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Coins on trial

Coins on trial Buyer Beware THERE is an interesting piece by Glen Stephens in this month’s Philatelic Exporter (I know, stamps, I’m sorry, . . . ) regarding a certain well known on-line auction house and scammers/forgers. We won’t go as far as naming the auction house as presumably Mr Stephens has proof of his… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 29 March 2017 by John Mussell
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Stop Thief

Stolen in a burglary in Willand, Devon on Wednesday March15, a group comprising the UN Kosovo medal, Iraq Medal 2003 (with clasp), Afghanistan Service Medal, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the army Long Service and Good Conduct medal. Named to 25063097 Tpr/LCPL Collingwood RAC 2RTR/SCOTS DG.… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 22 March 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Railways VC Heroes

Railways VC Heroes It’s an honour, or should be FOR most of us the antics of a tattooed soccer player with an odd sartorial style and a penchant for strange haircuts would be of little interest, but the recently-leaked emails from David Beckham to his publicist that appeared plastered across various websites and… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 27 February 2017 by John Mussell
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Stop Thief

Stolen in a Burglary on Christmas Day 2016 from Chilvers Cotton Vicarage in Nuneaton (I mean come on who burgles a Vicarage on Christmas Day? Really? Shame on you) RAF Long Service and Good Conduct to 8129120J Fg Offr F Seldon. Any Info dial 101 with Crime reference 23N5/4689ZU/16 Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 24 February 2017 by Phil Mussell
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The New One Pound

The New One Pound Twelve sides to the story FOR the first time since 1997 the United Kingdom has a brand new coin—admittedly the denomination is a familiar one so it could be argued that this is just a redesign rather than anything as radical as the £2 or the 20p were, but whilst that is strictly true I think we… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 22 February 2017 by John Mussell
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Malta Police

Malta Police The personal touch IT IS with sadness that we hear of the passing of Phil Burman (see “News and Views”, page 6) one of the “Old Guard” of the medal hobby—a familiar face to those of us who have attended medal shows in the past few decades and a true gentleman in the best possible sense of the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 2 February 2017 by John Mussell
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Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster China syndrome WHILST this is, of course, the February issue of COIN NEWS most of you will receive it in January and so may I wish you a very Happy New Year! I accept that as you’re likely to be reading this “Comment” at the end of January such a sentiment may be a littleworn but fortunately the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 24 January 2017 by John Mussell
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