Regal Assets stands out as being the only company with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, an AAA rating from the Business Consumer Alliance and 500+ five star ratings from TrustLink. Regal Assets has also been recently ranked at the #20 position by the renowned Inc. 500. This speaks volumes about its professionalism, expertise and overall customer satisfaction. If you would like to learn more about Regal Assets, give them a call at 1-877-205-1104 or:

We would like to remind you that we are a 100% independent site and that none of us work for any of the companies reviewed on this page. We recommend that you always do your due diligence when choosing a company to work with. Call a few, and request their free kits to get a better idea of their offering.

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