Buy Silver Britannia Coins Online
The opportunity to buy silver Britannia coins offers small investors and those wishing to diversify their portfolio with a chance of owning the most popular silver bullion coin in the UK. As the largest and purest legal tender British coin available on the market, a Britannia silver coin is available at a low entry cost and represents a highly divisible but stable asset. As legal tender, the coins are capital gains tax free meaning any profits you make on reselling your silver coins is yours to keep. Not only that but the silver coins we supply are also sourced to ensure they are UK VAT free. One of the most popular investment silver bullion coins, the 1 oz British Silver Britannia is issued by the Royal Mint and, since 2013, is rated with a purity of 999.0 containing 1 troy ounce of silver. When you buy a silver Britannia with Physical Gold Limited, we provide fully insured delivery direct to your door with most purchases being received within 1-2 business days.
Silver Britannia coins were first produced by the Royal Mint in 1997. A bullion coin, the full silver Britannia has a face value of £2 with fractional sizes also produced of one half (£1), one quarter (50p) and one tenth (20p) sizes. Containing a troy ounce of silver, the Britannia has featured a number of designs on the reverse. Even numbered years since 1998 depict a standing Britannia in a design produced in 1987 by Philip Nathan. In odd numbered years, the reverse design has changed with a different version of Britannia. Since 2013, the reverse design has changed on non-bullion issue coins and will continue to do so for each subsequent issue; the bullion version will remain consistent to the original designs.
In 2014, there was a mix-up at the Royal Mint and around 17,000 silver Britannia coins were incorrectly struck with in incorrect obverse taken from the Lunar series. Dubbed the ‘Mule Britannia’ due to the fact the coin features the ‘Year of the Horse’ design, a rare silver Britannia of this design can attract large premiums on resale. Prior to 2013, mintage of silver Britannia coins was limited but now the Royal Mint produce these bullion coins based on demand. However, there are versions of these coins that attract a scarcity value including 5oz and 1oz proof coins, proof sets and limited edition presentation coins.
Silver Britannia coins are Capital Gains Tax (CGT) free and don’t attract VAT when bought through Physical Gold Limited due to careful sourcing channels. The result is an excellent value investment coin available at reduced prices with no headache to pay tax on resale. Investing in Silver For many years silver has been seen as a poor cousin to gold, particularly when the price of silver has been 15 times less than that of gold. In recent years, the trend has been changing with silver now widely recognised as a more finite resource with the world’s supply diminishing fast. As a result, silver is seen a good long-term investment. With prices still catching up to this fact, investors can still benefit from low starting price points with potentially great gains. With silver Britannia coins, the investment is tax free and offers good divisibility for your assets over the equivalent cost of a single silver bar. 2017: 20th Anniversary Edition Two decades on from the first minting of the 1oz British Silver Britannia coin and the Royal Mint has produced a limited special edition of the popular bullion coin. With just 120,000 available, these coins have a collectable value (and buyer’s premium) in addition to their investment value. Featuring the new high-security radial design with a unique trident ‘20’ mint mark, you can buy the 1oz British silver Britannia from Physical Gold Limited; however, do be aware that the intrinsic premium of a collectable coin such as this means that investors may prefer to buy silver bullion coins instead.
The Silver Britannia is currently produced with a millesimal fineness of 0.999 or 99.9% silver but prior to 2013 was struck with just 95.8% silver (or a fineness of 0.958). Silver Britannia coins issued between the period 1997-2012 have a diameter of 38.61mm having a total mass of 31.21g. A Britannia Silver coin struck after 2013 has mass of 32.45g with a diameter of 40.00mm. From 2013, the thickness of Britannia silver coin is 3mm and has a milled edge. From 2015, the obverse features the Jody Clark design of the Queen’s portrait.
While we can offer storage for silver bars in offshore BSIA regulated (British Security Industry Association) vaults in the Channel Islands, we only offer delivery of Silver coins. This is the only way we can offer our products free from VAT due to the various tax treatments of coins and bars. We recommend you opt for silver bars if you want tax free exposure to silver without having to store it. Our VAT free silver coins appeal to those you wish to take possession while maintaining tax efficiency. For home storage, you are free to make your own arrangements either with a safety deposit box with your local bank or in a secure location at home. We can supply accessories for storage and these can be purchased from our online shop. However, if you buy the Silver Britannia in quantities of 25 then these come in convenient stackable tubes.
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