Morton & Eden

Morton & Eden are an auction house based in London specialising in coins, medals and banknotes. Set up in 2001 by numismatics auctioneers James Morton and Tom Eden, a number staff members at the firm previously worked in the coins and medals department at Sotheby's with whom they maintain a working relationship.

As well as holding regular auctions, Morton & Eden also offer valuation services and conduct private treaty deals.


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Noonans takes top coins and medals spot

12 February 2024

Noonans was the dominant player in the London coins and medals auction market in 2023 with a market share of almost 32%, ATG’s exclusive annual special report reveals.

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Masterpiece of Greek numismatic art

12 February 2024

One of the great masterpieces of ancient Greek numismatic art, this silver tetradrachm was struck in c.460BC in commemoration of the refounding of the city of Naxos. Its citizens had been exiled to Leontinoi by the tyrant Hieron of Syracuse.

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Coins & medals: Stable currency but market is far from static

12 February 2024

Total sales across London coin and medals auctions were £61.6m in 2023, just a fraction down on 2022’s record aggregate

George Mitchell VC Obverse

London Scottish Regimental Trust to sell Victoria Cross to fund upkeep of Westminster home

09 February 2024

The London Scottish Regimental Trust is putting up for auction one of the three Victoria Crosses that it holds.

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Exceptional tetradrachm toasts divine wine

18 September 2023

A collection of Greek coins formed over 20 years ago by a European connoisseur will be sold by Morton & Eden in London on September 26-27.

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Chicken’s bravery award

13 February 2023

The Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross offered by Morton & Eden (20% buyer’s premium) on July 20 was awarded to Master George Bell Chicken, a civilian volunteer attached to the Indian Naval Brigade.

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Coins and medals: Upwards and onwards as market rises with inflation

13 February 2023

The unexpected but very welcome increase in demand that the market experienced amid Covid lockdowns continued in 2022 as restrictions eased – and auction houses are optimistic about another strong performance this year

Linnean Society of London Darwin-Wallace Medal

Eight Wallace medals stay together as one bidder buys them all

25 July 2022

A group of medals awarded to the great scientist, explorer and naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was fiercely contested at auction last week, hammered down for a £273,000 (or £327,600 with buyer’s premium) total against a high estimate of £80,900.

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The ‘sweet tin’ shilling

14 February 2022

The finest-known example of a New England shilling sold for £220,000 at Morton & Eden in London on November 26.

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Welcoming Nelson's protégé Hoste at Morton & Eden

14 February 2022

Nelson held his protégé Captain Sir William Hoste KCB (1780-1828) in high esteem.

New England coins

‘Sweet tin’ silver shilling brings £220,000

06 December 2021

The finest-known example of a New England shilling sold for £220,000 at Morton & Eden in London on November 26 (plus 20% buyer’s premium).

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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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Hero esteemed as Nelson’s gallant protégé and friend

09 August 2021

Letters written by Nelson to his wife make obvious his esteem for Captain Sir William Hoste KCB (1780-1828)

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Coins & medals: Virtual trade leads to 'renaissance' in lockdown

15 February 2021

In the absence of face-to-face contact, 2020 was a difficult year for the numismatics market as a whole... but the auction business found a way to thrive.

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An Indian Mutiny double Morton & Eden

15 February 2021

The Medals, Orders and Decorations sale at Morton & Eden in November featured two Victoria Crosses awarded during the Indian Mutiny. They sold to the same buyer for a combined hammer price of £300,000.

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Landmark Islamic gold dinar sold at Morton & Eden

15 February 2021

After striking a few coins in both gold and silver which were still closely related to Byzantine and Sasanian prototypes, ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan ibn al-Hakam, the fifth Umayyad caliph, ruling from 685-705AD (65-86H), made a clean break with the pre-Islamic past and introduced a completely new gold coinage in 77H.

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Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross winners in sale spotlights

14 December 2020

Two Victoria Cross medals awarded during the Indian Mutiny offered by Morton & Eden (20% buyer’s premium) in London sold to the same buyer.

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An Italian Renaissance plaquette and a paperback first edition of The Hobbit are among the four lots to watch at auction this week

02 November 2020

With estimates from £300-60,000 here are four previews of upcoming items this week.

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Islamic & Indian art: 11 auction previews for October 2020

12 October 2020

A wealth of Indian and Islamic art and artefacts are available to view and buy in late October from both participants at Asian Art in London and auction houses whose sales are timed to coincide with the festival.

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Maintaining a gold standard: Coins market focus

21 September 2020

Coinex, the traditional autumn focus for the numismatic world, is cancelled this year.

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