Bloomsbury Coin Fair – Dates in 2019

The Bloomsbury Coin Fair

The Bloomsbury Coin Fair is a hugely popular event that is held 8 times a year in central London. With a highly affordable entry charge of only £2.00, it is a great place to visit and connect with the world of numismatists. It is a veritable treasure trove for those with a passion for collecting. They can not only see great coins first hand at the fair but also connect with experienced collectors.

There is plenty of advice available about coin investments and of course, the opportunity to browse catalogues and participate in auctions during the day. The Bloomsbury fair usually has around 40 dealers present and the owners of the event are John Philpotts and Sophie Dickenson, who are also responsible for running the show.

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Contact information for the Bloomsbury Coin Fair are:

Getting to the fair

For 2019, the fair has moved from its previous venue (and namesake – the Bloomsbury Hotel) and will now be staged (still in the Bloomsbury area) at the Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0DG.

Russell Square is the nearest tube station for visitors arriving via public transport, with Euston, Euston Square and Goodge Street being also within easy walking distance.

For those driving in, parking is available in over half a dozen car parks in the local area, click this link for further details.


Bloomsbury Coin Fair
Numismatic fairs are a great place to mingle and network with like-minded collectors

2019 Bloomsbury coin fair dates and times

2019 promises to be a great year for gold and silver coins. The dates for the Bloomsbury Coin Fair in 2019 are as follows:

  • 6th January 2019
  • 2nd March 2019
  • 6thApril 2019
  • 4thMay 2019
  • 6thJuly 2019
  • 5thOctober 2019 and
  • 7th December 2019

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Timings of entry are 9:30 AM to 2 PM PHYS01_Animated_Gif_2_MPUand the entrance fee is £2 for guests. Exhibitors can also book tables to display their wares and do need to inform the organisers well in advance in order to ensure that a table will be available. Table prices range from £130 for a table 6 ft. long up to £250 for a 12-foot table. The fair covers many interesting periods in coin history. Visitors can find Tudor coins, Norman and Anglo-Saxon coins and even coins that date back to Roman times and the Iron Age. A list of regular exhibitors can be found here.

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There are many exhibitions across the world where collectors congregate to find out more about coins and gain knowledge about numismatics and investing. Of course, the Bloomsbury Coin Fair is one of the most popular ones in the UK to attend.

However, expert knowledge is always helpful before you dash off with your hard-earned money to a coin fair to make investments. You need to have deep knowledge about the subject before you put your money on it and this does not come easy.

For those interested the fair also has a range of other antiquities for sale as well as banknotes and medals. If you enjoy visiting the Bloomsbury Coin Fair then you may also enjoy attending the London Coin Fair too – visit for details.

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The good news is that our experts at Physical Gold are always at your service to give you valuable advice, help you build your collection and even procure specific coins that you may want for your collection. Call us on 020 7060 9992 to talk to one of our experts who can help you learn more about numismatics and make the right investment decisions.

Disclaimer: Physical Gold is in no way connected to the Bloomsbury Coin Fair, but we do wholeheartedly recommend the fair as a good place to visit for both coin enthusiasts and investors.

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The London Coin Fair – Dates in 2019

The London Coin Fair is a long-running numismatic event in the British capital. It has been staged for about 30 years now. It is held four times a year and is an important date in the UK numismatic calendar.  Of course, one of the highlights of the event is the dealer stalls that are set up. The many UK and European collectors flock to this event to buy coins. However, there are also many books and educational materials available for people who are growing an interest in coin collecting.

Contact information for the London Coin Fair are:

Where it’s held

The London Coin Fair is currently held at the Holiday Inn hotel on Coram Street in London. The nearest London underground station is Russell Square. Once out of the station, visitors can walk up the road on to Woburn Place and take a right on to Coram Street, before Tavistock Place. The Holiday Inn is on Coram Street. If you’re travelling by car, the nearest car park is the NCP car park on Marchmont Street, very close to the Holiday Inn, off Tavistock Place.

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The event is held on the first Saturday of the month in February, June, September and November and is the largest international coin fair in the UK. In 2019 the dates for the fair are as follows:

  • 2nd February 2019,
  • 1st June 2019,
  • 7th September 2019 and
  • 2nd November 2019

The event spans two floors of the hotel and features more than 75 dealers. There are specialist displays and dealer tables for ancient and modern coins, books, medals, lots of antique stuff and medals

Admission timings are 9:30 am – 4:00pm. Entry charges cost £5, concession £3 for one adult. For any additional information, please visit this page and email or call Mike Veissid.


The London Coin Fair
The London Coin Fair is one of the most important numismatic events in the UK

Highlights of the fair

There are some famous auctions held at the fair. For example, the Baldwins Argentum Auction is a long-standing feature at this coin fair that starts at 2 pm. Buyers are allowed to view the auction items in the morning. Many European dealers exhibit at the coin fair. For example, the 4th of February 2017 event saw a number of European participants like Agora Numismatics from Netherlands, Athens Numismatic Gallery from Greece, Collector’s Universe from Paris in France and Volodimir Dalinitchi from Germany.

One of the big differences between the UK and US numismatic events is that the coins are not embedded in a slab. Coins are embedded in the US for safety and security, however, at the London Coin Fair, collectors enjoy a greater ‘touch and feel’ experience before buying a coin.

If you enjoy visiting the London Coin Fair then you may also enjoy attending the Bloomsbury Coin Fair too – visit for details.

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Bargains and rarities

There are bargain bins at the London Coin Fair, but collectors need to get to the event early in order to catch some good deals. But, for more serious collectors, there are some great treats in store. John Blyth, a boutique dealer who specialises in rarities had an 1859 Ansell Sovereign for sale, priced at 6,500 GBP during the fair held on 4th February 2017.Insider's Guide to gold and silver

Call us today to discuss your collection

Numismatics is an absorbing passion for many. It’s a great activity to be involved in. If you’re starting out on your journey as a collector, pick up the phone and speak to our experts today. We have many years of experience in guiding collectors about what to buy and we might even be able to procure many special coins of interest that you badly want for your collection. Call us today on 020 7060 9992 and speak to one of our experts.

Disclaimer: Physical Gold is in no way connected to the Bloomsbury Coin Fair, but we do wholeheartedly recommend the fair as a good place to visit for both coin enthusiasts and investors.

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Buying gold and silver on Black Friday

The day following Thanksgiving in the US is, of course, Black Friday and typically kicks off the official Christmas shopping season. If you thought that people only shopped for clothes, shoes and electronics, you’re wrong. It’s the festive season and a great time of the year to bring cheer to your loved one by buying precious metals. Historically, Black Friday has featured great sales of jewellery with discounts of up to 78.75% in past years.


Black Friay
Gold and silver are great gift ideas for Black Friday

Prices of gold and silver through 2018

The spot price of silver has fallen around 17% in the last year from around $17 per ounce to its current price of around $14.15. This makes silver an enticing purchase with many analysts believing that silver is now at its bottom price and will rise sharply in the future.

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The spot price of gold has stayed in a much narrower range, being $1210 per ounce now, starting last November at $1275, rising to a peak of $1362 and a low of $1177. So, there’s been a 5% fall in prices over the year, which makes it also a good time to buy gold.

With 2018 drawing to a close, the focus is now on 2018 with the pundits coming out with their precious metals forecasts for the coming year

Black Friday gold and silver deals in 2018

A number of high street retailers as well as specialist dealers PHYS01_Animated_Gif_2_MPUin gold and silver are expected to come forward with great offers for Black Friday – November 23rd, 2018. Goldsmiths have a great range of jewellery that they typically bring out with special offers for Black Friday. Jewellers, Ernest Jones have a range of offers on watches and jewellery on offer.

A trend that is likely to dominate Black Friday 2018 is mobile commerce. Shoppers in the UK are likely to spend more than £1.54billion on 23rd November 2018 – a growth of 13% year on year. Gold and silver retailers like John Greed Jewellery or  The Jewel Hut will also join the action to get a share of your wallet during this event.

Ensure you know more before getting a Black Friday deal

Before you rush off and splurge on that Black Friday deal, convinced that it’s a no brainer, stop and think a while. If you don’t have prior experience in buying gold, perhaps you could benefit from our gold buying guide. If it’s silver, you’re after, not a problem.

As a leading gold and silver investment broker in the country, it’ll be our pleasure to give you certain market insights, that can help you make an informed choice. There’s loads of information available on our website as well. We are active in the media, and we have put links to recent press releases on our website for you to go through. Call us on 020 7060 9992 or you can even mail us through this link.  We would be delighted to assist you.

Physical Gold’s 2018 Black Friday Offer

Here at Physical Gold, we call our pre-festive sale ‘Gold Friday’, to reflect all the golden bargains we offer for a few days. In 2018, our Gold Friday sale runs from 7pm Thursday 22nd November to midnight Monday 26th November. Like last year we’ll be offering discounts off gold and silver coins and bars. Discounts will range from 1% on current year bullion products Best Value 100g Gold BarBest Value Sovereigns and Best Value Krugerrands, to up to 3% off Gold bars and up to 10% off more numismatic coins such as the Young Head Victoria Sovereign.

But please don’t wait until Monday night to pick up a bargain. All offers are subject to availability, and we anticipate some of the newly issued coins, and the biggest discounted coins and bars to go quickly. Also, don’t forget our buyback guarantee, which guarantees your right to sell gold and silver to Physical Gold.

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Whether you are reading this page during Black Friday 2018 or not, Physical Gold provide great prices for gold and silver bars and coins. Why not call us today on 020 7060 9992 or complete our contact form.

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