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Coins, Medals & Medallic Art
A warm welcome to this website, offering a selection of coins and commemorative medals.
My interest began as a schoolboy hobby in the mid-1960s and at a time when there was little information about commemorative and historical medals. Various publications have since brought their appeal to a wider audience, including my own catalogue, British Commemorative Medals and their Values, which was published in 1987. A second edition, with revised values and colour images, came out in 2010.
Three other titles have also been published: An Introduction to Commemorative Medals (1989); Medallic Portraits of the Duke of Wellington;(1994); and The Pingo Family and Medal Making in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1998).
The internet and digital technology have helped to enhance the appreciation of coins and medals, bringing to life these fascinating sources of history and the work of the artist in all its splendour.
With an increasing flow of information, and the greater opportunity for discovery, there has never been a more interesting time to take an interest.
William III, Peace of London 1674
Great Exhibition Medal 1851
George IV shell cameo c.1821
Royal Academy Prize 1837