Covid-19 Update: the latest from the coin trade


03 April 2020
We bring you the latest news and updates from coin traders and auction houses around the world, giving the information you need to keep collecting during the global lockdown.

The Central States Numismatic Society Convention has been cancelled, however, Heritage Auctions are continuing with the series of sales that was originally planned to form part of the event. The auction ouse are selling nearly 3,000 lots of U.S. Coins with closing dates of 23-24 & 26 April. Visit auction website.

In response to Covid19 and the temporary on/off restriction of movement that this is likely to entail for many of their customers across the world, Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins, medals, banknotes and jewellery specialists, have announced that they are planning to utilise all of their online capabilities to host an increased number of auctions over the next few months. Read more.

R Ingram Coins have stated: 'We are still operating, and as long as health and circumstances permit, we will carry on doing so. Our latest list (143 Spring 2020) is currently online and this is a comprehensive list of the vast majority of our current stock… We are still looking for stock, so if you have anything you want to sell, please post us your coins and we will make you an offer, within 48 hours or so.' View the price list here.

Spink Live connected over five hundred bidders across the globe in the British Coins and Commemorative Medals: Spring Auction. The sale was conducted behind closed doors and let coin collectors, at least for a while, "forget about the difficulties we are facing these days". See highlights from the sale.

John Philpotts has confirmed that both the Harrogate and Bloomsbury Coin Fairs have been cancelled. However, the coin trader and expert is celebrating ten years of Silbury Coins Ltd, stating: "While the people behind Silbury have been involved in numismatics all their lives it was only in February 2010 that they came together to create the well-respected company." Visit Silbury Coins website.

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