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London Coin Fair Highlights November 2011

David Lisot, host of CoinWeek, travels to Great Britain for the thrice annual London Coin Fair.london coin fair logo London Coin Fair Highlights November 2011

  • He speaks with Mike Veissid, show director who talks about the convention,
  • Steve Hill of Baldwin and Sons who deals in coins as well as whose company has the auction in conjunction with the show,
  • Eric Green who talks about the market for British coins,
  • Steve Lockett of London Coins who give his assessment of the market and talks about third party grading in Great Britain,
  • Philip Skingley of Spink’s publishing who discusses their numismatic best sellers,
  • Pam West, owner of British Bank Notes, who explains why it is important to attend a coin show,
  • Peter Thompson who deals in commemorative medals and why people collect medals,
  • Scott Tappa of F+W/Krause Publications explains why he has come to the London Coin Fair,
  • Philip Mussell of Token Publications who talks about what publications and books are most popular in Britain and with
  • James King, an American who has come to London to buy coins for more than 40 years.

He also asks the dealers how best to start a coin collection and asks Mike Veissid what may collectors look forward to at future London Coin Fairs.

Runtime: 15:46

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London Coin Fair
Bloomsbury, England
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.

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