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.


What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including Edmund de Waal’s netsukes and a Lalique bronze hand mirror

30 November 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights that sold at auction in the last week including a netsuke collection, a Lalique mirror and rare Georgian silver.


Previews: £30,000 plus

26 November 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.


Pick of the Week: The £135,000 order of the day

09 July 2018

A Lesser George sash badge of The Most Noble Order of the Garter was the stand-out lot in a dedicated auction of honours that once belonged to the last Duke of Cambridge to have held that title before Prince William in the present day.

2. Martin Charteris - 2nd Lieutenant in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps.jpg

Medals of the queen's private secretary who helped to bring in royal walkabouts come up at auction

05 June 2018

The arrival of Meghan Markle into the royal family has highlighted the pressure on the monarchy to meet modern expectations, but it is not a new phenomenon. A medal group coming up at a London auction house Morton & Eden (M&E) on June 28 underlines the role of a man who once reportedly told the queen that: “Your job is to spread a carpet of happiness.”

The honours of George, Duke of Cambridge

Pageantry to the fore as collection of King George III’s grandson emerges on the market

31 May 2018

The honours of the previous Duke of Cambridge before Prince William will be offered at auction in London in a sale held in conjunction between Sotheby’s and medals specialist Morton & Eden.

Pistrucci (3).jpg

Honours of the previous Duke of Cambridge before Prince William come to auction in London

08 May 2018

The Duke of Cambridge, aka Prince William, has been in the news recently for obvious reasons but it is the last holder of the title before him who will be in the spotlight at London auction house Sotheby’s this summer.


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


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.

WEB morton eden dec 7 coin testoon.jpg

Rare and record Henry VII testoon coin sold in London auction is bought by Royal Mint Museum

12 December 2017

A scarce coin showing a portrait of the first Tudor monarch has been bought at auction on behalf of the Royal Mint Museum for £44,000.


Beating the U-boats - a Victoria Cross record

11 December 2017

We know how it usually goes with most stand-out Victoria Crosses offered at auction: Lord Ashcroft buys them and they go on display at his gallery in the Imperial War Museum in London. But the record for a VC sold at auction, which has recently been set at London saleroom Morton & Eden, actually went to another bidder with very deep pockets – but thankfully for medals enthusiasts, someone else who is looking to put it on public view.

2321FE MILI morton 2.jpg

Victoria Cross sells for auction record at Morton & Eden and further VC sales are coming up at fellow London salerooms Dix Noonan Webb and Spink

30 November 2017

Victoria Crosses are not exactly that rare at auction, despite being the highest British award for gallantry. However, the unique tales of bravery ensure demand is always high, as evident from the auction record just set at London saleroom Morton & Eden.

WEB Holey Dollar 28-6-17.jpg

Australian Holey Dollar coin from 1813 sells in London auction

03 July 2017

The Holey Grail of the Australian coins world… hang on, we used that pun in a 2013 ATG story. Nevertheless, it is Holey appropriate:  the Holey Dollar remains a must-have for collectors of Australian coins.


Previews: £30,000 plus

15 May 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

Morton & Eden founder retires after 47 years in the coins business

07 September 2016

Coin specialist Tom Eden is to retire from Morton & Eden after 47 years in the industry.

Silver medal at Morton Eden in London

New York museum buys medieval medal at London auction

01 July 2016

This late medieval repoussé medal depicting ‘The Emperor Heraclius’s Return of the True Cross to Jerusalem’ proved the highlight of the Sir Timothy Clifford collection of Renaissance and Baroque medals sold by Morton & Eden in London.


Titanic medal surfaces at auction

29 May 2012

London auctioneers Morton & Eden, in association with Sotheby’s, have included in their May 31 sale this silver medal awarded to a steward aboard the RMS Carpathia for his help in rescuing passengers from the Titanic.


Landmark Islamic coin sales at the double

17 May 2012

Two of the greatest offerings of Islamic coins ever have recently been sold in London. The two catalogues – Morton & Eden’s and Baldwin’s – will be useful historical documents for a long time to come.


Hackney hoard comes up for sale

14 November 2011

MORTON & Eden are to auction a hoard of American gold coins discovered in the garden of an East London home where they were buried in fear of a Nazi invasion.


Gold dinar sets new high at £3.1m

11 April 2011

THE London Islamic sales week got of to a ‘magic carpet’ start when Morton and Eden held an 81-lot sale devoted to the rarest Islamic coins.


Landmark Renaissance medals set for sale in December

09 November 2009

ON December 9, Morton and Eden are to offer what is possibly the most important collection of Renaissance medals to come onto the market in decades.