Read through our frequently asked questions below.


Selling gives you the opportunity to attract a wide audience rather than selling to private buyers. At auction, buyers compete across the globe to buy, giving you a higher chance of getting your items sold for the best price. For more details please read our information page on pros and cons of auctions.

Hosker Haynes currently don’t charge our consignors a penny, which means you can get 100% of the hammer price! There are no charges for cataloguing, no charges for insurance and no charges for photography. Quite simply, if your item sells for £1000, you receive £1000 from Hosker Haynes when it come time for payment.

This can depend on the auction diary or, if we have a forthcoming specialist sale, it might be worth waiting so that your coin(s) have a better chance of attracting higher bids. We will typically have three to four catalogue sales per year so the worst case scenario is likely to be a four month wait.

Yes, you can. We would like the opportunity to discuss with you an appropriate level for the reserve. Setting a reserve too high can lead to disappointment and with our knowledge on numismatic items, we can give you the guidance to ensure your coins are estimated correctly.

We have a very strict approach to grading coins; these go through a two-stage process to ensure that the auctioneer is confident that the grading and description matches the coin(s) that are being sold. If you have additional background on a coin (provenance, for example) this detail would be gratefully received. If we believe that the coin would benefit from ‘slabbing’ we can arrange this for you.

You can expect remittance of your sale proceeds not later than 35 days after the auction date, provided thetotal amount due from the buyer has been received. Further details can be found in our Terms & Conditions.

Yes, Hosker Haynes can sell all your items. We have a variety of ways to enable your coins to be sold. This can comprise of a ‘live’ or ‘timed’ auction. Both auction styles are available to purchasers world-wide.

If your collection requires a probate valuation, then please get in touch and we can walk you through all the steps.

Yes, we do. Hosker Haynes have consultants that cover coins from all over the world, from ancient to modern.


Buying at auction provides you with the opportunity to enhance your coin collection. You will have the benefit of knowing that the coin(s) have been fully inspected for authenticity and graded appropriately before being sold. For more details please read our information page on pros and cons of auctions.

All bids placed on a live auction, either at the auction venue or through the website*, are charged a buyer’s premium of 20% on the hammer price plus the prevailing VAT rate on the buyer’s premium. For example, if a lot hammers at £100, the cost would be:
£100 hammer
+ £20 buyer’s premium (20% of hammer price)
+ £4 VAT (20% of buyer’s premium)
= £124 Total

*Registration is required to enable bidding, please click here to register.

Bidding can also take place on other media third party platforms, such as the Saleroom and Numisbid. These bids will attract additional costs, so please see their respective terms & conditions for prevailing rates.

Yes, we welcome bids from all over the world. Once you have registered on our website, you can place pre-bids and bid in real time on any live auction. Please be aware of any additional costs when importing goods from the sale of the auction.

Catalogues are available around a month before each auction and are available in PDF or printed. If you would like to receive them, then please email us at info@hoskerhaynes.com and include your postal address if you would like a printed copy.

All lots are available to view online around a month before the auction date. Any additional photographs/videos can be requested at info@hoskerhaynes.com. Prior to any live auction, the coins will be available to view one day before the sale date at the auction venue and collectors who attend the national coin fairs will also have the opportunity to view prior to the sale. Details of where and when will be advertised in the catalogue.

If you are attending the auction in person you can take your items the same day as long as payment has been received. If you are bidding remotely, items will be posted within 5 working days once your invoice has been cleared.

Hosker Haynes do not outsource to a third-party postal service. Postal insurance will be arranged as part of the postage cost and rates will be determined in accordance with the value and weight of the lots with a minimum charge of £10 + VAT if posting within the UK.

Yes, we expect buyers from all over the world. However, please be aware that import rates for goods are down to the buyer’s expense. You should check with your relevant authorities for any additional costs.