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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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Ireland's 1,000 years of coinage

Ireland's 1,000 years of coinage COIN NEWS, like most other publications recently, has devoted a great deal of time and column inches to the controversial Bitcoin, and, frankly it is beyond my limitations to fully understand it! However, in a recent on-line edition of MoneyNews.com, I came across a very interesting article written… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 23 June 2014 by John Mussell
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Fake £2 coin!

In recent months the news has been full of stories of fake £1 coins and how to detect them but we haven't, until now, heard of a fake £2 - especially not one as good as the example we found. Weighing in at exactly the same weight as a genuine one, the fake is only detectable through… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 30 May 2014 by Phil Mussell
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