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OMSA Anyone...?Sun, 5 July 2015

Once again we're looking forward to our annual "OMSA Pilgrimage" - this year's show is being held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Crown Plaza Ravinia, Dunwoody - a tried and tested venue - we went there in 2000 and 2005. Can you believe that was ten years ago...?
The event is early this...

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July Medal NewsSat, 27 June 2015

Don't forget the last issue of MEDAL NEWS was a JOINT One (June/July) so there's no separate issue this month (the same goes in January we have a joint December/January issue). I'm afraid it's the only way we can ever get the YEARBOOKS done (we're working on the 2016 editions of them now) so...

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York? Already?Fri, 26 June 2015

Well not quite - but it won't be long before the second of the year's two York Coin and Medal fairs is upon us. This summer's event takes place on July 17 & 18 - again at the Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse. Ever popular amongst dealers and collectors alike it is one not to miss - get those...

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Irish GoldMon, 22 June 2015

The peoples’ choice?

THE recent announcement that the Bank of England (BoE) wants the public to consider the subject for the next £20 note (they did stipulate that they would prefer someone from the art world but other than that the brief is pretty free) comes hot on the heels of the...

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Penny Black CoinMon, 8 June 2015

The start of something new

THIS month’s cover story is all about the 25th anniversary of the world’s first “coloured” coin—Pobjoy Mint’s innovation to celebrate 150 years of the Penny Black stamp. This won the coveted Coin of the Year (COTY) award in 1992 for “Best Crown” and “Most...

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Remembering WaterlooMon, 1 June 2015

Striking a balance

A few years ago we had a back-log of articles waiting to go in MEDAL NEWS: a backlog of some 18 months. Unfortunately a number of these were of the “Uncle Bill got a trio” type which, whilst usually very well written, had a limited appeal to the wider audience. After...

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Diana BirchMon, 11 May 2015

It was with great sadness that we learn of the death of Diana Birch on Wednesday May 6 following a long battle with cancer. Diana was a true "stalwart" of the medal hobby and was well known to many of us both through her own company, Savannah Publications, and also as one of the...

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Latest Coin News Issue:Irish Gold Click here to find out more
Issue #415 / July, 2015

In this issue:

  • Magna Carta
    800th anniversary commemorated
  • The truth behind the legend error—Part II
    Gold issues from the 18th century on
  • Sir Robert Johnson
    A decisive Deputy Master of the Mint

Medal News

Latest Medal News Issue:Remembering Waterloo Click here to find out more
Issue #414 / June, 2015

In this issue:

  • “A really good soldier”
    A veteran of the Crimea
  • For extraordinary bravery
    The London Fire Brigade Silver Medals
  • D-Day betrayed?
    Agent Cicero and the “Double Cross system”