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A little bit about us

Established in 2011 and based in Taunton Deane, Somerset trading mainly in British milled coins but I also stock and source others.

I'm a member of the British Numismatic Society otherwise known as the BNS (http://www.britnumsoc.org/).

From time to time I may be tempted to accept offers on coins I have in stock so if your feeling lucky send me an email with your offer. Also like any business occasionally we'll be in need of stock so if you have a coin or even a collection to sell feel free to contact me.

I offer a full valuation service for insurance or probate purposes.  I've done probate work through local solicitors(Pardoes) on behalf of previous clients. So feel free to get in touch to discuss.

Coin photos:

All the photos are taken using a Leica V-Lux 2 on a tripod with some additional lighting. I don't alter the images in any way aside from a circular crop so rest assured I use no filters. Occasionally you may notice two sets of images, in these instances one image(usually the brighter picture) is of the coin photographed by (L)CGS before encapsulation and the other will be taken through the slab as the coin comes in to stock. Unfortunately I can't guarantee that the photos taken by third party graders haven't been edited.

Coin grading:

Grading is done with standard English grading of Fine, Very Fine, Extremely Fine, UNC and the in between grades like gEF etc. Or in the case of independently graded coins they have the score as well.

Reference codes:

You might notice abbreviation's such as Peck, ESC or Davies followed by a number in my descriptions. These are referring to the following reference books and are the standard references used by many collectors:

Peck:    English copper, tin and bronze coin in the British museum 1558-1958 by C. Wilson. Peck

ESC:      English silver coinage by Herbert Allen Seaby & P.Alan Rayner

Davies:  British silver coins since 1816 by Peter. J. Davies

  This table was produced by CGS showing the cross over grades.

CGS Numerical Grade

Average Raw UK Grade

Average Standard USA Sheldon

     

100

FDC

MS70

99

FDC

MS70

98

FDC

MS70

97

FDC

MS70

96

FDC

M69

95

FDC

MS 68 -69

94

AFDC

MS68

93

AFDC

MS 67 -68

92

AFDC

MS67

91

AFDC

MS66 -67

90

NFDC

MS 66

88

BU -NFDC

MS65 -66

85

Choice UNC - BU

MS 65

82

Choice UNC

MS 64 -65

80

Choice UNC

MS 64

78

UNC

MS 63 -64

75

UNC or near so

MS 62 - 63

70

AU

MS60 -61

65

GEF

MS60 -61

60

EF

AU58 - MS60

55

NEF

AU55

50

GVF

AU55

45

GVF

AU 53

40

VF

AU 50

35

NVF

EF 45

30

GF

EF 40

25

GF

F35

20

F

F30

15

NF

 

10

VG

 

8

VG

 

5

GOOD

 

4

FAIR

 

3

FAIR

 

2

FAIR

 

1

FAIR

 

  

Top drawer coins, accurately graded and described

Another perfect transaction with Andy, coin arrived this morning. Having bought many coins from him over the years I would unreservedly recommend this dealer to all serious coin collectors
Paul Whittingham, London, UK


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