Coin Auctions & Third Party Grading in Great Britain
Stephen Lockett, London Coins, Ltd.
Interviewer: David Lisot
Mr. Lockett operates London Coins Ltd, a coin business that trades in numismatics and includes an auction service. He is also founder of “Coin Grading Service UK,” Britain’s first encapsulating grading service. He shares his perspective on the collector market, how auction functions in the sale of coins, and the acceptance of third party grading in the British marketplace.
Copyright © November, 2011
London Coin Fair
November 19, 2011
The London Coin Fair has been held for more than 30 years in the London area and currently takes place three times a year. The convention is a gathering for coin, medal, token, and paper money collectors and dealers with an interest in items from the past. Several factors have taken place recently affecting the coin hobby in London including a change of ownership of the London Coin Fair as well as major swings in the local economy.