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Top 5 Silver Investments

Looking to buy silver bullion but not sure what to invest in? Here are our top 5 best-selling silver investment products including a brief profile of each product and who buys them.


1. 1oz Silver Britannia Coin

Silver Britannia coins are favoured with larger investors, and British investors particularly, due to their
status as one of the few Capital Gains Tax exempt silver coins. With some of the lowest premiums for
silver coins in the UK, Britannia coins also offer a good balance between cost and flexibility being easy to
store and sell.

Unit Size: 1 ounce (oz)
Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Tax Status: 20% VAT on all silver. Capital Gains Tax Free.
Purity: 99.99% pure silver (2013 onwards).

Please note: Silver Britannias made up to and including the year 2012 contained exactly one ounce
of pure silver (31.1g) but the total coin weighed 32.45g, making it 95.8% pure silver. Since that time
the coin has been made from 999.9 fine silver. For investors looking to save VAT, there is a storage-only
option for VAT-free silver Britannias.

Who buys 1oz Silver Britannia coins?
1. Investors seeking a CGT free investment.
2. Wide range of Investors spending £50 - £50,000 or more.
3. Large investors looking to hedge their gold bullion and diversify their portfolio.
4. Longer term investors.
5. UK investors


2. 1kg Silver Bar

1 Kilo silver bars are our most popular size bar, favoured by small and large investors alike and providing
the ideal balance between value for money and flexibility.

The relatively modest value of a kilo bar means that they are commonly purchased in singles and doubles
by smaller investors and first time investors, as well as being favoured by larger investors who prefer a
mixture of unit sizes.

For customers who prefer storage, we also offer a storage-only VAT-free silver kilo bar option.

Unit Size: 1 kilogram (kg)
Manufacturers: Metalor (Switzerland), PAMP (Switzerland), Umicore (Belgium).
Tax Status: 20% VAT on all silver
Purity: 99.99% pure silver

Who buys 1kg Silver Bars?
1. Smaller and first time investors spending £1,000 - £5,000.
2. Larger investors spending £10,000 - £50,000 +
3. Investors looking to hedge their gold investment and diversify their investment portfolio.
4. Investors who are not concerned with CGT.
5. Longer term investors.


3. 5kg Silver Bar
5kg Silver Bar


5 kilo silver bars are very popular with individuals looking to make a sizeable silver investment
often purchased in 5's, 10's and 20's due to their excellent value for money. Larger investors often
buy smaller unit coins and bars in addition the 5kg bars to provide an element of flexibility that
the 5kg bars do not provide. Silver is a longer term investment favoured by investors who are not
concerned with Capital Gains Tax.

Unit Size: 5 kilograms (kg)
Manufacturer: Umicore (Belgium)
Tax Status: 20% VAT on all silver
Purity: 99.99% pure silver

Who buys 5kg Silver Bars?
1. Larger investors spending £10,000 - £100k +
2. Investors looking to hedge their gold and diversify their portfolio.
3. Investors who are not concerned with CGT. Longer term investors.
4. Investors who are less concerned with flexibility and more concerned with value and seeking a strong return.


4. 1oz Silver Maple Coin

The Canadian Maple silver coin is one of our bestselling silver products, favoured by investors
seeking low-margin, flexible, small units of silver.

Silver Maples are one of the most commonly recognised bullion coins in the world and are easy
to store, share and sell.
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Unit Size: 1 troy ounce (oz)
Manufacturer: (Royal) Canadian Mint
Tax Status: 20% VAT on all silver
Purity: 99.99% pure silver

Who buys 1oz Silver Maple coins?
1. Smaller and first time investors spending from £100 - £5,000.
2. Larger investors who spend £10,000 + on 500 coin Monster Boxes.
3. Investors looking to hedge their gold investment and diversify their portfolios.
4. Investors who are not concerned with Capital Gains Tax (CGT).
5. Longer term investors.


5. 1oz Silver Krugerrand Coin

The South African Krugerrand was the first 1oz bullion gold coins, and has been hugely popular
over the past few decades. Following on from this success, the South African Mint had the
Rand Refinery - their bullion producers - create a limited edition silver Krugerrand 1oz coin.
Such was the popularity of this coin in 2017 that the Mint confirmed there would be an annually
issued coin from then onwards - adding a fierce rival into the mix for the Britannia, Maple, Eagle
and Philharmonic.

Unit Size: 1 ounce (oz)
Manufacturer: Rand Refinery
Tax Status: 20% VAT on all silver
Purity: 99.99% pure silver

Who buys 1oz Silver Krugerrand coins?
1. Small and first time investors spending £100 - £5,000.
2. Large investors looking to hedge their gold and diversify their portfolio.
3. Investors not concerned with CGT.
4. Longer term investors.


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0121 634 8060 who will be happy to talk your through any queries you may have. Alternatively, you can email us on: support@bullionbypost.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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