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Coin Collecting in Great Britain

Alvin House – Owner, The Coin House, Great Britain
Interviewer: David Lisot

Mr. House is a sole proprietor of a coin business that is based in London. He attends local coin shows and sells coins on the Internet. He talks about what collectors in Great Britain like to buy and why third party grading is not as popular in Europe as in the United States. He also show a copy of a “Petition Crown” and shares how to get started collecting.
Length: 4:11

Copyright © November, 2011

London Coin Fair
Bloomsbury, England
November 19, 2011

The London Coin Fair has been held for more than 30 years in the London area and currently takes place three times a year. The convention is a gathering for coin, medal, token, and paper money collectors and dealers with an interest in items from the past. Several factors have taken place recently affecting the coin hobby in London including a change of ownership of the London Coin Fair as well as major swings in the local economy.

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