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Banknote News

Missing Cash

/ Phil Mussell

So apparently the Bank of England has "lost track" of £50bn of banknotes - the press spin on this seems to be that it's all in the hands of crime lords and drug traffickers. Is this really the case or is it just the latest in the "drip drip" of anti-cash stories designed to hasten the demise of...

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Clydesdale Bank on the way out?

/ Phil Mussell

Another nail in the coffin for cash it seems - the Clydesdale Bank brand is being consigned to history and its notes are about to become scarcer according to the BBC. Interesting that they put his story under the umbrella of "Coronavirus Pandemic". Take a look at the full story:  Clydesdale...

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Half price postage

/ Phil Mussell

We aren't daft here at Token Publishing (really we're not, honest) and we know that one of the main reasons people don't buy direct from our website and would rather go to a bookshop or see us at a show, is postage. Unfortunately, the cost of sending a book out has been spiralling ever upwards in...

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Despite our best hopes the January York Coin Fair, due to take place on January 23-24 2021, has fallen foul of the Coronavirus restrictions and has, very sadly, been cancelled. Hopefully the next fair will still take place in July 2021. More information in the next issue of COIN NEWS on Sale...

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World Paper Money Fair

/ Phil Mussell

After much consideration, the London branch of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) has decided to cancel its World Paper Money Fair this year due to the ongoing coronavirus measures. Originally due to be held on October 2-3 at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London. the event will next take place in...

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Colin Narbeth

/ Phil Mussell

It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Colin Narbeth, founder and member #1 of the International Banknote Society (IBNS), aged 90.  Having worked with Stanley Gibbons, Coincraft and running Colin Narbeth and Son in Cecil Court, London, he has been a well-known figure in the banknote...

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20% off all books!

/ Phil Mussell

If you find yourself at a loose end whilst staying at home why not catch up on your research, cataloguing or reading?  We're still here fulfilling orders (with a skeleton staff all at a safe distance, of course) so why not buy that book you've always promised yourself? You'll have the chance to...

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It's Dublin Time!

/ Phil Mussell

The Token Team (well Phil at least) will once again be attending the Irish International Coin and Medal fair this weekend (February 22-23) at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Anglesea Road Entrance, in Ballsbridge. Dublin 4. We love it in the city and are thoroughly looking forward to visiting...

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2020 Vision

/ Phil Mussell

Today's the day! Yes on 20/02/2020 (see what they did there) the new £20 featuring JMW Turner, the "Painter of Light" and his famous painting " The Fighting Temeraire ". The new polymer note (made of the same material as the Churchill £5 and the Austen £10) has a number of new security features...

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