If you want to buy gold and silver and do it anonymously, you should follow a couple basic steps:
Buy your physical gold and silver bullion at a local bullion dealer and pay cash. Don’t pay with a credit card or check.
Buy $9,999 worth of bullion or less at a time. (Transactions $10,000 and above have reporting requirements by the government. Transactions of $9,999 or less have no reporting requirements.)
If your local bullion dealer requires a name and address for the sale tell him that you are John Smith from 123 Main St., any town/city USA.
Do not plan to keep your bullion in a bank safety deposit box. Not only are there rules prohibiting it in some banks, but in the event of a financial meltdown you will not have access to your safety deposit box. My recommendations are either storing it in your home in the safe or the #1 way, burying it.
If you’re like me, you don’t want the government knowing what you own and where you have it.