THE NEW YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!
The 2020 Yearbooks are available now - the 2020 MEDAL YEARBOOK was launched at the OMRS in Nottingham on September 14 and the COIN YEARBOOK 2020 was launched at COINEX in London on September 27.
Pre Orders of the MEDAL YEARBOOK have all been sent out so you should have yours now and the COIN YEARBOOK, which sold out at COINEX, is being despatched this week!
Also BRAND NEW is the second edition of the acclaimed Spend it? Save it? That was launched at the Birmingham (Midland) Coin Fair on September 8 and is available in WH SMITH and ASDA NOW! Click here to order yours!
Features include: numismatic news; a "what's on" section that lets collectors know about fairs, societies, auctions etc.; an "ancients" section; "market scene" - where you can find out what has been happening in the sale rooms; information on tokens; numismatic book reviews; a banknote section and a directory that allows readers to see what lists the main dealers are offering that month.
Volume 56, Number 10 / October 2019
Two types of people THE recent unveiling of the Chew Valley Hoard of Norman Conquest era pennies at the British Museum seems to have caught the imagination of the public, or at least the press (see our own story on pages 38–40). Most newspapers, serious news websites and news programmes have covered the story recently (COIN NEWS’ own Phil was supposed to be on Sky TV discussing it but Boris Johnson’s speech ran long, or something, so viewers were spared that ordeal) but almost universally the subject was not about how important the coins were but rather how much they were worth. Experts...Find out more Free trial issue
The worlds' only independent magazine devoted to medals and battles. Published 10 times per year, the magazine features articles, news, auction reports and the world renowned Medal Tracker service, invaluable when searching for lost medals and trying to re-unite broken groups. This service, like the classified advertising, is free to subscribers. Also included is the "what's on" section that lets collectors know about fairs, societies, auctions etc.
Volume 57, Number 9 / October 2019
Well what do you know? MEDAL collecting is different from coin collecting in one very important way. Whilst the subjects of both hobbies are (generally) little circular metal disks, often made at the same place, there is one crucial difference. A coin is collected, is appreciated for itself, its aesthetic appeal, its rarity and whilst those things may indeed be relevant in our hobby we all know that the majority of us collect not medals but the men behind them. The disk is the tangible record of the man, his service, his deeds and whilst condition and eye appeal may well be a factor when...Find out more Free trial issue
Heavy feet at the Royal Mint
Piedforts (a french term literally meaning"heavy foot") are double thickness coins usually used as presentation pieces. In recent years these hefty coins have proved popular amongst collectors and now the Royal Mint has announced that their two "50 Years of the 50p" sets (one Military based and...Read more
Mintage Figures for 2018
When we went to press with the second edition of Spend it? Save it? the latest mintage figures for the 2018 coins weren't available - well now they are and they make for some interesting reading... Of particular note are the numbers for the highly collected 50p coins which shows NO shield back...Read more
Following on from the success of the first Gruffalo coin launched earlier this year, and to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Julia Donaldson's enduring children's classic, the Royal Mint is launching a second Gruffalo 50p coin, this time featuring the lovable beast meeting Mouse in the forest...Read more