Coincraft – Britain's Coin Shop

Coin Dealers based in London, UK

Hello & Welcome to our website

Coincraft is a family-run business established in 1955. We have one of the oldest coin shops in the UK and we are the only coin specialist company still owned by the family who started the business. Visit our knowledgeable team of coin and banknote experts by the British Museum!

As one of the oldest Numismatic Dealers in the UK, we possess a large stock quantity of banknotes and old coins for sale (some not so old). You can find our items in our shop, website, and in our FREE publication, the Phoenix.

We are one of the most reputable Coin Dealers in the UK, as well as one of the largest dealers in London and in the UK. As such, we are constantly buying coins. Please visit our shop if you wish to sell coins.

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Featured products

Coins & the Bible Book + Widow's Mite Coin

Many collectors start buying coins before they buy books. Because it's almost Christmas we want to give our collectors the opportunity to buy the coins and the book at the same time at a very reasonable price! This Christmas we are offering the Coins and the Bible book by Richard Abdy & Amelia Dowler with a Jewish coin, Prutah, that would have been around during the time of Jesus, the well-known Widows Mite mentioned in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1. The book revolves around famous stories of the bible in which coins are mentioned. From the widow's mite to Judas's thirty pieces of silver, the original narratives and their later translations have used local coins to make the Gospels relate to audiences over the ages. In turn, early Biblical writings have directly inspired the earliest artistic expression of the faith on coin designs. This book was designed to accompany the Coins and the Bible exhibition, organised by the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum. The book itself is divided into seven sections: Money and the Old Testament; Between the Testaments; the Herods; Money and the Gospels; the Downfall of Judaea; Christian Dawn; and Constantine to the Christian Aftermath. The coin that comes with the book - the Widows Mite "This poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast in the treasury", is mentioned in Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1, it won't be anything more than a small crudely struck bronze coin, but it is a coin that is rather important in history and a life lesson to many of us. The book and the coin make a great gift to all of those interested in Biblical studies and the life of Jesus. They are also a great starting point to all of those who wish to start a collection of coins inspired by the Bible. Buy the book and the coin for only £29.95!
Civil War Pistol Ball & Medals of the English Civil Wars Book

Civil War Pistol Ball & Medals of the English Civil Wars Book

Some three and a half centuries ago, Britain was convulsed by a series of civil wars. The names of its participants and major battles "Oliver Cromwell and Charles I, Cavaliers and Roundheads, Edgehill and Dunbar" are still well known today. These wars (1642-1651) saw the introduction of medals as rewards for gallantry and campaign service. This book places these medals within the historical context of the times. The wars also introduced the use of firearms en masse with a tactic called ‘Pike and Shot’ to English soil. We've placed both of these 17th Century British 'innovations' on a single deal and we are now giving you the chance to own the two, for the old fashion price of only £69.50! Don't miss out on this offer, stock is limited...
Picture of Byzantine Bronze Coin Of Christ Fine

Byzantine Bronze Coin Of Christ Fine

These Byzantine bronze Follis are the first coins to portray Jesus Christ. They were issued in the 10th or 11th Century AD and have a portrait of Christ on one side and either a cross or lettering on the other. These coins are individually struck one at a time by hand, so the designs and strikes will differ. Here we offer these coins in Fine grade; they have a lot of detail. Not many are left, get one this Christmas as you might not get the chance to get one next Christmas...

Victoria, Florin (Godless) 1849 Very Good

Forget 1971 Britain’s first attempt at a decimal coin was under Queen Victoria in 1849. It worked but they screwed up as well. They issued the first Florin in 1849 which was exactly 1/10th of a pound or 0.1 pounds. That denomination still exists today we call it a 10 Pence Piece. But there were some problems. They forgot to have ‘Dei Gratia’ – by the grace of God on the coin. So they quickly had to withdraw the coin and issued the Gothic Florin until two years later in 1851. The 1849 Florin is known as the ‘Godless’ Florin for that reason. It is only a one-year type coin and very important as our first decimal coin in over a thousand years. The coins on offer have seen considerable wear and are in Very Good condition. It has taken us two years to put this small group together, but we know they won't last that long in stock...

Alexander the Great (336-323 BC), Silver Drachm

Silver drachm coin minted by Alexander the Great (336-323 BC). Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lion-skin head-dress. Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle and sceptre. Very Fine Condition Actual size of coin varies between 15-17mm diameter PHOTOGRAPH IS REPRESENTATIVE OF COIN SUPPLIED
150 notes from 15 countries

150 notes from 150 countries

Recently an old dealer friend got in touch. He has been in semi-retirement for several years but the pandemic meant he had time on his hands and, as he put it, he started sorting old stock he had forgotten about. Amongst other things, he offered us a brand new set of 150 Different Uncirculated notes from 150 countries and it is fantastic! All are, of course, Uncirculated. We have to admit it would be very difficult for anyone else to put it together today without increasing the price significantly. A wonderful way to turbocharge your country collection.
Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. Æ Sestertius. Spes_obv

Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. Æ Sestertius. Spes.

Hadrian, AD 117-138. Æ Sestertius, Rome AD 137. Laur. & cuir. bust to right. Reverse. SPES P R SC, Spes advancing left holding flower & lifting hem of dress. Very Fine with pleasing tone and scarce. (Sear 3648, RIC 790)
James II, Crown 1688/7 AVF/VF_obv

James II, Crown 1688/7 AVF/VF

A very few dates issued, this is a scarce over date, Quarto edge, About Very Fine / Very Fine