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In addition to offering an excellent investment opportunity you can buy tax free silver from Physical Gold Limited to enhance your precious metals portfolio. Our range of tax and VAT free silver comes in either coins or bars. You can buy silver online using our secure and efficient home delivery service or take advantage of our high-security GFSC storage facilities. As market leading silver investment brokers, we identify and source the best investment silver on your behalf. Regardless of your investment budget, our silver buying service ensures exceptional value with a first-class experience.
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If you’re looking to diversify your precious metals holdings, silver is still hugely undervalued, and is a perfect partner to gold. With a limited supply, the market to buy silver in the UK offers a great opportunity for exceptional potential growth. Unlike gold, the world’s resources of silver are widely acknowledged to be rapidly diminishing. As a result, silver prices, once 15 times cheaper than gold, are increasing in response. If VAT has previously put you off, you’ll be pleased to hear that you’re now able to buy tax free silver bars and coins without paying VAT from Physical Gold Limited. We offer a good range of silver for sale in the UK for new and seasoned investors to benefit from tax-free silver.
UK VAT Free Good for diversity Very divisible Take delivery at your home The Silver Britannia is also Capital Gains Tax free. If you want to buy VAT free silver coins then you need to ensure that your broker can not only ensure your investment is sourced appropriately to tax advantage of tax exemption. In addition, when you buy silver online, not all coins, bullion and bars are created equal and it is important that you ensure that your choice of investment delivers the best diversity, best value and, if appropriate, is easily divisible. If you buy silver online with Physical Gold Limited then we guarantee that our silver coins are UK VAT free and that we pass these savings directly on to you. Not only can you be assured of the best sale deals but we also lead the market when it comes to sell-back rates. Our direct-to-your-door delivery service is fully insured and can be completed swiftly and efficiently using our secure online payment. If you’re seeking a completely tax-free silver solution, then the Silver Britannia has the added advantage of being Capital Gains Tax (CGT) free.
No VAT Low premiums Stored offshore & fully insured Liquid If you want to buy silver with the lowest premiums and save on the production costs then silver bars offer the most cost-effective solution. We source only the top grade, tax-free silver bars and store them securely, on your behalf, in the Channel Islands. Keeping them offshore enables your purchase to be VAT free so delivery of these bars is unavailable.  With a minimum purchase value on the bars of £5,000, the quantity and denomination is variable depending on prevailing market conditions.
We supply a good range of British silver coins. The process to buy silver online with Physical Gold Limited is simple and efficient and is protected by our 3D secure authentication payment system. Simply select the quantity you wish to buy of tax free silver and add it to your basket. Due to the way our purchasing works, you will need to complete a separate transaction for each category of silver that you wish to buy (coins or bars). Coins will be delivered direct to your door using a fully insured courier whilst bars are stored offshore to retain their tax-free status. However, you are provided with a certificate of authenticity with your order confirmation and assurance that your bullion is segregated and held in your name.
When you buy silver online you can take advantage of a low price point entry allowing even modest investors the opportunity to invest in silver. As a rare metal that is high in demand with limited resources, the future market of silver is a finite one and offers the potential for good growth. The decision to buy silver as part of a mixed portfolio offers greater diversity and can replace or supplement traditional paper assets.
Physical Gold Limited are members of the British Numismatic Trade Association (BNTA), the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and the Institute for Financial Planning (IFP). Our professional team of skilled numismatists can provide guidance at every stage of your investment from market news and information to sellback services and storage solutions. On top of this, we offer free Gold & Silver Investment Tips, Advice & Market News to help you make an informed decision on your precious metals investments. So when it comes to the choice to buy silver in the UK, Physical Gold have got all the bases covered.

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1oz Britannia silver coin

With a face value of £2, the 2018 Silver Britannia features the Elizabeth fifth portrait on the obverse and Philip Nathan’s Britannia design on the reverse. Issued since 1997, they contained 958/1000 parts silver until 2013, when they increased fineness to 999.0 thereafter.

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.

2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the 1oz Silver Britannia coin, a signal of its great success in the investment market. It demonstrates how far the Royal Mint have come in being proactive with their marketing and product development over the years. The Gold Britannia was launched a decade prior to the silver version, in an attempt by the Royal Mint to copy the successful Krugerrand and steal some of its market share.  The Krugerrand had already been flourishing for 20 years when the British coin was launched. But spotting the growing demand for silver, the Mint have managed to produce their 1oz silver coin a full 20 years before the Rand Mint. Perhaps in a reversal of roles, the South Africans launch the first silver Krugerrand this year.

The fact that the Britannia was upgraded from 958 parts silver per 1000 to 999 parts in 2013, demonstrates the Royal Mint’s awareness of Asia’s love of ‘fine’ gold and silver. They recognise the true global potential of the UK coins, especially to a continent who already love precious metals and ‘brand-UK’.

Tax efficiency

As a Royal Mint issued, legal tender coin with a face value, the 2018 Silver Britannia is free from Capital Gains Tax (CGT). With silver being so undervalued, it offers far greater appreciation potential than the gold Britannia. As such, CGT is potentially a far greater issue when buying silver than gold. For this reason, the Britannia may be a wiser choice than foreign silver coins like the Maple Leaf or Philharmonic.

For so long UK buyers had to pay VAT on their silver coins. But now Physical Gold are able to sell our silver coins without charging VAT and deliver them direct to your door. We manage this through careful sourcing of the coins to exploit tax loopholes in the EU. So now you’re able to buy Silver Britannias from us without paying any tax at all.


Due to their success, the Britannia has now spawned a number of size variations. As well as the standard issue 1oz coin, the Silver Britannia is issued in Half ounce weight, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce. More recently the extremes have been pushed with a huge five ounce and small twentieth ounce versions. Each fractional Britannia has a corresponding face value ranging from 10p up to £10. We’d steer clear of the smaller versions as they prove expensive due to their diminutive size.

The 20th anniversary year edition is also available in limited issue which may appeal more to the collector of rarer silver coins than the investor due to its premium.

Like its gold cousin, the Silver coin updates its image of Britannia on the reverse of the coin often. Designs tend to range from a standing figure, to a close up with helmet, seated, riding a chariot and posing with a lion.

Our expert opinion

If you’re just getting started in silver investment or looking to add to an existing portfolio, the 2018 Silver Britannia is the number one option. It ticks every box for silver investing. Now we’re able to deliver these wonderful coins without VAT, they offer a tax efficient method of owning physical silver.

With each coin only weighing an ounce, buying silver Britannias provides the investor with great divisibility and flexibility. With the coin now in its 20th year of production, there’s a growing second hand market for the coins, crucial to increase sell back levels.

Premiums are lower than some less common silver coins, meaning more silver for your money. We’d recommend the standard silver bullion Britannia featured here rather than the Silver Britannia limited edition 20th anniversary version which is more expensive.

One of the biggest challenges when owning silver can be storage. £5,000 will buy you a lot of coins! The Royal Mint issue the Silver Britannia in convenient tubes of 25, and superb stackable monster boxes which holds 20 tubes (500 coins in total).