If you’re looking to sell coins you landed on the right page! We are one of the biggest coin dealers operating in the UK, and we run one of the largest secondary markets for British Coins, as such we are constantly buying coins. Whilst there are plenty of coin dealers nearly all of them focus on a specific type of numismatic item, and we are no different Coincraft – Britain’s Coin Shop, exists to serve the coin collector and we do not sell anything as an investment, so everything we buy, whether it’s Gold Coins, Silver Coins, Old British Coins, World Coins or Ancient Coins we buy it with the coin collector in mind and not investors. Please note that we DO NOT provide a valuation service, if we are interested in the items you have for sale we will make you an offer. If you just want to know the value of your coins or banknotes, please consider paying an expert for a valuation.
Gold coins are of interest to us, but as we mentioned above only if they hold collector interest. As an example, we would be very interested in buying Victorian Young Head Gold Sovereigns, a Roman Gold Coin, or even 2021 Elizabeth II Gold Sovereign, but we wouldn’t buy them for their value in gold exclusively, we would buy them for the collectability of those same coins, as well as their precious metal content. In other words, we will buy them if we can price them right for collectors and not investors.
If you have a collection, a few, or even one gold sovereign we would be happy to have a look at them and make an offer but the price for these will be dictated by the current value of gold.
If you have old coins to sell, please do contact us! But before you do, please bear the following in mind...
1) Just because a coin is old it does not mean it's valuable – if it did we would not sell ancient coins at £2 each in the shop...
2) To us an old coin is a pre-decimal coin, anything before that is fairly modern for our collector base. We are more interested in buying Crowns, Halfcrowns, Florins, Shillings, Pennies, and Farthings (Old British coinage in general), than Decimal Pound coins and 50ps. Please do not bring in your cupro-nickel Beatrix Potter and Benjamin Britten 50ps we won’t buy them, especially if they are circulated cupro-nickel coins. Those we don’t want to buy. And that leads us to our next point...
3) Condition is (almost) everything when it comes to the value of a coin, coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition are worth more than Coins in Fair and Poor condition, but that doesn’t mean we won’t buy coins in that condition, it means don’t expect to get as much for your Victoria Crown in Poor as you would get for one in Very Fine condition, even if they were all made in Sterling Silver.
4) Mintage is also important because surprisingly this is what, for the most part, makes a coin Rare. That and the number of coins actually available for sale on the market. So if you have a coin with low mintage that coin WOULD be considered Rare, which doesn’t mean it would be worth much (see point 3). Obviously, if there have been hundreds of thousands of a type of coin minted, that coin is not Rare even if someone on eBay says it is...
Silver coins are also of interest to us, but again only if they hold collector interest. The ‘rules’ of gold buying also apply to silver. Again we would be interested in buying a Silver Britannia with the Year of the Monkey Privy Mark for example because it holds collector interest and not only because it’s made of silver.
If you’re looking to sell Rare coins and you’re in the UK, you should most definitely visit our shop. We buy Rare coins almost every day. But please note what we have previously mentioned above, mintage is very important when determining if a coin is Rare or not. The condition of the coin will also affect its value dramatically, for example, a Charles II Crown in Fine condition might be worth £150 but that same coin in Extremely Fine would be worth £7,000!
We have been buying British coins, world coins, ancient coins, British banknotes, world banknotes, medallions, medals, and tokens for over 60 years. If you have something we’re interested in buying we will pay you immediately, you won’t have to wait six months to auction your material. Sell your coins to Britain’s Coin Shop, where even other coin dealers come to sell their numismatic items!
To request an appointment, we recommend emailing us at the email address below and attach pictures of the numismatic items you wish to sell. That way we will be able to see if the item is of interest to us or not.
Please be aware that due to the high number of booking appointment requests we receive every day, we won't be able to respond to every email. So if you don't receive a response, please assume that we are not interested in buying your items.
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