Physical Delivery of US Spot Gold


Physical Delivery of US Spot Gold
Unallocated US Spot Gold (symbol: USGOLD) can be converted into any of the following products:

  • Gold Bullion Bar (.999) - 1 kg
  • Gold Bullion Bar ISO Accredited (.9999) - 1 oz
  • Gold Bullion Bar ISO Accredited (.9999) - 10 oz
  • Gold American Eagle Coin - 1 oz
  • Gold American Buffalo Coin - 1 oz
  • Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin - 1 oz

Requesting a Delivery

If you would like to convert your unallocated US Spot Gold position into a physical metal:

  • Log in to Client Portal
  • Navigate to the Message Center
  • Click “Compose > New Ticket”
  • Select “Physical Gold Delivery” as the Topic

Log in to Portal

Delivery Costs and Shipping
The cost of physical delivery of US Spot Gold is the sum of:

  • The differential between the spot price of gold and the cost of the physical product.
    • Physical metals products are provided by Fidelitrade Inc.  Estimated cost of the physical product can be found on their website.
    • The cost of the product is the indicative ASK price displayed by FideliTrade.1
  • A $20 delivery fee plus an additional $2.50 per ounce delivered 2
  • A $500 IBKR processing fee

FideliTrade Shipping Policy:

  • Bullion is shipped via Federal Express, the US Postal Service or armored carrier.
  • Bullion is insured to $100,000 per package when shipped via Federal Express or USPS and to higher levels when shipped via armored carrier.
  • Bullion is shipped only to address on record for your IBKR Account to ensure the highest level of security.
  • Individual shipments of bullion via Federal Express or USPS have a maximum value of $100,000. Deliveries for bullion values larger than $100,000 will be broken up into multiple deliveries. 2


Trading Permissions
To trade US Spot Gold you need US Metals trading permission on your account. You can request permission by:

  • logging in to Portal
  • selecting the Settings > Account Settings menu item from the bottom of the window
  • clicking the “Configure” (gear) icon for Trading Experience & Permissions.
    • Click the drop down menu for "Additional Products"
    • Select "Metals"
    • In the pop-up, select "United States" and click Save
  • clicking Continue

US Spot Gold is only available to legal residents of the United States. US Spot Gold is not available to legal residents of Arizona, Montana, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.


1. The ASK price displayed is indicative only and subject to change.
2. The Fidelitrade delivery fees and processes are subject to change. They can be confirmed after the delivery request is made.