Looking on the bright side
SO we voted “out” . . . as we go to press with this issue of COIN NEWS we are experiencing a few of the promised (threatened?) effects of the “leave” vote in the Brexit referendum with the Stock Exchange fluctuating wildly (some companies making a killing,...
One of the highlights of the DNW Auction on July 22nd had to be the Antarctic Polar Medal awarded to Able Seaman Timothy McCarthy, Royal Naval Reserve, one of five men chosen by Shackleton to accompany him in the James Caird during his epic 800 mile open-boat voyage from Elephant Island to South...It's time for OMSATues, 19 July 2016
We're looking forward to seeing all of our old friends "Stateside" at the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) convention on August 11-14 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in, well, downtown Pittsburgh PA. We always enjoy OMSA and have only missed one in 20 years - this year its being...Royal MintThurs, 23 June 2016
It’s an Experience…
EVERY reader of COIN NEWS will have heard of the Royal Mint, indeed I’m fairly sure you’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the country, collector or not, who hasn’t heard of the august organisation—even if they do get them confused with the Bank of England sometimes...
This just in from the Manufacturers of the new General Service Medal 2008
"The new General Service Medal 2008 has gone into production with the initial supply of the medals being undertaken by Worcestershire Medal Service Ltd following a MoD tender process. The medal features on the...
ASK ANYONE, in or out of our hobby, to name a famous battle or action and the usual suspects will come up: Waterloo, the Charge of the Light Brigade, Islandhlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Gallipoli, the First Day of the Somme, Dunkirk, El Alamein, the Normandy Landings—all very familiar but, you will note,...The Spanish ArmadaFri, 27 May 2016
Worthy of note
BANKNOTES have been in the news recently–—on both sides of the Atlantic. Not only have there been some excellent sales with some simply stunning prices paid (a unique Palestinian £100 trial piece hammered at £85,000, a Straits Settlement $1,000 hammered at £70,000 and a St...
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In this issue:
- Benedictions: traditional Jewish blessings on ancient coins
by Marvin Tameanko
- Gibraltar gem
by Jeremy Cheek
- George III shilling—a new variety
by Stephen Silverstein