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Canadian Coin SuccessTues, 15 April 2014

The recent Heritage Auction, held in conjunction with the CICF in Chicago saw some strong prices being paid across the board - of particular note was the Newfoundland 1865 $2 trial piece that fetched a stunning US$102,000. Take a look at the story here. Apparently the coin is already up...

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Gurkha Officer in ShanghaiThurs, 27 March 2014

An age-old problem

THIS month’s “Letters to the Editor” page contains a number of opinions regarding Robert Chalke’s experience with the Surrey Regimental Museum (see MEDAL NEWS March 2014)—in general the consensus of opinion amongst those writing, and of those to whom we have spoken,...

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Spotlight on Queen AnneMon, 24 March 2014

Research always pays

I DO realise that I have “commented” on the Royal Mint and its coins a number of times in recent months and for those of you who do not collect new issues I apologise—I will endeavour to steer clear of 21st Century coins in May. This month, however, I feel the latest...

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A new £1 coinTues, 18 March 2014

It has just been announced that the UK is to have a new £1 coin! the 12 sided bimetallic coin will be introduced in 2017 to try to combat counterfeiting. We will of course have more details, and more pictures, as we get them. The BBC has its own take on the story on its website.
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Britannia Mules?Tues, 4 March 2014

An interesting article from our friend Jeff Starck over at Coin World on Britannia errors
We'll look into this and let you know more when we find out!
*update* apparently these do exist - Jeff was in contact with Llantrisant and they confirmed the existence of the mules.
The official...

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There's gold in them there hills...Wed, 26 February 2014

Ever wished you could just stumble across a fortune whilst out walking? Well apparently it happens - at least according to the BBC. Whilst we at COIN NEWS are very happy for them we can't help but feel just a little envious...

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For ValourWed, 26 February 2014

Helping to stop global warming

AS we get closer to the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I so the chattering classes seem to be in full flow, dissecting the conflict, and its causes in, it seems, an attempt to prove just how futile the whole things was. Well no kidding! I...

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Coin News

Latest Coin News Issue:Spotlight on Queen Anne Click here to find out more
Issue #382 / April, 2014

In this issue:

  • Memorials of World War I
    The “War to end all Wars” commemorated
  • Gerald Hoberman
    A pioneering coin photographer
  • Spotlight on Queen Anne
    Varieties from Scotland examined

Medal News

Latest Medal News Issue:Gurkha Officer in Shanghai Click here to find out more
Issue #383 / April, 2014

In this issue:

  • Black betrayed
    Faithful service unrewarded
  • A picture is worth ...
    An image of a Crimean War veteran sparks research
  • Two Gurkha officers—Part I
    A varied career explored