Martin started collecting coins at the age of 7. Within a year or two, saved up pocket money was used to buy several hammered coins including an Edward IV groat which he purchased in London from B.A. Seaby in 1982.

Martin obtained a degree in electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Birmingham and began his first career in engineering designing silicon chips. During his 15 years as an engineer, he returned to collecting several times before deciding he would like to dedicate more time to his hobby.

In 2010 he started AMR Coins and within six months gave up engineering to concentrate on the coin trade full time. In addition to running AMR Coins, Martin has also had experience leading the coin department for a provincial auctioneer, appeared on television as a coin specialist and is on the council of the British Numismatic Trade Association.

During the past 12 years, Martin has built up an excellent reputation for honesty and fair grading, and has gained an in-depth knowledge of numismatics and the numismatic market.  He a regular attendee at most of the UK coin fairs but on free weekends, likes to spend time with his family and in the garage with his classic cars.