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STOP THIEF! January Midland Coin Fair

/ Sera Byrne

Stolen in a robbery after the Midland Coin Fair January 9. Any information please contact the Coin News office. CROWNS                                                             1696      2 ND BUST OCTAVO     F                          95.00 1819      LIX                      ...

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York Coin Fair

/ Phil Mussell

It's almost time for the York Coin Fair, the first one for two years! Taking place at the York Racecourse on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 from 10.00am, the show has been greatly missed and we're very much looking forward to seeing everybody again. Please note the organisers have announced the...

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Find of a lifetime

/ Phil Mussell

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New Year, new start IT has, to put it lightly, been a very odd two years. When we put the January 2020 magazine to bed in early December 2019 Coronavirus hadn’t been heard of (well certainly not outside China) and we were innocently looking forward to Christmas and the start of a new decade...

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Christmas Cheer

/ Karen Needs

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An old chestnut EVERY now and then a coin-related story breaks close to home, and when one does you can’t blame me for mentioning it here! In this case it is that old chestnut of legal tender and what you can and cannot spend and where. Essentially a gentleman tried to pay for £60 worth of...

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Scotlands coins

/ Karen Needs

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Coin conversations SEPTEMBER was an unusual month for us at Token, inasmuch as we had not one but two coin fairs to attend (in fact we could have done three)! It’s been a long time since our weekends were spent going up and down the M5/M4 or along the A303 (much more scenic, but also much...

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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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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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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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