2oz Queen’s Beasts Black Bull Silver Coin (2018)
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2018 Black Bull 2oz Silver Coin
The Black Bull of Clarence is the fifth release in the Queen’s Beasts collection, released by The Royal Mint. This is a 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 10 or more may come in Royal Mint tubes, and monster boxes contain quantities of 200 coins.
This coin is struck in 999.9 fine silver and has a face value of £5. The significance of the face value is that it qualifies this coin as legal tender, and therefore is free from Capital Gains Tax.
Both the obverse and reverse have been designed by Jody Clark offering a lovely consistency rarely seen on coins which usually feature separate designers for each face.
The reverse is Black Bull of Clarence holding a coat of arms and the words ‘BLACK BULL OF CLARENCE-2oz-FINE SILVER-9999-2018’.
The obverse is the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which is shared with all the current crop of UK coins.
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Our Expert Opinion
We love everything about these coins. Their double size (two full ounces rather than the standard 1oz of the Britannia) is impressive and satisfying heavy to handle. They manage to bridge the gap between investment coins and collector’s coins wonderfully.
As a silver investment, the coins remain divisible, rather than buying large silver bars, they’re produced to bullion rather than proof finish (offering value), and any gains made on the coins are tax free. The limited issue of the coins combined with being part of a ten-coin series makes the coins extra desirable. Due to this, they benefit from a strong silver collectors bid, which in turn enhances the coins as an investment as high demand and limited supply inevitably pushes up prices, especially in years to come when the coins are more difficult to source.
For a balanced portfolio, it would be perfect to combine these coins with the lower cost standard silver Britannia. If you enjoy owning a variety of coins, then we’d strongly advise also buying coins from the fantastic silver lunar series, also issued by the UK Royal Mint.
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.
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.