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New look for our coinageMon, 23 March 2015

On the Face of it

Well it’s here!— the new portrait of Her Majesty the Queen that will grace the UK’s coinage for the foreseeable future. This, the fifth and most probably final portrait of Her Majesty (well she is 88 and the last portrait was unveiled 17 years ago so another is...

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The new £1 CoinWed, 18 March 2015

The reverse design of the new 12-sided £1 coin has been unveiled!
Designed by 15 Year Old David Pearce the new look reverse was selected from over 6,000 entries in a public competition. It incorporates four national "plant" symbols of the constituent countries of the United...

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Britannia's backFri, 27 February 2015

The Royal Mint today (February 27) announced a return for that beloved icon Britannia to our circulating coinage. A rather fetching design has been unveiled for the 2015 £2 coin which, presumably, will also feature the new effigy of Her Majesty the Queen

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Victoria Cross AwardedThurs, 26 February 2015

L/Cpl Joshua Leakey of the Parachute Regiment has been awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during a raid on a Taliban stronghold in Helmand province in August 2013 where he twice helped a wounded US Marine Corps captain. He is the third member of the British Forces to receive...

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Victory on the PeninsularWed, 25 February 2015

Medals won’t be worn

The recent announcement that Prime Minister David Cameron was keen to institute a medal for those who have helped in West Africa combatting the spread of Ebola has met with mixed reactions. On the one hand there is no doubt that those who volunteered to put their...

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Lasting LegacyMon, 23 February 2015

Picture this…

YOU’RE probably reading this “Comment” at the end of February 2015 (with our new email magazine even overseas readers get to see COIN NEWS before the end of the month preceding the cover date!), which means you won’t have seen the new effigy of Her Majesty the Queen that...

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In memory of AbbeyTues, 10 February 2015

As many of you know our friend and colleague Abbey passed away in November following a brave fight against breast cancer. On April 26 of this year, Klara,  Abbey's best friend, and another of the Token Team, is running the London Marathon in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign and is keen...

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The reverse design of the new 12-sided £1 coin has been unveiled!

Designed by 15 Year Old David Pearce the new look reverse was selected from over 6,000 entries in a public competition. It incorporates four national "plant" symbols of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom, with the English Rose, Welsh Leek, Scottish thistle and Northern Irish Shamrock all emerging from a Royal coronet. Whilst undoubtedly a modern design it is obviously deeply rooted in the designs of the past - we rather like it!

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Coin News

Latest Coin News Issue:New look for our coinage Click here to find out more
Issue #408 / April, 2015

In this issue:

  • New coinage portrait
    The new effigy revealed
  • Israel’s largest hoard of gold coins
    Divers discover hidden treasure
  • The coins and notes of WWI—Part VI
    Gallipoli remembered

Medal News

Latest Medal News Issue:Victory on the Peninsular Click here to find out more
Issue #407 / March, 2015

In this issue:

  • Pandora’s box re-opened
    A Pacific adventure in Victoria’s navy, with a full crew list
  • Ciudad Rodrigo, a fortress for an earldom
    A bitter fight for the Peninsular city
  • Last survivors of Waterloo
    An impostor in the ranks of the venerated photograph