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Upcoming Auction Dates

London Coins Auction 155
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
London Coins Auction 156
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

Auction Buyers Guide


All lots are strictly graded by the Auctioneers. At the end of each lot, in brackets, is an estimate of what, in the Auctioneer's opinion, a lot may make. This is neither a reserve nor a guarantee of the value.

A buyers premium of 17% will be added to the hammer price of each lot.

Viewing of Lots

Lots will be available to view at the Bracknell Grange Hotel, by appointment at our offices in Kent, and at coin shows we attend in the midlands and Yorkshire please see the current catalogue for details or contact us. We always show a variety of lots at The Cedar Court Hotel coins show in Wakefield the last Sunday of the month prior to the sale, but you should contact us to ensure we will be bringing the lots you wish to view.

Room Attendance

Please see our related page New To Auctions and if you are attending the sale for the first time please bring proof of your address and ID.


All lots are offered genuine (unless stated) and have been authenticated by ourselves. If any items are later proven to be not authentic we will take them back and issue a full refund. We are members of the British Numismatic Trade Association whose members must follow strict guidelines concerning authenticity and returns. Third party graded and encapsulated coins ("slabbed" coins) have authenticity guarantees from the grading company concerned.

Proxy Bidding

If you are not attending the sale you may contact us prior to the sale with any bids you would like us to action.

As part of our continuing program of quality improvement, it will be our policy regardless of the method of communication used (post, email, fax or phone) to return to each bidder a list of the bids we have entered into our system. We can receive up to 5,000 individual bids prior to each sale, they are input twice, the second time by a different operative by way of verification, but we believe it may still be useful for bidders to receive feedback of what bids from them we have input.

This service will allow each bidder to verify we have processed the bids correctly, and also, in the rare event of post or electronic communication going astray, the absence of a returned notification could indicate that the bids have not been input and may not have been received by us.

Therefore, if within 5 working days from receipt of your bids you have received no notification, we strongly recommend you contact us to query the safe receipt of the bids.

Postal Bids

London Coins Ltd (Bids)
4-6 Upper Street South
New Ash Green
Kent DA3 8JJ

Telephone Bids

Contact 01474 871 464
09:30 to 16:30
British Time

Fax Bids

Fax to 01474 872 173

Email Bids

If you are not already registered with us, we will need your name and mailing address. All bids must include the lot number and the maximum in pounds sterling that you wish to bid. This does not mean that you will pay the maximum, you will pay the next bidding step up from the under bidder.

IMPORTANT: Our office closes at 17.00 GMT on the day before the sale. Bids received by FAX after this time are likely NOT to be entered.

We endeavour to always keep our postal bidders satisfied with accurate descriptions and realistic estimates based on our many years experience as dealers and auctioneers. Please note that it is not our policy to accept returns of bulk or partially described lots. All single lots are guaranteed genuine and as described and can be returned by postal bidders within 10 days if the grading or authenticity is disputed.

We offer an efficient worldwide postal service at cost and items are despatched after payment is received. Please allow 21 days for delivery. Alternatively, items can be collected from our office by appointment or where practical from coin shows.

Payment Methods Accepted

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash - most currencies accepted
  • UK Cheque - made payable to London Coins Ltd
  • Debit or Credit card - please note that there is a 3% surcharge for credit card payments
  • US Dollar Cheque - made payable to Stephen Lockett

We will be happy to provide further information on buying, selling, or any other issues or queries you may have and can be contacted on 01474 871 464

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If you have items for sale contact us now for our "HOW TO SELL YOUR COINS" leaflet. We will be happy to provide further information on buying, selling or any other issues or queries you may have and can be contacted on +00 44 (0) 1474 871464