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News & Blog

All the latest news and views plus the Token Publishing Blog.

New portrait revealed!

/ Phil Mussell

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The Royal Mint has today unveiled the official coin effigy of His Majesty King Charles III. The first coins to bear The King’s portrait are a special £5 Crown and 50 pence commemorating the life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The King’s effigy has been created by British...

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Come to Cardiff

/ Phil Mussell

The Token Team will be at Cardiff City Hall CF10 3ND this Saturday (October 1) with our BRAND NEW COIN YEARBOOK 2023. Starting at 10.00 am - see you there!

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Tokens for pleasure

/ Phil Mussell

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On Display A RECENT trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to research an article for our sister publication MEDAL NEWS saw me visiting not only Nelson’s Flagship HMS Victory (sadly not quite as splendid as she was when I last went to Portsmouth, she’s currently undergoing repairs and is under...

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RIP Your Majesty

/ Phil Mussell

Very little we can say here. We'll publish full tributes to to Her Majesty in both magazines in due course. All we'll say now is RIP ma'am. And thank you. 

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Turning Point

/ Phil Mussell

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Heading north FOLLOWING the editorial in last month’s MEDAL NEWS about the Orders & Medals Research Society (OMRS) Convention and our decision not to attend (mainly because of an unfortunate clash with Coinex), a number of readers have come forward to comment on the event—some favourable, some...

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Faces of Kings

/ Karen Needs

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Perfectly encapsulated? THANK you to all who have sent in your comments regarding this “Editorial”; so far we seem to have a 50/50 split on whether it’s to be two columns or remain as one, so we’ll keep checking the post bag for the deciding votes! As to topics that I haven’t yet covered, well...

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Magnificent Modern Miniatures

/ Karen Needs

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Not this year PRE-REGISTRATION for the Orders & Medals Research Society (OMRS) annual Convention closes later this month (see NEWS & VIEWS, page 6) and whilst you can still book your place after the cut-off date (or indeed “pay on the day”) it will cost you an extra fiver, so it’s worth getting...

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Coins of four empires

/ Karen Needs

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Comments welcome WRITING this “Editorial Comment” isn’t always easy. Firstly there’s the issue of finding a decent story upon which to comment—it can’t just be a piece of news, we have a place for that, it has to be something worthy of talking about further. Once that topic has been found there...

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The many faces of Britannia

/ Phil Mussell

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The search is on THIS coming month we launch our latest edition of Spend it? Save It?, your guide to the coins in your pocket. This will be the third edition of the book that covers only UK decimal coins (we have left in the old half pence coins and the “round pounds” because we appreciate...

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Stratford Date change!

/ Phil Mussell

Due to a hitherto unforeseen date clash Mark Carter's next Stratford Upon Avon Medal Show, originally planned for Sunday October 23, will now take place a week later on Sunday, October 30 - make sure you change your diaries!

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World Record

/ Karen Needs

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An annual appeal SOMEHOW, and I’m not quite sure how, we are in June (well we will be by the time you read this) and that means we have to start thinking about the Medal Yearbook 2023. It will be the 29th Medal Yearbook hat Token Publishing Ltd will have produced and I don’t mind admitting I’m...

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A Glorious reign

/ Karen Needs

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Long to reign over us THIS month sees the official celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. The actual jubilee date was more properly in February this year, the month when the young Princess Elizabeth learned, in 1952, that her father George VI had passed away and...

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Bravery unrewarded

/ Karen Needs

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Highlighting an issue RECENTLY a reader got in touch asking why we hadn’t reported anything about Spink’s E-Auction back in January in our Auction Highlights section. Conscious of the fact that the company was holding another such sale in April (as well as their live auction on April 27) the...

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The Tudors

/ Karen Needs

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Interesting times AS WE go to press we hear that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has “ordered” (the press’s word, not mine) to create a non-fungible token (NFT) to be issued in the summer. Now some of you will remember me mentioning NFTs back in March when the NFT of a Henry III gold...

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Macleans War

/ Phil Mussell

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Connecting Up FOLLOWING my announcement in February that my official “new theme” was medals to recipients from Exeter (specifically “my side” of Exeter, north of the river), I was rather chuffed to find that a number of you had actually read this “Comment” and, not only that, but you had...

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A record error - a correction

/ Phil Mussell

The most recent MEDAL NEWS features the splendid 1891 Thobal VC group which we state is a "British Auction Record" but, of course, it isn't! It's a record for an army VC but not a record overall.  Apologies must go to Morton & Eden who actually hold the record having sold the "Q ship" VC DSO**...

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Banknote Yearbook 11th edition

/ Phil Mussell

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It's here! The 11th edition of the Banknote Yearbook -is with us now.   To order your copy, just click here for details

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen during a burglary in Hertfordshire recently:   Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers’ Renter Warden’s Badge Inscribed on reverse ‘ ‘Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers’ and ‘Renter Warden’ on a shield Waterloo medal issued to John Hamilton of the First Regiment...

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