Baird & Co Hatton Garden will be closed on the following dates:

Monday 25th and Friday 29th September 2023. 

Please note, the Bairdmint website is offline while we carry out essential maintenance.

Please call the Baird sales desk on 0207 474 1000 to make a purchase.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



Baird & Co. was established as a firm by the late Tony Baird dealing in numismatic Gold coins of the world moving towards volume dealing in bullion gold as government restrictions eased in the 1970s. Krugerrands were first minted and issued in 1967 and Tony Baird was the first to trade them in the UK.


The business was actively 'making a market' quoting, buying and selling prices for banks, stockbrokers, coin dealers, retail and wholesale jewellers and other volume traders in bullion Gold coins, as well as for private clients, becoming one of the UK's leading trading houses of the period.


Baird & Co. becomes the first private contributor to the Reuter Monitor System, giving price indications on a range of bullion coins to banks and dealing rooms world-wide for more than twenty one years on the page code BACO. The latest Internet technology now makes this information available to private investors as well as wholesalers and trade clients through the Baird & Co. web site www.bairdmint.com


The company had progressed into precious metal refining and processing producing a range of carated alloys suitable for the jewellery industry as well as toll refining for clients. The manufacture of precious metal engineered products followed by natural progression and client demand.


Due to the expansion of the company’s scrap trading activities Baird & Co opened a branch in the Hatton Garden district, where over the counter cash trade is still carried out today. Many of the company's products, including a range of Gold coins and small bars, are also available exclusively to the trade at this branch.



The company moved to much larger premises allowing the enlargement of the fabricated products facility and the development of improved and increased refining capacity.


Baird & Co. launches an e-commerce Internet website initially selling bullion coins and investment bars online and supplying private and industry clients with the daily London bullion fixing prices. The website, now www.bairdmint.com, developed further in 2001 becoming an innovative platform on which Baird's engineered bullion products are quoted for sale on line direct to clients.


In September of this year, the company was accepted as a member of the London Bullion Market Association, acknowledging our position as the leading supplier of investment Gold products to private clients in the UK.


The opening of a Glasgow sales office where a comprehensive selection of bullion products, tools and other workshop materials can be obtained.


The company moves to a new 30,000 sq. ft. high security unit in east London – a move which allowed further development of the refinery and manufacturing facilities.


The year the company opened a successful bullion sales office in Singapore, increasing the International activities of Baird & Co. Ltd.



Having worked closely with The Royal Mint for many years this year saw Baird & Co. become The Mint’s Official Partner.



Will see the completion of a refurbished headquarters building in Hatton Garden where you will also find trade and retail counter sales and scrap purchasing.


The Future

With a policy of investment and continual personal development, young members of staff are learning the business first hand from colleagues with a depth of skill and knowledge which is difficult to find elsewhere, assuring a sound beginning to another 50 years in the bullion trade.

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