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Christmas Crackers

Christmas Crackers Premium rate number RECENTLY the Antiques Trade Gazette (ATG) carried a story about Christie’s the auctioneers and their plans for the vendor’s premium at their sales. Apparently the intention is to add a 2 per cent “success fee” on items that reach or exceed the top estimate. Let me just run that… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 24 November 2014 by John Mussell
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US Rarity

US Rarity The personal touch IT IS with great sadness that we learn of the death of Frank Milward, one of the “old guard” of dealers that we have known for as long as Token Publishing has been running COIN NEWS. A true “Gentleman”, Frank will be very much missed in the trade as of course are the others we… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 30 October 2014 by John Mussell
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Offa

Offa A lesson to be learned? ONE of the most notable things about the recent American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money (ANA) in Rosemont, Chicago, was the queues that greeted dealers every day when we turned up at 8am, a good hour and a half before the doors were due to open to the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 22 September 2014 by John Mussell
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One Man's passion

One Man's passion Bigger than you think COIN NEWS has just been to the American Numismatic Association’s “World Fair of Money” (ANA) for the second year in succession. The show, in the cavernous Donald E. Stephens convention centre in Rosemont, a suburb of Chicago was, as I mentioned last year, so unlike any… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 26 August 2014 by John Mussell
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Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia A silver (or gold) lining THE Royal Mint has recently unveiled a rather classy new look for their gold and silver “Britannia” issues this year with a standing, almost wistful looking figure on the reverse—a far cry from the recent warrior queen bestride a chariot or the windswept Britannia… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 28 July 2014 by John Mussell
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New look Britannia

New look Britannia The Royal Mint have unveiled a new look for their gold and silver bullion "Britannia" series - a series that now includes a 1/40th of an ounce coin! More in COIN NEWS August! Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 2 July 2014 by Phil Mussell
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Gold for Her Majesty

Her Majesty The Queen has personally received a gold medallion which bears the image of a Strelitzia flower named after Nelson Mandela, called Mandela's Gold. The South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) and its retail division, The Scoin Shop, which hold the exclusive rights to market the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 26 June 2014 by Phil Mussell
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