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Coins, Military Medals and Banknotes

Bonhams Coins, Military Medals and Banknotes department covers all aspects of the collecting fields with up to three specialist sales per year.

For the Coin side of the department, our primary strength is selling British coins from early Celtic and Hammered coins to Milled coins and Royal Mint issues. Furthermore we also cover coins from Ancient Greece and Rome as well as all types of world coins, and medallions from the 18th and 19th century. We also sell World Banknotes, with a particular specialism in British and Chinese issues, both of which have a strong following.

For Military Medals, we regularly sell medals from the 19th and 20th century together with a strong representation of medals from WWI and WWII, as well as medals awarded to members of the Special Forces. Recent successes have included medals awarded for the Iranian Embassy Siege in London in 1980 to a Crimean medal awarded to a soldier who was at the Charge of the Light Brigade. In addition, we were privileged to sell the medals of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, who is regarded as Britain's greatest ever pilot. We have also sold numerous Victoria Crosses over the years which are at the pinnacle of the collecting world of medals.

Buying and selling coins, medals and banknotes at Bonhams
Bonhams Coins, Military Medals and Banknotes department has specialists in London and Los Angeles, we work closely with a group of top consultants and can advise you on all aspects of the auction process.

With offices and representatives in nearly 50 locations, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Paul Song is Director of Trusts and Estates at Bonhams Auctioneers in Los Angeles, with more than 30 years of experience in the auction field. A well-known international expert in the field of rare co…

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