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Christmas Opening Times

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's almost upon us once again and, whilst we'd like to be open over Christmas we do feel it only fair to give our staff the odd day off. So we'll be closing at 1.00pm on Thursday December 23 and reopening again at 9.00am on January 4 2011. We'd like to wish all of our customers a very Merry...

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Oh Canada...

/ Phil Mussell

For those of you on that side of the "pond" unable to make it over to this side for the OMRS or Coinex there's always the next Jeffrey Hoare Numismatic and Militaria Sale taking Place on September 18 and 19 at the Ramada Inn 817 Exeter Road, London, Ontario. The sale is something of a...

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Banknote error?

/ Phil Mussell

According to news reports security printers De La Rue, who print banknotes for over 150 countries (including England), have suspended production amidst fears that sub-standard paper has been used. The company has so far refused to confirm whether or not notes using the paper, which "failed to meet...

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No Comment!

/ Phil Mussell

The Editor's "Comment" is one of those features that always seems to stimulate debate - many of you are kind enough to tell us how much you like it, others are kind enough to tell us why you don't - and we value both lots of input believe me. Invariably the subject of the Editor's "Comment" will...

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York sucess

/ Phil Mussell

Lovely to see so many people at the York Coin Show this past weekend - the Friday was absolutely heaving and whilst Saturday was, inevitably, slower it was still an enjoyable weekend! The next show at the Racecourse isn't until January but we're hoping to get up to Eddie Smith's Leeds show before...

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Although we're officially launching the Catalogue this weekend at York, Roger Outing's fantastic new catalogue is available now! Listing as many provincial notes as have ever come on the market this incredible new work is guaranteed to become THE reference work on this fascinating subject. There...

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Who next for notes?

/ Phil Mussell

With the phasing out of the "Elgar" note we now have the situation that the £50, £10 and £5 are from one "series" with the £20 from the next - which must mean that somewhere in the corridors of the Bank of England there is someone whose job it is to draw up a shortlist of those figures who will,...

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Farewell to Elgar

/ Phil Mussell

June 30 was the last day you could officially use the Elgar £20 - it was withdrawn from this date and is now fully replaced by the Adam Smith £20 note issued first in 2007. Personally I feel the loss of one of England's Greats, replaced by a Scot whom few outside the world of Economics had ever...

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500 Euro Ban

/ Phil Mussell

Apparently 90% of 500 Euro notes used in this country (The UK)are used by money launderers - that's according to the BBC who tell us that now Exchange bureaux will no longer be selling the notes over here. I have to be honest and say that whilst I don't necessarily agree that such a high...

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Canada to go plastic

/ Phil Mussell

It has recently been announced that Canada will be the latest nation to introduce the harder wearing polymer notes into circulation. Anyone who has ever holidayed in Australia will be familiar with these almost indestructible notes which last far longer than their "paper" (actually cotton)...

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Elgar £20 to be withdrawn

/ Phil Mussell

It was, of course, inevitable - the Elgar £20 note first introduced in 1999 is to be withdrawn from circulation on June 30 2010. After that date it will cease to have "legal tender" status meaning there will be no obligation on the part of retailers to accept is as payment. Old notes will, of...

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New Look for Jersey's notes

/ Phil Mussell

Jeresy's banknotes are being given a radical new make over - the first re-design in 21 years!   For the full story see here

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Money Laundering

/ Phil Mussell

Well this is different....

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Brazil's new notes

/ Phil Mussell

Brazil's Central Bank has unveiled new banknotes with superior print quality and new security features to prevent counterfeiting. The new bills unveiled Wednesday are in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 reais, Xinhua reported. The new notes have different sizes and notches so that...

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Iranian Banknotes - all change

/ Phil Mussell

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stated that Iran needs to "re-denominate" its banknotes and apparently the Central Bank is looking to cut three zeros from the notes. The rial is the official currency of Iraq and currently there are about 10,000 to one US$ - that looks set to change...

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