Sovereign Rarities

Sovereign Rarities are a numismatic dealership and auction house based in Mayfair, London.

They were formed in 2016 by Ian Goldbart, the former managing director of AH Baldwin & Sons who then recruited a number of ex-Baldwin coin specialists to join the firm.

Coins of England

Spink sells Coins of England reference book to Sovereign Rarities

22 April 2024

The industry-standard reference book for British coins has been sold by Spink to fellow London numismatic dealership and auction house Sovereign Rarities.


Argentina starts to emerge in coins market

12 February 2024

Prior to its unification, what is now Argentina was comprised of over a dozen autonomous and semi-autonomous regions.


Auction houses hold sales to coincide with prestigious Coinex event

18 September 2023

The Coinex extravaganza brings out the big guns of the UK numismatics trade alongside continental European dealers.


The Gothic Crown of 1853

13 February 2023

Produced six years after the much more common 1847 dated Gothic Crown of which 8000 were made, the 1853 Gothic Crown was struck only in a very limited number.


Fowler’s star award on offer at Sovereign Rarities

12 September 2022

The Royal Medal for Astronomy is presented each year by the Royal Society for distinguished contributions to the applied sciences.


Briot’s pattern unite

14 February 2022

The sale at Sovereign Rarities on September 21 included this Charles I (1625-49), silver pattern unite (20 shillings) dated 1630.


Charles I coin with ‘bare head’ bust emerges at Sovereign Rarities

06 September 2021

The sale at Sovereign Rarities on September 21 includes this Charles I (1625-49), silver pattern unite (20 shillings) dated 1630.


Henry VIII gold coin makes £110,000 at Sovereign Rarities' joint auction with The Royal Mint

10 February 2020

Sovereign Rarities (20% buyer’s premium) conducted its second joint auction with The Royal Mint in the second half of last year.


Coinex returns for five-star treatment

16 September 2019

Coinex, the British Numismatic Trade Association’s annual showpiece fair, returns on September 27-28.


At face value: coins and medals sales recover after 2017 dip

18 February 2019

It is a quarter of a century since ATG’s first overview of London’s numismatic auction market. Here we review the heads and the tails of 2018.


Hammer highlights: 11 coins and medals that struck gold in 2018

18 February 2019

ATG’s selection of 11 coins and medals lots that were among the highlights sold at UK auctions in 2018.


Value of English coinage increases at Mayfair dealership Sovereign Rarities' first auction

08 October 2018

Landmark prices were paid for rare large-denomination English coins when Mayfair coin dealership Sovereign Rarities conducted its first auction on September 25.


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.


Coin specialist Sovereign Rarities and the Royal Mint to conduct inaugural auction

03 September 2018

London coin dealership Sovereign Rarities will conduct its first auction on September 25.

Numismatic partnerships formed to broaden market

11 September 2017

Two new international auction partnerships have formed in the coin market, both involving London firms.

Ian Goldbart of Sovereign Rarities

Five members of Baldwin’s staff leave Stanley Gibbons Group and join Ian Goldbart's new business

02 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.