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. From 2017 until early 2021 St James’s Auctions formed a joint venture with A H Baldwin’s & Son’s trading as Baldwin’s of St James’s. As of May 2021 the partnership was dissolved and St James’s Auctions has returned to its original status.