The new £20 is now out there!
With a host of new security features, as found on the Bank of England's website here, Britain's most widely used note becomes polymer today (20/02/2020 - see what they did there?) with "Painter of Light" JMW Turner and his famous work The Fighting Temeraire.
We haven't seen one yet (they don't give out free samples) but we will let you know the moment we do.
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Volume 57, Number 3 / March 2020
Worth a look THE end of January saw one thing dominate the news in the UK—that was, of course, Brexit and, from our point of view, the Brexit 50p. The COIN NEWS team (well Phil anyway) was called on to do numerous radio interviews and asked by various websites and newspapers to give a viewpoint and almost all of them eventually got around to asking the same question “will it be worth anything in the future?” and the answer was always “Yes, 50p”. The simple fact that there are 3 million of these new coins going into circulation in the first weeks following our departure from the EU, and...Find out more Free trial issue
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Volume 58, Number 2 / February 2020
Before they fade THIS month’s “News and Views” features notices that two more veterans of World War II have passed away—the last known member of the Glider Pilot Regiment, Ralph Norbury, and one of the last of the “Few”, the pilots of the Battle of Britain—Maurice Moundson. That these gentlemen have died should come as no surprise—they were both centenarians and even with modern medicine 100 is, in any one’s book, very old indeed. This “comment” is not to mourn their passing, they lived long, and one hopes, happy lives and were, of course, far luckier than many of their comrades who never...Find out more Free trial issue
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Worth a look THE end of January saw one thing dominate the news in the UK—that was, of course, Brexit and, from our point of view, the Brexit 50p. The COIN NEWS team (well Phil anyway) was called on to do numerous radio interviews and asked by various websites and newspapers to give a viewpoint...Read more
It's Dublin Time!
The Token Team (well Phil at least) will once again be attending the Irish International Coin and Medal fair this weekend (February 22-23) at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Anglesea Road Entrance, in Ballsbridge. Dublin 4. We love it in the city and are thoroughly looking forward to visiting...Read more
Today's the day! Yes on 20/02/2020 (see what they did there) the new £20 featuring JMW Turner, the "Painter of Light" and his famous painting " The Fighting Temeraire ". The new polymer note (made of the same material as the Churchill £5 and the Austen £10) has a number of new security features...Read more