13 September 2016 saw much excitement as the Bank of England released the new Polymer £5 note.
But it’s not the only new “fiver” issued in 2016. A couple of months before, The Royal Mint issued a brand new £5 Coin – struck in fine silver.
Most people don’t know about it. Even fewer will ever own one.
About the UK’s NEW Silver £5 Coin
The UK’s new £5 is a bullion coin. That means it has been released specifically for people who want a way to own Silver. Whilst it is legal tender with a face value of £5.00, its real value is in the 2 ounces of 99.99% pure silver that is contains.
But it is also a coin of real numismatic interest and collectability.
More affordable than most UK Silver Coins
Most UK silver coins sell a significant premium over their silver content. That’s because they have been specially struck and are issued in a strict limited edition, which often sells out.
But the new Lion of England 2oz Silver £5 Coin is much more affordable due to its bullion coin status. You only pay a small premium over the value of the silver (plus VAT, of course), which means that you can own the Lion of England 2oz Silver £5 Coin for just £49 (£40.83 + VAT).
To give you a comparison, a standard UK Silver Proof £5 Coin, which has less than HALF the weight of silver sells for £80.00. £31.00 extra for less than half the silver content.
Collectible now and for future generations
Of course, bullion coins are normally not as collectible as the special limited edition pieces The Royal Mint issues.
But the Lion of England 2oz Silver £5 Coin looks set to be an exception. And there are three reasons why:
- It is the FIRST time the UK has ever issued a 2oz Silver £5 Coin. And firsts, like this are always popular with collectors.
- The Royal Mint plans to issue future bullion coins featuring Royal Heraldic Beasts. Only collectors who own the Lion of England 2oz Silver £5 Coin will ever be able to complete the collection. New collectors will have to buy these coins on the secondary market.
- No-one really knows about this coin in the UK. Because most of the mintage have been exported to the USA few UK collectors have ever even seen the Lion of England 2oz Silver £5 Coin. That means you really have the chance to get the inside collecting track.
How you can own The Lion of England 2oz Silver £5 Coin
Coin Portfolio Management has a limited stock of the new Lion of England 2oz Silver £5 Coins available for just £49 + p&p (£40.83 + VAT).
Buying directly from Coin Portfolio Management, you are also fully covered by your full No-Quibble 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, which means you can return your coin TOTALLY FREE of charge for any reason. As soon as we receive your coin, we’ll automatically credit your card with the total cost including any postage and packing charges.
And don’t forget, if you’re comparing prices, the Coin Portfolio Management price of £49 includes VAT and is for a single coin. Many other prices are listed without VAT and are for orders of 10, 20 or even 100 coins bought at once.
About Coin Portfolio Management
Consultants in Gold and Silver Coins.
Coin Portfolio Management is a tailored service that gives its clients personal access to some of the most exclusive and limited edition gold, silver and platinum coins, medals and ingots currently available on the international numismatic market.
With over 20 years of extensive experience of the gold and silver coin market, we have some of the best access to the top world mints, including the British Royal Mint. Our expert buyers travel the world from Europe to the Far East as well as attending the most important international numismatic shows. Our aim is always to identify important pieces that will be highly desirable to collectors.