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...Gallant gestureThurs, 30 April 2015
Whose medal is it anyway?
This month's cover story regarding the proposed sale of Les Munro's medals, and more importantly the potential for them to leave the shores of New Zealand, has once again put into sharp focus the issue of who owns what and what they are allowed to do with it....
How to be remembered
HOW many of us, I wonder, actually think about why we collect. I know I don’t. I know why I started collecting, I know why I enjoy it and now I realise I collect simply because I can’t not. I could no more stop and leave my collection incomplete than fly in the air,...
Breakfast in America
As this issue of MEDAL NEWS goes to press spring (at least in the UK) has not yet sprung, the heating in the Token Publishing offices is still on and when five o’clock rolls around and the working day is done we go home under leaden skies—in short the summer is far...
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...
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...
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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In this issue:
- The Hotham Hoard
Celtic silver recovered
- Alfred the Great
An inspirational king’s coins examined
- A lasting legacy
Coins the Romans left behind in Egypt