Royal Mint Great Engravers - Pistrucci's Waterloo Medal Allied Leaders

The second coin of the celebrated Benedetto Pistrucci within the Great Engravers series, featuring the obverse design of his Waterloo Medal, portraying the allied leaders at its centre.

Waterloo Medal Allied Leaders Order yours now!

Auction XIV - Accepting consignments

24th September 2024

We are accepting consignments for our flagship September Coinex sale. For enquiries, contact or +44 (0)203 019 1185.

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Own a piece of British-India history!

We have quantities of British-India coins at prices just right for gifts, or for building the framework of a British-India collection quickly and inexpensively. Look out for silver and copper throughout the series from William IV to George VI. Get in touch directly if you want more than one - we can probably help!

  • Pre-decimal issues 2024

    The historic reference work for British coins, featuring all major coin types from Celtic and Roman Britain through to the pre-decimal coinage of Her Late Majesty Elizabeth II, in chronological order and divided, within each reign, into metals, coinages, denominations and varieties.

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  • Decimal issues 2024

    The 10th edition of the Decimal volume comprises the entirety of the decimal coinage minted by the Royal Mint during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II since 1971, and subsequently the coinage of King Charles III, including sets and commemorative issues.

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  • Pre-decimal/Decimal issues pair 2024

    Get £5 off when you buy the Pre-decimal and Decimal 2024 volumes together.

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City Views: Paris

In partnership with the Royal Mint, we are proud to present the third coin in our City Views range.

The design is adapted from a wood engraving and lithograph produced around 1900, featuring Paris in its Belle Époque era, with the Eiffel Tower dominant on the skyline.

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City Views Paris gold and silver proof coins

The Collection of an English Doctor

We are delighted to announce the release of the superb English Doctor's collection, celebrating the period of the Anglo-Saxon world through to the Commonwealth.


Royal Mint Great Engravers - Pistrucci's St. George & the Dragon

The first coin of the celebrated Benedetto Pistrucci within the Great Engravers series, making use of the St. George and the Dragon design based upon his 1818 Crown, which would go on to become one of the Royal Mint’s most enduring motifs.

St. George and the Dragon Order yours now!
Great Engravers Pistrucci gold and silver matte proof Royal Mint

Notable Sales

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Charles II Pattern Petition Crown Sold Sovereign Rarities Auction

The New York Sale XLIII, January 2018

Charles II (1660-85)

Silver Pattern 'Petition' Crown, 1662
Hammer Price
$550,000 (£406,000),
$650,000 inc. BP
Henry VIII gold George Noble Sold Sovereign Rarities Auction

Auction 1, September 2018

Henry VIII (1509-47)

Gold George Noble, 1526-44
Hammer Price
£132,000 inc. BP
Three Graces gold proof One Kilo sold Sovereign Rarities Auction

Auction 3, April 2021

Elizabeth II (1952-2022)

Gold Proof One Kilo, 2020, The Three Graces
Hammer Price
£144,000 inc. BP
Edward VIII 1937 pattern crown Five Shillings Sold Sovereign Rarities Auctions

The New York Sale XLIX, January 2020

Edward VIII (1936)

Silver Pattern Crown of Five Shillings, 1937
Hammer Price
$300,000 (£230,000),
$360,000 inc. BP

Private Treaty, 2024

Victoria (1837-1901)

Gold Proof Five Pounds, 1839
Hammer Price
Not Available
Gold Una and Lion sold Sovereign Rarities Auction

Auction 1, September 2018

Victoria (1837-1901)

Gold Proof Five Pounds, 1839
Hammer Price
Not Available
Edward VII gold pattern Sovereign Sold by Sovereign Rarities

Private treaty, November 2019

Edward VIII (1936)

Gold Pattern Sovereign, 1937
Hammer Price
Not Available
George IV 1826 proof Five Pounds sold Sovereign Rarities Auction

Auction 4, September 2021

George IV (1820-30)

Gold Proof Five Pounds, 1826
Hammer Price
£144,000 inc. BP

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We are a London-based dealer and auctioneer of coins of exceptional quality and rarity, encompassing the Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods, historic and modern British and World coins, Indian and Islamic coins, Commemorative Medals, and Numismatic Books; we also deal in bullion coins. With over one hundred years of combined experience, our dedicated team of specialists are passionate about their respective subjects, and welcome enquiries from anyone wishing to buy, sell or auction a single coin or group or seek advice about numismatics.

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