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.
New name in coins market after Baldwin's splits dealing and auction business13 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.
Rare experimental American glass coin sells at Heritage Auctions09 January 2017
The plastic fiver has become a familiar sight in the UK since it was issued last September and this summer the tenner version will follow. It seems unlikely that glass coins will also appear – but that was not the case in the US in 1942.
15th century gold coin found by dog-walkers heads to auction in Cornwall06 January 2017
A rare European gold coin found by a dog-walker on a Cornish beach is to be auctioned in Penzance later this month.
Big Apple's busy season starts with coin fair NYINC05 January 2017
The hive of art world activity in the Big Apple in January kicks off with the New York International Numismatic Convention, or NYINC, which takes place at the Waldorf Astoria.
Queen Anne ‘Vigo’ coin sells for £225,000 at Boningtons17 November 2016
Boningtons have sold a rare Queen Anne 'Vigo' gold coin for £225,000. One of Britain's rarest coins, it was knocked down to a buyer in the room and set a house record for the Essex auctioneers.
The Yorkshire Museum acquires second largest Roman coin hoard ever found10 November 2016
The Yorkshire Museum has acquired the Wold Newton Hoard after receiving funds totalling £44,200.
The Irish 20p coin from 1985 which could be worth £7000-800025 October 2016
It is not always the most obviously valuable coins that make the most at auction. Or even the ones with the highest original value. A humble Irish 20p dating from the relatively recent year of 1985 is a good case in point.
Striking gold – British coin struck from captured bullion appears in Essex auction23 October 2016
A rare example of a Queen Anne 'Vigo' five-guinea gold coin has emerged at Essex auctioneers Boningtons. It will be offered at their sale in Epping on November 16 with an estimate of £200,000-250,000.
Hansons Auctioneers launches new coins and antiquities department15 September 2016
Derbyshire based Hansons Auctioneers are expanding into coins and antiquities with a new department called Historica.
New MD for coin specialists Baldwin’s12 September 2016
Coin dealers and auctioneers AH Baldwin & Sons have appointed Neil Paisley as managing director.
Morton & Eden founder retires after 47 years in the coins business07 September 2016
Coin specialist Tom Eden is to retire from Morton & Eden after 47 years in the industry.
Five members of Baldwin’s staff leave Stanley Gibbons Group and join Ian Goldbart's new business02 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.
Ancient coin banned from eBay due to Nazi-like symbol23 August 2016
An auction of a Thracian coin – minted in the city of Apollonia Pontica (in modern-day Bulgaria) in the 4th or 5th century BC – was halted by eBay on the grounds the listing was ‘hateful or discriminatory’.
Major coin show set to kick off in Hong Kong17 August 2016
Over 100 exhibitors have signed up for the inaugural Hong Kong Coin Show which opens on Friday, making it one of the largest numismatic shows of the year in Asia.
1933 and all that: $165,000 for Britain’s numismatic superstar16 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.
Appeal launched to save the Wold Newton Roman coin hoard for public collections30 July 2016
How much would 700 chickens, 2000 of the finest fish or 11,000 pints of beer cost you these days? A hoard of 1857 Roman coins discovered in the north of England would buy any of those options.
Two rare coins resurrect rivalry between 17th century rulers08 June 2016
Oliver Cromwell and Charles II coins together fetched £33,000 at Cuttlestones' latest sale.
Reward offered for deciphering coins22 February 2016
According to various press reports, authorities in the province of Hunan in China are offering 10,000 yuan (£1000) to anyone who can decipher the inscriptions on the back of six gold coins from ancient India.
Unrecorded Fatimid gold dinar emerges at Wilkes & Curtis auction27 August 2015
Among the highlights of the current Wilkes & Curtis auction is a Fatimid gold dinar from the reign of the Caliph al-Hakim (AD996-1021).
London numismatists urge clients to oppose German Cultural Property law changes04 August 2015
Coin specialists AH Baldwin & Sons are encouraging their customers to sign the petition opposing an amendment to the controversial German Cultural Property and Heritage Protection Law.
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