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Coin News: Rule Britannia

Latest Coin News Issue:
Rule Britannia
Issue #389 / August, 2014

In this issue:

  • Minerva
    The owl goddess
  • 1,000 years of Irish coinage
    Crowns and harps 1460–1601
  • Leopold the Hogmouth—Part II
    A prolific issuer of coins examined
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Coin News Headlines

Rule BritanniaMon, 28 July 2014
A silver (or gold) lining

THE Royal Mint has recently unveiled a rather classy new look for their gold and silver “Britannia” issues this year with a standing, almost wistful looking figure on the reverse—a far cry from the recent warrior queen bestride a chariot or the windswept...
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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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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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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 MoneyNews.com, I came across a very interesting article written...
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Fake £2 coin!Fri, 30 May 2014
In recent months the news has been full of stories of fake £1 coins and how to detect them but we haven't, until now, heard of a fake £2 - especially not one as good as the example we found.
Weighing in at exactly the same weight as a genuine one, the fake is only detectable...
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