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New Medal Record!Thurs, 3 July 2014

The only Victoria Cross awarded for the Tibet Campaign has sold for a record £408,000 (including 20% premium) at Morton & Eden in London. It will shortly go on display at the Ashcroft Trust Gallery at the Imperial War Museum.
The VC was awarded to Lieutenant (later Colonel) John...

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New look BritanniaWed, 2 July 2014

The Royal Mint have unveiled a new look for their gold and silver bullion "Britannia" series - a series that now includes a 1/40th of an ounce coin! More in COIN NEWS August!

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Ivor BushThurs, 26 June 2014

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of one of the hobby's stalwarts. Ivor was a regular face at many a show over the years (he loved Britannia) but failing health has meant that he hasn't been around much recently and today we learned that he passed away on June 11. Our...

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Gold for Her MajestyThurs, 26 June 2014

Her Majesty The Queen has personally received a gold medallion which bears the image of a Strelitzia flower named after Nelson Mandela, called Mandela's Gold.
The South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) and its retail division, The Scoin Shop, which hold the...

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Stop Thief!Mon, 23 June 2014

Stolen June 17 from Louis Bannon's shop in the Royal Arcade, Cardiff, an Edward Medal (Mines) to Evan Owens. This bronze medal had been gilded therefore has a gold appearance. Any information to Louis Bannon 07968 855288 or 02920221528.

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Ireland's 1,000 years of coinageMon, 23 June 2014

COIN NEWS, like most other publications recently, has devoted a great deal of time and column inches to the controversial Bitcoin, and, frankly it is beyond my limitations to fully understand it! However, in a recent on-line edition of, I came across a very interesting article written...

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Stop ThiefThurs, 19 June 2014

Stolen in a burglary at Rolvenden Layne, Kent, in mid-June - two frames of family medals, comprising:
A full-size group of three awarded to Colonel Robert Atkins, Indian Army, in a glazed frame:
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-59, no clasp
Afghanistan Medal 1878-80,...

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Latest Medal News Issue:Canine Courage Click here to find out more
Issue #387 / June, 2014

In this issue:

  • The man behind the medal
    A veteran of the Indian Mutiny
  • Help for a hero
    Blinded on the battlefield
  • Black sheep and rotten apples
    Cases of letting the side down