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 experts by the British Museum!

As one of the oldest Numismatic Dealers in the UK, we possess a large stock quantity of banknotes and coins for sale. You can find our items in our shop, website, and in our FREE publication, the Phoenix.

We are one of the most reputable British 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 your coins.

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Picture of Qatar Mint Set

Qatar Mint Set

4 coins: 1, 5, 10, and 50 Dirham 1973-1978. Not many coins made for this country and these are all Brilliant Uncirculated and a very difficult set to put together.
Mexico 1986 World Cup Commemoratives

Mexico 1986 World Cup Commemoratives

With the 2022 World Cup about to get underway in Qatar we thought it was a good time to offer some items we have in stock commemorating a previous World Cup. Not just any World Cup though, these are FIFA-endorsed items from the 1986 World Cup held in Mexico in 1986, the year of the infamous Maradona ‘Hand of God’ incident which eliminated England from the World Cup at the quarter-final stage. We have four items for you in this special pack, two of which are signed by England players who were in the squad, Bryan Robson (England's Captain in 86) and Kerry Dixon. The other two items are Maxi-Cards featuring Ray Wilkins and Andoni Goikoetxea the famous Spanish defender otherwise known as ‘The Butcher of Bilbao’ on account of his aggressive style of play. In fact, on 24 September 1983, Goikoetxea achieved notoriety for a foul on Diego Maradona described as "one of the most brutal fouls ever delivered in the history of Spanish football" which broke Maradona’s ankle! Each item has a stamp from St Vincent and is postmarked on the first day is issue, 7 May 1986.
Elizabeth II 5 Medallion Collection in Case

Elizabeth II, 5 Medallion Collection in Case

Queen Elizabeth II: five important medallions covering various parts of her long and glorious reign. Full-colour meddalions in the famous Worth Collection Presentation Case. We doubt many companies are offering you a collection of 5 different medallions in a presentation case for just £19.50. Coincraft – Britain’s Coin Shop gives you The Worth Collection value for the money.
Bronze Antoninianus from the Normanby Hoard Very Fine_obv

Bronze Antoninianus from the Normanby Hoard Very Fine

This hoard of 47,912 Third century A.D. bronze Antoniniani is one of the largest ever found in Britain. It was discovered by a metal detectorist in December 1985 in the parish of Normanby, about twelve miles north of Lincoln. The hoard was delivered to the British Museum for cleaning and study and was the subject of a Treasure Inquest on 19 May 1987, where it was found not to be Treasure Trove, in view of the low silver content of the coins, and consequently became the property of the land owner. The hoard was immediately sold by the owner to a coin dealer and has been gradually dispersed in the trade. We have been fortunate to acquire a small number of coins from this hoard. The coins were largely struck between A.D. 253 and 287 and are mostly of the emperors Gallienus, Claudius, Victorinus, and Tetricus I and II and grade Very Fine. The selection of coins from this hoard will be of our choice, but if you order more than one coin, we will try to provide you with different coins featuring the portraits of different emperors.

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!
Picture of Roman Emperors Starter Collection (6 Coins)

Roman Emperors Starter Collection (6 Coins)

Not sure how to start collecting ancient Roman coins? We have tried to make things easy for you! This collection spans a 125 year period from A.D. 253 to A.D. 378, an era which saw the mighty Roman Empire recover from the edge of decline and disaster back to glory and grandeur. These bronze coins will comprise the emperors Gallienus, Constantine the Great, Constans, Valentinian, Constantius II and Valens. This means the coins will be at least 1640 years old! Each coin will be in nice collectable condition and clearly identifiable with a well-defined portrait of the emperor who issued it. These coins were minted and circulated across the Empire, each will come with an information sheet containing a short history of the emperor. Start collecting ancient Roman coins today with this set, or offer it to your favourite ancient history buff! The coins are not mounted onto the cards, they are supplied in individual envelopes marked with the emperors' name.
Picture of George III, Sixpence 1787 Uncirculated

George III, Sixpence 1787 Uncirculated

Most will know about the illness of King George III, but most don’t know that because of that illness the King would not allow a law to make smaller coins to be passed. This of course caused a lot of problems with day-to-day commerce; there just were not enough small coins around to make change. There are only two silver coins struck before the Currency Reform Act of 1816, that are readily available to collectors: the George III Sixpence and the Shilling of 1787. There is a simple but almost unbelievable reason for this. These coins were struck at the Royal Mint from silver delivered from the Bank of England. The Bank decided that they would need some new shiny coins to give out to their clients at Christmas. So only the Bank of England had these silver coins, and they only handed them out during the Christmas period, and only to their wealthy clients. So now you have the whole history! You have King George III dressed in what looks like Roman armour, and on the reverse the arms of Hanover and France as well as England, Scotland, and Ireland. Back in 1787, you had to be somehow important to have one of these Sixpences, important enough to do business directly with the Bank of England, and someone they wanted to treat. We have selected some very high-quality examples of this beautiful and very important historical coin for your collection.
Elizabeth II, Sovereign ('I' India mint mark) 2019 Brilliant Unc_obv

Elizabeth II, Sovereign ('I' India mint mark) 2019 Brilliant Unc

In 2019 The Royal Mint allowed British Gold Sovereigns to be struck in India, with an ‘I’ mint mark. The last Monarch to allow this was King George V in 1918. The Mint has packaged them with a certificate calling them Bullion but they are certainly Specimens that look much like proofs. They are housed in nice official display cases. The coin is sealed in a card which is also its guarantee from the Royal Mint that it is genuine and of the same standard as a British Sovereign. It is the first time that we have seen them in the Royal Mint package, the coins were made in India. You have a current gold coin with the Queen’s portrait with the Indian mint mark. We have never seen them like this before. We bought all that the dealer had for sale, it was a good price, so you have a good price, that way everyone is happy.

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