About Predecimal

Predecimal.com was founded and is run by me, Chris Perkins. I originally started a coin website in 1999 when I noticed the lack of British coins available online. The poorly designed few websites that did offer coins had very little stock and often with no pictures. From a collector's perpective I got annoyed with these sites and set about designing my own site at weekends and after work during the day (I used to work in London, for IT company www.bromcom.com). In fact, one of the first guises of the current site was created on my work laptop while I was sitting in a launderette in Sidcup!

I wanted to appeal to the masses, I want everyone to be able to enjoy coin collecting without the off-putting stuffiness that is found in a lot of very old fashioned numismatic circles. For that reason, the prices are as low as possible, the jargon is usually explained to the best of my ability and there really is something for every budget.

After the odd name change over the years and the addition of lots of content, my coin site evolved into predecimal.com and I must admit I am quite proud of what it became. Nowadays (20+ years later in 2022) I tend to concentrate on coin books and the Check Your Change app. Coin Publications can be found here: www.coinpublications.com and the Check Your Change book and app are here: www.checkyourchange.co.uk

Secretly I do still much prefer predecimal coins over modern ones, but financially it makes more sense to offer services relating to modern coins, as there are simply more collectors of them.  

If there is anything that you want to comment on relating to predecimal.com or even just general coin collecting, please do visit the Contact page and drop me a line.