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Meet The Coin Cabinet team

Exceptional client service is integral to everything we do. We are driven by a passion for coins, and offering collectors and investors the best trading platform in the industry. Let’s introduce you to The Coin Cabinet.

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Meet the Team

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Andreas Afeldt

Founder and Managing Director

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Andreas has been buying and selling coins for most of his life. When he was five his grandfather gave him a bucket of silver bullion coins to trade, an early lesson in entrepreneurship. Today, the same principles applied in his early collecting remain at the heart of The Coin Cabinet approach — a focus on rarity, historical appeal and quality. Launched in 2014, the idea for The Coin Cabinet came from a frustration with the high cost of market access for coin traders, particularly the complex fees charged by traditional auction houses and dealers. He also wants to demystify trading with an accessible auction platform and transparent pricing. A passion for numismatics complements his fascination with history, and the conviction that remarkable events of the past illuminate current and future trends. Ultimately he’s a believer in gold — as a real asset hedge against currency fluctuations, volatility and political instability — a lesson implicit in his grandfather’s gift, an artefact from a time when coins had intrinsic value.

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Louis Davern

British Auction Manager

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Louis Davern is the British Auction Manager at The Coin Cabinet, bringing a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to the world of numismatics. Since joining the company in August 2021, Louis has been at the forefront of auction management, overseeing various aspects of the auction process.

His journey began with a bachelor's degree in History at Royal Holloway, where he developed a profound interest in Medieval History, particularly Late Rome, Byzantium, and early Islam. Transitioning from his studies, Louis ventured into the advertising industry, working as a media buyer and planner for clients in the telecoms, utilities, and gaming sectors.

Amidst the challenges posed by the pandemic, Louis decided to redirect his career path, pursuing a master's degree in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at the University of Oxford, culminating in his graduation in 2021. During his time at Oxford, Louis discovered a passion for Medieval economics and numismatics, sparking a desire to contribute to the vibrant world of coin auctions.

Louis's role as an auction manager allows him to seamlessly blend his analytical skills honed in advertising with his historical expertise. His commitment to ensuring smooth auction processes and an engaging numismatic experience defines his pivotal position at The Coin Cabinet.

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Joe Hazell

Head of Ancient Numismatics

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Joe Hazell is a dedicated and informed professional with a deep-rooted passion for ancient history and the visual arts. With a diverse background spanning the arts and education, he currently serves as the Head of Ancient Numismatics at The Coin Cabinet, having commenced his journey with the team as the Ancient Coin Specialist in June 2023. In this pivotal role, Joe offers expert guidance to clients seeking to value and sell their ancient coins, while also spearheading the expansion of the ancient coin business within the company, drawing upon his invaluable expertise and experience to help cement The Coin Cabinet’s prominence within this specialised domain.

Prior to joining the company, Joe was employed as an Auction Cataloguer and then Numismatist at Roma Numismatics in London, where he cultivated his expertise in ancient coins and deepened his understanding of their historical significance. This invaluable experience allowed him to handle a diverse array of ancient coins, developing a keen eye for their authenticity, scarcity, artistic value, and market worth.

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Gil Southwood

Head of Media and Strategy

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Gil Southwood is The Coin Cabinet’s Head of Media and Strategy, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in top-to-bottom numismatic photography, auction production and strategy. As The Coin Cabinet’s lead for all things media and content, he brings a keen eye for detail and fresh ideas for producing and publicising high quality auctions.

Having produced images of well over 100,000 coins as a freelance photographer across 70 separate auctions within the UK and Europe, he is renowned as one of the industry’s finest photographers, and reinforces The Coin Cabinet’s status as the premiere auction house for ancient and modern coins in the UK.

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Svetlana Egorova

Client and Operations Manager

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Svetlana Egorova is a dedicated and accomplished Client and Operations Manager at the Coin Cabinet. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for excellence, Svetlana has built an impressive career in the fields of fine art logistics and numismatics. Svetlana plays a pivotal role in liaising with clients for post-sale inquiries and efficiently organising shipments for both modern and ancient coins.

Fluent in English, German, Spanish, and her native language Russian, Svetlana possesses strong language skills that complement her diverse professional portfolio.

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Tim Langley

Auction Administrator

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Tim Langley is a dedicated professional with over 5 years of experience in the auction industry. Tim has a strong work ethic and a profound passion for history and numismatics, Tim currently holds the position of Auction Administrator at The Coin Cabinet.

In this multifaceted role, he ensures seamless operations within strict deadlines, demonstrating a commitment to excellence in the management of auction processes.

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Miraskar Mirakhmedov

Business Support - Consultant

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Miraskar Mirakhmedov is an accomplished Business Support Consultant with a solid background in operations management and executive support. His extensive experience, exceptional organizational skills, and strong communication abilities make him an invaluable asset to The Coin Cabinet Ltd as they continue to excel in their industry. Miraskar is dedicated to ensuring the company's success and is well-prepared to take on the challenges of managing operations in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

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Csongor Kovács

Head of IT

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Csongor Kovács serves as the Head of IT at The Coin Cabinet, where he plays a crucial role in overseeing the company's technological infrastructure and ensuring the seamless operation of its online auction platform. With a strong background in IT management and system optimization, Csongor is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of the company’s digital assets. He implements IT solutions to simplify auction processes, and support the company's growth objectives. Csongor’s expertise in integrating advanced technologies and his proactive approach to IT management make him an invaluable asset to The Coin Cabinet team.

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