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Buying foreign silver coins can add a diversity to any investment portfolio that balances both the fluctuating price of silver and any collectible premiums associated with a less diverse range of coins. Not all investment coins are created equal with pre-owned coins and bullion coins offering different benefits. While foreign silver coins may be legal tender in their legacy country, they’re not CGT-free in the UK, like British coins. However, we’re able to offer all of them UK VAT-free. Of equal importance is the mint of origin and the grade of silver used to strike a coin. When purchasing foreign silver coins from Physical Gold we source only the finest quality coins of a grade of 0.999 finesse. Our collection has been sourced to ensure that they are UK VAT-free meaning we can pass savings directly on to you. All orders are shipped direct to your door. Fully insured, we can usually fulfil orders within 1-2 business days although some coins can take a little longer to source on your behalf.
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We are able to offer our foreign silver coins UK VAT-free with these savings passed directly on to you. Unfortunately, non-UK coins are subject to Capital Gains Tax. Those investors wishing to purchase coins that are fully tax exempt should consider the Silver Britannia.
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The 1 kilo Kookaburra is a weighty coin from the Perth Mint. Image via Wikimedia.
With a face value of A$30, the 1 Kilo Kookaburra (or 1kg Australian Silver Kookaburra) is a hefty coin with a weight of 1002.502g, a diameter of 101.00mm and measuring 14.60mm thick. Struck by the Perth Mint, the Kookaburra was first produced in 1990 and has been issued in varying denominations including the 10oz (A$10), the 2oz (A$2) and the 1oz (A$1). Featuring a classic design of the native and iconic Kookaburra bird, the reverse design is changed yearly with the 2015 minting reverting to the original 1990 design to mark the 25th year anniversary of the coin. The 1 kilo Kookaburra is an impressive coin to have in any collection and represents a significant investment in a high grade foreign silver coin. However, it’s size as an asset doesn’t offer the flexibility and divisibility that a collection of smaller denomination silver bullion coins can lend to a portfolio. Investors may wish to consider combining the 1kg Kookaburra with other coins, such as the Silver Britannia, to diversify their portfolio.
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With its high security radial lines, the Silver Maple Leaf is a popular foreign investment coin. Image via Wikimedia.
Struck by the Royal Canadian Mint, the 1oz Maple Leaf silver coin is legal tender in Canada having a face value of C$5. The Maple Leaf design, commonly associated with the Great White North, has been featured on coins issued in Canada as far back as 1876.  The 1oz Maple Leaf is a fine grade of silver with a finesse of 0.999. The current issue of silver bullion 1oz Maple Leaf coins was first minted in 1988. As part of the commonwealth, the obverse features a design of the monarch, Queen Elizbeth II and was designed by Susanna Blunt. The reverse of the standard edition of this foreign silver coin remains unchanged from the original minting but several special editions have been struck. In 1998 a 10oz version was produced to mark the ten-year anniversary of the coins release but proved unpopular and almost 30,000 were melted down again. As a result, the scarcity of these limited versions can attract a rarity premium due to their collectability. In 2014, additional security features were added to the Maple Leaf silver coin including a laser mark and radial lines. In terms of availability, new bullion silver coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint are virtually unlimited to meet the huge retail demand for such assets and in recent years almost 30 million are produced per annum. Compared to the 100,000 issued in 1997, the production year of a 1oz Maple Leaf can also add scarcity value to the coin. However, as a mass-produced silver bullion coin, the Maple Leaf is a good investment as it is free from buyer’s premiums. Be aware that, as a foreign silver coin, the Maple Leaf is not exempt from Capital Gains Tax.
We also supply other silver coins issued outside of the UK. These include the 1oz Austrian Philharmonic Silver Coin 2017, a €1.5 coin issued by the Austrian Mint as an investment coin. As one of the highest minted silver bullion coins in Europe, the Austrian Silver Philharmonic represents a great value entry point for investing in foreign silver coins; it is a common coin and attracts no rarity premiums. Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully designed investment pieces, both the obverse and reverse feature musical instruments to celebrate the country’s historic association with classical music composition.
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Silver Krugerrand 1oz coin

For the first time ever, the South African Mint have produced a 1oz silver bullion version of their famous Krugerrand. These are brand new silver 1oz coins coming in single sachets, tubes of 25 coins, or monster boxes of 500. These aren’t to be confused with 2017’s forst batch of silver Krugerrands which cost double the price of this silver bullion version. Coins are sold here exclusively without VAT, enabling you the cheapest access to the world-famous Krugerrand coin. Each coin is struck by the Rand Refinery of South Africa to 999.0 purity and weighing 1oz. The coin has a face value of one Rand.

Krugerrand design and history

The design of the silver Krugerrand will be familiar to anyone interested in gold coins as it’s an exact replica of the famous gold Krugerrand. The front of the coin features the untouched portrait of Paul Kruger, the South African president at the time of the original Krugerrands launch in 1967. Around the portriat are the words ‘Suid-Afrika’ and the english version ‘South Africa’. The reverse of the coin presents the similarly familiar South African Spingbok, their native antelope.An ornate edgsing surounds the reverse, with writeen information within that boundary. Wording includes the coin name ‘Krugerrand’, the year of issue, the coin weight and metal. The word ‘R1’ confirms the first year of bullion issue.

The Krugerrands reputation and success stems from its simple marketign and mass production. First launched over 50 years ago, it was the first bullion coin to contain exactly 1oz of pure gold (22 carat). This simplicity appealed to a growing investment market who could more easily track the coin’s value. While initially annual mintage was around 40-50,000, its incredible reception encouraged mintage figures to rise dramatically during its heyday of the 1970’s, peaking at around 6 million issued in 1978. Due to this high level of accessibility, the Krugerrand benefits from an excellent second hand market.

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The launch of this highly anticipated coin has been a long time coming. While the gold 1oz version was first to market, it’s interesting that the silver launch lags behind all it’s competitors. The gold Krugerrand’s success was based on its unfussiness and incredible value, enabling investors to access the gold market with tight bid/offer margins. We expect the silver coin to provide similar access and to enjoy comparable success.While it blazed a trail for precious metals in the late 1960’s, the Krugerrand spawned the launch of the Gold Britannia 20 years later, as the Royal Mint sought to grab some of its market share. A reversal of roles, now sees the South African mint launching their silver coin 21 years after the Silver Britannia was launched. The UK coin has gone on to become our best seller as it targets the same popular market as the Krugerrand, those seeking a low cost entry into the market. Of course, the Britannia also benefits from being Capital Gains Tax free for UK investors, so we expect it to remain the top seller on these shores, but no doubt the silver Krugerrand will sell in its thousands both in the UK and on the continent.