Spink & Son (established 1666) are an auction and collectibles company known principally for their sales of coins, banknotes, stock and bond certificates and medals. They also deal in philatelic items, wine and spirits, and other collectible items.
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John Spink founded a goldsmith's and pawnbroker's business near Lombard Street, London, in 1666. The Great Fire of London caused a temporary relocation before Spink returned to the rebuilt Lombard Street. In 1770 the firm moved to 2 Gracechurch Street where they traded in jewellery and coins. The firm of Spink and Son was established in 1666.
In the 1850s, Spink started to deal in oriental art and in the 1880s they bought the Soho Mint and began to design and manufacture medals.
The company published the Numismatic Circular from 1892 until 2014 when it was discontinued in favour of a quarterly coin auction format for selling coins. It was "the oldest continually published coin and medal catalogue". In 1996, Spink acquired the Seaby imprint, publishers of the Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin.
Spink is particularly well known for its annual Coins of England price guide and handbook, the 50th edition of which was published in 2015. From 2015 onwards the decimal section (coins struck from 1971 onwards) was removed and included into a separate publication whilst the Coins of England book remains and references coins up until 1968.
The current chairman and CEO is Olivier D. Stocker.
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