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Are you coming to York?

It's July already (how did that happen...?) and that means it's time for the York Coin and Medal fair - taking place on Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th once again at the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse. As ever it's free to get in and has two floors packed with dealers, auctioneers… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 1 July 2016 by Phil Mussell
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Royal Mint

Royal Mint It’s an Experience… EVERY reader of COIN NEWS will have heard of the Royal Mint, indeed I’m fairly sure you’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the country, collector or not, who hasn’t heard of the august organisation—even if they do get them confused with the Bank of England sometimes and… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 23 June 2016 by John Mussell
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The Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada Worthy of note BANKNOTES have been in the news recently–—on both sides of the Atlantic. Not only have there been some excellent sales with some simply stunning prices paid (a unique Palestinian £100 trial piece hammered at £85,000, a Straits Settlement $1,000 hammered at £70,000 and a St Lucia 5… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 by John Mussell
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Royal gift sells at Spink

Royal gift sells at Spink Investing in the future WELL, OK, it’s time to bite the bullet and talk about something we rarely cover in COIN NEWS: the dreaded “I” word, Investment. . . . Already I hear dedicated numismatists across the country, indeed the world, tut-tutting and preparing to close their magazine in disgust at… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 27 April 2016 by John Mussell
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Happy 90th Birthday

Happy 90th Birthday Making new friends OVER the years of writing this “Comment” some subjects have cropped up time and again and, I confess, that there are times when I am concerned that regular readers will get as much of a sense of déjà vu reading this column as I sometimes get writing it. Over the past 30… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 22 March 2016 by John Mussell
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Viking Hoard

Viking Hoard Lost treasures? THIS MONTH Jeremy Cheek’s fascinating article on Treasures from the Royal Collection focuses on some pattern coins that few knew existed. I won’t spoil the surprise here (you can read the article on pages 35–36) but suffice to say the sets of these patterns housed in the Royal… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 23 February 2016 by John Mussell
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Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey OVER THE MOON FOR as long as I can remember, COIN NEWS (and its predecessor COIN & MEDAL NEWS) has, round about the February issue, featured an animal of some kind: a fluffy rabbit, a bemused sheep, a playful dog, a slithering snake, etc., overlaid with pictures of coins from mints across the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 22 January 2016 by John Mussell
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