News & Blog

Stay up to date with the latest coin, banknote & medal news plus the Token Publishing Blog.

News & Blog

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

Rorke's Drift medals on sale

/ Karen Needs

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The personal touch I SHALL apologise to regular readers in advance as I am about to go off on my semi-annual rant/plea regarding medal fairs and medal shows! I am writing this “comment” two weeks before the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) Convention but I already know what it will...

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Field Find

/ Karen Needs

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All’s fair… IN “News and Views” this month there is a story about a D-Day Anniversary €50 coin struck at the Monnaie de Paris on June 6 and launched at the Pegasus Memorial Museum in conjunction with Samlerhuset. Striking coins “on the day” of an anniversary and having lavish launches for them...

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Hoard reveals its secrets

/ Karen Needs

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D-Day

/ Karen Needs

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Look to the future, acknowledge the past IT was my intention to write this month about D-Day and the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord; whilst this magazine goes on sale before the anniversary itself, it is safe to assume that on June 6, across Normandy and beyond, hundreds of thousands of...

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200th Anniversary

/ Phil Mussell

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Cashless or less cash? Following the recent “will we or won’t we . . .” interest in the proposed demise of our lowest coin denominations and the ever-growing call by the vociferous few for the banishment of all kinds of cash transactions, we have invited our regular columnist DR KERRY RODGERS to...

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Auction Battle

/ Karen Needs

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A homeless pair LIKE many of you, I suspect, I have “alerts” set up on my computer so that I’m told when there are mentions on-line about areas of interest to me and also, through a couple of specialist services, when items of interest come up for auction. Through Invaluable-alerts.com and...

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A British Rarity

/ Alyson Thomas

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One of a kind BACK in February the COIN NEWS team attended the Irish International Show in Dublin and had the privilege to handle (carefully of course) the unique 1952 penny pictured on this month’s front cover and which is now due to come up for auction at Baldwin’s of St James’s on June 12....

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Medals to Women

/ Karen Needs

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Always a story FORMER curator of the Lord Ashcroft collection, Michael Naxton, one of the people who has handled more Victoria Crosses than you or I could ever dream of, has submitted a very interesting letter for publication this month on the subject of the Victoria Cross featured in the...

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Rule Britannia

/ Karen Needs

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Market forces IN THIS month’s magazine we include an interview with Richard Lobel of Coincraft. The interview was originally supposed to concentrate on Richard’s 60+ years in business, however, as is often the case with these things, the topic strayed a little onto to subject of the secondary...

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Courage under fire

/ Karen Needs

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Still in the wilderness IT has been over a year since I reluctantly bid farewell to my collection of medals to chaplains and men of the cloth. Financial necessity was the only reason behind the sale: a desire to secure the building in which Token Publishing Ltd now resides (for the next 991...

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A new World record

/ Karen Needs

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Thinking bigger AS many of you will know we also publish a magazine, and a variety of books, on medals (the decoration type as opposed to the medallion type) and we often sum up the difference between coins and medals as, essentially, one being more about the object (the die varieties, the...

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