1955 Sixpence

British coins and the largest online forum

NOTE THAT AS OF JUNE 2023 it is no longer possible to create an account. This is due to being bombarded with huge amounts of spambot accounts that were very fake, but actually used real email addresses from innocent 3rd parties. If you'd like to create an account/buy something, please email me. The forum user registration is not affected by this change.

Predecimal.com - is just me, specialising in the sale and purchase of British coins from about 1660 onwards, offering a basic range of collectors' accessories and free knowledge on this interesting and fulfilling field.

This website also contains the biggest British Coin forum in the world, with over 140,000 posts it's quite possibly the largest British numismatic reference of any kind. It's searchable, free and everyone is welcome.

This website is run by Christopher Henry Perkins - Professional numismatist, former broadcaster, author of "Collectors' Coins GB" (for pre-decimal coins), and of "Collectors' Coins - Decimal Issues of the UK", co-author of a number of other books. Please see Coin Publications.com for more details on my range of books.

​Collectors of current British (decimal) coins should visit my checkyourchange.co.uk website for comprehensive information on decimal coins and links the the current best selling coin book in the UK and my Check Your Change app.

As of 2019: Most orders are and have always been sent from Germany. For 2019 the German Post office have made some quite big changes including doing away with the inexpensive up-to-50g letter option, which was very handy for small orders of 1-3 coins. For that reason I've had to put the minimum postage price up to £3.40, which covers orders with weights up to 500g.  

The predecimal.com range of coin collecting accessories was drastically reduced in 2017. Read more...


  • 1881S US Dollar PCGS MS63
    High grade with stunning prooflike lustre, certified and sealed in a PCGS 'slab'.Postage price includes signed for postage.
  • 1886 US Dollar PCGS MS63
    High grade full lustre bar some natural dark toned spots on the reverse, certified and sealed in a P...
  • 1879 US Dollar PCGS MS61
    High grade full lustre, marks on Liberty's face have obviously led to PCGS not grading it higher.Postage price includes signed for postage.
  • Penny 1854 EF
    Chocolate tone, very nice sheen with a dark area on the Queen and some other darker patches on the obverse. Attractive, virtually no wear.