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 above.
We’re not just about auctions. When you look in the shop here 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.
Our last auction was of tokens tickets and passes, prefix MB96, including more of the Emyr George collection: this closed 15 December. TOKEN AUCTION MB96 PRICES REALISED download here updated. MB96 TOKENS TEXT CATALOGUE download here so that you can check what’s available at the reserve still.
When’s the next token auction? on the web in February to close mid March. Apart from British and world token coinage, we will have more pub and mining checks from Emyr George’ plus books from his library. The Kelly’s and other directories are already for sale at fixed prices on the site.
Our next auction for medals won’t be until later in spring. Consignments are welcome for inclusion but message us first before sending.
Meanwhile we’ve lots of different sorts of medals plus coins, tokens and weights in the ‘buy’ fixed price section with more being added. This includes a run of 16 Admiral Vernon medals commemorating the war between British and the Spanish in the West Indies, semi-piratical!
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- Books, directories and catalogues for Wales token researchOur library is an essential working tool; we’d be lost without it. Along with all the tokens from Emyr George, a van load of books and well used directories landed in our hallway before Christmas, for sale and passing on to other collectors. At present, we have put all the… Read More »Books, directories and catalogues for Wales token research
- 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.