Coincraft – Britain's Coin Shop

Coin Dealers based in London, UK

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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.

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Picture of J S Fforde Portrait 10/- B311 M Replacement  Unc

J S Fforde Portrait 10/- B311 M Replacement Unc

The 10 shilling note disappeared from our pockets in 1971. The first Bank of England Ten Shilling notes appeared in 1928 but in 1971 were eventually replaced with a 50 pence coin. These last 10 shillings were signed by J S Fforde as Chief Cashier. This last issue also included replacement notes, which, as their name implies, were used to ‘replace’ regular notes damaged in production. (B311) These all have the prefix M. Here we offer Crisp Uncirculated Last Replacement 10/- notes with Fforde’s signature and the M Prefix.
£18.50
Crusader States_Antioch_Bohemond III_(1163 -1201)_Denier_obv

Crusader States, Antioch, Bohemond III (1163 -1201), Denier

The First Crusade was declared in 1095 by Pope Urban II and its objective was to provide military support to Byzantine Emperor Alexios I against the Seljuk Turks, as well as reclaiming the "Holy Land" from Muslim rule. The Crusades started around 1095 and continued for nearly 200 years, during that time four different Crusades were made to retake Jerusalem. The Crusades in the Middle East ended when the city of Acre fell in 1291. These silver deniers or pennies were issued in the name of King Bohemond III (1163-1201), who in the summer of 1191, alongside Guy de Lusignan met Richard of England (Lion Heart) during the siege of Acre. Richard was part of the Third Crusade (1189–1192), an attempt by three European monarchs (including Richard of England) to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin. The coins on offer have a helmeted Crusader Knight on one side wearing chain-mail and were minted in Antioch (modern-day Turkey) which was captured in 1098 during the First Crusade. The legends read BOAMVNDVS on the obverse and ANTIOCHIA on the reverse and they grade Good Very Fine. These coins are from the 'Roupen' hoard and are now over 800 years old! Get a Crusader Silver coin for your collection while stock lasts...
£79.50
Marcus_Aurelius_A.D_161-180_Rome _A.D_170_Æ_Sestertius_SALVTI_AVG_COS_III_obv

Marcus Aurelius. A.D. 161-180. Rome - A.D. 170. Æ Sestertius. SALVTI AVG COS III.

Marcus Aurelius. A.D. 161-180. Rome - A.D. 170. Æ Sestertius. Laureate head right / 'SALVTI AVG COS III' Salus standing left holding sceptre & patera feeding snake arising from altar. About Very Fine & Scarce. The goddess of health & welfare, likely this coin was struck to ask for Salus' help with the 'Antonine Plague', now thought to be smallpox.
£235.00
King John Penny in Very Fine_obv

John, Penny Very Fine

King John was the youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, he was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216, he was also granted Lordship of Ireland, and coins were struck in his name for use in Ireland. His reign was remembered more for the loss of large parts of France and quarrels with the Church and English Barons resulting in the signing of the Magna Carta on 15 June 1215. The aim was to make peace between the King and the rebel barons and to ensure the protection of church rites. Here we offer these important silver pennies from his reign in Very Fine, a very collectible coin with detailed portraits. Very limited availability.
£295.00
1696 Crown VF_obv

William III, Crown 1696 VF

Very Fine and a problem free coin
£350.00
Victoria 1844 Shield Sovereign in Fine_obv

Victoria, Sovereign (Shield) 1844 in Fine

The first Victorian gold sovereign was only struck in 1838. This 1844 Sovereign has the youthful bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse and a crowned shield on the reverse. They contain almost 8 grams of 22ct gold, are over 170 years old and are in Fine condition. These early date Sovereigns are always difficult to find. Best of all we are asking just the normal price that we sell any shield sovereign just, £475. We are NOT charging you anything extra for these early dates, a nice little bonus for you.
£475.00
Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 146. Æ Sestertius. COS IIII_obv

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 146. Æ Sestertius. COS IIII.

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 153. Æ Sestertius. Laureate head right / 'COS IIII' Salus standing left, holding sceptre and feeding arising from altar, 'S-C' in fields. Extremely Fine and scarce in this grade with a pleasing patina and wonderful bold portrait.
£795.00
Nero. A.D_54-68_Rome - A.D_64_Æ_Sestertius_obv

Nero. A.D. 54-68. Rome - A.D. 64. Æ Sestertius. ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES.

Laureate head right / ‘ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES’ Ceres seated left holding corn-ears & torch, facing Annona standing right, holding cornucopiae; between them modius on garlanded altar; ship’s stern behind; ‘S C’ in ex. Handsome green patina, Good Very Fine & Rare! Expressive portrait in high relief. This coin represents the grain supply to Rome, Nero is showing he looks after his citizens.
£1,895.00