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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

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...

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Sluggish Labor Recovery Hits Another Snag

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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

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What Is the Relationship Between Inflation and Gold?

What Is the Relationship Between Inflation and Gold?

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What Are Alternative Assets?

What Are Alternative Assets?

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Finding Safety in Uncertainty

Finding Safety in Uncertainty

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Are Self-Directed IRAs a Good Idea?

Are Self-Directed IRAs a Good Idea?

Are you paying down debt? Smart. Want to spend more quality time with your family? That’s also a great idea. And saving for retirement? Another one! How about saving for retirement through a Self-Directed IRA? Learn why that’s an ideal option to add to your list of retirement strategies. Self-Directed IRAs Offer Flexibility A...

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