Famous Collections

As well as museums many private individuals have built up famous collections. Coins from these collections greatly add to a coins provenance. We hope to expand the list below over time.

The Herbert Schieder Collection of Gold Coins An extensive collection of gold coins including English Hammered (the most extensive collection outside the British Museum) as well as Anglo-Gallic and Anglo Hanovarian Gold.

US President John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848) Collection This was a collection of ancient coins which passed into the hands of the Massachusetts Histocial Society after his death. It was auctioned in 1971.

The Slaney Collection of English Coins Collected in the 1940s and 50s for a total of 2,350 pounds and were sold by Spink in 2003 for 460000 pounds including the famous Pattern Crown of Charles II for 138,000 pounds as well as seven other auction records.

R C Lockett Collection An extensive collection of Greek and English hammered coins. Sold in the 1950s and 1960s by Spink.

The Montagu Collection Sold by Sotherby Wilkinson and Hodge in 1897. A collection of Anglo Saxon, English and Greek Coins.

H C Murdoch Collection One of the most important Britsh coin collection . Sold 1903-4. It contained a very large collection of patterns and proofs from George I to Victoria.


John Quinsy Adams (6th president of the USA
 and keen coin collector)