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CosmikDebris last won the day on April 14 2018

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  1. CosmikDebris

    Silica gel:

    I use it in my photography bag, a few medium sized sachets in various compartments. Good stuff.
  2. Welcome from Devon, England!
  3. When investing in bullion it is important to consider the VAT implications of your purchase. Currently, investment gold is exempt from VAT , this includes all gold bullion bars and coins purchases in the UK and EU. Conversely, silver bullion is subject to VAT, presently at 20% in the UK. Frequently, due to the VAT free status of investment gold, some investors believe that other precious metals are also exempt. Unfortunately this is not the case, however, this doesn’t mean other metals aren’t worth investing in. Instead individuals should consider the different investment opportunities of each specific metal. Why is there no VAT on investment gold? Since the 1 st January 2000 there has been no VAT payable on investment gold. This fell in line with the EC Council Directive 98/80 EC, harmonising regulations between the UK and the rest of the EU. Additional information about gold and VAT can be found here. What is investment gold? Although investment gold is exempt from VAT this doesn’t apply all forms of the precious metal. As a result, defining what constitutes as investment gold is important. Investment gold is currently; (a) Gold bars of a fineness not less than 995 of a weight accepted by the bullion markets. (b) A gold coin minted after 1800 that: Has a fineness of not less than 900 Is, or has been, legal tender in its county, an Is of a description of coin that is normally sold at a price that does not exceed 180% of the open market value of the gold contained in the coin, or (c) An investment gold coin as specified in HMRC Notice 701/21A Investment gold coins. No, you should not have to pay VAT on the gold, but maybe on the premium 15%. Add 20% to the premium?
  4. Received my two Yale of Beaufort 1/4 oz from Atkinsons on time!
  5. Do you know if they are available elsewhere VAT free?
  6. I also have 2015 with a raised, sharp edge, also from Atkinsons, nothing to worry about!
  7. I don't think I would buy from ebay unless it was from one of the established UK dealers with an ebay outlet. I would be too worried
  8. Jazz rock/fusion/funk. Progressive, contemporary. Yes, Genesis (early), Chick Corea, Weather Report, king Crimson, Steve Vai, Jethro Tull, Al Di Meola, Stravinsky, Gershwin, Allan Holdsworth. To name but a few. Huge Zappa fan!
  9. Looking for a 2002 or 2005 bullion Sovereign. Cheers!
  10. I'd love to come across one of these in a jewellers! Nobody wants to part with them. As for grade, this might help? https://www.pcgs.com/photograde/#/5Ind/Grades