Silver 1oz Lunar UK Year of the Dog 2018
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2018 1oz Silver Lunar Dog Coin
The 1oz Silver Lunar Dog is the latest silver coin design in the Royal Mint’s Shengxiao Collection. This is a brand-new bullion finish coin, issued by the Royal Mint. The coins are issued without expensive presentation boxes to maximize the amount of silver for your money. Coins will be packaged loose for small quantities and orders of 20 or more may come in Royal Mint foiling, and boxes of 100.
This coin contains 1oz of fine silver.
The coin is designed by artist Wuon-Gean Ho and features a terrier on one side with the inscription ‘Year of the Dog 2018’ and the obverse has the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
Each coin also incorporates the number 8, which is a lucky number in Chinese tradition.
The face value of this coin is £2 and as such, qualifies as legal UK tender, so it is not liable to Capital Gains Tax on any profits made from its sale.
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2018 Year of the Dog
Following on from the year of the Fire Rooster, the Chinese year of the Dog will start on February 16th 2018 and will end on February 4th 2019.
The Dog is the 11th zodiac sign of the 12 in the Chinese cycle.
People who are born under this sign are seen as having excellent manners, make and keep friends easily, work hard, are very romantic and make loyal partners.
Each Chinese zodiac year is also associated with an element and 2018 is Earth. This makes 2018 an Earth Dog Year.
The other elements are metal, wood, water and fire.
Our Expert Opinion
The Lunar Dog 1oz Silver coin has proved to be another popular Royal Mint coin. As part of the ongoing Silver Lunar series, it receives strong demand from collectors wishing to complete the entire set.
Globally, demand is boosted from Asia in particular. Countries like China already hold British made goods in high regard due to high quality and heritage. Combine this with the Chinese zodiac theme, and you have a very highly sought-after silver bullion coin.
The coins also benefit from tax free status due to its face value. This means any profits made when selling the coin in the future will be CGT free, boosting profit margin. For this reason, the coin is highly recommended if your focus is silver investing.
An alternative would be to consider buying Silver Britannias. They may not be limited in issue or part of a series, but they are CGT-free, just like the Lunar Dog. Premiums tend to be lower for Britannias because they’re mass produced, providing more silver for your money.
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.