Did you hear that we're opening a new coin shop in Royal Wootton Bassett?
The news has just hit the papers and we're getting a lot of questions about our brand new retail space.
Here is everything we can share so far about our new headquarters, due to open in summer 2023.
Who are The Britannia Coin Company?
The Britannia Coin Company offers a wide range of modern and historic coins to discerning collectors around the world. We were founded in 2019 and we've quickly built a reputation for fair prices, great customer service and top-notch coinage.
Most of our customers buy through our website but we also have a small retail space in our hometown.
The Britannia Coin Company is part of Gold-Traders UK: the UK's only Trading Standards-approved precious metals buyer. The company also operates Old Bank Antiques, a centre for small collectables, and RWB Auctions, due to open in late 2023.
Where is The Britannia Coin Company based?
The Britannia Coin Company is based in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. If you recognise the name it's probably because you remember how the local community honoured those soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 'Royal' in the name was granted in 2011 to recognise this.
Right now, were located inside a grand old building at 143 High Street, sharing space with Old Bank Antiques. If you've visited us you'll know that we can only display a small portion of our product range. This has been a challenge because we know lots of our customers want to view items in person before they buy.
We're hoping that our new larger space, located just across the road, will become a destination for numismatists looking to buy and sell collectable coins. We are also keen to show off some of our high-end, premium Royal Mint coins and numismatic rarities in a secure environment.
What's your new address?
The Britannia Coin Company's new address will be 29 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AE.
This historic building used to be a branch of Lloyds Bank that sadly closed its doors in 2022.
It's grade II listed and packed with period features. There's lots of space for display cabinets, private meeting rooms and even a bureau de change. Staff offices and studio space - earmarked for our content team to film YouTube and TikTok videos - will occupy the upper floors.
Why is Lloyds not becoming a banking hub?
The building at 29 High Street was identified as a possible location for a local banking hub.
However, the lack of disabled access and limited ground floor space meant that it would not be suitable.
Negotiations are ongoing to set up a banking hub elsewhere on the High Street, meaning Royal Wootton Bassett residents will be able to access banking services in town.
Are you a shop or an auction house?
The Britannia Coin Company is the numismatic retail arm of Gold-Traders but we've got close ties with our sister company, RWB Auctions.
The RWB Auctions team are in the middle of a £1.8 million redevelopment project, creating a two-room auction space, complete with an art gallery and a bistro, as well as 14 jobs. Locals will remember the auction house site as the old Co-Op building on Royal Wootton Bassett's High Street.
RWB Auctions will host numismatic sales that you can consign to, but you'll still be able to buy and sell directly to The Britannia Coin Company.
When will the new shop open?
We don't have a launch date yet but we're hoping to open the doors to our new address in late summer 2023.
In the meantime, we have quite a bit of renovation work to do.
Over the coming months, we will be sharing plans and progress pics on The Britannia Coin Company's social media channels. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for behind-the-scenes details ahead of the grand opening.
Can I work for you?
We will be recruiting for a small number of retail and specialist positions soon.
You can find all current Britannia Coin Company openings on our dedicated careers page. We also post adverts for vacancies on social media.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Britannia Coin Company will soon be moving to a new location at 29 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. The coin company is currently based across the road, inside Old Bank Antiques.
The Britannia Coin Company has a showroom in the market town of Royal Wootton Bassett that coin enthusiasts can visit without an appointment. The business will soon be moving to a new, larger premises, also on Wootton Bassett's picturesque High Street.