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Christmas is here (almost) - So...we have uploaded more coins

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on December 7th 2018

We have today uploaded a stack of new material, noteworthy material includes a remarkable collection of USA, some lovely Canadian, and a good range of early banknotes. We hope you'll have a look.

We now have to accept that 90% of the population are in Christmas mode, I know several people who stopped for the holidays on Friday 7th December -  Yes really!

We have been asked when we will be working over Christmas. I can't really answer that as I don't know. if you want to buy a coin, have a chat, sell some coins or ask some questions, the simple answer is call, e-mail, or Facebook/Twitter us. I won't be offended if you contact us on Christmas day (I probably won't reply to you, but I am quite hard to offend, and you get a reply and probably sooner than you think). All we ask is that you don't call Sundays, we don't work on Sunday.

Apart from that, if I am here, replying to e-mails, picking up a phone or posting on here, then you know I am working.

Record number of coins on our website

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on November 20th 2018

If its true that size matters, then its also true that quantity matters too. If you look at our website listing right now, you will find around 12,200 coins you can buy. Its important for us to have a huge number, because that way we can cater for everybody. You might think, why do we need to list so many, isn't this number too many? Well we'd answer no and the following illustration might help. We have no fewer than 9 examples of 1829 Shilling. We have an AUNC £595, NEF £210, AVF £55, GF £39.50, Fine £27.50, NF £22.50, Fair £15, Poor+ £7.50, NFair holed £5.

Now you might think there would be no demand for holed coins, in very low grade, and if you did you would be wrong, we sell most of our listed holed coins.  The Poor+ has got little  more than a clear date, but plenty of collectors are happy with a clear date. The Fair is £15 and for an individual coin, that is the budget for probably 25% of our customers, and so I could go on. Each coin is aimed at a specific type of collector. We want to sell to kings, we want to sell to paupers and everybody in between.

So it is a VERY extensive list. Areas where we have added especially large numbers of coins include Sovereigns, Crowns, Half Crowns, Hammered and Scottish. We hope you can add to your collection. We are always here to advise.

September 2018 catalogue

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on September 6th 2018

We have been issuing lists now for 21 years and the September list, number 134 is our latest instalment. We have always prided ourselves on having an extensive list and we hope you agree that this is about as extensive as it gets. We like to highlight the areas where we have bought particular collections, to show where you will find the new stock, but this time we have bought so many collections, it is hard to know where to begin. We do quite literally have more of everything.

If you collect Gold you should be happy, all areas of Gold have increased, particularly smaller Gold, the Britannias both Gold and Silver are always popular and we have bought them in too. All the standard denominations feature in larger numbers, and unlike some dealers we value Bronze and Copper coinage. We bought a fabulous collection of Pennies and there are virtually no dates and few varieties which we are now missing.

We have been looking to build up our stock of Maundy sets too. At one time we had quite a skimpy selection, not now, we have no less than 126 sets, including the complete run from 1866-1887. Many in original boxes. I could go on, but you get the picture.

One more thing I need to bring to your attention. WE HAVE CHANGED OUR BANK. So if you are paying money in you need to do so to:

R. J Ingram (Santander) Sort code 09-01-34  Account number 69090588.  

List 133 now online...

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on July 5th 2018

Its a sensational list, more than 12,000 coins are included, and some are once in a lifetime coins, like the 1853 Crown; but above all else we are proud that it is a very extensive list. We have tried to get EVERY date and wherever possible, we have tried to get multiple grades listed, because we are acutely aware that not everybody is a millionaire and coin collecting cannot just be a rich mans hobby.  That said as in all walks of life, money helps and if you do have a few tens of K to spend, please spend it with us!

We do love feedback so if you are looking for anything, or have any constructive comments about our site, we do really want to hear them. Here's hoping for a good result against Sweden...


List number 1 September 1997. Just uploaded list 132 May 2018

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on May 11th 2018

When we issued our first list 21 years ago, we had no idea we would one day be issuing list 132. Essentially the first list was a trial, we thought we would see how it went. It went well, we went for list number 2 a couple of months later, and we have been issuing them every 2 months ever since. Its not always been a smooth ride, ill health, babies, and the complications of modern life, have occasionally got in the way, but we are quite organised people and to a considerable degree we have issued a list on the second week of every odd month since September of 1997.

The internet was a game changer. We were on very early indeed, about a year into the business. That was a very basic site, and initially we had very few sales through it. In the early days, probably one a month, these days on a busy day it can be once an hour! We have throughout our time always issued lists. In recent years the internet has provided a larger slice of the sales cake, and today, a majority of our sales are through the site. Most dealers who went online in the late 1990's are no longer issuing lists, we still are and plan to continue into the foreseeable future.

Indeed we now issue a 64 page list, A4 size in response to many of our customers saying they struggled to read the small print. If you want a hard copy of our catalogue we will be delighted to add you to our mailing list. Alternatively you can see the pdf. The pdf is a full list of our stock. The catalogue has to fit into 64 pages, so some items have to be left out. Whichever way you look at our coins, we thank you for doing so. Enjoy the new list and remember we always value feedback.

Spring list uploaded

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on March 5th 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have just uploaded our Spring list 131 to our website and we hope you will find time to have a good look at it. Like everyone else, recent times have all been about the snow. We have lived in Southampton since 1980 and I am not sure we have ever experienced anything like it. Certainly it has been problematic posting out orders, because if the post offices aren’t open, we can’t use them! Nonetheless, the hope is that things will return to normal in the next few days, and certainly by the time we post our hard copies out, which is scheduled to be in a week or so’s time.

If you do get a chance to look at the new list, you will find a record number of items listed. The figure is close to 11,500. Because we do have such a huge stock, not all of it can squeeze into our catalogue. That runs to 64 pages of A4 text, but we do spill to several sheets beyond that. However the pdf is the full listing and is the place to go if you want to see everything.

What is most notable about the new list is the amazing variety of items on offer. The biggest growth areas have been in Hammered, especially a vast collection of Charles and James Farthings, virtually all the Peck numbers are covered so if you collect these, this is the list for you. We have also added, stacks of Banknotes, plenty of US, we have a new 5 Guineas from 1688, and plenty of Gold, Silver, Copper and Bronze as per usual. Notably we have bought in nice collections of Shillings and Silver Threepences. Our Foreign selection is ever expanding too, and covers about 25% of the complete listing.

Over the 21 years of our existence our catalogue size and shape has changed, and we are now publishing an A4 size catalogues. We began this with list 129 in response to collectors telling us that they were struggling to read the print. We are thus continuing with this size for the forseeable future. If you would like a copy just let us know.

As ever our new catalogue was a pleasure to put together, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We always love to hear your feedback, so do contact us.


Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on January 12th 2018

Happy New year to everybody and we hope you will have a wonderful time collecting coins. Our NEW YEAR 2018 LIST has now been uploaded to our site. It has, as always, involved a lot of blood, sweat and tears.

A lot of dealers will tell you its really hard to get new stock, this is nonsense, as our list shows. We have bought lovely collections of Gold, Half Crowns, Shillings, Copper, Hammered, including an extensive selection of James 1st farthings; as well as heaps and heaps of new foreign.

We hope you enjoy looking through our new list. Always feel free to contact us, we are always happy to offer advice on any area of coin collecting. Best wishes.

We are always buying coins

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on January 12th 2018

We buy a lot of coins, every day, sometimes several times a day we are taking in someones collection. And it does vary enormously. On one day last week we bought a fantastic collection of coins, including a 5 Guineas, some slabbed Gold, an 1831 Crown and much more besides. The following day we bought a quarter of a ton, of mostly junk. It consisted of bags and bags of 1967 Pennies, and a whole bunch of sealed bags of Brass threepences. Lots and lots of other stuff and if you are looking to buy bulk coins, do give us a call. Most of what we bought will probably go to the local scrap metal dealers. The material we have is unlikely to be wanted by anybody else, its akward to store and difficult to move. So to the tip we go, unless anyone is looking for a huge amount of bulk coins.

List 129 is here

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on November 17th 2017

We have recently uploaded list 129 to our website and we hope you will find time to peruse it. We always try to have a very extensive listing, and this one certainly is that. It has over 11,200 coins, our record number ever. So much have we got, that a sizeable chunk has had to be omitted from our 64 page catalogue. more on that below. What is most notable about the new list is the sheer variety on offer. The two biggest growth areas have been in Decimals and Foreign coins. A few years ago, we sold very few Decimals, in truth they were regarded as the "poor mans collection". No longer, sparked by the Olympic 50p issues, we now sell a huge amount of Decimals and many command serious prices. Modern proof sets are now sought after. We have the collectors sets from 2013-2017 for between £175 and £260 each, and we are not expensive. We now devote about a third of our entire listing to foreign coins, we may be leaving the EU, but interest in all things foreign is growing in leaps and bounds.

Over the 20 years of our existence our catalogue size and shape has changed, and this issue sees it become an A4 size. We have had many comments over recent time to the effect that some folk struggle to read the print. We ourselves have sometimes had difficulty,  so we have finally done what many have asked and increased the size. Still 64 pages long, it is now much easier to read, though less handy to pop into your back pocket! The change has come because you our customers requested it, and we do need your feedback. So good or bad, tell us what you think, and if enough of you don't like the new size, then we will return to the smaller size.

In these days of buying online, we do realize that many of you no longer require a paper copy, and that's fine; however many of you do. The internet is great, but nothing beats sitting in a comfy chair, with a glass of whatever floats your boat, and looking through a catalogue. We do know many of you feel that way, because you tell us. Many are concerned we will stop producing lists. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, we plan to continue lists, every couple of months for the foreseeable future. It is true that most dealers no longer issue catalogues, but we do and are proud to do so. You can compromise, if you like looking at a list, but don't want a paper copy, you can browse our  pdf. This is from which we produce our list. You get an added bonus as the pdf carries our full listing, not just that which can be squeezed into 64 pages.

Our new catalogue was a pleasure to put together, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. The new catalogue is superb, though we say it ourselves, with lots and lots of new material, including much Silver, Copper and Foreign. We hope you enjoy it and we do love to hear your feedback, so do contact us.  And if you should want a hard copy of our catalogue, just let us know and we will be delighted to add you to our mailing list.

A new list is here...

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on September 29th 2017

Hi all,

Our new list is now out! Its stacked full of coins as usual, Lots of quality English milled, decimals, new World coins, the list goes on. Apologies for the delay - those of you who are observant or extremely geekish(!) might have noticed that this update has been 3 months since the last one, so why the extra month?

We began R. Ingram coins back in September 1997. Since then pretty much every two months we have issued a catalogue. Initially it was a very small affair; this has grown in leaps and bounds and our catalogues now feature 64 pages and nearly 11,000 coins. Most dealers no longer issue catalogues, but we do and are proud to do so. Many people these days are happy to look at the website and we do have a  pdf which you can view. This is from which we produce our list, with a few added coins that couldn’t quite be squeezed into 64 pages.

Rendel and his wife have recently given birth to their second child, Charlie Robert  (Michaels 10th grandchild!), he is a lovely little fella, but was born with a major metabolic disorder. The net result of this was a great deal of worry and even greater amount of time in hospital. Rendel and his wife were staying in hospital accommodation for some days, and Michael was visiting on most days! This meant that we struggled to do the day to day work, and orders did take a little longer than usual. Thanks to all who were very understanding and had no problems with the slight delays this has caused, Charlie is looking up as he enters his 7th week on planet earth, and we now back to our usual routine.

The new catalogue is superb, though we say it ourselves, with lots and lots of new material, including much Silver, Copper and Foreign. We hope you enjoy it and we do love to hear your feedback, so do contact us. We hope list 128 is our most successful ever, but the last few weeks have taught us, that whilst that would be nice, some things in life are far more important.

R. Ingram Coins - list 127 now online

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on June 28th 2017

These have been very exciting and, sometimes, harrowing times as well. The awful terrorist attacks and the dreadful Grenfell Towers disaster, plus all the fallout from that has led us all to feel a little nervous as we look to the future. We have not been helped, by having a very uncertain political situation, and the start of the Brexit negotiations; when Confucius wished his enemies interesting times, it was not just with irony!

Despite all of the above, having shed our tears, having helped, where we can, we have to try to live a life with some semblance of normality, and here is where it can get very difficult. We have just released catalogue number 127 (the late Summer edition), and it really is by far and away our most extensive list. Now we are not soothsayers or predictors of future trends. We can be certain of very little at the moment, all we can do is to look at the past to try to gain some indicator for the future. So what is likely given the crazy state of the world in mid 2017:

Gold to increase in value is a fair bet. In the last 2,500 years people and institutions have always turned to Gold when they didn’t know what to do.

Interest rates will rise. That is fairly obvious given they have been so low for so long. With inflation nudging 3% that is just a matter of time.

With antiques, in times of squeeze, people tend to buy the rare stuff. The stuff that we are unlikely to turn up a whole new source of, so expect the current rise in pre 1927 proof sets, the increase in the value of Gothic crowns and the huge demand for Maundy sets to continue.

We always say though when people ask us, what they should buy, you should buy what you like. It’s all very well buying as an investment, but if you don’t really like what you are buying, at some point you will sell and go for what you do like, and that can be expensive. So whatever you do, make sure you are buying what you like. And let’s be fair these increasingly valuable items are lovely. Who would not enjoy a Maundy set from any period, a top grade Gothic crown is a superb example of the majestic Gothic architecture, and the old proof sets are lovely to look at.

So enjoy our new list, do let us know what you think, and whatever else you do, make sure you enjoy your family, while you can; for none of us know what lies round the corner.

New catalogue - Brexit underway - general election - What does it all mean?

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on April 25th 2017

These are exciting times, not just for us as we release our 126th catalogue, but its all change; we really do have a new world order. So what does all this mean for coins? Uncertain times equals  volatile markets, volatile markets equals a chance to make money. If you make right decisions, you could make a fortune. And people have in recent times been making a lot of money on coins. The boom area at the moment is proof sets. Not so long ago you could pick up the 4 coin Gold set from 1937 for around £3,500. These sets have been selling for anything up to £20,000! We currently have one for £14,500. Not cheap, but very reasonable in todays surging markets. Other proof sets to be doing very well are the 1911, 1893, 1887 and all those before then. If they can be in the original box, in immaculate condition, you are sitting on a Gold mine.

In a sense though, the key is to buy the coins, before they surge. There are no guarantees in life, but in our opinion, the next big thing, will come from UK Silver coinsHalf Crowns,  Florins, Shillings, and 6ds have a long way to go before prices start to fall back. Maundy money is a superb investment. We are selling Victorian Young Head sets in top condition, for under £300 in some cases, and we have a nice range for barely more than this. I am as sure as I can be, these sets will rise rapidly. People have a lot of money to invest right now, banks are paying very low interest, and it is our view that English Silver coins could be a very profitable investment.

Our new list is a cracker. We have of course, a vast array of Silver, much Gold and we always buy in plenty of Copper and Bronze, which is always popular. We haven't forgotten you hammered enthusiasts out there, and we also have a large selection of Foreign coins, should you have more eclectic tastes. We hope you enjoy our list and look forward to speaking with some of you.

New internet coin forum!

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on January 27th 2017

One thing 20 years a coin dealer has taught us, is that people love talking about coins. They love exploring the history, seeing the pictures, and asking 1001 questions! We don’t know all the answers and we don’t always have the time. For a long time now you have been asking that we start a coin forum. Well after some planning and feedback here it is. You can go to the forum:


 We need to stress that this is YOUR forum. It needs to be legal, it needs to have at least some link to coins, other than that, you can post whatever you like. To a degree our Facebook site covers some of these areas, a recent topic which talked about how to become a coin dealer, received an enormous response, but with a forum you can take the subject as far as you want to. Have a look at our Facebook and Twitter.

 To some degree we are flying by the seat of our pants, let’s see how we get on and if we need to change it we will. Feel free to give us any feedback on this – our e-mail is [email protected]coins.com

 Thanks for all your interest in our current list. A fantastic response, do keep browsing as we regularly add new stock.

New Year 2017 New list uploaded!

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on January 6th 2017

A happy New year to everybody. Our New Year list 124 has now been uploaded, and this is by far our biggest and best. We have no less than 5 Five Guineas, including two corkers. We’ve  bought in plenty of new Gold, including much pre Victorian and some nice French. We have also listed plenty of new slabs, including an Ansell AU55, and lots of Bank Tokens.  We have also added some lovely Crowns, including super 1723, 1739 and the 1746 proof; also large collections of Silver covering all the denominations, but especially Half Crowns and small Silver. As ever plenty of Copper and Bronze and lots of Hammered. If you collect Foreign coins, we have bought in a vast range of it, including much US, and New Zealand.

 We are really looking forward to 2017. With Brexit and Trump sure to be issues, a very volatile market, which has seen gold swinging wildly in recent times; we are sure that coins as an investment will continue to surge. As ever we would love to hear from you. Lots of ways to contact us. Please do.



Please note you may well have received an email from us on December 8th with details of your new online account.  Happy collecting. 



2016 is nearly over!

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on December 22nd 2016

Hello all. Its been a very busy end to the year, I have only just noticed its been 2 months since our last post!

We have processed many orders & been sorting through many collections of coins and purchased quite a few of them. Please do bear us in mind should you have something to sell.

We have a new list coming out early in January which will contain some very desirable items indeed as well as a number of more affordable coins in the sub £20 price bracket.

We hope you enjoy the festive period and please note we will be open throughout so do please feel free to contact us. If not we look forward to speaking with you in 2017.

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year from Michael & Rendel and the rest of the team here at R. Ingram Coins.





Top quality English coins are us

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on October 28th 2016

We have always prided ourselves on keeping the most extensive selection of UK coins in the world, bar none. Its been our modus operandi since we began in 1997. If you want a cheap clear date 1905 Half Crown or a lower grade 1863 Sixpence, no problem, these are our stock in trade. If you want that key date, we are the people to contact. However recent times have seen us expand somewhat, and we have moved into dealing in some very choice and high value items.

Our new Winter 2016 catalogue, which we have just uploaded has some cracking material. We have a couple of 5 Guineas, always very desirable, a couple of superb 2 Guineas, one of the finest known 1664 Guineas, stacks and stacks of other gold coins, and with Gold going up and up in the wake of the Brexit vote, many of you have turned here for an investment. Its not just gold, we have some wonderful Crowns from 1662, 1679, 1687, 1692, 1700 and the list really does go on and on.

We hope you enjoy looking through our list, in the unlikely event that you find nothing of interest (you must try a little harder!), do still contact us, as we have thousands of coins which are not listed, many will never be listed, and we may well be able super selection of rare and choice coins. Don't miss out have a thorough look today.2016-10-28 14.53.13

NEW STOCK IN - Many Banknotes & World Coins

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on October 5th 2016

We have completely revised our Banknotes section and added hundreds of new items! We now have a massive range of Scottish notes and English notes. We also have a fantastic range of modern Silver proofs from around the world including Canadian, US and much more. We have also purchased a group of Australian mint sets which are surprisingly scarce.

Do visit our Website to see details, or e-mail us on [email protected]coins.com


Fantastic new list for September

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on September 1st 2016

Gold, Gold, Gold, its been a mad few weeks. We have never had demand like it. If you have ever thought of investing in Gold NOW is the time to do it.


The above 13 coin set from 2002 has the equivalent of over 18 and a half Sovereigns of Gold in it!

Our new list is a cracker, the biggest we have issued. We now have over 10,000 coins, of every sort. So get looking and we look forward to hearing from you.

Lots of new coins added

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on August 12th 2016

It’s been a great and very busy time for R. Ingram coins. We are well underway in compiling our next list; this will be out in early September and promises to be a real humdinger. Amongst many other items, we have some modern Gold £2 proofs, an 1893 £2 proof – these getting really scarce now. A £5 from 1902, a couple of lovely Guineas from 1664 and 1764, both slabbed as AU. We have some rare Gold Hammered coins, and when complete it will be our biggest and best, by a margin.

We have just added several hundred new foreign coins. These include many scarcer coins, and large new selections from USA, Indian and Germany besides many other countries. We have also added a few English coins, so do have a look.

Another first occurred last week, when we begun sponsoring our local football club; Eastleigh FC. Playing in the national league with the goal of getting promoted into the football league, we are very excited by this. Do come along and see a match, we will be happy to buy you a pint.

Meanwhile the price of Gold continues to soar with no sign of a let up. In these uncertain times there has never been a better time to invest in coins. As always we are here for a chat, to advise, and of course to sell you coins. Keep enjoying summer and watch out for the Eastleigh results.

Brexit and the new world order

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on June 30th 2016

What an amazing June we have had, our football team lost to Iceland, our rugby team hammered the Australians in their own back yard, our cricket team are moving towards the top of the world. Our country has voted for Brexit and the leaders of the two main parties are gone/going. What next!!

Well for us here at R. Ingram coins things don't look too different. We have just uploaded our new catalogue (list 121), and don't forget, if you would like a hard copy just let us know and we will be happy to send you one. Now whether you voted stay or leave, one thing is for sure, things will never be the same again. The key is not whether we leave the European Union, but whether we leave the single market. Should we do that virtually all economists are agreed this would severely damage the UK economy and it could take years, if ever, to fully recover.

So what does this mean for coin collecting? Well any uncertainty in the markets means inevitably Gold will strengthen, and those of you who are observant will notice all our cheapest priced Gold is sold. We have lots more Gold and given the potential for rises it is still competitively priced. Do have a look at the Sovereigns in particular if this interests you. More broadly, with interest rates expected to dip to 0% any time soon there has never been a time where alternative investments look more attractive, and coins are still a largely untapped resource. I think the coin market could easily explode in the next few months, and if it does this will bring us good and bad news. Good in that we will be selling coins hand over fist, and bad in that as prices rise, it is harder for us to purchase material.

Interesting times. Should you need any help or advice we are always here for you.


Just click here to see the updated pdf.

Our coming list and Facebook

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on June 8th 2016

Now into June, we are well into grading for our new catalogue which will be out at the beginning of July. We add stuff on a regular basis, so it is always worth looking to see what has been added, on a weekly, if not daily basis. Just click here to see the updated pdf.

It is worth checking us out on Facebook. One of our most popular post went as follows:

Afternoon everybody. We had a thing going on at my church recently, where we were talking about, how in your job, you can make a difference in the world. At first glance being a coin dealer is not a job that can affect much; its not like being a nurse or an undertaker or a teacher etc, etc. And yet...

You can make quite a big difference in this job. Most of the people we deal with are older men. I would guess that 40% of our clients are over 70 and maybe 20% over 80. As a result we regularly have people on our mailing lists die. It is the worst part of this job. Some of these folks we have got to know over many many years, we have talked to them about all sorts of things, and then they die, and its a sad feeling.

We often get the wife, or sometimes daughter say that the deceased really loved their coin collecting and receiving our catalogue and coins, was one of the highlights of their last few years. That always makes me feel good, its nice to know even doing this job, we can make a difference, and if we have lightened up any of your lives, even for just a few minutes, then I for one feel truly blessed.

We also list new coins, lots of historical stuff related to the coins we list. We post at least twice a day, and if you fancy being involved go here.



New R. Ingram Coins list 120 NOW ONLINE!

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on April 28th 2016

Hello all,

We hope you are well. We have just added hundreds and hundreds of new coins for our new Summer 2016 listing. In fact we are pleased to say that the new items we have added are our biggest and best ever catalogue additions.

It doesn't stop there! This week we have picked up 2 significant collections including two Five Guineas pieces.

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Both are in decent condition. Do let us know if you might be interested!

Don't forget you have till the end of April to place an order and be included in our grand prize draw. If you are not sure of your login details please check your inbox from March 14th or contact us and we will be very happy to help!

Over 5,000 catalogues sent out!

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on April 15th 2016

Our catalogue 119 was sent out to 5,000 people not long ago, and we had a record response. If you didn't receive one, and would like it, plenty are still available. Just e-mail us with your details and we will happy to send you a copy.

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We issue catalogues every two months, but lots happens in between times. You can catch up on this by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. Here you will find about new material we have got in, before it is uploaded. We also go into the history behind a given coin, and we hope to enrich your collecting experience. We are always looking for feedback, do get in touch.

New list in a buoyant market place

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on February 24th 2016

Our list 119 Spring 2016 is now online. It's a great list, with lots of new items, right across the spectrum. We are now busy adding all the new pictures, these should be completed shortly. If you want pictures of anything that hasn't been pictured contact us and we will e-mail you as an attachment. The coin market is roaring at the moment, this is good news for sales, but means we have to work harder to get the stock in at the right price. We have done the work and are sure you will be pleased with the result.

As ever, we aim to stock the widest range of UK coins of anyone in the world. A bold aim, but one we do try to live up to, but we cannot stock everything so if you are looking for something we don't have TELL US . We will then source the item for you, and offer it to you when we have obtained it.

March 14th is a big date in our calendar as we will be activating 1000's of new online accounts. If we don't have your e-mail address, please send it to us, and we will do this for you also.  Happy hunting and we hope you find what you are looking for; we hope too that we hear from you. Have a great Spring.


Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on February 12th 2016

Do make sure you tell your loved one how much they mean to you. It really makes a difference, and THEY NEED TO KNOW.

What's this got to do with coins I hear you ask? Well in truth, not a lot; except, there is something we need to tell you, and that is that things are really moving in the world of coins in 2016. Coin prices are sharply up this year, partly driven by the spectacular rise in Gold, which over recent months has moved from under £700 per Ounce to approaching £900 per Ounce. We have certainly noticed that the demand for our coins has gone through the roof.

We keep tabs on what is selling well and not so well, and in truth pretty much everything is selling. No surprise to hear that Gold is selling well, small Silver is always a big seller, and 3d's in particular are flying off the shelves, Copper and Bronze are sometimes a little slow, but not at the moment, and it's all grades, not just the star items, but Victoria Bronze Pennies in VF, Copper Half Pennies in fine, Farthings in any grade it's sell, sell, sell.

This means more than ever we need to buy and whether it's a valuable single coin, or an enormous collection you have stashed away in your loft, we are looking to purchase. It's easy to sell your coins to us.  So what are you waiting for? Lets get cracking...


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Time to invest in coins

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on January 6th 2016

It’s that time of year, when many people are making a fresh start. In particular for savers especially, there is a desperation to earn more on their money than they did with the banks in 2015. Not difficult as many saver rates were paying less than 1%.

A number of investor advisors have been suggesting that the collectables market might be a decent alternative place to put cash. Coins are one of the main collectables, and we have seen over recent months, lots of people, just en block transferring money from a savings account and putting it into coins. A look at recent Spinks can show you why, with a huge increase in the value of top grade coins.

Not sure how the new year will play out, but if you have money sitting around doing absolutely nothing, you could do worse than give us a call. 023 80324258. By a happy coincidence we have just uploaded our New Year 2016 catalogue onto our website and you can see that here. It is our most extensive ever list and has lots of great coins which scream INVESTMENT. Have a good look through the list, and if you should have any questions feel free to call, write or e-mail us. We still use the dog and bone and that number once again 023 80324258.

Happy Christmas to all customers!

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on December 21st 2015

It’s been a great year, thank you.

It may be Christmas, but we don’t stop working. (The website, is of course, online 24/7), and there is usually someone here to answer queries or take orders. If not, do leave a message and we will get back to you usually the same day. Emails are checked several times daily.  

Recently we were asked about die letters. These occur rarely, but notably do so on the 1862 Half Penny. The letters A, B, and C are placed by the lighthouse. These letters were used so the Royal Mint could gauge how quickly the Half Penny dies were wearing. Die letter C, is the rarest, followed by die letter B, with A being the commonest, though still exceedingly rare. We've actually got all 3. For those looking to buy one, at the top end we have a die letter C slabbed by CGS VF40 for £3250, if your budget doesn’t stretch that far, we can do you die letter A or B, in Fair to Fine for £550. If you would like to take a look at our complete range of Half Pennies you will see many other interesting varieties and dates as well.

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We hope to hear from you in 2016, if not before!

Coins for all occasions...

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on November 24th 2015

People buy coins off us for many different purposes. We have a large number of serious numismatists who have often been collecting for decades. They have the coin bug and we help them with their collection. We also sell a lot of cheaper items to coin collectors who may have just started in their hobby or are younger collectors.

We also sell a number of items as presents, birthday, christening and (its not too far away!) Christmas. We have supplied coins for period dramas.. We sell a large number of bulk lots to people who either want lots of coins or perhaps are looking to sell them on or trade them. In short, if you want coins, we do not mind why - we are happy to supply them!

Recently we had a first though. A young couple asked us for a large quantity of pre decimal pennies to use as flooring for a cloakroom. I must be honest, this is not something we had heard of previously, but a quick look on google shows that "(penny floors" are not uncommon. We will be very interested in seeing the finished article and will endeavour to supply photos when it has been completed!

Coins for all occasions indeed!

In our new list we have lots of slabs!

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on November 5th 2015

Our new Winter catalogue is now online and it contains lots and lots of slabbed coins. For those unfamiliar with slabbed coins, these are graded independently, usually by American companies conforming to US grading standards. The coins are contained in a hard plastic case with a grade ranging from MS-0 to MS-70 where VF begins at MS-20, EF at MS-40, AU at MS-50 and Unc at MS-60.

We sell what you want to buy, and at the current time, lots of you want to buy slabbed coins. When we started 19 years ago, they were very unusual, you rarely saw them, and when you did they were regarded as "weird American stuff", well they are weird no more.

We are often asked if we slab coins, and the short answer is no. We sell both slabbed and raw (non slabbed) coins, but if you buy raw, you'll have to find your own slabbing company and get it done yourself. There are plenty of them, many in the US, but a number in various European countries, many with UK representatives. It's your choice, but if you want them pre slabbed, check out our website. You'll see a good selection.


November list coming soon

Posted by: R. Ingram Coins on October 15th 2015

Since we begun in September 1997, we have produced 116 lists and in a few weeks we will be uploading and sending out list 117. Always we have striven to make each list bigger and better than the last. We think we are largely successful in this. One of our motives is to give you the best choice available. We have all seen dealers lists with 3 Gothic Florins, priced at £350, £550 and £800; we list these coins too, but we will list a couple of hundred Gothic florins, catering for both the die collector, and the person looking to spend a tenner. We do try to live in the real world.

That said investments in coins are booming, and we are advising people on a weekly basis, who have made the decision to take funds out of the banks or building societies, where their money is earning virtually nothing, into coins, which with some wise guidance, can prove very profitable indeed. If this is something that appeals to you, contact us by phone, e-mail or letter. It will be a decision you won't regret.

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