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Iceni Gold

Iceni Gold Time to act THIS little hobby of ours generally runs itself and does so pretty smoothly. Every now and then there is the odd hiccup: a forgery scare, a spike in certain prices, a fall in others, but the market, the dealers and collectors react accordingly and soon things are back to normal again.… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 1 September 2015 by John Mussell
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Coin News wins - again!

The prestigious Numismatic Literary Guild award for World Numismatic Magazine - Best Issue - has been won by COIN NEWS, again! Thrilled to be announced as the winners at last year’s competition, to receive this important literary award for the second year running is a real feather in the Editorial… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 26 August 2015 by Carol
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Honouring an empress

Honouring an empress EURO SCEPTIC BY the time you read this the world will know whether the Greek Government have succeeded in their aims to renegotiate the terms of their bailout or whether their creditors have stood firm, leaving Greece in essence bankrupt and on the verge of leaving the Euro. If the former has… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 23 July 2015 by John Mussell
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Irish Gold

Irish Gold The peoples’ choice? THE recent announcement that the Bank of England (BoE) wants the public to consider the subject for the next £20 note (they did stipulate that they would prefer someone from the art world but other than that the brief is pretty free) comes hot on the heels of the announcement… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 22 June 2015 by John Mussell
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Penny Black Coin

Penny Black Coin The start of something new THIS month’s cover story is all about the 25th anniversary of the world’s first “coloured” coin—Pobjoy Mint’s innovation to celebrate 150 years of the Penny Black stamp. This won the coveted Coin of the Year (COTY) award in 1992 for “Best Crown” and “Most Innovative… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 8 June 2015 by John Mussell
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Exceptional gold

Exceptional gold How to be remembered HOW many of us, I wonder, actually think about why we collect. I know I don’t. I know why I started collecting, I know why I enjoy it and now I realise I collect simply because I can’t not. I could no more stop and leave my collection incomplete than fly in the air, so it has… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 27 April 2015 by John Mussell
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New look for our coinage

New look for our coinage On the Face of it Well it’s here!— the new portrait of Her Majesty the Queen that will grace the UK’s coinage for the foreseeable future. This, the fifth and most probably final portrait of Her Majesty (well she is 88 and the last portrait was unveiled 17 years ago so another is unlikely, not… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 23 March 2015 by John Mussell
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