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Reverse side of the 2020 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The White Horse of Hanover Gold Coin

2020 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The White Horse of Hanover Gold Coin

Struck in 24 carat gold (999.9 fine gold) and being exempt from both Capital Gains Tax and VAT, The Queen's Beasts collection is a popular choice amongst UK investors.

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1 oz The Queen's Beasts The Falcon of the Plantagenets 2019 Gold Coin

2019 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The Falcon of the Plantagenets Gold Coin

Struck in 24 carat gold (99.99% fine gold) and being exempt from both Capital Gains Tax and VAT, makes the Queen's Beasts 2019 a popular choice amongst UK investors.

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Reverse side of The 1oz Queen's Beasts Yale of Beaufort Gold Coin

2019 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The Yale of Beaufort Gold Coin

Struck in 24 carat gold (999.9 fine gold) and being exempt from both Capital Gains Tax and VAT, The Queen's Beasts collection is a popular choice amongst UK investors.

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 2018 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The Unicorn of Scotland

2018 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The Unicorn of Scotland

The Unicorn is an iconic image and national emblem of Scotland, representing innocence and purity.  Struck in 24 carat gold (999.9 fine gold) and being exempt from both Capital Gains Tax and VAT, The Queen's Beasts collection is a popular choice amongst UK investors.

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2018 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The Black Bull of Clarence

2018 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The Black Bull of Clarence

Struck in 24 carat gold (999.9 fine gold) and being exempt from both Capital Gains Tax and VAT, The Queen's Beasts collection is a popular choice amongst UK investors.

£

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2017 1oz The Queen's Beast, The Griffin of Edward III

2017 1oz The Queen's Beast, The Griffin of Edward III

Part lion and part eagle, the griffin combines the characteristics of the king of the beasts and the air to create a creature more powerful than either. Appearing in English heraldry from the twelfth century onwards, it was elevated to royal status by Edward III – the epitome of medieval English kingship and founder of the Order of the Garter based at Windsor Castle.

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Reverse of the 2017 1oz The Queen's Beasts, Red Dragon of Wales Gold Coin

2017 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The Red Dragon of Wales Gold Coin

Struck in 24 carat gold (999.9 fine gold) and being exempt from both Capital Gains Tax and VAT, The Queen's Beasts collection is a popular choice amongst UK investors.

£

VAT FREECGT FREE
2016 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The Lion of England Gold Coin

2016 1oz The Queen's Beasts, The Lion of England Gold Coin

A fearsome leader, The Lion of England appears as the first in the Queen’s Beasts series. Gracing heraldic art since the twelfth century and used on the shield of England for as long as one has existed, this magnificent beast has always symbolised pride and courage.

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2022 Cook Islands Gold Bounty Sailing Ship 1oz

2022 Cook Islands Gold Bounty Sailing Ship 1oz

2022 Cook Islands Gold Bounty Sailing Ship 1oz

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Mexican 50 Pesos Gold Coin - Best Value

Mexican 50 Pesos Gold Coin - Best Value

The Mexican 50 Pesos contains 1.206 troy ounces of fine gold and is one of the few bullion coins to feature angelic imagery. Various years of issue are available and the coins are delivered in our protective plastic flips.

£

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French 20 Francs Gold Coin - Best Value

French 20 Francs Gold Coin - Best Value

Each 20 Francs Gold Coin contains 6.45g of 900.0 pure gold, equivalent to 21.6 carats and would make a wonderful addition to any precious metal collection.

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VAT FREE
1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin

1oz Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin – Best Value

Canada was the first country to introduce a pure gold bullion coin and the Canadian Maple leaf was first produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1979.

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Sovereign Elizabeth II Pre-decimal Gold Coin

Queen Elizabeth II Pre-decimal Gold Sovereign

Denomination: 1 British Pound

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Obverse of the Edward VII Sovereign Gold Coin featuring a portrait of Edward VII

King Edward VII Sovereign Gold Coin

Our Gold Sovereigns featuring King Edward VII are 22 carat gold and free from Capital Gains Tax, which makes it an attractive gold coin to hold for UK investors.

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Obverse side of the Victoria Young Head Sovereign Gold Coin

Victoria Young Head Sovereign Gold Coin

The Victoria Young Head Sovereign Gold Coin was first chartered by Henry VII in 1489. Its original design showed the King in full coronation regalia and on the reverse, the Tudor Rose, a reference to the union between the houses of Lancaster and York. The Victoria Young Head Sovereign was produced between 1838 and 1887.

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Obverse side of the Victoria Old Head Sovereign Gold Coin

Victoria Old Head Sovereign Gold Coin

The Victoria Old Head Sovereign was introduced in 1893 and was produced until her death in 1901. This prestigious sovereign shows the third and final Queen Victoria portrait which is sometimes referred as the “Old Head”.

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Obverse of The Victoria Jubilee Head Sovereign Gold Coin featuring Queen Victoria

Victoria Jubilee Head Sovereign Gold Coin

These best value coins feature the jubilee head portrait of Queen Victoria on the obverse, with the St George and the Dragon gracing the reverse. They were struck between 1887 and 1893 and various years are available.

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Half Sovereign Gold Coin - Best Value

The Half Sovereign Gold Coin is minted by the Royal Mint and is a gold coin of the United Kingdom. This historical coin represents Britain’s power and wealth and is struck in 22 carat gold.

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1oz American Eagle Gold Coin - Best Value

The one ounce American Eagle was first produced in 1986 by the United States Mint.

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Investing in Gold Coins

Purchasing gold coins continues to be one of the most popular ways of owning physical gold, particularly for investors who prefer to own gold in smaller units due to the greater flexibility offered when they come to realise their investment by selling their gold coins.

VAT-Free Gold Coin Investment

Gold bullion coins are VAT-free in the United Kingdom, which makes them a popular choice among investors from all age groups. Sharps Pixley stock a diverse range of gold coins from international mints as well as the Royal Mint. We offer investors the flexibility of buying small denomination gold coins as investment or collectible pieces, such as the 22-carat gold sovereign coin, or the 1oz Gold Britannia Coin. In order to satisfy demand from our global client base, we also stock gold bullion coins from The Royal Canadian Mint, the Austrian mint, the Perth Mint, the United States Mint, the South African Mint and many more.

Capital Gains Tax Exempt Gold Coin Investment

In addition to VAT-free investment in gold coins, UK taxpayers can further benefit from investing in British legal tender gold coins as they are capital gains tax exempt. As an official distributor for the Royal Mint, our UK bullion gold coins offer investors a flexible and attractive tax-free gold investment.

Internationally renowned gold coins

Sharps Pixley stock a wide range of 24 and 22 carat gold bullion coins, including the internationally recognisable South African Krügerrand, Canadian Maple Leaf, American Eagle, the Vienna Philharmonic from Austria and many more.

Below you can find profiles of some of the world’s most famous coins including the British Britannia, the South African Krugerrand, the Candian Maple Leaf and the American Eagle:

The Britannia 

The Britannia was issued in 1987, and was the first European investment gold coin. It has since become the most visually secure 24-carat bullion coin, recognised and trusted by investors around the world. The image of Britannia once adorned the coins of Roman Emperors and it has featured on the coinage of every British monarch since the 17th century. Philip Nathan’s classical design portrays Britannia as the female warrior and protector of the British shores, standing above the waves with trident, shield and olive branch in hand. She has come to embody the national identity of the United Kingdom; a symbol of strength, peace and protection. The Britannia’s status as British legal tender means they are exempt from capital gains tax, and as such they are one of the most sought-after investment coins with UK investors and collectors. The one-ounce Britannia coin has a face value of £100. They are also issued in fractional sizes of one-half, one-quarter, and one-tenth of a troy ounce, with face values of £50, £25, and £10 respectively.

The South African Krügerrand 

The South African Krügerrand has had rich and complex history since it was first minted in Johannesburg, 1967. It is recognised as the world's first bullion gold coin, and it remains the most populous one-ounce investment coin in circulation. Its international prestige makes it a popular choice in any investor’s portfolio. This 22-carat gold coin made with a copper-gold alloy for additional durability is regarded as legal tender and has no face value. The obverse of the coin shows the face of Paul Kruger, an important political and military personality in the former South African Republic, whilst the reverse side shows the native springbok.

The Canadian Maple Leaf

The Canadian Maple Leaf was first introduced in 1979 to compete with the growing popularity of the Krügerrand. Celebrated as the first 24-carat investment gold bullion coin, with a fineness of 99.99%, it soon became one of the most recognised and traded coins on the market. The obverse side displays the image of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, while the reverse features the iconic maple leaf design, the international symbol and national identity of Canada. This one-ounce coin has a face value of CAD $50.

The American Eagle

The American Eagle, issued in 1986, features Augustus Saint-Gaudens heroic design of Lady Liberty carrying a torch and olive branch. The reverse displays the national eagle soaring above the nest with a female eagle and hatchlings, representing the strength and unity of the United States. It has long since been the preferred bullion choice in the US market, and is globally regarded as a secure investment. The American Eagle is a 22-carat investment gold coin, and therefore it often rivals the 22-carat Krügerrand. The one-ounce coin has a face value of US $50.

Gold Bullion Coins versus Gold Bars

Buying gold coins often presents a lower market risk as investors can purchase smaller quantities over a longer period of time, allowing them to take advantage of moving gold prices. Investors also choose Gold Coins over gold bullion bars because they are often beautiful in design and stamped with a date, not only making them easier on the eye but they can make the perfect gift for a loved one, marking important events such as Birthdays, Anniversaries and Weddings. In addition to a coin’s intrinsic gold value, they often have historical significance which can increase their numismatic, or collectable, value. If you choose to hold onto your gold coins, they may appreciate over time, increasing the returns upon your original investment.

Where to buy gold coins in London

While purchasing Gold coins online can be a fantastic option for many investors, we’d love to help you out in person at our flagship Mayfair store and offer our expertise and experience. Investing in gold coins has never been easier, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you require some advice. And don’t forget, we are members of the London Bullion Market Association – the world’s most important (and largest) market for gold and silver bullion.

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