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November 2012's News

Valour in Afghanistan

Valour in Afghanistan Backwards and forwards THE joint December/January issue of MEDAL NEWS is always a good opportunity for reflection and forward thinking—those of you who know your Roman mythology will remember that the month of January is named after the two-faced god Janus who was the god of beginnings and… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 29 November 2012 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Medal News

Coins of the Civil War

Coins of the Civil War A different perspective IT seems that my last month’s “Comment” has been met with a reasonable amount of approval amongst the numismatic societies of the UK and beyond. I know of at least three societies planning some kind of valuation day/fair and the Numismatic Society of Ireland, which adopted… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 22 November 2012 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Coin News

George Medals Awarded

The men who tackled a gunman who had fired shots on board a nuclear submarine, killing a RN Lt Commander, were each awarded the George Medal for their Bravery at Buckingham Palace today (November 21). In April last year Able Seaman Ryan Donovan fired an assault rifle aboard HMS Astute, killing Lt… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 21 November 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

The Standard Catalogue of Provincial Banknotes of England and Wales - ON CD

The Standard Catalogue of Provincial Banknotes of England and Wales - ON CD This amazing, prize winning, catalogue, complete with hundreds of full colour illustrations of the notes themselves is THE definitive work on English and Welsh Provincial notes and is an absolute must for all banknote collectors. Unfortunately it sold out in book form almost a year ago - however… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 21 November 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, Coin News, General News

Victoria Cross for Australia awarded

Corporal Daniel Keighran has become the third Australian Soldier to be awarded the Country's highest military honour - the Victoria Cross for Australia, Corporal Keighran of the Royal Australian Regiment was decorated with the VC following operation in Afghanistan when a joint Australian-Afghan… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 2 November 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Hot shots in Gibraltar

Hot shots in Gibraltar Decision time RECENT press stories have once again brought the issue of both the Arctic Convoys and foreign medals given to British Servicemen to the fore. The latest fuel added to these long burning fires has come from the Russians who, earlier this year, announced their desire to award… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 1 November 2012 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Medal News

A Fair weekend

The Token Team are out in force this weekend with John and Carol at the London Coin Fair on November 3 at the Bloomsbury Hotel for all things numismatic and Phil attending the Aldershot show on November 4. The London Coin Fair at the Holiday Inn is an event not to be missed for any serious… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 1 November 2012 by Carol
Posted in: Banknote News, Coin News, General News, Medal News

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