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 QueenVictoria 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...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...
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 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