Dix Noonan Webb Ltd.
Dix Noonan Webb Ltd. is a British coins and medals auctioneer, based in London, UK.
The company was established in 1990 as Buckland Dix & Wood by Nimrod Dix, a medal auctioneer specialist.
After the addition of Christopher Webb and Pierce Noonan, the company was renamed Dix Noonan Webb in 1996 and expanded to include coins.
With over 250 years of combined experience in the field, Dix Noonan Webb describes itself as a “leading specialist”.
The company recorded a year on year increase in turnover of 37% in 2008.
Expertise and services
The company undertake the auction and valuation of coins, tokens, medals, militaria and banknotes.
The company held its first auction in 1991 and in a few years had established itself as a leading auctioneer of important coin and medal collections.
The company’s standard Rostrum-based auctions are usually held quarterly in London. The company holds desktop (internet-only) auctions throughout the year.
Dix Noonan Webb states that it will provide free valuations of items for clients, accurately reflecting current market trends.
The company was one of the first numismatic auction houses to harness information technology for the speedy and efficient cataloguing and auction of items.
It boasts a searchable and fully illustrated internet catalogue, which updates within minutes of new items being added.
The company also handles high value private treaty sales for vendors.
Dix Noonan Webb has two departments: coins and medals.
Headed by Christopher Webb, the department includes coins, banknotes and tokens.
Led by Nimrod Dix and Pierce Noonan, the medals department includes orders, decorations, historical medals and other militaria.
In June 2008, Dix Noonan Webb sold a set of medals belonging to Major Herbert James, including a Gallipoli Victoria Cross, a Military Cross and a French Croix de Guerre, for a total of £211,725.
It was the second highest amount ever paid for a Victoria Cross Group.
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