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 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 a you a purchasing offer or if required just to give 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.
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 RARE coins.
- 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 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.
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 11am - 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 (at Gordon Ramsey Street Burger). The shop is the third on the left side of Cecil Court, which is a pedestrian-only street.