Buy VAT Free Silver Bullion Online

Silver bullion is a common alternative to investing in gold and offers individuals a way to diversify an existing portfolio. UK silver bullion refers to investment grade bars and bullion coins produced specifically for the investment market. As a respected UK gold and silver bullion company, Physical Gold can offer secure online purchase of your silver bullion. With silver bars, we can also offer VAT-free purchases meaning you can invest more in your silver holding. Whilst bars are held securely offshore to guarantee your VAT exemption, we offer delivery direct to your door for your silver bullion coins. Also UK VAT free, some of our silver bullion coins are also exempt from Capital Gains Tax.
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Silver Bullion coins are available in various denominations. Image via Eric Golub, Flickr.
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 bars in the UK, it is normally subject to a 20% VAT charge which, despite the low price of silver, can put some investors off. However, Physical Gold has produced a solution for investors looking for a tax-free option. When you buy silver bullion online through our UK site, we arrange for a purchase of silver bars on your behalf and store these offshore to avoid paying UK VAT. 100% legal, our vaults are located in Guernsey meaning that the allocation of silver never passes through the UK mainland. You receive a statement of ownership to confirm your silver bullion has been segregated in the vaults. And, with our silver coins, we only supply those coins that meet the criteria to qualify for VAT exemption. In this way, we can deliver silver bullion coins to your UK address.

Silver Bullion Bars: UK

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Stored offshore, our silver bullion bars are a VAT free investment. Image via Flickr.
To buy VAT free silver bullion bars we have made the process very straightforward. Simply select the quantity of silver bullion you want to invest in and make secure payment using our Positive SSL secure site. As soon as we receive your money, we transfer and segregate your order within our partner vaults. Ensuring the bullion never enters the UK mainland means you never pay VAT. To confirm your order you will receive a statement of account with certificate of ownership. Resale of your silver is just as simple and once you have signed and returned a metal sales form we can release the cash from all or part of your silver holding. Silver bars are available from a minimum investment of £5,000. We fulfil your order using bars ranging in size from 100 oz to 1kg depending on the prevailing price of silver.

Silver Bullion Coins: UK

As well as offering silver bullion in the form of bars we also supply silver bullion coins direct to your door. Also benefitting from being VAT free, silver coins (as legal tender) can pass through the UK mainland and maintain this status. As a result, we supply these purchases for your own safekeeping. We can offer a range of silver bullion coins including UK issued pieces such as 1oz and 2oz silver coins from the Queen’s Beast, Lunar and Landmarks series. Issued by the Royal Mint, these instant classics are attracting attention in both the investment and collector’s markets. Being Capital Gains Tax free, along with the Silver Britannia, silver bullion coins from the UK make investing in silver a tax-efficient way to secure your finances. We also offer several silver bullion coins produced outside the UK including the Australian Native Wildlife series featuring the Kookaburra and Koala, the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf and the Austrian Philharmonic. We carefully source these coins to ensure they are UK Vat free; however, they are not free from Capital Gains Tax.
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.

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VAT free silver bars will be bought at the London Silver fixing +15% on the day funds clear to as near to your purchase value as possible. We may purchase various size bars from 1kg to 100oz to fulfil your order.

Why Silver

Silver has traded for thousands of years alongside gold. However, retail investment in silver is many years behind gold in its development. We’ve seeing a growing trend towards silver over the past 5 years as more investors to realise the benefits of silver.

Many are attracted by the fact that being the most conductive of all metals, silver is extensively used in electronics. The digital age is creating new technologies every year, which in turn increases the industrial demand for silver. With silver trading at around eighty times cheaper than gold, it also seems very undervalued, meaning investors can purchase the metal at bargain prices. Historically this ratio has been closer to 15:1.

Silver and VAT

However, unlike investment grade gold, silver doesn’t benefit from a VAT exemption. Despite the additional 20% on the price, demand for silver coins and silver bars has been growing steadily. This product is designed to create the opportunity of buying physical silver bars, without paying the VAT.

Purchasing a quantity of silver bullion through us will mean you own allocated investment bars, stored offshore in professional vaults and fully insured. Because the bars don’t come onto the UK mainland, you as the buyer are not liable to pay VAT. You receive a certificate of authenticity, statement of account, and a storage agreement, which provides you with legal ownership of the bars. As they’re segregated from everyone else’s silver, your holding is completely ringfenced and secure.

Why Silver Bars

With silver so cheap, the relative cost of production of a 1oz silver coin is far higher than that for gold. Therefore, the premiums to buy silver coins are far greater than equivalent gold coins. Buying silver bullion enables the investor to purchase much larger increments of silver, thus lowering the markup on each piece of silver. Buying silver bars will reduce the cost compared to buying the same quantity in silver coins.

Our expert opinion

Due to the paperwork and logistics involved in storing your silver offshore, the minimum purchase amount is £5,000. If you’re just starting in silver investment or have more modest means, then purchasing silver coins may be a more viable option. Investing in VAT-Free silver coins can start from around £100, and you’ll be able to receive these direct to your door. If this route appeals, we think you can’t go wrong with Silver Britannias which are also Capital Gains Tax free.

However, if you’re seeking value for money, the silver bars offer the most silver for your investment.

Silver is more difficult to store than gold due to the larger quantity you get for your money. With our silver bullion product this is all done for you. If it’s ease and peace of mind you seek, then VAT-Free silver bars tick that box.

With the growing trend for investing in silver, this can be a very easy way to get started. In our opinion silver represents an opportunity for greater returns than gold, however it is also more volatile. Your choice between buying silver and gold may come down to your risk appetite and objectives. Purchasing a mix of both precious metals is our recommendation to achieve a balanced precious metals portfolio.