Buy Silver Bullion Coins Online WITHOUT VAT
Silver bullion coins are an opportunity for investors to diversify their assets with a mix of precious metals and offer additional flexibility for investment growth and for easily liquidating part of a portfolio. With the price of silver being up to 15 times lower than gold but with enormous potential for long term growth, silver bullion coins have a lower price entry point making them ideal for first time investors. With Physical Gold, you can buy silver bullion coins that are exempt from VAT and benefit from an affordable way to start a precious metal holding. Delivered direct to your door, our silver bullion coins include the Silver Britannia which is also free from Capital Gains Tax.
Like gold, silver is another precious metal in finite quantities. Historically silver has always been considered inferior to gold and the price of silver has been roughly fifteen times lower. As a result, silver has a low price entry point for new investors yet the value of silver has been improving by comparison. This price ratio has recently widened from 15:1 to nearer 80 times cheaper, making silver a tempting bargain. Used in many industrial processes, silver resources are being depleted and this future imbalance in the supply and demand market is beginning to filter through to investors. With potential for strong returns, silver offers an alternative way to diversify an investment portfolio and is considered a good partner asset to physical gold.
The Swiss Vreneli is only minted in gold. Image via Wikimedia. Bullion coins are not struck by a mint to go into general circulation. They are produced for the investment and collector’s markets only and, as such, maintain a premium over their face value. Different countries have different definitions of bullion coins with the UK government defining bullion coins as having the following characteristics: Having a purity of no less than 0.9 Were minted after 1800 Are (or have been) legal tender in their country of origin Most bullion coins are minted in both gold and silver with only a handful of exceptions including the Swiss Vreneli, which is only available in gold. The Canadian Maple Leaf however is also minted in platinum and, the even more rare, palladium. Most importantly, as investment coins, silver bullion coins are exempt from UK VAT.
Each year, the European Commission publishes a full list of silver bullion coins that are officially classified as investment coins that should be treated by member states as being exempt from VAT. In addition, the HMRC supplements this list with additional coins. As the UK moves out of the European Union, the HMRC will take full responsibility for issuing complete lists of tax-exemptions on silver bullion coins in the UK.
Unlike silver bars, certain silver bullion coins will not incur UK VAT upon delivery due to EU double taxation laws, and, as such, do not need to be stored offshore. We can offer storage facilities for silver bar purchases of over £2,500, but your silver bullion coins will be delivered direct to your door.
Physical Gold Limited carefully selects its silver bullion coins to ensure that they meet the criteria set by HMRC to qualify for VAT exemption and offers only the highest quality of coins. We source coins using our enhanced economies of scale procurement strategy to be able to pass discounts directly to our customers meaning the more you buy, the more of a saving you can make. The 1oz silver maple leaf is a popular silver bullion coin. Image via Money Metals Flickr. 1 Oz Maple Leaf The 1 Oz Maple Leaf is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint and was first minted in 1988. The Royal Canadian Mint has a first-class reputation with the quality of its minting and this coin is no exception. Featuring stunning detail with a high-tech machined finish, the 1 Oz Maple Leaf maintains a strong value in North American markets and is yet another way to diversify an existing portfolio. As a non-UK coin, this particular silver bullion coin is not Capital Gains Tax exempt but is supplied UK VAT free. The Perth mint produces a range of silver bullion coins including the Kookaburra 1oz Silver coin. Image via David Stanley, Flickr. 1 Kilo Kookaburra, Koala and Kangaroo Produced by the Perth Mint these Australian silver bullion coins depict native wildlife and are produced in limited numbers. The low mintage of these AU$30 coins make them especially attractive to both investors and collectors with only 20,000-50,000 being produced annually. Silver Britannia The 2017 Silver Britannia marks the 20th anniversary of the minting of the first silver version of this now popular investment coin. Featuring the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jodie Kidd, the coin’s obverse sports the now familiar standing Britannia. Produced in high finesse silver, this silver bullion coin is an ideal partner to the Gold Britannia coin, also celebrating an anniversary in 2017. 1 oz Silver Coin Available as part of the lunar, landmarks of Britain and Queen’s Beasts range, these limited edition 1 oz silver coins are produced by the Royal Mint. As legal tender, these coins are all exempt from Capital Gains Tax as well as being UK VAT free making them an even more cost effective and tax efficient way to invest your money.