Coin Heritage

Rare coins for collectors & investors

The main areas of speciality are as follows:

BRITISH COINS issued from 1500 to 2000

WORLD COINS issued from 1500 to 2000

GOLD COINS for investment

SILVER COINS for investment



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 high level of practical 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 as well as the more general market movements and also by connecting to a network of helpful specialist contacts. We are able therefore to quickly and accurately assess the marketability of individual coins and collections, in order to make you either a buying offer or if required just information and advice.

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.


Featured Coins

A selection of some recent and interesting sales and acquisitions.


We are always looking to buy:

Individual RARE coins.


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 also be submitted through us to be sold in a specialised coin auction – this is generally only advised for more valuable collections or unusual single items. Please note that coins that are mainly gold content value are not recommended to be sold in auction due to the overall commission costs, please request our bullion buying prices instead.

We can advise which coins are suitable for auction then match them to the best of the international auctioneers combining our own experience with published historic results. 

We are accredited submission agents for several major coin auctioneers in the UK and also the US and Far East. We look after the whole consignment process which may include: shipping/insurance, payments/settlements and any required coin authentication and grading services (known as ‘slabbing’) – which is increasingly expected in the modern market. 

Our commission fees are at discounted rates and entirely replace the standard auctioneer selling fees. So you receive the auction hammer price less our agreed commission rate. No additional costs.

With most auctions you will be able to follow your items being sold live online.

Settlements of sales proceeds are made promptly, usually within 21 – 28 days and advances can be arranged. 

By drawing on our market knowledge and services we can ensure your coins are presented in the best way at the most suitable auction sales – resulting in you achieving the highest possible prices.

Get a Valuation

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 from the UK, Europe, Far East, USA and South America.

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

I can only offer limited guidance on ancient Roman/Greek, Indian and Arabic coins.

Advice note: you can use eBay’s SOLD LISTINGS section (not ASKING PRICES which can be misleading) to value many modern coins found in circulation. Please check this first before ringing about a coin you have received in change as most of these coins can be identified and priced in this way.

For all email enquiries: response time is generally same day – but please allow a few days, do include a picture or a list/description.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Philip Cohen


Shop Location
20 Cecil Court           

Nearest tube stop: LEICESTER SQ. turn left out of exit 1. Cecil Court is a pedestrian only street 50 yards down, with many interesting specialist shops.

EMail or PHONE
Phone (11.15am- 4pm):

020 7379 0615

Our Hours
MON-FRI 11:15 – 16:00  and  SATURDAY 12:15 – 16:30
HOLIDAY NOTICES 2024:  none currently 
Enquiry emails will be answered generally the same day but please allow 2-3 days (some holiday exceptions if noted above)