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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.
We only offer storage of silver bars in our offshore. All silver coins are for delivery only and we can supply suitable capsules and presentation cases for home or safety deposit storage. For more information on our accessories you can visit our online shop or find details of our high-commodity storage in our FAQ.

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1KG Silver Bar

The 1 Kilo Silver bar is a unique product which manages to tick a lot of boxes for silver investors. Minted by German precious metals giant Argor Heraeus, the 1kg silver bar is manufactured in 999.9 purity fine silver with a weight of 1000g.

Where it varies from standard 1 kilo silver bars, is that it’s produced for the South Pacific nation of Fiji and benefits from having a Face Value of 10 Fijian Dollars, in a similar way to bullion coins.

These exclusive silver bullion bars are produced in various sizes from 100g up to 5kg. This particular size comes in a sealed plastic package to protect the product in transit and storage. Each bar will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the mint.

What is a coin bar?

Really, it’s just a very smart silver bar. We refer to it as a coin bar as it also benefits from having a face value, just like a coin. Apart from that, it is shaped like a silver bar, includes an assayer certificate and is 999.9 fine silver.

How is it VAT free?

With our focus on obtaining the best investment value for our customers, we’re constantly seeking tax efficient products and ways of sourcing them. As such, we offer such tax efficient precious metals as tax free gold coins, which are automatically VAT-exempt due to their investment grade and Capital Gains Tax free due to their legal tender status.

Buying silver coins and bars is far more difficult to be tax efficient as silver generally attracts VAT when brought into the UK. However, two essential ingredients which allow us to exclusively offer VAT free products are present in the 1kilo silver coin bar. Firstly, the bars have a face value, and secondly, we’ve carefully structured the supply chain to exploit an EU VAT treaty. As such, ordering any of the Silver coin bars through our website for delivery will be free from UK VAT.

Fiji

Apart from the obvious benefits of German manufacturing precision, 999.9 purity and tax efficiency, this bar has the added appeal of being exotic! Minted on behalf of the Fijian Government, this bar is actual legal tender on the island.

Fiji is actually an archipelago of more than 300 tiny islands in the South Pacific. Despite the number of islands, the two main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu comprise the vast majority of the population. The capital, Suva is based on the coast of Viti Levu and features architecture reflecting its rich colonial past. The islands are most commonly associated with paradise-like beaches, clear waters, palm trees and rugged terrain.

Argor Heraeus

As part of the Heraeus Precious Metals (HPM) conglomerate, Argor Heraeus benefits from German precision and a rich reputation for quality products. HPM are the largest global provider of services to the precious metals industry. Like other well-established refineries, Heraeus supplies all precious metals including gold, silver, platinum and palladium. It diversifies from manufacturing ingots in the various metals to producing semi-finished goods for jewellery and watchmaking.

Expert opinion

We really have been waiting for this product to hit the market. The 1kilo silver bar holds a degree of appeal to the collector due to it’s Fijian links, but mainly it makes an excellent investment option.

With the size being larger than most silver bullion coins (which tend to be 1oz in weight), the production cost of these tends to be lower, meaning better value for you. The 1kg silver bullion bar hits an optimum size sweet, being larger (and therefore better value) than the 100g and 500g iterations, but smaller than the 5 kilo silver bar version (and therefore more divisibility).

An alternative to this bar may be to focus on UK silver coins. In particular silver Britannias are a very popular option for silver investing. They are 1oz in weight, providing more flexibility to your portfolio, so you can sell smaller increments than owning 1kilo silver bars. They have the added advantage of a British legal tender status, so are also free from Capital Gains Tax. This may not be relevant if you’re looking at modest investments as each UK individual is allowed around £11,000 of capital gains each year before they are subject to tax. However, if you’re buying larger quantities or intend adding investments to your initial holding, then this may be a consideration.