Valuation form

You are welcome to send details with a picture or list of general collections and individual scarce world coins of the last 500 years - particularly issues from the UK, Europe, USA.

I value and buy most gold coins of the last 750 years, including recent gold proof issues.

I am only able to offer limited guidance on ancient Roman, Greek, early Indian and Arabic coins.

Sorry but I am not buying commemorative 50p coins from general circulation, this is due to supply being far greater than demand. My general advice on these is save them as collectors items for the future if good condition or scarce.

For all email enquiries: response time is generally same day where possible or next day, please include a picture or a list/description.

Contact: telephone (11.15am- 4pm): 020 7379 0615
or email:
or enquiry form: see below

LATEST (Dec 22nd 2020) Shop is closed during tier 4 period but emails will be seen and answered regularly.

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BNTA Member

Welcome to Coin Heritage

Coin Heritage, also trading as Philip Cohen Numismatics, was founded in 1978 and originally operated from the old antiques centre in Eton, Berkshire. We relocated to central London in 1981 and have had retail premises in Cecil Court, near Leicester Square since 1988. We are members of the BNTA, the British professional coin trade association (since 1991) and the American Numismatic Association.

We provide a very high level of expertise, drawing on over forty years of experience looking after clients and dealing with rare coins from all over the world. We maintain our competitiveness by keeping well-informed of current trends, general market fluctuations and also by having fostered a network of helpful specialist contacts. We are therefore able to quickly and accurately assess the marketability of individual coins or collections.

As we depend very much on personal recommendations and repeat custom, our customer service standard is high. We aim to be straightforward and helpful so that the experience of buying or selling can be enjoyable and informative, as well as rewarding.


The main areas of speciality are as follows:

  • British collector coins issued from 1500 to 2000
  • World collector coins issued from 1500 to 2000
  • Gold coins for investment
  • Silver coins for investment


We are always looking to buy:

  • Individual scarce coins and coin collections.
  • Gold Coins for bullion value. Sovereigns, Krugerrands, Britannias, Maples (all 1 oz coins) and European 20 Francs etc. (tel/email for latest quotes)
  • Silver one ounce bullion coins and silver medallion sets.
  • Accumulations of miscellaneous UK and world coins.
  • Scrap gold (9ct, 14ct, 18ct & 22ct) jewellery.

Auction consignment services

Rarer coins and collections may benefit by being sold in specialised auctions - please note that this may not be cost effective or suitable for many of the items and collections that we see.

We identify which coins are suitable for auction then match them to the best auction houses based on our experience and published historic results. We are accredited submission agents for several  auctioneers and will look after the whole process, including advising on and arranging third party grading when required. Settlements of sales proceeds are made quickly and advances can be arranged. By using our services we can invariably reduce your overall auction commission selling costs while getting you the best market price.

Visiting the shop

You are welcome to bring single coins, coin collections (and gold jewellery etc) to the shop for immediate opinions and valuations, also to receive purchase offers.

Latest (Dec 22nd 2020): Shop is closed during the tier 4 period but emails will be seen and answered regularly.

Contact information

Address: 20 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE
Telephone: 020 7379 0615

Opening Hours: Please note revised days and times for summer 2020 onward as follows:  Mon - Fri 11.15am - 4pm & Saturdays 12 - 4.30pm

Location: near Leicester Square tube. Take exit 1 out of Leic.Sq. tube onto Charing Cross Road, turn left and walk past Wyndhams Theatre. Turn left off the Charing Cross Road about 35 yards from the station into Cecil Court. The shop is the third on the left side of Cecil Court, which is a pedestrian-only street.