Welcome! We are Howard and Frances Simmons and we sell and buy coins, medals, tokens, weights and scales, direct and by auction. We’ve been in this business since 1982 and are still passionate about numismatics.
Register in My Account to make a bid or purchase. Use the keyword and category search facility. Enter a bid number to find a particular lot; create a watch list or browse the site using either Grid or Table views. Use the back arrow on your browser to return to a page. Links appear in a different colour when you move your mouse over them. It may take a little time to get used to our new site but we hope that overall it will be easier for you. See our Terms & Conditions for a guide to buying from our auctions and to return to this homepage at any time click on our Simmons logo.
Our current auction is for medals with the prefix MB95, closing for bids at 12 noon on 26th November. Yes, we know it’s Thanksgiving in USA but we close early enough for you to still help with prepping the meal and watching the Super Bowl if you want.
The range includes British historical and modern medals, including British Art Medal Society (BAMS) issues. We also have lots of medals from abroad, many showing links between Britain and other countries whether by subject or indeed by medallist and maker.
There’s a free downloadable text only MB95 MEDAL CATALOGUE HERE as usual to help you navigate your way through the auction. Please use the categories and key word search facility on the auction pages. As ever there are a few corrections – see here.
Also live on the website is our next auction of tokens tickets and passes, prefix MB96, including more of the Emyr George collection (closing 15 December for bids). This time we have some early trade union tokens, plus pub checks from south Wales, and colliery and mining checks from C to H in Wales. We’ve also included about 150 pieces from other collectors, consigned to our auction. There’s unofficial token coinage from 17th century onwards; a bit of everything so use the key word search. There’s even a couple of rare Welsh mining not from Emyr! MB96 TOKENS TEXT CATALOGUE download here.
However, we’re not just about auctions. When you look in the shop here on our website you will find all sorts of numismatic items at fixed prices to buy now. Browse or search by category or key words. And of course we’re always looking to buy or to receive future consignments. We’ll put up more pieces to buy now online gradually so bookmark the site please.
While the pandemic continues, we regret we won’t be able to attend coin fairs or congresses. However, we will be here online and will be posting news and events, such as talks, as things happen. We look forward to helping you build your collection.
- Announcing a birth, 18th century styleQueen Anne 1709 shilling engraved Sarah Cowdrey Jany. Ye 10 1766, obverse engraved LS, price £75 (CA137) Note from Coin News Dealer’s Pick – December 2020 edition of the magazine. Most of the items shown in ‘Dealer’s pick’ have been super expensive, highly desirable numismatic items. But not all covetable… Read More »Announcing a birth, 18th century style
- MB94 token auction Emyr George Welsh collectionThe sale closed on 30 September, with over 550 lots – download the text catalogue here. It was our first auction on this new website. Although there were a few admin hiccups (see below), all went well. Prices realised updated to 28 October can be downloaded here. Any unsolds (and… Read More »MB94 token auction Emyr George Welsh collection
- What’s in store for you sales and future eventsWe’ve been busy in lockdown ( auctions and lots of cataloguing) but even so we’ve missed seeing you all at the usual coin fairs and congresses. So here’s an update of what is happening in the near future, and what you might have missed. With a second national lockdown there… Read More »What’s in store for you sales and future events
- New improved Simmons Gallery website!Well in the end we decided we must upgrade as the old auction site was so clunky and created so much admin, so here’s the result: a new website which we hope you’ll find much easier to use. And we hope it will be easier for us to manage too!… Read More »New improved Simmons Gallery website!
Any questions? Just get in touch with us. We welcome feedback about our new website but remember we’re still here, live off line, to help you and your collecting.