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The London Coin Fair

The next LCF of 2015 takes place on Saturday June 7, and as ever the Token Team will be there! The show, which is held, as always at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury (in Coram Street, just off Russell Square) opens at 9.30am and shuts at 5.00pm but get there in the morning if you want the real bargains!… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 26 May 2015 by Phil 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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The new £1 Coin

The new £1 Coin The reverse design of the new 12-sided £1 coin has been unveiled! Designed by 15 Year Old David Pearce the new look reverse was selected from over 6,000 entries in a public competition. It incorporates four national "plant" symbols of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom, with the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 18 March 2015 by Phil Mussell
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Britannia's back

Britannia's back The Royal Mint today (February 27) announced a return for that beloved icon Britannia to our circulating coinage. A rather fetching design has been unveiled for the 2015 £2 coin which, presumably, will also feature the new effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 27 February 2015 by Phil Mussell
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Lasting Legacy

Lasting Legacy Picture this… YOU’RE probably reading this “Comment” at the end of February 2015 (with our new email magazine even overseas readers get to see COIN NEWS before the end of the month preceding the cover date!), which means you won’t have seen the new effigy of Her Majesty the Queen that is to… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 23 February 2015 by John Mussell
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Year of the Goat

Year of the Goat Defining “worth” THE recent announcement that a hoard of some 5,000-plus Anglo-Saxon pennies had been discovered, just before Christmas, by a metal detectorist in Buckinghamshire was treated rather differently by different factions of the press. Inevitably the tabloids and their on-line… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 27 January 2015 by John Mussell
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