Baldwin’s is a company with a rich and fascinating heritage that spans more than 150 years. It was founded in 1872 by Albert Henry Baldwin who was later joined by his son Percy. Later, the duo were joined by Albert’s two other sons – Fred (the legendary cataloguer of King Farouk of Egypt’s coin collection) and Roy.
In the early years, the Baldwins family quickly established themselves as leading experts in the field of numismatics, trading in rare coins and precious metals. They built a reputation for their knowledge, integrity, and commitment to excellence, and their business grew rapidly.
Over time, the company expanded into other areas, including banknotes, medals, and stamps, as well as antiquities and fine art. We also began to offer auction services, becoming one of the foremost auction houses in the world.
Baldwin’s played a significant role in some of the most important numismatic discoveries of the 20th century, including the famous Hoxne Hoard of Roman silver found in Suffolk in 1992. We were also involved in many other notable auctions and sales, such as the sale of the legendary collection of British coins formed by the Duke of Devonshire in 1984.
Today, Baldwin’s is proud to be a customer focused company, with a team of experts who continue to uphold the highest standards of integrity and expertise in the field of numismatics. We offer a wide range of services, from valuations and appraisals to buying and selling rare coins and other collectibles, as well as organizing auctions and exhibitions.
Through our long and illustrious history, Baldwin’s has become a trusted and respected name in the world of numismatics, known for our passion, knowledge, and commitment to excellence. Our heritage is a testament to the enduring value and fascination of rare and precious collectibles, and our legacy continues to inspire collectors and enthusiasts around the world.
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