Storing your precious metals and rare coins with IDS

Storing your precious metals and rare coins with IDS

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International Depository Services Group (IDS) offers secure and insured precious metals storage and distribution services to investors like you. They offer three privately owned, independently run, industry leading locations with 24/7 access for bullion and numismatic investors.

Storing your precious metals and rare coins with IDS

IDS offers facilities, technology solutions, staff, security and insurance that meets the demanding regulatory storage and shipping requirements of institutional clients and individual investors.

Staffed by custody professionals who have significant precious metals depository experience, IDS’s highest priorities include:

Security and protection of your assets

Integrity and confidentiality of your information

Personalized and tailored approach to storage and reporting

IDS provides customers with a wide variety of custody account and distribution options featuring:

  • Modern, Secure Storage Facilities
  • UL-rated, Multi-redundant, State-of-the-art Security System
  • Insurance Protection Underwritten by the World’s Leading Specialty Insurance Provider, Lloyd’s of London
  • Custody and Full-Service Distribution
  • Comprehensive Client Holdings Statements
  • Tailored services on request (Inspections, Import/Export Assistance, Special Packaging, etc.)

IDS has state of the art facilities in Delaware, Texas and Canada. Each location is built as an all facets depository solution to receive, store, transfer and ship precious metals worldwide.


Is the account in my name? Who will have access to my account?

When you buy gold, the transaction is recorded in a blockchain-based ledger and you officially own the gold. The physical asset stays safely housed in the vaults of the Royal Canadian Mint unless you request physical delivery.

Are the contents of my account secure?

Yes, all assets held in IDS account are insured by the world’s leading specialty insurance provider.

What can I store at IDS?

Currently, all precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium as well as rare and certified coins and other hard assets can be stored at IDS.

What about privacy and reporting?

IDS takes every precaution to protect each client’s personal information with the appropriate physical and technological safeguards. Under no circumstance is any information provided to Blanchard or IDS sold, exchanged, loaned or made available to any third party, except as required to fulfill the services under account agent and as required by law.

What are the fees?

Fees and services vary depending on the value of the assets stored. Please contact us for fee structure on storage and other services.

Why should I store my precious metal assets with IDS?

There are many considerations when choosing a precious metals depository. IDS offers security, speed, privacy and physical access to your metals during normal business hours. A reputable custody program, such as that administered by IDS, provides greater flexibility, security and convenience.

Your holdings are held in custody on an insured basis while in the depository, and you maintain a personal custody account where your metals are held off the balance sheet of the depository. Your bullion is stored in a high security, UL-rated facility. You will receive detailed transaction confirmations and account statements for your account, thereby keeping you fully apprised of your account status at all times.

What are the implications of taking personal delivery of my metal?

You may get satisfaction from having your precious metals investments immediately within reach. However, when you personally hold precious metals it is difficult to find a secure place to store it. Additionally, individual insurance against theft or loss, is often expensive to obtain. Contrary to popular belief, the contents of a safe deposit box are not insured by the banks that rent them.

You also may experience delays in selling your metal. If your precious metal is in your possession, and you wish to sell a portion or all of your holdings, you must deliver it to your dealer, typically either in person or by mailing it to the dealer’s facility. The price you are quoted for your sale will be the current market price, which may decline between the time you decide to sell and the time your dealer receives the metal. In certain cases, your metal may be subject to an assay, or authenticity test, which may entail more delays and additional costs.