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Season's Greetings

/ Phil Mussell

We'd like to wish all of our customers and readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing you in 2019!

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Time for York

/ Phil Mussell

Our first UK show of 2019 (we'll be in New York early January) is "Old" York when we once again visit the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse for the Stamp and Coin Fair (there are medals too!) on Friday January 18 - Saturday January 19. The York show is definitely one of our favourites and...

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The Midland Coin Fair

/ Phil Mussell

It's time for the Midland Coin Fair! This Sunday (December 9) sees the larger Midland Coin Fair at the National Motorcycle Museum just by the NEC, Birmingham. The fair is actually a regular one that takes place every second Sunday of the Month but four times a year (March, June, September and...

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The Turin Shroud

/ Phil Mussell

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It’s just a coin… SO after months of speculation the Treasury announced, on Monday, October 29, as part of the Budget report, that there was to be a “Brexit” coin. Apparently a 50p piece will be minted next year to commemorate/celebrate/mourn (depending on your viewpoint) our breaking away from...

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London Coin Fair this Saturday

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget it's the London Coin Fair on Saturday (the last LCF of the year) - as ever held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Coram Street Bloomsbury. As always the event starts at 9.30am and we will be there with all your old favourites as well as the New Krause 2001-Date (just out!), our new guide to...

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Lady at the top

/ Karen Needs

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Jolly good show THIS year saw the 40th Anniversary of the British Numismatic Trade Association’s (BNTA) flagship coin show, Coinex. In recent years the event has been held at the Millennium Hotel, Grosvenor Square, in the heart of Mayfair but this year that hotel is being refurbished and so a...

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Treasure from the deep

/ Phil Mussell

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Cashless Society? So what? As we go to press in early September so yet another “story” breaks about how cash is being over taken by credit and debit cards. As is the way of things these days so the story (picked up by a number of media outlets) happily tells us that cash is on its way out, how...

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Coinex soon

/ Phil Mussell

Yes the "season" starts with a bang at the end of this month with the BNTA's flagship COINEX show being held at the County Hall, London (the usual venue of the Millennium Hotel is undergoing a refit). This will be the 40th anniversary show and will be a much bigger event with many more tables...

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Spend it? Save it?

/ Phil Mussell

Our BRAND NEW guide to decimal circulating coins (and a few others!) is available NOW. On sale in Tesco and W H Smith Travel from September 6 and in W H Smith High Street from Sptember 12 this brand new book is the essential guide to the coins in your purse or pocket. Is that Peter Rabbit 50p...

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Time for York!

/ Phil Mussell

It's halfway through July already (how did that happen...?) and that means it's time for the York Coin and Medal fair - taking place on Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21 once again at the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse. As ever it's free to get in and has two floors packed with dealers,...

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Paddington 50p

/ Phil Mussell

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It's official - and it's here! What's the betting the person who bid over £15,000 for this same coin on eBay last week is feeling pretty put out right now - as I would imagine is the seller having missed out on a bumper payday...

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Paddington 50p - for £15,000?

/ Phil Mussell

Back in February it was announced that there was to be a 50p coin to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington Bear, the Children's character created by Michael Bond. There's no official launch date for this coin but one has, apparently, already left the mint and is currently on ebay with...

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Focus on Salisbury

/ Phil Mussell

Salisbury has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently but it's business as (almost) usual for the Cathedral City and that includes the collectors fair at the City hall on Friday (11am-5pm) and Saturday 10am-4pm) this week! We'll be there and hope you will too - visit...

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New Coin for the Royal Wedding

/ Phil Mussell

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As expected the Royal Mint has produced a £5 Crown for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle on May 19. The crown, which shows the happy couple in a three quarter length body pose (the William and Kate coin in 2011 just showed the side on portrait of the two) will be...

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Coins of Fire

/ Phil Mussell

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Happy Birthday to us! I MAKE no apologies this month in using this “Comment” as an unabashed selfcongratulations, for as I write this in early April Token Publishing Ltd is about to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Somehow three and a half decades have flown by since the company was first...

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In the Emerald Isle

/ Phil Mussell

Whilst the usual Dublin International Coin show didn't take place in February the April one is scheduled to go ahead as usual - and it's this weekend! Held at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge the show is only on on Sunday ( April 8) but it has been expanded to fit in all of those (like...

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The Great British Coin Hunt Begins

/ Phil Mussell

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“T” is for Tea O IS for Oak, K is King Arthur, E is English Breakfast and N stands for the NHS. What am I talking about you ask? Well some of you will have guessed that I am referring to the latest coin programme from the Royal Mint called “The Great British Coin Hunt”—a series of 26 10 pence...

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The end of the penny?

/ Phil Mussell

So in the Spring Statement the Chancellor is talking about phasing out the 1p (and with it over 1000 years of history) and 2p coins and, at the other end of the scale, the £50 note - just because not many people use them and others find them pointless... If we are going down that route there are,...

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Give me a T...

/ Phil Mussell

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T is for Tea - of course... Part of the new 10p series in THE GREAT BRITISH COIN HUNT

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Give me an O...

/ Phil Mussell

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In this case O is for Oak

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Give me a K...

/ Phil Mussell

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Part of the Great British Coin Hunt. In the instance K is for the legend of KING Arthur and the KNIGHTS of the Round table that's two 'Ks' in one!

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Give me an E...

/ Phil Mussell

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According to the Great British Coin Hunt E is for English Breakfast - shouldn't that be under F for Full English....?

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Give me an N...

/ Phil Mussell

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The NHS features in the Great British Coin Hunt - don't you just love the Heart in the design?!

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The Great British Coin Hunt

/ Phil Mussell

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A brand new programme has been launched by the Royal Mint called the GREAT BRITISH COIN HUNT. Released today there are 26 new 10p pieces to look out for, each representing something great about Great Britain - from A-Z. Watch out for B for Bond, James Bond, D for Double Decker (the bus rather...

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Beautiful Harrogate...

/ Phil Mussell

Harrogate is a gorgeous town, and it's particularly stunning in the spring - which is one of the great reasons to visit the place in March, the other is the Spring Coin Fair at the Old Swan Hotel on Friday 16-Saturday 17. Sadly we can't make it this year but plenty of others will be there so why...

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Celebrating four generations of Royalty

/ Phil Mussell

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Out with the old—but quickly THE big news this month is, of course, the scrapping of the old “paper” £10 note. The note, featuring Charles Darwin, was introduced in November 2000 and is being replaced by the new Polymer Jane Austen note introduced just last September and those of you who care...

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New Beatrix Potter Coins

/ Phil Mussell

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The Royal Mint has announced a new selection of Beatrix Potter Coins with the new Peter Rabbit design being launched today. Other designs include Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and a mouse from the Tailor of Gloucester. There will be both circulating coins to be found in change and special coloured...

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Heading North

/ Phil Mussell

After an absence of far too long (nearly three years!) we will be returning to Eddie Smith's Wakefield coin show at the weekend (Sunday February 25) held, as ever, at the Cedar Court Hotel, just off junction 39 of the M1! If there's something specific you'd like us to bring along please call...

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March madness

/ Phil Mussell

There's a lot on in March for the Token Team For Coins and Medals we are at the Midland Coin Fair (don't be fooled there are medals there too) on March 11 and for the purist medal collectors there is the Britannia Medal Fair on March 18 and the Stratford Upon Avon Medal Fair on March 25 - more...

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In Dublin's Fair City

/ Phil Mussell

As some of you may have read the in COIN NEWS February the "usual" Dublin show at the RDS isn't taking place this February, however American dealer Del Parker has stepped into the breach and is organising a show this weekend at the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, County Dublin, about 15 minutes south of...

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