2017 Silver Britannia 1oz Coin
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1oz Britannia silver coin
The Royal Mint has once again released a silver Britannia coin for 2017 to mark 20 years of production, and 30 overall for the Gold Britannia. This is a brand-new bullion finish coin, issued without expensive presentation boxes to maximize the amount of silver for your money. Modest orders are packed loose, with tubes for orders of 25 or more and monster boxes in denominations of 500.
Containing 1 troy ounce of 999 fine silver and with a face value of £2, the 2017 Silver Britannia contains Philip Nathan’s classic standing Britannia on the reverse with the inscription ‘BRITANNIA-2017- 1oz -999-FINE-SILVER’. This design is said to be inspired by the warrior-queen Boadicea.
Britannia is holding her shield, an olive branch and her trident.
The obverse has Jody Clark’s fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the inscription ‘ELIZABETH II-D-G-REG-F-D-2 POUNDS’.
The Silver Britannia is CGT exempt for UK residents due to its legal tender status.
Our Expert Opinion
Buying Silver Britannias is by far the most popular way of investing in physical silver in the UK. They are cheap relative to most other silver coins, so the amount of silver you get for your money is high. Certainly, if 2017 coins become available at a discount to the current year production, then we’d recommend snapping them up. Their 1oz size means they’re affordable and also divisible, a great advantage when buying silver as it allows you to sell off small parts of your portfolio when needed.
Its face value qualifies the coin as CGT free for UK investors, so it proves to be a very tax efficient choice. Because of all these elements, the coins are very liquid and easy to sell both in the UK and around the world, due to the fine reputation of the Royal Mint.
The 20th-anniversary special edition silver Britannia was also launched in 2017 but commands a far higher premium than the standard bullion version. We’d advise sticking to the bullion version for simplicity and value, although there’s a good chance that the special edition version will rise in value quicker due to scarcity and a strong demand from silver coin collectors. If variety and collectability appeals, along with the desire for a strong investment, then fantastic coins to combine with the silver Britannia are the silver lunar series and Queen’s Beasts silver series. While more collectable, they’re cheaper than the special edition Britannia and share the tac free nature of the standard coin.
Orders are delivered free of charge within the UK only.
Delivery is in non-branded tamper proof packaging by Royal Mail Special Delivery and is fully insured. Delivery usually takes place before 1pm on the day following despatch, but some areas may run over this timeframe.
Maximum value per parcel is £50,000, so larger orders will be sent in multiple installments.
When placing your order, the delivery address needs to match the registered address of the buyer.
You’ll receive a despatch email with a tracking link once the goods are sent so you can see the status of the delivery and location of the parcel.
In the event that no-one is in to receive the delivery, you’ll be left a red card confirming attempted delivery, with confirmation on the Royal Mail tracking page. You then have the choice of arranging redelivery or picking up the parcel from your nearest sorting office.
For more details please see section 4 of our Terms & Conditions and our Delivery & Storage page.
If you request storage for your order, your goods will be sent free of charge to the storage vaults.
All gold & silver orders are stored at Loomis International in the UK and held on a fully allocated and segregated basis.
Storage fees are 1%+VAT/year for gold and 1.5%+VAT/year for silver, subject to minimum charges.
Please see further details of storage fees and minimum charges on our Storage & Delivery page.
Storage is charged at point of purchase by selecting ‘Buy with Storage’ to the next semi-annual pay date. Semi-annual storage dates are 15 March and 15 September each year and are subject to minimum charges for the period.
A recurring storage fee will be taken from your card at each semi-annual storage date.
You can opt to have your goods delivered at any time, subject to delivery charges of £25 +0.25% of the metal value.