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The Bloomsbury Coin Fair is a hugely popular event that is held 8 times a year in central London. With a highly affordable entry charge of only £2.00, it is a great place to visit and connect with the world of numismatists. It is a veritable treasure trove for those with a passion for collecting. They can not only see great coins first hand at the fair, but also connect with experienced collectors. There is plenty of advice available about coin investments and of course, the opportunity to browse catalogues and participate in auctions during the day. The Bloomsbury fair usually has around 40 dealers present and the owners of the event are John Philpotts and Sophie Dickenson, who are also responsible for running the show.
The fair is held regularly at the Bloomsbury Hotel, situated at 16-22, Great Russell Street in central London. Tottenham Court Road is the nearest tube station for visitors arriving via public transport. The hotel is a short walk away from the station. For those driving in, parking is available in a multi-storey car park down Great Russell Street or in the Bloomsbury Square car park.
Timings of entry are 9:30 AM to 2 PM. Exhibitors can also book tables to display their wares and do need to inform the organisers well in advance in order to ensure that a table will be available. Table prices range from £130 for a table 6 ft. long up to £250 for a 12-foot table. The fair covers many interesting periods in coin history. Visitors can find Tudor coins, Norman and Anglo Saxon coins and even coins that date back to Roman times and the Iron Age. A list of regular exhibitors can be found here.
There are many exhibitions across the world where collectors congregate to find out more about coins and gain knowledge about numismatics and investing. Of course, the Bloomsbury Coin Fair is one of the popular ones in the UK to attend.
However, expert knowledge is always helpful before you dash off with your hard earned money to a coin fair to make investments. You need to have deep knowledge about the subject before you put your money on it and this does not come easy.
The good news is that our experts at Physical Gold are always at your service to give you valuable advice, help you build your collection and even procure specific coins that you may want for your collection. Call us on 020 7060 9992 to talk to one of our experts who can help you learn more about numismatics and make the right investment decisions.
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Daniel Fisher formed physical Gold in 2008, after working in the financial industry for 20 years. He spent much of that time working within the new issue fixed income business at a top tier US bank. In this role, he traded a large book of fixed income securities, raised capital for some of the largest government, financial, and corporate institutions in the world and advised the leading global institutional investors. Daniel is CeFA registered and is a member of the Institute of Financial Planning.