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January 2009's News

Bromley this Sunday!

For those of you in the South East why not come along to the Civic Hall, Bromley this Sunday from 9.30am for the first Medal Fair there this year? We'll be there with our new book - "Inside Mafeking" as well as all the old favourites...! Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 29 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Police Medal Review

Following the recent campaign by Warwickshire Police Officer Ken Fowler, which has won wide spread support across all parties, the Home Office announced on 21/01/09 that a review will be conducted into the award criteria of the Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal. As recently as 12/01/09… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 26 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Scottish banknotes move south...?

A new bid has been launched to force English retailers to take Scottish Banknotes in the same way they do bank of England ones! Apparently no English retailer is obliged to take a Scottish note as they are not backed by the force of Law - Bank of England ones are. This new bid, by Shadow Scottish… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 21 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Thanks a trillion

Zimbabwe, already the producer of the biggest denomination banknotes in history is going one better - with the printing of a one hundred trillion dollar note! Last year the Zimbabwe Government lopped ten zeroes off of the currency in an attempt to make the banknotes more realistic but with… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 20 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Australian VC Awarded

The first Australian VC (as opposed to a VC awarded to an Australian) has been awarded to Trooper Mark Donaldson of the Special Air Service. Details are as follows ON THE AWARDING OF THE VICTORIA CROSS TO TROOPER MARK GREGOR… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 20 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Rule Britannia!

It was with great sadness that we attended the last Britannia show at the Victory Services Club in November - Fred and Jeannie had done so much to help the hobby over the years that to see them retire was a great shame. Such a shame that we felt we had to do something - so we have!! As of 2009… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 20 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Design a coin for 2012

Design a coin for 2012 The Royal Mint has just launched their latest initiative and this one looks like it could well prove very popular indeed! The idea is that the public are to design 29 new reverses for the 50p piece - these coins will then be issued, one a month starting in March next year. the "general" public have… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 14 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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All the Ys...York and Yate

As well as the York Medal and Coin Fair on this Friday and Saturday (January 16 and 17) at York Racecourse Medal News (well Phil anyway) will be at the Yate (Bristol) Medal Fair on Sunday January 18 . It's the nearest show to us and is one we always try and attend - even if it comes straight… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 14 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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A quarter sovereign!

Back in 1853 two pattern quarter sovereigns were produced - the coin was never generally issued though and those patterns are the only quarter sovereigns we've ever had - until now that is! In February the Royal mint will issue just 10,000 quarter sovereigns - depicting the classic Pistrucci… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 2 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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