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March 2010's News

Russian Honours

According to this story the Russians have once again honoured those who took part in the Arctic Convoys that kept Russia functioning despite the Nazi threat. Such honours have become a bone of contention in recent years with the medals awarded on the 40th anniversary being given the "official" seal… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 25 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Some luck....

Captain Wayne Owers, who has diffused a record 93 bombs in Afghanistan and has been awarded the QGM says that he only has only survived through "sheer luck" for the full Story see the Telegraph website here Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 25 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Britannia - another success!

If you were one of teh hundreds who turned up for the Britanna Show on Sunday March 21st we'd like to extend our thanks for helping to make the show another great success. The dealers all seemed happy, the collectors all seemed happy and the Token Team - well we were happy to - if a little… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 25 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Harrogate and our new book launch!

Don't forget the Harrogate show -taking place on Friday 26 - Saturday 27 March at the Old Swan Hotel in the beautiful Yorkshire Spa town of Harrogate. The Token Team (well Phil anyway) are driving all the way up from Devon and we'll be launching our latest book - The East India Company and it's… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 25 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Flying the Flag

Flying the Flag An unfair dig? AN interesting story broke in early March that had coin collectors and metal detectorists all of a lather. A Ludlow woman, Kate Harding, became the first person successfully prosecuted under the Treasure Act 1996 for failing to report a find. She was given a three month conditional… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 19 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

Two George Crosses Awarded

We knew that there might be one coming but apparently two George Crosses are to be awarded for Gallantry in Afghanistan - both to bomb disposal experts. A Postumous award goes, as expected, to Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid who was killed in October 2009 whilst the other award is being made to Staff… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 18 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Two more for Britannia

We've just added Andrew Litherland and "Scotmint" to the list of dealer's who are "stalling out" at Britanni athis Sunday - not sure where we'll put them but I'm sure they can go somewhere. Don't forget - Victory Services Club, this Sunday (March 21st) 9.30am - 2.00pm - don't miss out! Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 17 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Stratford Upon Avon

Don't forget the first Stratford show of the year - it's on tomorrow at the Leisure centre in Stratford (in the town centre) and is always a good event - as always we'll be there - hope you will too! 9.30 am for preview 10.30 am for the "standard" entry Read more or leave comments Posted on Sat, 13 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Canine Hero

Canine Hero All that glisters . . . THE recent award of the PDSA’s Dickin Medal, the “Animal VC”, to the bomb search dog Treo serves as a timely reminder that our hobby isn’t always about the more obvious campaign and gallantry medals. The Dickin Medal itself is of course a gallantry award, given to animals… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 10 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

New Medal for holocaust survivors

According to news reports a new medal honouring "ordinary Britons" who helped save Jews from the Holocaust has been presented to two men (with 26 posthumous awards) by Gordon Brown. We'll try to find more about this story in the next few days - in the mean time the BBC report can be found here but… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 9 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Canada to go plastic

It has recently been announced that Canada will be the latest nation to introduce the harder wearing polymer notes into circulation. Anyone who has ever holidayed in Australia will be familiar with these almost indestructible notes which last far longer than their "paper" (actually cotton)… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 8 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, General News

Elgar £20 to be withdrawn

It was, of course, inevitable - the Elgar £20 note first introduced in 1999 is to be withdrawn from circulation on June 30 2010. After that date it will cease to have "legal tender" status meaning there will be no obligation on the part of retailers to accept is as payment. Old notes will, of… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 8 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, General News

When is a coin not a coin...? When it's treasure of course

The story of the Ludlow woman who took a "coin" into her local museum, was told it was of historical significance and that she should hand it in but didn't - incurring the wrath of the Coroner and a subsequent criminal record has split the numismatic world. Were the authorities just being… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 4 March 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Timely Auction

Timeline Auctions very first catalogue has arrived on the Editor's desk and very impressive it is too! This beautifully put together catalogue for their coins and antiquities sale on March 19 arrived too late for inclusion in the March issue of Coin News but it warrants a mention here. For… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 1 March 2010 by Carol
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