Customer Reviews

Here at Silbury Coins we are very proud to have a fantastic reputation which has been built since we were incorporated many years ago. We do our best to please our customers, here you can read what some of them say about us. If you’d like to write us a review please email it to and we will add it to this page.

‘I’m writing to say thank you so much for the Lokris Opuntia coin I purchased yesterday, particularly for your kindness with a nervous purchaser on the telephone. The online purchase was very simple and clear and the coin arrived as promised in this morning’s post.  I am delighted with it and very excited at the prospect of giving it to my grandson as a keepsake for his 18th birthday. Once again, many thanks’.


‘My father was a coin dealer and during a sort out after he died I found an assorted number of coins. Despite having no knowledge of coins and their worth I was able to discover after an internet search that some likely had some value. I decided to visit three coin dealers in order to get an initial impression of the worth of the coins I had. After a cursory examination the first two dealers were quite dismissive and both said that the coins were not worth much and I was left with the impression that they were taking advantage of my lack of knowledge. My meeting with John Philpotts of Silbury Coins was completely different. He took the time to discuss the merits (or not) of each coin and its likely fair value. It was an education in a numastmatists professionalism. He was extremely knowledgeable and took time to explain the various facets in valuing a coin carefully and clearly. I sold my coins to him with a clear feeling that I had been given a very fair price. I cannot recommend John highly enough to anyone looking to sell, or looking to build a collection of coins. 

TM, Guildford


“As longtime collectors, we were delighted to discover Silbury several years ago. Coins and antiquities are incredibly well-documented, and purchasing and shipping have been a breeze. They also have the best photos in the business: detailed, well-lit, high-resolution, and highly-accurate to the item in-hand. It’s rare that we make the effort to review a product or service, but when it comes to Silbury, we felt compelled.”

DM & MM, New York


‘I just received my three coins from the Ropsley Hoard and am so pleased.. The UPS service is amazing and well worth the price. Acquiring your offered coins over the past few years, whether Celtic, Roman, or Anglo-Saxon helps me maintain my British heritage. My interest in the coins is more historical than numismatic, and your company provides a quality service I truly appreciate.’

S A, United States


‘I just wanted to send you an email to thank you for your years of great service to me, and looking forward to many more. I’ve been very happy and impressed with your customer service and great, easy to use website.

Thanks again.’



‘I have made several purchases from Silbury over the years and have never had cause for complain. I would like to register my expense satisfaction with the noble and appreciate the speed of dispatch of the item. Again my thanks and I hope to have further dealings with Silbury in the future’.



‘Just received a Hadrian Denarius from you, thanks, it is nicer in hand than the images online! What a pleasure to receive an item ordered online and to find it nicer in the hand, so often with many dealers it is very much the contrary. Helps me be confident to place more orders with Silbury Coins in the future’ 



‘Silbury Coins has been my favourite discovery of the last year. The coins and artefacts are excellent quality, clearly described and dispatched securely and very quickly. Customer service is terrific too: I’m very new to collecting and had a few questions which the team were happy to answer. In these strange, isolated times, it’s especially exciting to have a connection to the deep past drop through your letterbox – and to imagine the people who made, handled and enjoyed that thing over the centuries.’

C Vardy


“I have been buying Iron Age coins from Silbury since June 2017 and I have built up an amazing collection.  John has offered me great advice on what to collect and he has great connections which allows him too often find unique and rare coins.  His close relationship to John Sills also means he is able to get his comments on the rarer coins he is able to offer to me.”

M Wiltshire


“With 35 years metal detecting, I highly recommend Silbury Coins. Fair and honest communication from initial contact to point of sale, wouldn’t waste my time again going round the block , cheers John hope to do business again in the future ,

If memory serves there’s only one coin dealer I’ve seen with us at the Rallies in the rain and muck , says it all really.

J Conley (Solo Detecting)”


‘I just received a recent order from your good selves.  The coin was of the Roman emperor Commodus and was in fantastic condition.  Service was 100 percent, received in three days of ordering.  The recipient was over the moon.

Thank you Silbury; keep up the good work.’

PW, England


‘I have always found your site and purchases first class. I have bought quite a number of coins from you over the years. Would I recommend your site , without a shadow of doubt.  I continue to keep looking. My very recent Edward 1 Denier I am very happy with. Thank you.’

R Jenkinson

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