|BCA Accredited Rating||N/A|
|BBB Accredited Rating||A+ (On a scale of A+ to F)|
|IRA Transfer Process||10-14 days|
|401(K) Rollover Process||21-28 Days|
|Metals Delivery||7-10 days|
|Annual Admin+Storage Fees||$75 - $275|
|Preferred Depository||Delaware Depository, Diamond State Depository|
|Min Purchase Amount||$25,000|
|Physical IRA Application|
|Digital IRA Application|
|U.S. Mint Listed Dealer|
Texas based company, Austin Rare Coins & Bullion (ARC), offers gold, silver and platinum products to people wanting to invest in these metals, including those who are planning to use the metals as part of an IRA investment.
The company operates what it describes as a closed loop system of investing in IRAs. The loop consists of the investor, the broker, which is ARC, the storage facility, and the administrator of the IRA. People can easily set up an account online, and the company also provides telephone support on weekdays from 9am to 9pm CST. The company welcomes queries from potential customers, and even provides an online chat service on its website.
The company’s website also provides a wealth of information on investing in precious metals, and how these investments can be used to start or top up an IRA account. You can find articles on the benefits of investing in gold, silver or other valuable metals, and how to go about buying them.
One of the most important considerations in making investments is being able to trust the metals broker with whom you are dealing. Established in 1989, this company has been in business for a quarter of a century, and is fully accredited.
The company employs specialists to offer their expertise in precious metal investments, and also to assist in investing in coins. It is a member of the Professional Coin Grading Service and is on the U.S. Mint’s list of recommended dealers for a variety of American coins.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
The company has been accredited by the BBB since 2009. Accreditation requires that the company comply with the BBB’s code of fair trade. This includes dealing honestly and openly with potential clients, avoiding misleading advertising, handling customer issues promptly, and generally acting with integrity.
The BBB evaluates how companies comply with the BBB’s standards based on customer reviews or comments made to the BBB. ARC gets the maximum rating possible, an A+, from the BBB. The company has always managed to resolve any issues raised by customers with the BBB, so there no outstanding complaints registered with the Bureau. The company is also a member of the BBB’s Online Reliability Program.
The company offers a solid three-part guarantee to protect customer’s interests. Anybody who buys products from the company has the opportunity to examine the products for a limited time. If they are unhappy, they can return the products, and the company will fully reimburse them for the cost of the products. It will also reimburse the shipping costs for the original shipment and the costs for return of the products.
The company does not directly set up IRAs, but it does charge a fee for setting one up, which is done from the company’s website. Initial set up fees are $200 to $250, and thereafter, there are annual fees of between $150 and $250, dependent on the account size, and the quantity of metal, to cover storage and other administration costs.
The company is long established and is highly regarded by its customers. Its loop system is something that will not please everybody. Rare coins should be avoided in your IRA investment portfolio as they are usually marked up and harder to be liquidized in the future. Clients who would like to deal with a single credible company to set up their gold IRA should seriously consider one of our recommended companies.
Austin Rare Coins Commercial Video
|Address:||10800 Pecan Park Blvd, Suite #250, Austin, Texas 78750|