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 internationally. We maintain our competitiveness by keeping well-informed of current trends, more general market movements and also by maintaining 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 standards are 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 medallic 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 is generally only cost effective or suitable for the more valuable collections or unusual single items that we see. Coins of mainly gold value should not be sold in auction due to the commission costs.
We identify which coins are suitable for auction then match them to the best auction houses based on our own knowledge combined with published historic results.
We are accredited submission agents for several major auctioneers and will look after the whole consignment process, including advising on and arranging third party grading when required.
Settlements of sales proceeds are made promptly, usually within 14 days, and advances can be arranged.
By using this service and our market experience, we can invariably reduce your overall auction commission selling costs while achieving the best possible market price.
http://www.bnta.net/ – Full listing of British Numismatic Trade Association members (official trade organisation general info)
http://www.fastmarkets.com/commodities/precious-metals – Current metal prices, with continuous updates
Address: 20 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE
Telephone: 020 7379 0615
Opening Hours: Please note revised days and times for spring 2021 onward as follows: Mon - Fri 11.15am - 4pm & Saturdays 12 - 4.30pm (REOPENED APRIL 12th)
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.