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A warm welcome to this website, on which is a range of commemorative and historical medals, made to mark national occasions, as well as events of a more local or personal nature, occuring over the centuries, and frequently representing the only such documentary record. Also included is a selection of coins and tokens.

With an eye towards items of pleasing appearance, absent of major surface marks and the disfigurement that also comes from cleaning, the matter of condition plays a significant part in those chosen for inclusion. Regardless of this, client purchases can always be returned within ten days of receipt, if not entirely to satisfaction. 

Prices are net, but there is no additional cost or 'buyer's premium,' as now exists at every auction house, where an additional 30% or more is frequently added to the hammer price. Postage and insurance are charged at cost, which is scaled back for multiple orders.

Coins and medals are also wanted for outright purchase, either as single items or as collections. Advice can also be given to those preferring to place their items in auction, should that be a preferred route for sale, with useful contacts built up over many decades

The cat medals illustrated at the rear of the website constitute a private collection that my wife Missi and I have been acquiring over many years and occasionally add to.

The Second Edition of British Comemorative Medals and their Values was published by Spink in 2010 and contains 2230 entries and more than 3000 coloured illustrations, interspersed throughout and printed on silk-coated blue paper. Printed in a numbered edition of 2000, a relatively small number remain and there will be no reprinting of this edition, or indeed a subsequent edition.

The cost of the book is £180, which includes postage to anywhere in the world. At this present time, however, UK clients can benefit from purchasing their copy direct from the Royal Mint, where copies are still available at £140 plus postage, following a purchase that was made some while back.   

It is a heavy book, weighing almost 2 kilos and clients within the EU wishing to order a copy are advised to do so directly through the numismatic firms of F.R. Kunker in Osnabruck, or Schulman of Amsterdam. Those in the U.S.A. can do so through Hedley Betts in California or Charles Davis in Boston; while Daruma Galleries in Tokyo similarly maintain a stock of the book.

It should be noted that the book will not be reprinted, once the remaining balance of this edition has gone. It is hoped that a stand-alone listing of updated values, reflecting the changes that have occurred over the interim, will be prepared at some point.

For a preview of the book, click the Front Cover, below left, and turn the pages.  

Any questions - email or call.

Enjoy browsing and happy collecting!

Christopher Eimer



British Commemorative Medals and their values

British Commemorative Medals and their Values, by Christopher Eimer.


  • William III, Peace of London 1674

  • Great Exhibition Medal 1851

  • Seringapatam AR gilt Cherry Medal 4th May 1799

  • George IV shell cameo c.1821

  • Royal Academy Prize 1837