This site has been compiled by detectorists and is designed to help them, and any other interested person, gain sufficient knowledge in identifying British coins. Please note that the site is also a work in progress and is being constantly updated as new sections are amended or added. If you feel you have something to contribute, then please contact us by following the link: HERE

We think that you will find the site very easy to use and understand.

Once you have narrowed a coin down to one of the types listed above, or if you already know it, then click the link for that type of coin and follow the instructions to make the identification. It’s as simple as that!

We also recommend that you take a look at the Spink’s book Coins of England and the United Kingdom, the only single-volume reference work which features every major coin type from Celtic to the present day including market values for every coin type listed. It is an essential guide for beginners, serious numismatists and anyone interested in British coins.

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