Bare head left. Extremely Fine
Bare head left. Good extremely fine. Rare.
Gothic type. E2. Good very fine. Scarce.
Old laureate and cuirassed bust. R. Britannia. As struck.
For the beginner the choice can be daunting. Here you will find some suggestions.
One thing we would say is don't be in to much of a hurry to buy your first coin. That may seem a strange thing for a coin dealer to say. However, as this could be a lifetime interest, why be in a hurry? It would be a good idea to study the market a little also, at least learn basics with regard to grading.
As to what to collect the opportunities are almost endless. To a great extent this will be limited by budget. That need not be as restrictive as it may first appear. You will notice on our Under £100 page a good selection of high quality coins where the price has not yet run too far ahead of itself.
We believe that real value exists in George V coins, particularly silver & bronze. These can be purchased at affordable prices.
Medieval Groats and Pennies provide opportunities to build an interesting and valuable collection, again at prices that may not prove too excessive if selectively chosen.
Some collectors prefer something thematic such as all the coins in a series, perhaps Half-crowns or Shillings. Pennies and Farthings over the years have provided attractive and desirable collections. Other collectors have built collections based upon a particular monarch or period.
The following are some popular suggestions:
As a UK coin dealer focused on English and British coins, our commitment is to provide our clients with a selection of good quality, collectable, investment grade material that has been carefully graded and accurately described.