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Yate? Not for us - but you can still go!

Because we are at the York Coin and Medal Fair on Friday January 19 and Saturday January 20 we can't quite get to Yate on Sunday 21st but just because we aren't there doesn't mean you can't go! The show starts at 9.30am and even though we can't make it we are pretty sure there will be a fine… Read more or leave comments Posted on Sun, 14 January 2018 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Time for York

Our first UK show of 2018 (we'll be in New York early January) is "Old" York when we once again visit the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse for the Stamp and Coin Fair (there are medals too!) on Friday January 19 - Saturday January 20. The York show is definitely one of our favourites and there's… Read more or leave comments Posted on Sun, 24 December 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Una and the Lion

Una and the Lion Thinking ahead SINCE last month’s Editorial “Comment” I have received a number of (not for publication) letters and emails explaining the reason why you, the readers, collect coins and I was quite surprised at how many of you admit to collecting as some kind of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 a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 22 December 2017 by John Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

Recognition for Bravery

Recognition for Bravery 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… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 5 December 2017 by John Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Coins for Christmas

Coins for Christmas 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, I… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 5 December 2017 by John Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

Embassy Siege

Embassy Siege Who gets what? ONE of the big medal-related stories this past month has been the decision to introduce a new Operational Service Medal (OSM) for Operation Shader (service in Iraq and Syria against IS/Daesh/ISIS/ISIL) as announced by Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon (see “News &… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 31 October 2017 by John Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Iron Age Hoard

Iron Age Hoard Facing reality THE MOST recent offerings from the Royal Mint—a series of coins with two different designs celebrating the Platinum Wedding of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip (see page 29)—have caused something of a stir in numismatic circles. Now the fact that they have a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 31 October 2017 by John Mussell
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