The name Coincraft rings globally as a traditional family store with a Dickensian vibe. Founded in 1955 by Richard Lobel, the company has been running for over half a century. Coincraft is a haven for devoted collectors and dealers where they can peruse distinctive coins, ancient coins, banknotes, medallions, antiquities and books. Coincraft’s dedication to its selling craft is admirable for those who revel in similarly old-fashioned taste. For Richard Lobel and his wife Claire — who is herself well known as a banknote expert — their notion is that they still believe ‘helping our collectors is paramount’. If you are visiting the British Museum on London’s Great Russell Street, Coincraft can be found directly opposite.