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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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In memory of Abbey

In memory of Abbey As many of you know our friend and colleague Abbey passed away in November following a brave fight against breast cancer. On April 26 of this year, Klara, Abbey's best friend, and another of the Token Team, is running the London Marathon in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign and is keen to raise as… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 10 February 2015 by Phil 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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Special by design

Special by design WITH the announcement that the Mongolian “Crying Wolf” coin has won the Coin Constellation competition (see page 16) and the current voting for Krause Publications’ Coin of the Year (COTY—the winner will be announced in Berlin in February), coin design is very much on our minds at the moment… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 22 December 2014 by John Mussell
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