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Holiday Opening times

/ Phil Mussell

One of the beauties of the World Wide Web is that it never closes - so you can shop til you drop 24 hours a day 365 days a year - however us mere humans need a break occasionally and as such we won't be around too much over the holiday season to fulfill your orders! We will be in the office but...

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The Token Publishing Team would like to extend warmest holiday wishes to all of our readers. Hope you all have a wonderful time and we'll see you in 2007! The Office will be closed from Midday on December 21 and will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday January 2.

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Yet another Krause Catalog!

/ Phil Mussell

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Just when you thought you had them all Krause go and split their catalogs again - this time taking the 1901 - present and making it into two volumes 1901-2000 and 2001- present. The new catalog is obviously smaller than its shelf mates and the price reflects that but even if it were twice as dear...

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Coins for 2007

/ Phil Mussell

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The Royal Mint has recently announced the designs for the 2007 series of circulating coins - they include a £2 celebrating the 300th anniversary of the act of Union between England and Scotland and another celebrating 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade in the UK. The 50p focuses on...

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DNW Sale venue

/ Phil Mussell

Apologies to DNW - we inadvertently gave the wrong address for their next sale in our "Auction Diary" (December 2006). We have listed their old venue address but in fact they now hold their sales at The Richmond Suite (Lower Ground Floor) The Washington Hotel 5 Curzon Street LONDON W1

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Coin Yearbook 2007

/ Phil Mussell

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The latest issue of the COIN YEARBOOK is flying off the shelves - the Royal Mint have just placed their second order and bookshops can't seem to get enough. If you want one for Christmas you'd better get your request in soon, at this rate there won't be many left!

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November Dates

/ Phil Mussell

The COIN NEWS team will, of course be at the LONDON COIN FAIR, held at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury on November 4 where we'll have copies of the new COIN YEARBOOK 2007 hot off the press as well as the latest Krause titles and copies of your favourite Coin Magazine!

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Calling young collectors?

/ Phil Mussell

Do you want £150 to spend? then enter our competition today - all you have to do is let us know "If you won first prize (£150) what coins (or banknotes/tokens etc) would you buy - and why?" The closing date is January 31 2007 and we'll award the prizes based on the entries that we think are the...

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Coin Yearbook 2007

/ Phil Mussell

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The BRAND NEW COIN YEARBOOK 2007 - once again in FULL COLOUR THROUGHOUT- is launched at Coinex on September 30. This best selling coin price guide is still just £9.95 - that's the 8th year running we've kept the price the same!

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Young Collectors competition

/ Phil Mussell

Look out for October's COIN NEWS (On sale September 26) - it features the chance for all under 18s to win some cold hard cash! There's £400 up for grabs in this exciting new competition - now's the chance to encourage your son or daughter on the road to collecting!

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COINEX

/ Phil Mussell

The BNTA's flagship coin show this year takes place at Earl's Court on September 29-30. The venue is an excellent one with good parking facilities and excellent public transport links. See COIN NEWS for further details and a FREE entry ticket for the Saturday!!

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Are you coming to York?

/ Phil Mussell

Yes I know it's hot, know it's almost unbearable - but if you're going to wilt in the heat you might as well do it in the surroundings of a beautiful city! And of course whilst you're there you might as well visit the Coin Fair at the Knavesmire Stand of York Racecourse- there are over 50 dealers...

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FAQs

/ Phil Mussell

Need to know about the £2 with the necklace? What about the value of that 1933 penny (some hope!) - check out our FAQs - you'll find the answers there!

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2007 Coins announced

/ Phil Mussell

The Treasury recently announced the plans for the UK's Circulating coins in 2007 - it seems that we are to have a £2 coin to mark the 300th anniversary of the act of Union between England and Scotland; a £5 Crown to celebrate the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince...

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York Time again....

/ Phil Mussell

Yes - it's nearly that time of year again, impossible though it seems it won't be long before the York Fair is upon us; this ever popular event continues to go from strength to strength and the Summer show is always good fun to attend - York is beautiful at any time of the Year, in July especially...

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FREE MAGAZINES!

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget that if you are not familiar with either COIN NEWS or MEDAL NEWS you can order a free sample copy today. COIN NEWS is available from all good newsagents on the last Wednesday of the month (and to subscribers 5 days earlier) whilst MEDAL NEWS is available from larger newsagents on the...

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The Royal Mint at COINEX

/ Phil Mussell

It seems that the Royal Mint's "from the archives" feature (you know the bit in COIN NEWS where Dr Kevin Clancy the Museum Curator shows us some gem from the collection) has proved so popular that the Mint are thinking about exhibiting some of the pieces featured at the next COINEX (September29-30)...

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FULL COLOUR!!

/ Phil Mussell

In case you don't buy COIN NEWS or MEDAL NEWS regularly (and if not why not!!) you might not have noticed that both magazines are now in FULL COLOUR throughout - maybe it's time you had a look at a copy again.... Pick one up at all larger newsagents or call 01404 44166 for a sample!!

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Going digital

/ Phil Mussell

We're thinking about going digital - in the first instance we're considering producing a digital edition of the magazine that would be emailed free to all airmail subscribers so they'd get their edition the same day as UK subscribers did - with the paper issue following on a few days later. Ideal...

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COIN YEARBOOK 2006

/ Phil Mussell

The COIN YEARBOOK has proved to be a best seller time and time again - and with the new-look FULL COLOUR for this year it's proving more popular than ever. There are only a few copies left so be sure to order yours TODAY!!

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The spiralling prices seen recently mean that many of us now own collections worth far more than we may think, collections that might well push the price of our household insurance through the roof - that's if our regular insurer will even look at covering us! Insurance has been a problem for...

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We are currently updating our stock lists and wondered what you'd like us to stock? Accessories? More books? Let us know and we'll do our best!

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Where shall we go?

/ Phil Mussell

We attend coin fairs up and down the country - London, Leeds, York, Newcastle - but is there one we don't attend but should? Do you have a local fair you think we should attend? We're happy to visit as many shows as we can (within reason - we're based down in Devon so a fair in Inverness that...

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Up to Leeds!

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget the Leeds show being held at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield just off the M1 (junction 39 - it's literally "just there") this Sunday (March 26) We were delighted when we last attended the show a few months ago and have always promised we'd go back when we could - now we can and so...

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Making our presence felt

/ Phil Mussell

We tried a little experiment this week - we typed in Coin Magazines/magazine on coins/magazine, coin/coin mag and a whole host of other permutations into a number of the leading search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL and others) and guess what? COIN NEWS came in the top five every time! And if you...

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A silver legend - on paper

/ Phil Mussell

The Maria Theresa Thaler is one of those coins that everybody has heard about - and it is loved by numismatists, historians and even jewellers from across the globe - this new work by Clara Semple tells the story of the MTT as never before. It's lavishly illustrated, in full colour and only twenty...

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Royal Mint Launch Brunel £2 Coin

/ Phil Mussell

On a very cold and wet February morning on Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol the Royal Mint (loyally attended by Phil our Marketing Manager) launched the new Brunel £2 coins - one depicting the Great Engineer himself, the other depicting his works (in this case the roof at Paddington Station). ...

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FULL COLOUR THROUGHOUT!

/ Phil Mussell

As from the MARCH 2006 issues both COIN NEWS and MEDAL NEWS will be full colour throughout! Make sure you don't miss your copy, place an order with your newsagent or take out a subscription today!

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A Happy New Year

/ Phil Mussell

We'd like to wish all our redaers and customers a very happy and prosperous 2006

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Coin valuations

/ Phil Mussell

We are still getting a host of email queries regarding the valuations of coins - I am afraid that we CANNOT value coins on-line and will not be able to answer any emails that require a coin valuation (we get on average 175 emails a day!). As a guide to Coin prices we publish the COIN YEARBOOK, on...

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Off to the Emerald Isle

/ Phil Mussell

The COIN NEWS team is eagerly awaiting its annual pilgrimage to Dublin's Fair City for the Irish International Coin Show on the weekend of the 17-19 February. This event is always popular with collectors and dealers alike and the same is true with us at Token. This Year John and Carol have insisted...

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