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York? Already?

Well not quite - but it won't be long before the second of the year's two York Coin and Medal fairs is upon us. This summer's event takes place on July 17 & 18 - again at the Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse. Ever popular amongst dealers and collectors alike it is one not to miss - get those dates… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 26 June 2015 by Phil 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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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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