Baldwin's

Baldwin’s are a specialist coins and medals auction house and dealership based in London.

The company A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd dates back to 1872 but, after a series of changes of ownership, they are now part of the Stanley Gibbons Group.


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Coinex returns for five-star treatment

16 September 2019

Coinex, the British Numismatic Trade Association’s annual showpiece fair, returns on September 27-28.

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At face value: coins and medals sales recover after 2017 dip

18 February 2019

It is a quarter of a century since ATG’s first overview of London’s numismatic auction market. Here we review the heads and the tails of 2018.

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Hammer highlights: 11 coins and medals that struck gold in 2018

18 February 2019

ATG’s selection of 11 coins and medals lots that were among the highlights sold at UK auctions in 2018.

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‘Best of its type’ Vigo five guineas sets auction record for British coin

28 January 2019

An auction record for a British coin was set in New York when a 1703 Vigo five guineas piece sold at $900,000 (£703,000) – $1.08m (£845,000) including premium. The sale was conducted by Baldwin’s of St James’s as part of The New York Premier Sale in Manhattan on January 13.

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Pick of the Week: George IV accession medal made for his sister Sophia

01 October 2018

“A truly beautiful medal and a royal provenance make this something quite out of the ordinary. And, without hesitation, we can say that it is unique.” Stephen Fenton, specialist at Baldwin’s of St James’s, singled out a George IV accession medal as a highlight of the Peter Earthy collection.

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Coinex grows into new venue for 40th year

24 September 2018

Bigger could mean better at the UK’s largest coin fair this year. Celebrating its 40th year, Coinex 2018 is in a larger venue and has more exhibitors.

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Heads and tails of London’s coin market

12 February 2018

Almost a quarter of a century since ATG’s first overview of the numismatic market, ATG reviews the comings and goings of 2017

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London numismatic highlights of 2017 - from a 1839 Una and the Lion five pound coin to the Smart collection of banknotes

12 February 2018

A coin that a set a record for a British five pound piece features among the hammer highlights for coins and banknotes sold across the year at auction.

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Medals for west London and South Africa

16 October 2017

Originally due to be hosted by Rome, the 1906 eruption of Vesuvius meant that London was a late replacement to hold the fourth modern Olympiad in 1908.

Una and the Lion five pounds coin

Auction record for British five-pound coin at £340,000

04 October 2017

Baldwin’s of St James’s set a new record for a British five pounds piece when a “good, extremely fine” example of the 1839 ‘Una and the Lion’ five pounds coin took £340,000.

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Debut medals sale for new Baldwin’s unit

02 May 2017

Networking is far more than a good chinwag. As Baldwin’s of St James’s medal specialist Mark Smith explains, it can also be good business.

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New name in coins market after Baldwin's splits dealing and auction business

13 January 2017

Baldwin’s of St James’s, launched at the current The New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), brings the auction business of numismatists AH Baldwin & Sons and St James’s Auctions together.

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Stanley Gibbons boss tells investors ‘better days are ahead’

04 January 2017

Troubled collectables firm Stanley Gibbons has promised investors it is close to a “turning point” after more than a year of major upheaval.

New MD for coin specialists Baldwin’s

12 September 2016

Coin dealers and auctioneers AH Baldwin & Sons have appointed Neil Paisley as managing director.

Ian Goldbart of Sovereign Rarities

Five members of Baldwin’s staff leave Stanley Gibbons Group and join Ian Goldbart's new business

02 September 2016

Ian Goldbart, lifelong coin collector and former managing director of AH Baldwin & Sons, is launching a new numismatic dealership and auction firm in Mayfair.

1933 penny Heritage Auctions

1933 and all that: $165,000 for Britain’s numismatic superstar

16 August 2016

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions set a new record for any copper or bronze coin when a 1933 penny took $165,000 (£127,000). The buyer was a private collector.

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Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s to exhibit at Masterpiece London

01 June 2015

Stamp specialists Stanley Gibbons and coin specialists AH Baldwin and Sons are both exhibiting at this year’s ‘Masterpiece London’ fair for the first time.

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Sovereigns make their mark again in London sales

12 May 2014

It was sovereign territory at Baldwin’s once more earlier this month when they took £430,000 for an Edward VIII gold proof example dated 1937 and £320,000 for an Elizabeth II example dated 1953.

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Gold Aureus takes $130,000 at New York sale

13 January 2014

Baldwin’s and their partners began 2014 in style at the ‘New York International Numismatic Convention’.

Dreweatts and Bloomsbury sell to Baldwin’s owners

02 January 2013

Noble Investments, owners of coin specialists Baldwin’s, have acquired The Fine Art Auction Group, owners of provincial auctioneers Dreweatts and rare books, manuscripts and contemporary works on paper specialists Bloomsbury Auctions.

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