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Coins of four empires

/ Karen Needs

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Comments welcome WRITING this “Editorial Comment” isn’t always easy. Firstly there’s the issue of finding a decent story upon which to comment—it can’t just be a piece of news, we have a place for that, it has to be something worthy of talking about further. Once that topic has been found there...

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The many faces of Britannia

/ Phil Mussell

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The search is on THIS coming month we launch our latest edition of Spend it? Save It?, your guide to the coins in your pocket. This will be the third edition of the book that covers only UK decimal coins (we have left in the old half pence coins and the “round pounds” because we appreciate...

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A Glorious reign

/ Karen Needs

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Long to reign over us THIS month sees the official celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. The actual jubilee date was more properly in February this year, the month when the young Princess Elizabeth learned, in 1952, that her father George VI had passed away and...

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The Tudors

/ Karen Needs

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Interesting times AS WE go to press we hear that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has “ordered” (the press’s word, not mine) to create a non-fungible token (NFT) to be issued in the summer. Now some of you will remember me mentioning NFTs back in March when the NFT of a Henry III gold...

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Striking Gold

/ Karen Needs

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Heads I win FOR as long as there have been coins there have been copies of coins. Usually those doing the copying were doing so for nefarious reasons—they were counterfeiters trying to pass off their inferior product as real. The penalty for such actions was always harsh, ranging from death...

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Designers legacy

/ Karen Needs

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A new way to collect? ONE of the big stories this month is the sale of the Henry III gold penny for £648,000 (£540k hammer). In addition to the sale of the coin itself an “NFT” of the coin also sold, for the lesser, but still very respectable amount, of £18,000 (£15k hammer). Now if you’re like me...

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