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Stop Thief - coins stolen

/ Phil Mussell

The following coins are known to have been stolen during a robbery in London on Saturday September 25: 1838 Victoria gold sovereign MS64 PCGS cert number 28440033 1937 5 pound PF66 NGC cert 5880465006 10 Thaler 1833 MS62 PCGS cert 40314633 The Who 200P gold PF70 NGC FR 6133320001 ...

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Hidden

/ Karen Needs

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Unfairly overlooked? THIS month we start a new four part series by David Seaman on the Maundy Money of William and Mary. A specialist subject I think you’ll agree but one which I am sure will be of interest no matter what you collect—and reading Part I got me thinking, why is Maundy Money still...

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Outstanding auctions ahead

/ Karen Needs

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Come to COINEX THE September issue of COIN NEWS has, for the last decade or so, been the COINEX special; admittedly it’s not actually the magazine that will be the latest issue when COINEX is being held, that will be the October one, available on the shelves a few days before the show starts,...

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Treasures from the deep

/ Phil Mussell

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Forging ahead WE had a very interesting package delivered to our offices last week—a very generous reader sent us a silver 1oz “Liberty Dollar”. Sadly the gift was not quite as it seemed and the reader had pre-warned us the coin was on its way. Why had we been sent it? Quite simply because we...

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The Mint in India

/ Karen Needs

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Getting back to normal BY the time you read this we will know whether or not the June 21 date for completely unlocking the country and going “restriction free” has been kept to or whether the Indian variant (or the Thai variant announced recently, or indeed any other variant) of Covid-19 has...

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Fair Update

/ Phil Mussell

We have just received this message from the organisers of the London, Midland and York Coin Fairs. "Further to the Government's decision to delay the removal of Covid 19 restrictions, we have spoken to the venues and can now confirm that both the London Coin Fair on the 3rd July, and the...

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VIGO

/ Karen Needs

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Golden Opportunity THE news that the Bank of England and the Treasury are to look into the viability of a cryptocurrency, along similar lines to Bitcoin et al, has sent shivers down the spines of those of us who fear the days of cash are numbered. I have, many times, extolled the virtues of cash...

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Designs on Britannia

/ Karen Needs

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Pleasing everybody THIS month’s lead story in “News & Views” is the record-breaking auction held by Heritage in Dallas, Texas, where simply eyewatering prices were fetched for just about every lot—including some stunning British coins. There is simply no way we can ignore the auction and the...

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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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