London Coins can trace its history back to 1982 when the Director Stephen Lockett first became active in numismatics.
In 1994 the first auctions were held when London Coin Auctions began a bi-monthly auction in central London.
In 1999 London Coins had a table at the Chicago International Coin Show and raised the companies profile onto the international scene and has since had a presence at many major shows in the USA including The New York International Coin Show, FUN Florida and ANA Baltimore, and San Francisco, also in Europe and Hong Kong.
In 2002 London Coins LTD was formed and the auction business re-organised, it become The London Coins’ Auction and moved its venue away from central London and followed a schedule of quarterly auctions in March, June, September and December.
Since 2005 London Coins have been listed amongst the top London Numismatic auction houses by the Antique and Trade Gazette.
In 2006 London Coins ran the auction at the Irish International Coin Show in Dublin, and continued to do so for three years.
The London Coins Auction has become a two or three day event allowing the time for robust and comprehensive sections covering all aspects of coins and paper money all eras all countries with dedicated sections for all the main categories collectors pursue. A team of professionals has been built up both full time staff and long term consultants to ensure the highest professional standards of attribution and grading is available for all categories offered.
A schedule for lot preview viewing around the UK was put in place whereby provincial trade shows are attended in the Midlands and The North prior to each sale where auction lots can be viewed.
In 2006 London Coins were part of a group of UK dealers who launched the UK’s first third party grading and encapsulation company CGS.
In 2009 London Coins were the sponsors of the IBNS (International Banknote Society) London show