Dix Noonan Webb

Dix Noonan Webb are a London auction house which specialises in coins, medals and militaria. They were founded in 1990 by Nimrod Dix, Pierce Noonan and Christopher Webb.

With offices are in Mayfair, the numismatic firm also handle private treaty sales.


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Preview: medals sum up the 'world' status of the Great War

19 November 2018

Before the Iraq invasions in 1991 and 2003 Britain was involved in military operations in the region in both world wars.

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Dix Noonan Webb offers de Temple ring

12 November 2018

From c.1969-75, Charles de Temple (b.1929) – the son of the American film actor Tom Mix – created his series of ‘nervous jewels’, employing prickly cultural designs in two-coloured gold wire. This 18ct gold and beryl dress ring is a good example.

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Medal celebrates that sinking feeling

15 October 2018

This medal documents a little-known moment in the history of the English Civil War. In 1648, following a revolt in the Parliamentary fleet, a number of ships went to Helvoetsluys in the western Netherlands and were organised as a Royalist squadron by Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-82).

Pen and ink silhouettes Mendip auction rooms

Five lots that caught bidders’ eyes including pen and ink silhouettes, a Qing model of a tree and an 18th century casket

12 October 2018

ATG’s selection of highlights sold at auctions this week, including a model tree taken from the Chinese emperor's Summer Palace.

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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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Wellington’s favourite charger

09 July 2018

A hairwork bracelet offered at auction was inscribed to a gold mount: From the Mane of the Charger Copenhagen which carried the Duke of Wellington 18 successive hours on the 18th June 1815, The Battle of Waterloo.

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Previews £30,000 plus

02 July 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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DNW recruits form banknote department

28 May 2018

London auction house Dix Noonan Webb is launching a stand-alone banknotes department and expanding into the next-door premises.

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Auction house movers and shakers: Dix Noonan Webb, Clevedon Salerooms, Christie's and Litchfield County

16 May 2018

Latest saleroom moves, including appointments at Dix Noonan Webb and Clevedon Salerooms.

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Louis Osman the man of the moon

23 April 2018

Creative flair combined with a maverick approach to metalwork set Louis Osman (1914-96) apart from other British designers of the post-war era.

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‘I should be dead now – it was a decent shot’

16 April 2018

A veteran of the Afghanistan war, a sniper who fought on for 90 minutes after being shot in the neck, is selling his medals in a London auction as he returns to civilian life.

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Pick of the Week: Iron Duke’s soft spot for a young lady

09 April 2018

When Frances Noble, head of Dix Noonan Webb’s jewellery department, was shown this coronet with a family tradition connecting it to the Duke of Wellington, it was caked with dirt.

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Lord Ashcroft buys Sidney Day Victoria Cross medal group at Dix Noonan Webb auction

08 March 2018

While the record-breaking Victoria Cross medal sold in November last year may have eluded him, Lord Ashcroft is far from inactive when it comes to buying more of these honours for his medals gallery at the Imperial War Museum in London.

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The First World War Victoria Cross winner whose tea rooms were bombed to bits in the Second World War

23 February 2018

Having suffered five wounds and been taken prisoner in the First World War, fortune could have smiled more favourably on Victoria Cross winner Corporal Sidney Day by the time the 1939-45 conflict came around.

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Islamic specialist boosts DNW coin department

19 February 2018

Tim Wilkes, a leading expert in Islamic coinage, has joined the coin department at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb.

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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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The enduring appeal of Rorke’s Drift valour

12 February 2018

The Zulu War medal awarded to Driver Charles Robson, batman to commanding officer Lieutenant John Chard during the epic defence of Rorke’s Drift, sold for £110,000 at Dix Noonan Webb on March 2.

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Unexpected discovery of Duke of Wellington coronet and more auction previews

05 February 2018

A selection of jewellery and watch previews from around the salerooms, including the recent discovery of an intriguing coronet at Dix Noonan Webb...

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Management changes as Dix Noonan Webb builds for future

29 January 2018

London coins and medals specialist Dix Noonan Webb is changing its management structure.

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