Coins

Since ancient times, rulers and governments have produced coins to establish a standardised form of exchange for their citizens. With these items often embodying the history of their age, antique coins remains a highly collectable field.

Coins often appear in mixed auctions but there are also specialist auction houses operating in this field.


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Stonemasons struck gold in house discovery

18 October 2021

Coin hoard dispersed in white-glove auction.

Afflictorum Conservatrix groat

Pick of the week: Follow the Hird for an Elizabethan extravaganza

11 October 2021

A group of 52 Tudor, Stuart and Commonwealth England hammered gold coins rediscovered after 60 years shine at auction.

1935 silver jubilee proof

Greek dealer offers £100,000 reward for stolen coins

02 October 2021

Coins and collectables dealer SVcollector in Athens suffered a theft of its coins from a hotel room in London following the Coinex fair.

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Golden discovery brings coin hoard to market

20 September 2021

Cache of 17th century coins found during restoration of medieval home in Brittany

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George III ultra cameo coin comes to Harmers

06 September 2021

Although an auction house since 1918, stamps specialist Harmers is a relative newcomer to the London numismatic sales.

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Silver celebration of a treasured plant at Baldwin’s

06 September 2021

Cyrene, founded by Greeks c.631BC in the uplands near present-day Shahhat in Libya, reached the height of its prosperity in the 5th century BC.

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Coins: Inside knowledge as major fair set to open this month

06 September 2021

With Coinex set to be the first major indoor ‘antiques’ fair staged in London since March 2020, we take a look at the prestigious event plus auctions planned to coincide

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One of the first coins struck in North America offered at Morton & Eden

06 September 2021

A tin of coins and medals consigned to Morton & Eden’s autumn sale included a number of early pieces from the American colonial period.

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Charles I coin with ‘bare head’ bust emerges at Sovereign Rarities

06 September 2021

The sale at Sovereign Rarities on September 21 includes this Charles I (1625-49), silver pattern unite (20 shillings) dated 1630.

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Coin showing formidable Roman rival in his pomp offered at Roma Numismatics

06 September 2021

Mithradates VI was ruler of the Hellenistic kingdom of Pontus in northern Anatolia from 120-63BC and one of the Roman republic’s most formidable and determined opponents.

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Newark-minted ‘money of necessity’ at Dix Noonan Webb

06 September 2021

Siege money or ‘money of necessity’ was minted in Newark in 1646 during the town’s third siege and the last year of the First English Civil War.

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Insurance broker's remarkable Elizabethan rarities offered at St James’s Auctions

06 September 2021

Starting his collection with a 1568 sixpence purchased in Swanage in 1957, marine insurance broker Christopher Comber (1944-2019) formed a remarkable collection of Elizabeth I coins.

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British coins abroad as outstanding examples emerge in overseas sales

06 September 2021

Away from London, some exceptional coin sales coming up in Europe include a number of outstanding British issues.

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Dealer offers Celtic gold coin from 'very small issue'

06 September 2021

Dealer Silbury Coins will bring to Coinex a group of Iron Age coins.

Stanley Gibbons

Stanley Gibbons hit by pandemic but hopeful for improved trading in revamped shop

11 August 2021

Stamp and coins dealership Stanley Gibbons reported its full year results highlighting the impact the pandemic had on sales.

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Why it’s very nice to meet you

12 July 2021

Dealers and auctioneers breathe sighs of relief as London Coin Fair returns as physical event. Report by Rachel Fellman.

British Guiana Magenta stamp

Buy a share in the world’s most expensive stamp

14 June 2021

Stanley Gibbons, the buyer of the world’s most expensive stamp at Sotheby’s New York last week, said it plans to “democratise” its ownership by inviting the public to buy shares in it.

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Five pounds now valued at €700,000 plus

17 May 2021

Among the coins being offered for sale by the specialist numismatic auction firm MDC Monaco on June 12 is this exceptionally rare Australian gold five pounds coin.

Stanley Gibbons Group

Coin auction houses end four-year joint venture

12 April 2021

London coin specialists Baldwin’s and St James’ Auctions have ended their tie-up after four years.

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$1.9m record for British coin set in Dallas

05 April 2021

The record for a British coin has been broken again with the sale at Heritage Auctions in Dallas of an Edward VIII proof pattern £5 for $1.9m (£1.39m).

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