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What is a Gold IRA?

A gold IRA or precious metals IRA is an “Individual Retirement Account” in which physical gold or other approved precious metals are held in custody for the benefit of the IRA account owner. It functions the same as a regular IRA, only instead of holding paper assets, it holds physical bullion coins or bars.

Why is Gold so Vital?

In 2008, during the last stock market crash, many accounts lost almost half their value. And experts are warning that it is going to happen again. As the global debt reaches an unsustainable $152,000,000,000,000, economists agree that a future Wall Street collapse is inevitable.

Why Buy a Gold IRA



A diversified portfolio is essential to keep your retirement secure. Investing in a gold IRA provides a hedge against the stock market giving you the added security you need.

Tax Efficient

A gold IRA can be an extremely tax efficient way of securing your retirement. Our experts can advise you on the tax breaks you could receive by investing in gold.


Since the dawn of time gold has been a high value asset. In recent times with growing instability in the markets, the demand and the price of gold continues to climb.

Why You Should Choose
Noble Gold Investments

At Noble Gold Investments, we protect our clients financial futures by giving them a safe and easy way to invest in gold and other precious metals.

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Noble Gold promises you fast, secure, and efficient delivery for all of your metals

Best prices

Our access to a vast range of suppliers creates competitive pricing driving prices down and getting you the best deal on the market

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Our commitment to customer satisfaction has led to hundreds of 5-star reviews from our clients throughout the years

Guide & Educate

Each person financial situation is unique. Our goal is educate and guide you on the best investments for your individual portfolio

No high pressure sales

Noble Gold was founded because we were tired of the unsavory practices in our industry. We never hard sell

Buyback program

Situations, circumstance and goals change, that’s why we offer a no-quibble buyback program to each one of our clients

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Learn everything you need to know about protecting your assets and your financial future by rolling over your 401(k) or another retirement account into a gold or precious metals IRA.



The first step is to fill out the online IRA set up form here. The form is easy and will only take about five minutes to fill out. If you don’t know all of the answers, we will follow up with a phone call to fill in the blanks.

Within 24 hours, our Noble Gold IRA team will contact your new custodian and get your account setup for you. We will also find out if there is any additional paperwork that your specific custodian requires. We will email you the new self directed ira account number for your records.

There are 2 ways of doing this; a transfer or a rollover.

With a transfer, you don’t have to do anything. A transfer involves moving the assets directly from one custodian to another custodian without you taking receipt of the funds. Our team will work with New Direction IRA, your self-directed IRA custodian to get your funds moved over quickly. Typically, it takes between 3-7 days to move your funds from your old custodian to your new custodian. Once the funds are moved over they will put the funds into a FDIC money market account and your account representative will call you.

A rollover is when you take receipt of your funds and have up to 60 days to reinvest them into a new retirement plan. Your current IRA account provider mails a physical check to your home. Then you are responsible for mailing the check to us. As long as the funds are deposited into your new Gold IRA within that 60 day window, there are no tax penalties.

Absolutely not. As described above, there are no taxes or penalties as long as you are moving from one qualified retirement account to another, from custodian to custodian. With the rollover, as long as the 60 day rule is satisfied, you’re in the clear.

A Noble Gold precious metals IRA provides you with tangible physical precious metals. Your metals will be stored in a secure, private depository vault. We only offer segregated storage. Your physical gold and silver will be held under your name and protected separately from other investors assets in the storage facility. You can keep track of your metals online or schedule to see them in person. When it is time to take distribution of your tangible assets, you can request that they be discreetly shipped to your home, or you can liquidate your assets with our buyback program., you will be the proud owner of the actual physical metals you purchased. All of your hard assets are securely stored at a state-of-the-art, IRS-approved, insured private storage facility.

Noble Gold has partnered with International Depository Services (IDS) to provide our clients with state-of-the-art, specialized, COMEX/CME, LBMA and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) approved, precious metals storage. Your assets guarded by IDS are insured through an all-risk policy underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, the world’s leading provider of specialized asset insurance. IDS has storage locations in Texas and Delaware in the USA and in Mississauga, which is just outside of Toronto, Canada.

Only qualified retirement accounts are eligible: 401k, 403b, 457b, TSP, Roth, SEP or SIMPLE IRA, and some pensions. It would be best if you spoke with one of our IRA experts to see if your account qualifies, as your situation might be unique. Even if you are unsure if you are eligible for a Gold IRA, you can fill out our online form. Just leave any unknowns blank and one of our IRA experts will followup with you to sort out the details.

There is a recurring annual fee of $80 and a $150 annual fee if you store in Texas or Delaware. Included in this cost is secure segregated storage of your physical precious metals, insurance, and access to your online account which tracks your assets in real-time. Please note there are companies advertising that the fee’s are $160 per year that is not segregated storage but commingled storage at the depository. We do not recommend commingled storage as an option because it does not give the client full ownership of the metal.

Yes your custodian Equity Institutional, offers online access to your private account, 24/7, 365 days a year. You can contact them at anytime for any questions on your portfolio or feel free to give us a call if you need anything on your account.

When it’s time to take distribution or liquidate your gold holdings, contact your Noble Gold IRA expert to process your request. You can either have your physical metals securely and discreetly shipped to your home, or you can choose to receive cash. We offer a Buyback program to ensure that you are not left with the task of finding a buyer for your precious metals. We will make sure that you’ll reap the lucrative benefits of your gold and silver, in whichever form you choose.

Yes, this method of purchasing physical gold and silver has become increasingly popular. To fulfill the demand for such services, we’re now offering our Royal Survival Packs. From $5,000 to $500,000, these hand-picked mixtures of precious metals have been assembled for their high levels of liquidity and recognizability all over the world. In case of emergency, you’ll be glad you have one of these stashed away.

We offer a flat fee structure when you acquire the metals from us. We have also limited the number of metals options to the most highly sought after products in the industry. With our years of experience and trading we are able to secure some of the lowest prices to ensure that our clients can grow their portfolio’s quickly.

We can definitely help international buyers protect their futures with gold and silver. We will gladly facilitate the purchase and storage of precious metals for international buyers, but we only ship and store the metals in our secure and insured vaults in the USA (Delaware) and Canada (Mississauga, ON). No matter where you are in the world, our Buyback program is a safe way to liquidate your holdings once it’s time to cash out. We offer our Noble Ambassador Survival Pack for offshore clients – those outside the United States – who want to hold precious metals within North America.

Gold IRA rules

Metal Purity Standards

There are strict rules governing the purity and type of metals which are valid for IRA inclusion:

  • Gold must be .9950 (24 karats) pure.
  • Bullion bars should be fabricated by NYMEX, COMEX, or any other ISO 9000 approved refiner.
  • Proof coins should be presented with a certificate of authenticity and must be in their original mint packaging.
  • All bullion must be in an uncirculated, first-rate condition.



The following gold coins are acceptable to be held in a gold IRA by the IRS:

  • American Gold Eagle bullion coins
  • American Gold Buffalo uncirculated coins
  • American Gold Eagle proof coins
  • Chinese Gold Panda coins
  • Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins
  • Australian Kangaroo/Nugget coins
  • Austrian Gold Philharmonic coins

You can invest in the above mentioned gold coins in specific sizes. One ounce, one half, one quarter, and one tenth ounce gold coins are allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.

Gold IRA vs. Taxes

If you are still on the fence as to wether you should invest in gold, we have saved the best news for last! We all have taxes to pay. Some willingly, some a little more reluctantly. With a precious metals IRA you pay NO TAX on the gain in the value of your metals when they are sold! The only tax you pay is on the money from the sale of the gold. For this reason alone, a gold IRA rollover makes perfect sense in any group of assets. Make sure that you do not miss out on the opportunity to safeguard your financial future by ignoring centuries of awareness, and understanding about the safety and value of gold. For a quick chat about how you can take advantage of a gold IRA rollover, or just to see if you are eligible, give us a call at 877-646-5347 In the meantime, if you have a quick question we could answer or you do not understand something, feel free to email us at

Eligible IRA investments


  • Common Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Mutual Funds
  • Savings Accounts
  • Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
  • Money Market Accounts (MMAs)
  • Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPs)
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

These are the most commonly held investments, but notice they are all paper and currency.


  • Stocks from an Initial Public Offering
  • Closely Held Stock – Family companies
  • Rental Real Estate
  • Options to buy Real Estate
  • Oil and Gas Royalties
  • Stock Options
  • Mortgages or other loans held for investment
  • Residential or commercial real estate
  • Domestic or Foreign real estate
  • Raw land
  • Foreclosure property
  • Mortgages
  • Mortgage pools
  • Deeds
  • Private loans
  • Tax liens
  • Private businesses
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Private placements

History of Gold

All that glittering gold

The allure of gold has fired the human imagination for centuries. When looking at the gold narrative, what strikes us, is the remoteness of the ancient examples commonly used – and we thought it was time to bring the story of gold up to date and to make it more local.

Noble Gold is proud to be based here in California which is where the American story of gold began. Whether you are thinking of starting a gold IRA rollover or just have an interest in gold, we hope you find this brief history as fascinating as we do.

A large part of gold’s value is tied up in its past. In how it kept it’s value across centuries, and increased its worth, thousands of times over.

The regard and awe in which gold is held is a measure of the attraction and fascination, of this amazing yellow metal.


3600 BC – Egyptians were the first to smelt gold.

2600 BC – Hieroglyphics describe gold in Egypt

1223 BC – King Tut’s golden funeral mask is created

1200 BC – Egyptians invent the lost-wax technique still used today in jewelry making


  • First silver bartering tokens invented by King Pheidon of Argos


  • In present day Turkey, Lydians mint the first ever gold coins for trade
  • The ancient Chinese begin circulating the Ying Yuan, a square gold coin


  • Alexander the Great raids the Persian Empire and loots their legendary gold treasury
  • Greeks begin to practice alchemy, the quest of turning base metals into valuable gold


  • Julius Caesar brings back enough gold from a victorious campaign in Gaul to give 200 coins to each of his soldiers and repay all of Rome’s debts
  • The Romans are the first to use gold coins as a widespread currency system


  • Conquistadors of Spain discovered vast troves of Inca and Aztec treasure in South America
1792 – Congress enacts the Mint and Coinage Act, allowing the government to hold its reserves in the Bank of the US and establishing a fixed ratio of gold to the U.S. dollar. Gold and silver coins become legal tender 1848 – James Marshall discovered gold in The American River, near San Francisco, California 1849 – 300,000 prospectors, known as the “forty-niners”, participating in the gold rush 1861 – US Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase prints the first U.S. paper currency 1862 – Paper money is legal tender in the US, creating a fiat money system. Banknotes are no longer convertible into gold and silver 1879 – The government reinstates convertibility of the US dollar into gold 1900 – The Gold Standard Act begins and a gold reserve is established 1913 – The Federal Reserve is established to stabilize gold and currency values

1929 – The Great Depression

  • Price of gold rises and Banks fail
  • People begin hoarding gold out of their distrust of financial institutions
1934 – The Gold Reserve Act prohibits private ownership of gold 1944 – During WWII and the end of the Great Depression, 44 Allied nations sign the Bretton Woods agreement and establish the gold standard


The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit. In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the hidden confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.” ~ Alan Greenspan

Our story starts with the discovery of gold deposits in Nubia. These discoveries fed the Egyptian Pharaohs and their courts with gold for jewelry, which we are still marveling at – over 3,000 years later. Taking a development of the first silver bartering tokens invented by King Pheidon of Argos around 700 BC – the Lydians , under their King Croesus then used gold to mint what we know as coins in the Middle East. Coins could be used to buy goods and services. Portable, easily recognized, and with an exact value. They were perfect for trading. So successful was his invention, Croesus is associated with expressions describing the wealthy, even today. The Romans and Greeks improved on this system of payment, and with their hoards of coinage ran Empires, conquering a large part of the globe. The Conquistadors of Spain then discovered vast troves of Inca and Aztec treasure in South America and transported it back to Europe by galleon in the Middle Ages. Gold was traded, stolen by pirates and thieves, and used by Governments and Kingdoms both legally and illegally, to fight regional wars and expand Empires across the world. So astonishingly valuable was the Spaniard’s stolen fortune, adventurers still scour the globe for sunken ships laden with doubloons and golden jewelry. They spend millions of dollars on speculative explorations to recover the treasure, using the most modern recovery techniques. Throughout this period, gold’s value as a basis for the wealth of nations was established. Those with vast gold reserves were always the “players” on the world stage. It was this gold which gave them the money needed to back up their expansion across continents. In more recent times, after America was “discovered” and settled, one of the most fascinating and incredible stories in the modern era of gold happened. The outcome of this tale founded a State, a major city and more. It is also the reason you may well have a stake in the adventures and explorations of your ancestors, even today! Back in the spring and summer of 1848 – James Marshall discovered gold in The American River at Coloma, California, just north of Sacramento. Word spread and in the fall people came flocking to the area looking to seek their fortunes. By 1849, the first of 300,000 prospectors were staking their claims and panned in the rivers and streams for the placer gold which laced rivers and streams in the hills and valleys of the Sierra Nevada. These prospectors faced hardships which are unimaginable today. They became known collectively as “forty-niners”, due to the year in which most of them struck out to search for the gold. Many died and most of those who made it through disease, sickness, starvation and crime, returned broken and worse off financially than if they had never left their homes! At first the pickings were easy, there was surface gold all over the territory. Many of the original prospectors did strike it rich. An estimated tens of billions of dollars in today’s prices of gold was found and extracted. Once the surface gold was taken – the only way to reach further lodes and veins was not only to dig and create small mines, but also to use newly designed extraction and refining techniques. This needed more men and equipment – and more money. San Francisco became the port for shipping the gold and for bringing in the gear to mine it. A settlement of just a few hundred people when the gold rush began, became an important hub of almost 40,000 people by 1852. This grew to 150,000 by 1870.

As word of the finds became news, San Francisco became the focal point of the prospecting hordes and ships arrived from across the world. Their crews even abandoned them, to join the passengers – every one looking for gold.

As the gold became harder to find, the American prospectors became resentful of the explorers from other countries, all trying to get a piece of the action. They became violent towards them, and the California State Legislature even passed an act which charged a monthly tax on these “alien” adventurers to pacify the Americans. They were just as bad to the Native Americans. Skirmishes and violence between miners and explorers and other groups became commonplace. There were many deaths.

Just over 100 prospectors became fabulously wealthy by staking their claims and laying out their territories early. Some three thousand made “good” money. The rest broke even, or returned home worse off than they started.

Ancillary businesses, boarding houses, bars, shipping, retail, transportation and entertainment, sowed the seeds of California’s economic birth and traded with millions of dollars worth of transactions over the seven years of the gold rush. Gaming houses, saloons and brothels, often run by women along with laundry services and food, also did spectacular levels of business. “Supplies” really took off. The miners relied on goods being shipped or moved slowly overland. There was no infrastructure in place. As the gold became harder to find so more and more equipment was needed to dig for it, shore up the diggings, transport the spoil and the ore, house and feed the miners, refine, then securely store the gold. Once processed, the gold was used as money amongst the people, to pay for everyday expenses both locally and in other countries, for goods shipped to California. The longer-term and more careful prospectors did not spend, but returned to their homes, both here and abroad, with their spoils.

The impact of the gold rush in California, America and on the wider world, cannot be overstated. Globally, one of the most interesting examples of this effect is of France. It is estimated that US$80 million of gold from California ended up there. In the years following the gold rush, this level of gain was echoed throughout other countries of the world.

The gold which stayed in California found its way to banks and clearing houses, and was made into coins and bullion. To regularize these coins, The San Francisco Mint was built, and the first official US denominated coins made from California gold were struck and circulated.

Over the years, having been verified by assay checks, much of the gold ended up in national banks and ultimately, the Bullion Depository at Fort Knox. Stored here next as bars and ingots, a little is minted today, as gold coin. It is exciting to think when buying these freshly minted American Eagles, they might be made from gold found or mined by the pioneers who took part in the great California gold rush. Sitting in your hand may be a small, yet very valuable, piece of American history!

To discover how you can own a valuable piece of American history too – simply call us at 877-646-5347 now or email us at

Opening a gold ira is easier than ever

Speak to one of our no-pressure expert advisors. They will be able to give you all the information you need to make the most informed decision possible. If you decide to move forward, one of our advisors will be able to process your application in just a few minutes.