Blanchard Review

Blanchard review
Blanchard review - by, April 1, 2011
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Review Summary :

Established in 1975, Blanchard has been an industry leader in precious metals investment. The company has an extensive catalog of collectible and rare coins. However, there is a limited selection of available IRA-approved bullion products. In addition, Blanchard is not transparent about its partnered storage vault.

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Pros:

- Immense catalog of collectible and rare coins
- Blanchard has partnered with esteemed IRA custodian GoldStar Trust Company

Cons:

- Limited selection of IRA-approved bullion products
- The company is not forthright about its partnered storage vault
Quick Facts about Blanchard review
Year Founded:1975
Company Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana
Annual Fees:Variable
Supports 401(k)?:No
Supports Roth IRA?:No
Crypto Offered?:No
Assets Offered:Gold, Silver, Palladium, and Platinum
Offers Other Assets?:No
Custodian:Goldstar Trust Company
Supports Home Storage?:Yes, for collectible products
International Storage?:N/A
Segregated Storage?:N/A
Preferred Storage Location:N/A
Preferred Storage Vault:N/A
Reviewed By::Sarah Bauder
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Blanchard Company Info & Background

Founded in 1975, Blanchard (www.blanchardgold.com) has been in the precious metals investment space for over four decades. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, it offers a somewhat smaller selection of IRA-approved gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion products compared to other companies in the space. However, Blanchard does have a wide selection of rare coins for collectors.

In 2016, Blanchard was only one of two primary precious metals dealers to acquire rare coins recovered from the legendary Spanish 1715 Treasure.

 

Blanchard Management Team

From 1933 to 1974, private ownership of gold was illegal in the US, under Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 6102. In 1975, James (“Jim”) U. Blanchard III founded Blanchard Gold. Very much a vanguard, Blanchard had spearheaded the gold legalization movement years prior. In fact, he was the primary reason why Gerald Ford legalized gold ownership for the private citizenry. Thereafter, Blanchard became an eminent figure in the precious metals investment industry.

Chairman Donald W. Doyle, Jr.

Doyle graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Tulane University Law School, receiving his law degree in 1966. He joined the United States Marine Corps, doing two tours of Vietnam. Doyle left the Corps in 1970 with the rank of Captain. In the mid-90s, Doyle served as President of the Coalition for Equitable Regulation and Taxation, which successfully supported legislation allowing individuals to invest in gold through an IRA.

 

President & CEO David Beahm

Beahm graduated from the University of New Orleans, and later acquired an M.B.A. from  New York’s Ellis College. He joined Blanchard over a decade ago, and has since held several positions throughout the company. Beahm’s expertise on both the financial markets, and precious metals investment has been featured in several prominent media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

 

Blanchard Custodians and Storage

Blanchard has partnered with esteemed IRA custodian, GoldStar Trust Company. Regarding vault storage, curiously the company is not forthright with any preferred depository company, or vault storage facility.

 

Blanchard Products

Blanchard offers a good selection of IRA-approved precious metals products. Customers can choose from a wide array of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion products. For gold, Blanchard has popular coins such as the American Gold Buffalo, the Gold American Eagle, The Australian Gold Kangaroo, and the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. A variety of IRA-approved gold bars from several renowned mints are available in different weights. Regarding silver, the company has the Austrian Silver Philharmonic coin, and bars available in different weight options. For IRA-approved palladium, there is the 1 ounce Pamp Palladium Bar. Unfortunately, Blanchard does not offer any IRA-approved platinum.

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Blanchard Precious Metals IRA Info

Company NameBlanchard
Annual CostVariable
Scaled or Flat Fees?Flat Fees
Partnered CustodianGoldStar Trust Company
Partnered Storage VaultN/A
Metals AvailableGold, silver, platinum, and palladium
Years in Business46 years (1975)

 

Blanchard Contact Information

  • Phone: (800) 880-4653
  • Address: 909 Poydras Street, Suite 1900 New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Website: www.blanchardgold.com

 

Blanchard review
Blanchard review - by, April 1, 2011
3/ 5stars
on
Blanchard review
  • Editor Rating
  • Good
Review Summary :

Established in 1975, Blanchard has been an industry leader in precious metals investment. The company has an extensive catalog of collectible and rare coins. However, there is a limited selection of available IRA-approved bullion products. In addition, Blanchard is not transparent about its partnered storage vault.

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