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Banknote News

Plastic fantastic

/ Phil Mussell

It seems that the much talked about polymer ("plastic") notes for Britain are to be a reality in just two years. according to the BBC the Bank of England (BofE) intends to introduce them as early as 2016. The official BofE press release of December 18 2013 States "The Bank of England is today...

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Compliments of the Season

/ Phil Mussell

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We'd like to wish all of our readers and customers the very best for Christmas 2013 and a very happy New Year 2014. We are closing the office on Friday December 20 at 1.00pm and reopening on Monday January 6 2013 at 9.00am. Our first show of the year is the NYINC in New York on January 9-12 at the...

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the 213/14 edition of our collectors choice catalogue - detailing all of our products - is a available now. For your copy simply call 01404 44166 or email sales@tokenpublishing.com . Alternatively you can download a pdf version from our homepage!

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Heading North

/ Phil Mussell

We'll be heading up the M5/M42/A42/M1 (yes it's a long way) again on Sunday (October 26) to  attend Eddie Smith's "Leeds" show at the Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield, just off junction 39 of the M1 Eddie's show has gone from strength to strength in recent years and we always like to support it if we...

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Ploughman £10 at Whyte's

/ Phil Mussell

Dublin Auctioneers Whyte's, see a good price (14,000 Euros) for the rare Knox signed Northern Bank £10 "Ploughman" the rarest of the series

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Plastic notes?

/ Phil Mussell

It seems that the Bank of England is one step closer to issuing "plastic (polymer) banknotes. Already in use elsewhere (notably Australia) the polymer notes have their advantages but are we really ready for the change? For more details check out the BBC or the Official Bank of England Press...

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Jane Austen on the £10

/ Phil Mussell

We'll never really know whether this was planned all along or a knee jerk reaction to the recent furore over Elizabeth Fry being replaced on the fiver but whatever the reason it appears that Jane Austen is officially to appear on the £10... see the BBC for further details

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It's nearly York time!

/ Phil Mussell

I can't quite believe it but the York Coin and Medal fair is almost upon us once again Next Friday and Saturday will see the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse play host to a large number of dealers all of whom are guaranteed to carry some fantastic stock! The fair starts at 11.00am on Friday...

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Tweet Tweet!

/ Phil Mussell

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We're officially on Twitter - you can follow us on @coinsandmedals Keep abreast of all numismatic and medal news, find out where we'll be (and real time updates on what the show is like) learn about our new books, what's coming up in the magazine and much, much more! We can't promise you wit...

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We won't get it for a while but when we do the new £5 note will bear the face of Sir Winston Churchill - arguably one of the finest, and most recognisable of all Britons. The new note, which won't grace our purses, wallets or ATMs until 2016, will feature the face of "Winnie" taken from a...

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