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Banknote News

Christmas Opening times

/ Phil Mussell

The office is now closed until Thursday January 3rd - we'd like to wish all of our readers and customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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Christmas Opening times

/ Phil Mussell

We're "breaking up" on Friday December 21st and won't be back in the office until Thursday January 3rd 2008. We'll do our best to fulfill all orders before then but please bear in mind if you haven't received your books before we shut the office for Christmas we really can't do anything about it...

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Christmas delivery

/ Phil Mussell

We're doing our best to get all orders out before Christmas, obviously there are no guarantees (the post seems to be all over the place at the moment) but if you order before Wednesday 19th you should get your books/magazines before the big day (UK Only). If y9ou need something urgently we are...

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You can win £200 by telling us - in 500 words - why you became a collector! It's that easy.... We're looking for something that grabs our attention, something interesting - so get writing - you have until January 31 2008 Send your entries in to the COIN NEWS ofice or email ...

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A controversial design

/ Phil Mussell

It seems that South Korea's decision to use the image of a 16th Century symbol of motherhood on one of its banknotes has caused something of a rumpus! Shin Saimgdang, regarded by many as a "maternal icon" will appear on the new 50,000 won note due out in 2009 but it seems that the feminist lobby...

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Essay Competition – win £200! Thanks once again to the generosity of COIN NEWS reader Geoff Simms we are able to offer readers the chance to win £200 with the Token Publishing essay competition! The last competition we ran was for junior collectors and whilst we did have a good response the...

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Coinex

/ Phil Mussell

Are you coming? It's on this weekend (Friday and Saturday) at Earl's Court - we'll be there and hope to see you too!

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New "Pick"

/ Phil Mussell

The latest (13th) edition of the World Paper Money (modern issues 1961 -date) is available now - be sure to order your copy in our on line store!!

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Shillings at Bloomsbury

/ Phil Mussell

Bloomsbury Auctioneers have a fanstastic hammered & milled shilling collection coming up in their 30 May sale, from Philip & Mary to George III, around 100 lots of superb Shillings including early milled Charles II, James II and William III with lustre...formed over 20-40 years ago by a now-retired...

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The FIFTH edition of the sell-out BANKNOTE YEARBOOK is available now A full revision process has been undertaken to ensure that once again this work is the DEFINITIVE guide to English, Scottish, Northern Irish and Island notes - it will be the only book you need and well worth waiting for we can...

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New £20 unveiled

/ Phil Mussell

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Today (March 13th) sees the release of the new £20, replacing, in due course, the Elgar notes first put into circulation eight years ago. The new note, featuring Scottish economist Adam Smith has a host of new security features - including a holographic security strip - and boasts a more modern,...

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Are you going to Harrogate?

/ Phil Mussell

What used to be Coinex North is now being run, very capably, by Simon Monks. The show, held in the "Garden wing" of the Old Swan Hotel in the Beautiful spa town of Harrogate, wasn't on last year but it's back in 2007 and promises to be very well attended with some major dealers making the trip...

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If you are then come along to the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Ballsbridge and say hello to us at the Irish International Coin Show. Maybe you don't know much about coins, banknotes or medals and want to learn a little more? Well that's fine, some along to our table, pick up a free sample of COIN...

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If you are then come along to the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Ballsbridge and say hello to us at the Irish International Coin Show. Maybe you don't know much about coins, banknotes or medals and want to learn a little more? Well that's fine, some along to our table, pick up a free sample of COIN...

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The new Standard Catalogue of World Banknotes (General issues) is imminent! This new edition is a must for all serious banknote collectors with ALL BANKNOTES up until 1960 LISTED AND PRICED. It once again retails at just £50 plus £8 p&p and will available from the COIN NEWS - BOOKS section of...

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Bonhams follow Spink

/ Phil Mussell

After moves by Spink last week to increase their buyer's premium on all lots up to £2,000 Bonhams have announced that they are to follow suit with an increase in their premium to 20% on all lots up to £250,000 (in effect most coin and all banknote and medal lots). The company's premium is currently...

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Spink to raise premium

/ Phil Mussell

In a bold move Spink are to raise their Buyer’s Premium from a flat 15% to 20% on the first £2000 pounds of the hammer price and 15% on the remaining balance. The new rates will take effect from March 15th 2007. Olivier Stocker, CEO of Spink comments “This marginal increase in the Buyer’s Premium...

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New Year Sale

/ Phil Mussell

Have a look at our website shop and you'll see there are quite a few bargains to be had - check it out today for a host of post free offers! Just click on books under the "shop" title on the left hand side of this page and you'll go straight there!

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London Coin Fair

/ Phil Mussell

The Token team will be "up in town" again soon to attend the next London Coin Fair at the Bloomsbury Holiday Inn (off Coram Street) on Saturday February 10 We will, of course, have stocks of Coin News as well as our Yearbooks, the Krause and Pick catalogues and a host of other titles for the...

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Happy New Year

/ Phil Mussell

We'd like to wish all of our readers, advertisers and customers a very happy and Prosperous 2007!

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