A term used to describe silver coins and silver bars that are produced, not for general circulation but, for the investment markets, silver bullion is issued by most mints to meet the demand for commercial stockpiling as well as for retail investors. Bullion trading has underpinned the economies of government finances for centuries but has also been considered a preserve of wealthy individuals as a way to secure their personal fortunes in a tangible and physical asset. However, UK silver bullion is available for more modest investors and can be purchased from as little as £15-20 for individual silver bullion coins. A UK silver bullion company, Physical Gold supplies bullion coins and bullion bars in a variety of denominations.
The definition of silver bullion coins in the UK states that a coin must have a purity of no less than 0.900, have been (or still is) legal tender in the country of issue and has been minted after 1800. Silver bars must meet an assay of 0.995 or over to be considered investment silver.
When you buy silver bullion online in the UK, you may wish to consider balancing your portfolio with a mix of both bullion, bars and collectible coins as well as a mix of both silver and gold. Though silver offers a lower entry price point, gold, as a more rare precious metal, offers a more tradeable asset.