Knightsbridge Coins is a thriving business founded in the mid-1970s by Stephen Fenton.
Coins have appealed to Stephen from a very early age, when he started carefully checking and collecting rare pennies from his mother's small change. From these tiny beginnings, he found himself interested in coins, especially the farthings of Charles II, which became his key interest.
In 1966 Stephen turned his passion into his career and started dealing in coins. From 1968 he worked for Mayfair Coins, running the business from 1970 to 1975. Stephen started his business from his uncle's carpet shop in Knightsbridge, which explains the name Knightsbridge Coins. In 1980 the shop moved to its current home based in the prestigious quarter of St James's in the heart of London, and since then the business has gradually expanded.
In 2004 he opened the auction division St James's Auctions. This rapidly grew into one of the UK’s most reputable auction houses for coins, medallions, tokens, paper money and related objects. In January 2017, St. James’s Auctions began a new venture with Baldwin’s Auctions – a division of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd that, having been founded in 1872, was one of the largest and longest established numismatic dealers and auction houses in the world. It was decided to merge the two names, forming a new auction company called Baldwin’s of St. James’s Auctions Ltd.