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AngelaRoberts

Angela Roberts

CEO

Chief Executive Officer Angela Roberts joined U.S. Money Reserve in 2003. Roberts has held numerous positions within the organization, culminating in her promotion to CEO in 2015. She is credited with creating the analytic and KPI structure at U.S. Money Reserve. Believing strongly that the people make the business, Roberts has positioned U.S. Money Reserve to be a trusted precious metal leader that always puts their customers and employees first. Learn more in her interview with Forbes.

John-Rothans

John Rothans

Master Numismatist

Chief Procurement Officer and Master Numismatist John Rothans has been a key fixture in the numismatic industry for over 30 years. Rothans joined U.S. Money Reserve as a consultant in 2004, eventually becoming Chief Procurement Officer and overseeing all wholesale operations, new product lines, and coin strategy. Rothans is credited with the development, production, and distribution of proprietary product offerings, including U.S. Money Reserve’s best-selling Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima coin series.

Philip-Diehl

Philip Diehl

President

Philip N. Diehl is the president of U.S. Money Reserve and a published analyst of the precious metals markets. As 35th Director of the U.S. Mint (1994–2000), Diehl oversaw one of the most impressive government agency turnarounds in recent U.S. history through new product initiatives, increased oversight, strategic reorganization, and fiscal responsibility. His experience and expert knowledge in the field of precious metals strengthens U.S. Money Reserve’s commitment to a superior customer experience.

Edmund c moy u.s. mint direct headshot

Edmund C. Moy

Senior IRA Strategist

Edmund C. Moy collaborates with U.S. Money Reserve as Senior IRA Strategist. A recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Medal for public service, awarded to him by then-Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Moy served as the 38th Director of the United States Mint (2006–2011). Among many accomplishments during his tenure, Moy oversaw one of the largest increases in volume of precious metals output in Mint history, as Americans turned to safe-haven assets in the wake of the Great Recession.

Recent Articles

What Is a Piedfort Coin?

What Is a Piedfort Coin?

It’s a coin that prompts a double-take in more ways than one. First, there’s the name: Piedfort. Then, there’s the size: Piedfort coins are typically the same diameter as traditional coins but twice as thick. So what exactly is a piedfort coin? Let’s begin with the name. The word piedfort is French and means “heavy measure” or “heavy...

Oracle of Omaha Turns to Gold

Oracle of Omaha Turns to Gold

Warren Buffett, the financial genius known as “the Oracle of Omaha” and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, used to feel reluctant toward gold. For decades, he has advocated holding stocks for better growth potential over holding other assets. He has yet to publicly make any statements in favor of gold. In light of these views, some recent moves...

Self-Directed IRA Contribution Rules and Tips

Self-Directed IRA Contribution Rules and Tips

New to IRAs? Get a quick rundown of IRA contributions—how much and how to make them—and, most importantly, how to make the most of them. Learn about Self-Directed IRA requirements and contribution limits. How Much Can You Contribute to a Self-Directed IRA? For 2020, the maximum contribution to a Self-Directed IRA—in the form of a...

What Are Platinum and Palladium Used for?

What Are Platinum and Palladium Used for?

You might not realize it, but you’re surrounded by precious metals—in the car, at the dentist, even if you were to go to outer space. Learn about two of the lesser-recognized precious metals—platinum and palladium—and the many ways they’re used. What Are Platinum and Palladium? One of the rarest metals, platinum—which is silver-white in...

The Assets You Could Be Overlooking

The Assets You Could Be Overlooking

Well-known throughout history as symbols of wealth, and commonly recommended by experts as hedges against volatility, precious metals are a key asset in many people’s portfolios. For many people, that typically means gold or silver. After a recent record-breaking run, gold and silver have been in the spotlight of a lot of news coverage....

The History of the Self-Directed IRA

The History of the Self-Directed IRA

Self-Directed IRAs got their start in the 1970s. Still, it wasn’t until 1997 that the IRS lifted restrictions on diversification and allowed plans to include specific types of precious metal coins and bullion. How did retirement savers come to enjoy the full freedoms and benefits of today’s Self-Directed IRA? Take a walk through history...

Sluggish Labor Recovery Hits Another Snag

Sluggish Labor Recovery Hits Another Snag

New jobless claims have consistently remained high since March when lockdowns began across the United States. In the time since, those numbers have been decreasing, but while progress has been made, there are still signs of trouble on the horizon. Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan recently upped his year-end unemployment projections....

Are Gold IRAs Safe?

Are Gold IRAs Safe?

When you’re planning for your golden years, there’s one word you want to associate with your future—safe. Which is why you might be wondering, “Are gold IRAs safe?” The term “safe” means something is shielded, sheltered, or guarded. Here, we explain why gold IRAs can be safe from setup, storage, and hedge standpoints. The Security of...

Diversifying Your Metals

Diversifying Your Metals

Gold has been in the spotlight lately. It makes sense—last week gold broke its previous all-time high record and then kept going. This action followed months of positive momentum for the precious metal, and some experts, such as analysts at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, see it rising even higher. While this is certainly exciting...

Tips for Selecting a Self-Directed IRA Custodian

Tips for Selecting a Self-Directed IRA Custodian

To hold physical gold and silver in a Self-Directed IRA, you are required by the IRS to open an account with an approved custodian and have the custodian purchase precious metals on your behalf. But there are so many custodians to choose from. And what’s all this you hear about promoters and administrators? Learn how to evaluate IRA...

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