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Christmas Delivery

/ Phil Mussell

We are always extremely busy at this time of year however we are still doing our best to guarantee any orders received before December 14 will be received before Christmas. This is a guarantee for UK only I am afraid and overseas orders may take longer. Any airmail shipping should get to its...

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New designs for 2006

/ Phil Mussell

The Royal Mint have just announced their new 2006 Coin designs - these include two 50 pences celebrating the 150th anniversary of the VC, the "Egyptian Arch" (Northern Irish) £1 coin, two new £2 coins commemorating the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of Britain's most famous and accomplished...

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Exeter venue change

/ Phil Mussell

The next Exeter Coin and Stamp fair organised by Phoenix Fairs (November 19) has been moved to America Hall on Del a Rue Way Pinhoe and will not be at the usual Priory High School Venue

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Biggest ever!!

/ Phil Mussell

The September issue of COIN NEWS - (on sale August 31 - subscribers should have their copies already) is the BIGGEST EVER at 100 pages - over half of which are FULLCOLOUR!! Be sure to get your copy! If your Newsagent doesn't stock COIN NEWS you can either order it from them, or better still get...

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***New coins for the UK?***

/ Phil Mussell

A new competition has recently been announed to redesign the majority of Britain's coins! The Royal Mint has said that it is to hold an open competition to find a new look for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 50p coins - thh designs of which have remained fundamentally unaltered since decimalisation -...

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Coinex

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget Coinex is coming up fast - held on Friday and Saturday September 30 -October 1 at the Excel Centre, Docklands. The BNTA's premier event really is one not to be missed - especially in its new venue. See the September issue of COIN NEWS for further details and a free ticket!!

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Royal Mint Live Auction

/ Phil Mussell

The Royal Mint has announced its first ever live online auction featuring a unique, original painting by the distinguished marine artist S. Francis Smitheman, ATD, BA Hons, FRSA, depicting the historic Battle of Trafalgar. Bidding will commence on June 29 The magnificent oil painting was...

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BANKNOTE YEARBOOK is here

/ Phil Mussell

With ALL NOTES NOW INCLUDED IN FULL COLOUR the new BANKNOTE YEARBOOK has taken the hobby by storm - already it is fast on its way to becoming THE definitive book for British Isles bank notes and with the new easy to use numbering system it WILL eclipse all other books on the subject for collectors...

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Colin Cooke

/ Phil Mussell

It is with great sadness that we learn of the sudden death of Manchester based dealer Colin Cooke. Colin, who has been a major player in British Numismatics for over 25 years, and whose knowledge of farthings was legendary, was taken ill over last weekend and died in hospital on Wednesday ...

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Heading North

/ Phil Mussell

As there's no Harrogate show this year we couldn't leave our Northern readers hanging on until July and the York Racecourse Show before we visited again, so this weekend we'll see you at the Leeds Fair at the Cedar Court Hotel Calder Grove Wakefield. The show opens at 8.45am so make sure you get up...

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Armed Robbery

/ Phil Mussell

We have received reports of an armed robbery at Coin dealer Mark Davidson's home, apparently Mark was duped by two bogus policemen then tied up and robbed of some of his best items these included: James II 5 guineas slabbed (more info to follow) Several 1887 £5 & £2 Guineas George III & earlier...

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Trafalgar Crown

/ Phil Mussell

One of the most decisive naval battles ever fought captured in the palm of your hand! The Royal Mint is making available the first £5 Crown for 2005 - the Trafalgar £5. The Crown commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805. The Battle earned its place in...

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