Ancient coins are considered by collectors to be miniature precious works of art – a reflection of fascinating eras and historic rulers.

For ancient coin buyers, each ancient coin is an interesting artefact with a special story dating back thousands of years.

If you want to sell ancient coins you’ve inherited or acquired, Warwick & Warwick can provide free advice to UK residents about how to achieve the best possible realisation.

Established in 1958, we are distinguished members of the British Numismatic Trade Association and are proud to be a leading UK provider of ancient coin valuations.

Our experts have prepared thousands of ancient coins for sale and specialise in staging ancient coin auctions, which regularly attract buyers and private collectors from around the world.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling ancient coins, our experts can help you fully understand this unique and intimate market – no matter what form or denomination captures your interest.

Don’t miss out – get in touch or click to see the latest ancient coins for sale in our auctions now!

The different types of ancient coins for sale

The first ancient coins were ‘tokens’ or ‘discs’ which were made from electrum, an alloy of silver and gold, and they first originated in the 7th Century BC.

Many cultures around the world used these as a form of payment long before the birth of the Roman Empire, which has since become synonymous with the ancient coins depicting its rulers.

Most of the Roman coins found in the UK were struck between 140BC and 390AD and minted predominantly from gold, silver or bronze. Some were cast from orichalcum, a metal with a similar appearance to brass.

At Warwick & Warwick, we often have many different types of ancient coins for sale – including:

  • Byzantine coins
  • Celtic coins
  • Greek coins
  • Medieval coins
  • Roman coins
  • Roman Republican coins
  • Roman Imperial coins
  • Roman Provincial coins

Even if a particular ancient coin is not listed above, we can still provide expert assistance – get in touch or call 01926 499031 for an informal discussion.

When do our coin auctions take place?

From our headquarters in Warwick, we organise and stage regular ancient coin auctions throughout the year.

We are well known in the numismatic community for offering ancient coins for sale by public auction and via private treaty.

The dates of our upcoming coin auctions are:

  • 13th December 2023
  • 21st February 2024
  • 17th April 2024

Our public ancient coin auctions start at 10am.

If you want to buy ancient coins or inspect the items for sale, the online catalogue is usually available 3 weeks before the sale date.

Click and view our online coin auction catalogue now – and place bids on items in the sale today!

Where do our coin auctions take place?

Ancient coin auctions organised by Warwick & Warwick take place at our Warwick offices. There is no facility for room bidders during the sale but we do encourage live bidding on the day via Easy Live Auction.

Simply click on the Easy Live Auction button at the bottom of the page to find us.

You can also find us via Simply click on the ‘Auctioneers’ tab and search for Warwick & Warwick.

Please note that Easy Live Auction charge for this service.

Free registration with Easy Live Auction will attract a 3% charge on the hammer price. The £3 flat fee will not!

Bids are also accepted via our online catalogue and by post. There are limited telephones available so please do give Easy Live Auction a go!

Viewing times for our ancient coin auctions

Coin dealers and members of the public who prefer to make a first-hand inspection before they buy ancient coins can view items at Chalon House in Warwick.

Our viewing times are:

9am – 4.30pm on the Friday, Monday and Tuesday prior to the sale. please note there are no viewing facilities outside these periods.

Commission bids can be placed in advance of the sale. To place a bid, you can use our Online Catalogue or do so by telephone, post, fax or email. You may prefer the excitement of bidding live from the comfort of your own home or office. Simply click on the Easy Live Auction button at the bottom of this page to find us.

To obtain a free printed catalogue or apply for a catalogue subscription, click here.

It is worth remembering that our printed catalogues contain far fewer illustrations of lots than the online catalogue. Unless you are planning to attend the auction, the online catalogue is the best way to see all of the rare coins for sale.

Requests for further images can be sent to

When do I receive my ancient coins?

Invoices are emailed to you the day after the sale. Please provide payment via online Faster Payments or cheque. Card payments are accepted for invoices under £500. We aim to despatch goods within several days of receiving your payment (7 days for payment by cheque). Lots may be collected from the Friday after the sale, strictly by appointment. Please call 01926 499031. Payment should be made in advance.

Buy and sell ancient coins with confidence

Warwick & Warwick is proud to have a world-class team of numismatic experts with decades of experience and a proven track record for successfully buying and selling ancient coins.

Our dedicated team is led by senior valuer and coin specialist Richard Beale, who works closely alongside Jill Smith, Jack Colchester, Jessica Lowe and Daniel Smith and together they boast more than 50 years’ experience.

Should you wish to sell ancient coins, we’ll be proud to provide a free ancient coin valuation and advice about the best way to sell your ancient coin collection or individual item. We offer this free service to all UK residents.

If you’re looking for a rare item or a specific type of ancient coin for sale, our experts have a wealth of industry knowledge and contacts – and will happily provide all the assistance you need.

Richard is known by ancient coin dealers and collectors throughout the UK and around the world.

Jill, Jack and Jessica also have a wealth of contacts and are in touch with ancient coin buyers and industry connections on a regular basis.

Buy and sell ancient coins in complete confidence, get our experts on your side and discover everything you need to know!

For more details on any of these services, email our experts or call 01926 499031 for an informal discussion.

To view auction reports of previous sales please click here.