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It's almost York timeFri, 24 June 2016

It's nearly July and that means it's almost York time! The York Coin and Medal fair is nearly upon us, taking place on Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th once again at the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse.

The show one of the most popular events around amongst dealers and...

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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...

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GSM 2008Thurs, 16 June 2016

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...

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Remembering 1916Thurs, 2 June 2016

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,...

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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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Lost in the postThurs, 5 May 2016

From Lockdales auction:

Lot 789 WW2 Casualty group to 5127225 Pte John Ronald Hayward (Haywood) 1/7th Bn R. Warwickshire Regt. Killed 18/7/1944. Buried Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel. Lived Bedworth Nr Nuneaton. Lot includes named Casualty medal slip, named box of issue,...

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Women on notes across the borderFri, 29 April 2016

Whilst the choice of Turner on the new Bank of England £20 note inevitably has the critics crying foul about how few women their are on English notes they can have no such argument in Scotland where, for the first time in the Royal Bank of Scotland's history women will make an appearance and will...

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Latest Coin News Issue:Royal Mint Click here to find out more
Issue #440 / July, 2016

In this issue:

  • The Royal Mint Experience
    by John Andrew
  • Successes of Elizabeth I: The Gold Medal of 1602
    by Jeremy Cheek
  • How King Sam came back from the dead
    by Chris Rudd

Medal News

Latest Medal News Issue:Remembering 1916 Click here to find out more
Issue #439 / June, 2016

In this issue:

  • King George’s Austrian Rifleman
    Portrait of Peninsular veteran
  • Symbolism of the Interallied Victory Medal
    Background to the image
  • A tragic mistake
    Loss of Llandovery Castle