As the largest collection in Britain after the British Museum, the Heberden Coin Room plays a vital role both in making coins and medals accessible to the general public. With the wealth of material in the collection and experts covering most areas of coinage, the Coin Room acts as a focal point, drawing in scholars, collectors, educational groups, and school parties interested in learning about coins. The Coin Room also serves as a regional centre for coin identification.
Visiting the Coin Room
To make an appointment please contact our Departmental Administrator:
Heberden Coin Room
Please follow the link for further information for visitors.
Photographs of objects in the collection may be ordered for a fee through the Picture Library.
Coin Identification Service
Online guide are available to help you to identify your own coins:
Anyone seeking advice on valuations, or on buying and selling coins, medals or bank notes, should consult a dealer or auctioneer. Names of dealers and auctioneers can be obtained from the Business Telephone Directory, or from:
British Numismatic Trade Association
PO Box 2
International Association of Professional Numismatists
c/o Löwenstrasse 65
CH 8001 Zurich Switzerland