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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.


Meet the Team


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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Tom Pelc

Investment Consultant

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Tom is a habitual collector. During his three-decade career in investment banking and hedge funds he has led a parallel life as a qualified silversmith and antiques dealer in London’s Portobello Road, Camden Passage and Grays. Bringing together his financial expertise with a deep knowledge of coins and the world of collecting, he’s a bridge between The Coin Cabinet’s diversified and portfolio investors, and classical numismatists. Equally comfortable discussing investment strategies and macroeconomics with a fund manager as a themed series of rare date sovereigns, his investment narrative is built on a view that gold remains undervalued as a real asset and store of wealth that offers diversification in uncertain times. It might be a well-established narrative, but a long view of history continues to inform his decision-making in today’s world of fiat money and cryptocurrencies — and he’s looking for the the opportunities presented by future possibilities, not just short-term probabilities.

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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.


Joe Hazell

Ancient Coin Specialist

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Joe Hazell is a knowledgeable and dedicated professional with a profound passion for ancient history and the visual arts. With a diverse background in the arts and education, he brings a wealth of expertise to his current position as the Ancient Coin Specialist, having joined the team in June 2023. In this role, Joe is responsible for providing expert assistance to clients in the valuation and sale of their ancient coins and diligently cataloguing incoming consignments. Additionally, he is entrusted with 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.


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.


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


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Miraskar Mirakhmedov is an accomplished Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator 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.

He have a solid experience in co-founding start-up and track record for operational management and strategy. 

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