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Christmas Opening times

/ Phil Mussell

The Token Publishing offices will close on Tuesday December 22 at 1.00pm and will then re-open on Monday January 5 at 9.00am May we wish all of our customers and clients a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

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Bristol Theatre Tokens

/ Phil Mussell

The Britsol Old Vic is seeking help with the whereabouts of the silver tokens issued when the Theatre Royal Bristol was opened in 1766. The tokens were sold in May 1766 as a way of raising money to pay for the theatre that still stands on King Street in Bristol. Fifty of the tokens were made and...

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Yearbooks selling fast

/ Phil Mussell

Unbelievably we only have just over 1,000 each of our COIN and MEDAL yearbooks left - now that might seem like a lot but when you consider we printed 10,000 coin Yearbooks and 7,500 Medal Yearbooks and they only came out two months ago you'll realise why actually this figure is quite startling! ...

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New record for British Coin

/ Phil Mussell

Last night's sale by Ginza Coins of Tokyo saw a new record set for a British milled coin - with £360,000 being paid for a gold Gothic crown! The coin last sold in Tokyo back in the 90s and has trebled the price it made then. The Ginza Coin Auctions sale was actually in two parts - the second being...

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Up North

/ Phil Mussell

We'll be at the Leeds show at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield (just off Junction 39 of the M1) this Sunday - why not come along too? It's a great little show with coins, banknotes and medals on offer and it's well worth a visit - see you there!

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New Record at St James's

/ Phil Mussell

The stunning Elizabeth 1755 20 roubles that featured on Last month's COIN NEWS front cover sold for an incredible £1.55million! A new record for a non-US coin! This amount eclipses anything gone before and shows once again teh bouyancy in certain market sectors A full report will appear in...

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Birmingham anybody?

/ Phil Mussell

The Coin News team (well half of it) will be at the Monthly Birmingham Coin Show this Sunday - we'll have some of our wide range of accessories with us but space dictates we can't bring everything - so if there's anything specific you want do let us know before hand! The show takes place from...

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Reward offered

/ Phil Mussell

A £50,000 reward has been offered for the return of a "unique" collection of Scottish coins. The collection, worth an estimated £500,000, was stolen last year and is thought to have been one of the most imporatant collections of Scottish Coins ever formed - for the full story see the BBC's website...

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London Coin Fair

/ Phil Mussell

It's only a couple of days until the Winter London Coin Fair!. Held as ever at the very popular London Bloomsbury Holiday Inn Hotel off Russell Square the show continues to attract dozens of dealers and hundreds of collectors. For those of you who haven't visited it yet it's quite unlike most shows...

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Leeds( Wakefield) Show

/ Phil Mussell

The Coin News team does its best to get to Eddy Smith's Wakefield show (held at the Cedar Court Hotel just off the M1) at least once or twice a year and we do like coming up in October. Unfortunately we can't make it this year - we'll do our best to be there in November though!

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Coin Yearbook 2009 out now!

/ Phil Mussell

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The next COIN YEARBOOK is now availaible! The 2008 edition sold out three months ago and we've had dozens of people clamouring for the new one - well here it is! It was launched at COINEX last week and you can order your copy from our on-line shop today!

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Fake £1 coins

/ Phil Mussell

Apparently the number of "fake" £1 coins in circulation has doubled in the past five years according to this report. If you're worried about fakes in your change there are some easy ways to tell if what you've got is genuine or not, as well as those mentioned in the report here are a few other...

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Coming soon!

/ Phil Mussell

The Coin Yearbook is launched at Coinex next week - all pre-order copies will be sent out on Wednesday 24th so order yours today! This increasingly popular book is used by dealers, collectors and the general public as an easy to read, practical price guide covering all English, Scottish, Irish and...

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Accessories!

/ Phil Mussell

We're proud to announce that Token Publishing has taken over Lodge Accessories and now stock all manner of items for Coin, Naknote and medal collectors from flips to albums to pages to trays to tweezers to magnifiers to those little round pieces of paper! Currenty we're running Lodge Hill shop...

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It's York time again

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's that time of year again and this weekend sees the second Coin Fair of 2008 at the Knavesmire Stand of York Racecourse The fair is on for two days and yes it is a weekend earlier than normal -it takes place from 11.00am on Friday 18 and from 10.00am on Saturday 19 and there are over 50...

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Krause 20th Century - on its way!

/ Phil Mussell

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The new edition of the acclaimed "Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000" is on its way to these shores as I write! We're expecting them within the next 2-3 weeks so put your order in today! Rumour has it that this year's book comes with a free DVD - we're assuming it's a scanned version of...

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Birmingham anybody?

/ Phil Mussell

Straight after the London Coin Fair on Saturday the Token Team (well Phil to be precise) will be heading up to Birmingham NEC for the Coin, Medal and Banknote fair at the Motorcycle Museum on Sunday the 8th This is a regular show that attracts a loyal following every month, we can't always get...

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Coin yearbook 2008 - sold out!

/ Phil Mussell

Unbelievably every single copy of the COIN YEARBOOK 2008 has sold out - that's nearly 10,000 copies sold in six months, and we're still getting order in! We were thinking of doing a reprint but logically were better off putting all of our efforts into ensuring the 2009 is better than ever - it...

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Jonny Wilkinson on a £5 note...?

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's true - 500 of these special Travelex notes are being given away to anyone who uses a Travelex currency exchange shop to buy Euros in Heathrow's Terminal 5. The Tfiver uses Jonny, England's Rugby World cup winning drop-goal scorer, as he's one of their brand Ambassadors and it's redeemable...

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Coming to Harrogate?

/ Phil Mussell

This Friday and Saturday (25 and 26) sees the return of the "Harrogate Show" held in the beautiful setting of the Garden Room at the Old Swan Hotel. With a number of big name dealers attending and Harrogate itself being such a pleasant Georgian Spa town there are far worse ways to wile away a...

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Harrogate - next week

/ Phil Mussell

The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate once again hosts what used to be COINEX North but is now, successfully, run by Simon Monks. The fair takes place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 in the "Garden Room" of this wonderful old hotel and with many big-name dealers coming it will be well worth the trip. ...

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New designs - the reaction

/ Phil Mussell

There have been some interesting stories coming from the National media regarding our new coinage - the Daily Telegraph called a number of dealers (and us) the day of the launch in order to try and find someone prepared to put a negative spin on the whole thing and the BBC's on-line magazine has...

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The missing penny - Radio 4 today!

/ Phil Mussell

The story of the 1933 penny is well known - but Phil our Marketing Director finds out a few things even seasoned numismatists may not know. Listen to the programme at 2.45pm today straight after Gardener's Question time!

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Listen out....

/ Phil Mussell

Phil our Marketing director is on Radio 4 tomorrow - talking about the 1933 penny! He's interviewing one or two people some of you may know as well..... 2.45pm Radio 4 - straight after Gardener's Question time

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So they've been unveiled, the designs that will grace the reverses of British coinage in years to come. In a bold move on the part of the Royal Mint the new coins no longer depict a complete image on each one (with the exception of the £1 coin) but instead make up a "jigsaw puzzle" with the picture...

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New coins released!

/ Alyson Thomas

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All circulating coins, with the exception of the £2 coin, will bear the new designs. A different detail from the shield of the Royal Arms is shown on the reverse of the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins and when placed together the coins reveal the complete shield. This is the first time that a...

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Twenty pence coin

/ Alyson Thomas

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Twenty pence coin depicting the middle right-hand section of the shield.

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The new Fifty pence coin

/ Alyson Thomas

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Fifty pence coin showing the bottom of the shield. Note that the coin is actually upside down, with the point of the heptagon now at the bottom.

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The 10p

/ Alyson Thomas

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Ten pence coin showing two of the three lions of England.

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Five pence coin--- the very centre of the shield.

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What? No Feathers? The new 2p

/ Alyson Thomas

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Two pence coin depicting the Scottish lion Rampant.

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One penny

/ Alyson Thomas

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One penny coin, the very top of the Irish harp.

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One pound coin - seem familiar?

/ Alyson Thomas

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One pound coin: "the jigsaw box lid". The picture is complete.

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Interview with the designer.....

/ Phil Mussell

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New 2008 reverse British coin designs, congratulations to Matthew Dent of London (pictured). On this day, the 2nd April 2008, 10:30 am precisely, the world (yes, I believe this story will be covered by the international press) will have the opportunity to see the winning reverse designs for the...

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It's today!!!!

/ Phil Mussell

At 10.30 this morning the new designs for Britain's circulating coinage will be unveiled - COIN NEWS will be at the official launch of the coins taking place at the Tower of London and we aim to have the images on this website ASAP - look out after half ten!

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New designs - tomorrow!

/ Phil Mussell

Britain's new coin designs are launched tomorrow! See them here first - we'll have images up on this site within minutes of them being unveiled - check back here after 10.30am tomorrow! And no this is no April fool......

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Watch out on Wednesday when COIN NEWS will bring you an exclusive interview with the designer of Britain's NEW circulating coinage - read all about it here at 10.31am on April 2!

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It's official the new designs for Britain's circulating coinage will be unveiled on Wednesday April 2 at 10.30am. Coin News will be there and we aim to have the images up on our website almost immediately so watch this space!!!!

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New Coin designs - out soon!

/ Phil Mussell

At last we've been told of the date that the new UK coin designs will be launched! We can't divulge it just yet but have been given the following statement from the Royal Mint The Royal Mint is very excited by the new designs and we are looking forward to launching them in Spring 2008. The new...

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Essay Competition

/ Phil Mussell

Don't panic - we're still wading through the pile of excellent entries we received (you guys really are talented) and will get back to you with a winner as soon as we can!

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Radio Star...

/ Phil Mussell

Those of you in Devon will be able to hear Token's own Radio "Star" every fortnight when Phil is on the Richard Green afternoon show talking coins, medals, banknotes et al - he's already done two shows and his next appearance is on Monday March 10 at 3.45pm then every second Monday after that until...

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We're revamping.....

/ Phil Mussell

our website soon and we'd like your opinions on what you want to see featured on it. Maybe you'd like to see more products for sale, more links to dealers and auctioneers or more articles/features. Perhaps you'd like to see more information - hints and tips on collecting etc or maybe you'd like...

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Join the Token team at this Saturday's London Coin Fair at the Holiday Inn, Coram Street, Bloomsbury! the event is well attended by dozens of dealers and there really is something for everyone - especially as Baldwin's hold their Argentum sale in the same venue in the afternoon! We never miss...

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Britannia banished from coins!

/ Phil Mussell

So ran the headline on last Sunday's Mail on Sunday - apparently, according to their source, Britannia, first used on coins in 1672 will no longer feature. Our heritage is being thrown away.... What's really interesting about this story is that in fact the Mail on Sunday have NO evidence for this...

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Essay Competition

/ Phil Mussell

Thanks to all who've sent in their entries over the past couple of months - they've proved very interesting and entertaining reading! We'll be looking at them again in the next few weeks and will announce the winners in COIN NEWS just as soon as we can!

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London Coin Fair February 9

/ Phil Mussell

At the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury - we'll be there - hope you will too!

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Krause 1701-1800 AT LAST!!

/ Phil Mussell

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After what seems like an age this new edition of the Krause Standard Catalogue of World Coins is now available from our on-line store - order your copy today!

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