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May 2012's News

Counterfeit coin ring smashed

What is thought to be the biggest discovery ever of fake coins in the UK has resulted in three men being charged. Some four million blanks and £107,000 of finished coins were discovered in raids in Essex, Herts and North London. For more details see the BBC website Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Stop Thief

The Quay Antiques Centre in Topsham, Exeter, was broken into on May 1. The audacious thieves braved the alarms in a swift operation which targeted the only three stands featuring gold. Unfortunately in addition to two jewellery dealers, local coin dealer Glenn Ogden was one whose stock was taken,… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 9 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Medal review

The Prime Minister has announced an independent review of the rules and principles governing the awarding of military campaign medals. According to the MOD's own website the following are areas of particular interest: Awards being considered after a period of five years has elapsed after a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 9 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Missing from New Zealand

Many will recall the recent conviction of Keith Davies following extensive thefts of medals from New Zealand's National Army Museum in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Many of the medals stolen have been recovered, however many haven't and the Museum has now posted a list of those still missing. They… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 3 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
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