David Guest, – Numismatist, Classical Numismatic Group (CNG)
Interviewer: David Lisot – CoinWeek.com…….
British coin expert David Guest shares his perspective about the Coinex Convention, the numismatic market, and what it is like to have a career in coins.
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG) has dedicated itself to serving the needs of our customers in the fields of ancient, medieval and British numismatics. We aim to help you build your collection at reasonable prices, to supply the books that enable you to increase your knowledge and understanding, and – when the time comes – to help you sell individual items or your entire collection. When you become a customer of our firm, we hope that it is for the long term.
David J. Guest, Numismatist
David has an MA from Cambridge University where he read History at Fitzwilliam College. A specialist in British coins and medals, his expertise covers the Ancient Celts, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Medieval and Early Modern hammered coinage, as well as the early milled series. In addition, David handles the Anglo-Gallic issues and the coins of Ireland and those of his native country, Scotland. Formerly of Spink, David now works in our London office acquiring items for stock and consignments for auction.
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The UK’s Premier 36th International Numismatic Show
The 2014 Coinex is the 36th annual international coin convention organized by the British Numismatic Trade Association. Only BNTA members and invited international dealers are allowed to have their stock on display for sale.
This year there were 70 tables on the bourse floor. BNTA members abide by a code of ethics meant to protect the participants in the coin collecting community and insure fair business dealings for all parties involved. Collectors come from all over the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States and other parts of the world to buy sell, and trade.
Items offered for sale at the convention included ancient, medieval and modern coins, world coins, tokens, medals, paper money and antiquities. Along with the plethora of numismatic items offered for sale on the bourse auction sale was held by London firm A.H. Baldwin & Sons prior to the convention .
All this activity creates an excellent opportunity for travelers to come and enjoy London as well as find items for their collections.
More information about Coinex and the British Numismatic Trade Association can be found at www.bnta.net.
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