Baldwin's

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

The company A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd dates back to 1872. After a series of changes of ownership, it became part of the Stanley Gibbons Group in 2013.


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Broken die ensures token’s rarity

12 February 2024

Daniel Eccleston, a retired well-to-do West Indian and American merchant based in Queen Street, Lancaster, planned to issue this halfpenny token in 1794.

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Early Queen Anne before Acts of Union

12 February 2024

The 1705 silver crown is one of the key rarities in the Queen Anne (1702-14) series.

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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

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New Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s set-up announced after rescue

15 January 2024

Strand Collectibles Group, the parent company for stamp specialist Stanley Gibbons and coin specialist Baldwin’s, has announced a new structure.

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Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s rescued in an administration deal

03 January 2024

Stamp and coin dealership group Stanley Gibbons Group has been rescued from administration in a buy-out deal with owner Phoenix Asset Management.

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Pick of the week: Tokens collection attracts keen US interest

23 October 2023

This halfpenny featuring a ‘wild man’s head’ from northern Japan actually promotes a rather less fiercesome individual: Richard Summer, a perfumer and dealer in curiosities in Cavendish Street, London.

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Token halfpennies carry messages about values

18 September 2023

In the 1790s a dire shortage of small copper change caused great difficulties in the small transactions of everyday life.

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Edward Medal recognised colliery rescue courage

13 February 2023

The sale of gallantry awards held by Baldwin’s (20% buyer’s premium) on September 15 included this Edward Medal Exchange George Cross awarded for bravery at the Hedley Pit in 1930.

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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

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Token value back in the day, now worth thousands

24 October 2022

Coin dealer Patrick Deane first became interested in 17th and 18th century trade tokens in 1970 when working at Spink and Son. He sold his first collection of around 1250 pieces in 1984.

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Wyon’s gothic masterpiece at Baldwin’s

14 February 2022

This ‘cameo’ version of the 1847 gothic crown is one of the finest available for commerce.

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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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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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Elizabeth I sovereign among highlights of Comber collection sold at Baldwin’s of St James’s

15 February 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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New discovery of coin marking the end of silver offered at Baldwin’s

09 March 2020

As the Standard Catalogue of British Coins points out, this tiny denomination, the George VI silver threepence dated 1945 , essentially marks the end of the silver coinage and the beginning of modern coins made of copper-nickel and brass.

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Record annual total and sales volume for London's numismatic auction houses

10 February 2020

A record take of £48m and a one-third increase in the number of lots available to bidders – ATG reviews a healthy 2019 for London numismatic saleroom

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James I gold rose ryal sells at Baldwin’s St James

10 February 2020

This ‘superb’ rose ryal, produced during the third coinage of James I in 1619-20, sold for £34,000 at Baldwin’s of St James (20% buyer’s premium).

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Last Baldwin to work for the coin firm retires

09 December 2019

Edward Baldwin, fourth generation and the last of the Baldwin clan to work for coin and medal dealership AH Baldwin & Sons has retired from the firm.

Refinanced Stanley Gibbons moves in positive direction

02 December 2019

Losses narrowed for stamps, coins and medals business Stanley Gibbons in the six months to September 30.

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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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