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Ways To Invest in Silver

Author: Ian Davis - Bullion Manager

Published: 20 Nov 2018

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021

Thinking About Investing in Silver Buy Don t Know Where to Start?

Here we have listed the different ways to invest in silver. If you would like more information about silver as an investment, VAT on silver and the gold:silver ratio, please see our Silver Investment page.

Ways To Invest in Silver 296

Silver Bullion Coins

In recent years there has been an increase in popularity in silver bullion coins. We are able to supply coins from all the world's leading refiners, and currently offer a selection including:

 

A Cheaper Alternative....

If you have no preference over what type of coin you want and are just wanting to invest in silver, then we offer our choice of silver bullion coins, which have the lowest premiums. 

Silver Bars

Silver bars are available in sizes of 1 gram up to 1 kilo (and sometimes 400oz / 12.4 kilos). The very small sizes are normally made only as collector or gift items. The most popular size of bar we sell are 1 kilo. 

Second-hand Silver Bullion Coins

We occasionally buy in second hand silver coins which we are able to then offer on "special scheme". This means that as the coins have been bought from a private (non-VAT registered) seller, we are able to charge them without charging VAT on the total amount. Instead, the only VAT you pay is on the premium added to the coin. This makes second hand silver particularly appealing to investors. 

Examples of Low Premium Silver Coins

CGT Exempt Silver 1 Ounce Best Value Coin Single Newly Minted United Kingdom

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Quantity Total
1 £24.20

Price Per Item:
£24.20 (Exc. VAT)
£24.20 (Inc. VAT)

Est UK Delivery
£3.50
5 £120.75

Price Per Item:
£24.15 (Exc. VAT)
£24.15 (Inc. VAT)

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
10 £241.40

Price Per Item:
£24.14 (Exc. VAT)
£24.14 (Inc. VAT)

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
25 £603.25

Price Per Item:
£24.13 (Exc. VAT)
£24.13 (Inc. VAT)

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
50 £1,206.00

Price Per Item:
£24.12 (Exc. VAT)
£24.12 (Inc. VAT)

Est UK Delivery
£11.00
100 £2,411.00

Price Per Item:
£24.11 (Exc. VAT)
£24.11 (Inc. VAT)

Est UK Delivery
£27.60
250 £6,022.50

Price Per Item:
£24.09 (Exc. VAT)
£24.09 (Inc. VAT)

Est UK Delivery
£30.60
500+ £11,955.00

Price Per Item:
£23.91 (Exc. VAT)
£23.91 (Inc. VAT)

Est UK Delivery
£48.20

1 oz Silver Coin Best Value - Secondary Market

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2011southafricakrugerrandoneouncegoldrev500-B-1

Quantity Premium % Total
1
23
£24.35

Price Per Item:
£24.35

Est UK Delivery
£3.50
5
22.5
£121.30

Price Per Item:
£24.26

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
10
22
£241.60

Price Per Item:
£24.16

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
25
21
£599.00

Price Per Item:
£23.96

Est UK Delivery
£6.00
50
20
£1,188.00

Price Per Item:
£23.76

Est UK Delivery
£11.00
100
19
£2,356.00

Price Per Item:
£23.56

Est UK Delivery
£27.60
250
18
£5,840.00

Price Per Item:
£23.36

Est UK Delivery
£29.60
500+
17.5
£11,635.00

Price Per Item:
£23.27

Est UK Delivery
£48.20

Scrap Silver Coins

We are sometimes able to offer bags of scrap silver coins. Demand for these has been high and it has currently outstripped our supply. 

Silver Stock

It is possible to buy and sell silver on various commodity markets either for 'spot' or for various future dates. We do not offer commodity broking services. 

Overseas Delivery

We do not have any offshore branches but we do have off shore storage. You can read more about our VAT free silver for storage here. 

VAT Registration

If you are VAT registered, you could purchase silver and reclaim the VAT, however you would have to the VAT upon sale, neutralising the VAT element. We advise you to check and confirm this with your local VAT office before proceeding with this. 

VAT Registered Company

VAT registered companies are able to claim back the VAT as above, but also need to recharge it upon sale. Any profits would belong to the company unless you have a contract between you and the company to hold and store the silver on your behalf. We would advise that you check and confirm this with your accountant or local tax office before proceeding. 

Further Reading

Spot Silver Prices - Please see our live silver prices page. 

Investing in Gold - For information about investing in gold, please see the investing in gold guide 

You may wish to view all of our articles on our silver guide

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