Morton And Eden (Coin and Medal Auctioneers)

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2015-06-26 10:41:11

Morton and Eden is a British company that specialises in rare coins, banknotes, medals, orders and decorations.

About the company

The company was established in 2001 by James Morton and Tom Eden, and many of their team of experts have previous experience in the Coins & Medals Department at Sotheby's. The company also maintains a close working relationship with the major auction house.

Morton and Eden host regular live auctions, broker private treaty sales and offer a full valuation service for both single items and entire collections.

Services and expertise

The company’s team have expertise in dealing with almost every category of numismatics -

  • Tom Eden - Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins; Islamic Coins; Renaissance and Baroque Medals and Plaquettes
  • James Morton - British and British Commonwealth Coins and Medals; War Medals; World Banknotes
  • Paul Wood - World coins; War Medals, British and World Orders and Decorations
  • Jeremy Cheek - British, British Commonwealth and World Coins
  • Steve Lloyd - Islamic and Ancient Coins

Notable sales

In April 2011 the company sold the extremely rare Umayyad dinar, an Islamic gold coin dating back to 723 AD. The coin is believed to have been struck to celebrate the Caliph himself leading the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, made from gold mined in his own goldmine.

The coin has a pre-sale estimate of £300,000 - £400,000, but after fierce competition between four bidders it eventually sold to a European collector for £3.7 million, making it the second-most expensive coin ever sold at auction.

In June 2010 the company sold The Russian Order of Saint Andrew awarded to John Lambton, the first Earl of Durham for £1.32 million.

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