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.

Celebrating four generations of Royalty

/ Phil Mussell

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Out with the old—but quickly THE big news this month is, of course, the scrapping of the old “paper” £10 note. The note, featuring Charles Darwin, was introduced in November 2000 and is being replaced by the new Polymer Jane Austen note introduced just last September and those of you who care...

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New Beatrix Potter Coins

/ Phil Mussell

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The Royal Mint has announced a new selection of Beatrix Potter Coins with the new Peter Rabbit design being launched today. Other designs include Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and a mouse from the Tailor of Gloucester. There will be both circulating coins to be found in change and special coloured...

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Heading North

/ Phil Mussell

After an absence of far too long (nearly three years!) we will be returning to Eddie Smith's Wakefield coin show at the weekend (Sunday February 25) held, as ever, at the Cedar Court Hotel, just off junction 39 of the M1! If there's something specific you'd like us to bring along please call...

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March madness

/ Phil Mussell

There's a lot on in March for the Token Team For Coins and Medals we are at the Midland Coin Fair (don't be fooled there are medals there too) on March 11 and for the purist medal collectors there is the Britannia Medal Fair on March 18 and the Stratford Upon Avon Medal Fair on March 25 - more...

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From Waterloo to Walmer Castle

/ Alyson Thomas

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Backwards facing THIS month’s News and Views features the story of Chips, the husky-crossbreed awarded the latest Dickin Medal by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). The “Animal VC” (yes we know it’s not actuallythe same as a Victoria Cross but it is the highest award for gallantry...

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Year of the Dog

/ Alyson Thomas

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When is a coin not a coin? OK, let’s put this to bed once and for all—COIN NEWS will not be covering Bitcoin in any depth . . . these days it is one of the questions that seems to be on everybody’s lips when I mention coins—they immediately ask whether I know anything about cryptocurrency. I’ve...

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen from a home in West Norwood early in the New Year: Diamond Jubilee Medal and Afghanistan Medal named to LT RP Fielden RA Crime ref: 1238372/17 Information to the Metropolitan Police Brixton via 101 or the MEDAL NEWS office

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Una and the Lion

/ Karen Needs

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Thinking ahead SINCE last month’s Editorial “Comment” I have received a number of (not for publication) letters and emails explaining the reason why you, the readers, collect coins and I was quite surprised at how many of you admit to collecting as some kind of investment. You see coins both as...

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Recognition for Bravery

/ Alyson Thomas

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Looking ahead AFTER much fevered speculation (OK, it wasn’t that fevered but questions were being asked) the Orders and Medals Research Society (OMRS) have announced that the 2018 Convention will take place in the East Midlands City of Nottingham. Convention moved out of London in 2016 and has...

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Coins for Christmas

/ Alyson Thomas

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Just because AT A RECENT local social gathering I was asked, as one often is, what my interests were —when I replied “coin collecting” I expected one of three usual responses: either the glazed-over eyes accompanied by the fixed smile, a “that’s interesting” and a quick subject change; the “oh,...

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