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York Coin Fair

/ Phil Mussell

It's almost time for the second York Coin Fair of 2022! Taking place, as always, at the Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse, the summer event is on Friday, July 14 from 11.00 am and Saturday, July 15 from 10.00 am. This show is always one we always look forward to and try not to miss - even with...

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The many faces of Britannia

/ Phil Mussell

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The search is on THIS coming month we launch our latest edition of Spend it? Save It?, your guide to the coins in your pocket. This will be the third edition of the book that covers only UK decimal coins (we have left in the old half pence coins and the “round pounds” because we appreciate...

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A Glorious reign

/ Karen Needs

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Long to reign over us THIS month sees the official celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. The actual jubilee date was more properly in February this year, the month when the young Princess Elizabeth learned, in 1952, that her father George VI had passed away and...

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The Tudors

/ Karen Needs

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Interesting times AS WE go to press we hear that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has “ordered” (the press’s word, not mine) to create a non-fungible token (NFT) to be issued in the summer. Now some of you will remember me mentioning NFTs back in March when the NFT of a Henry III gold...

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Striking Gold

/ Karen Needs

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Heads I win FOR as long as there have been coins there have been copies of coins. Usually those doing the copying were doing so for nefarious reasons—they were counterfeiters trying to pass off their inferior product as real. The penalty for such actions was always harsh, ranging from death...

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Designers legacy

/ Karen Needs

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A new way to collect? ONE of the big stories this month is the sale of the Henry III gold penny for £648,000 (£540k hammer). In addition to the sale of the coin itself an “NFT” of the coin also sold, for the lesser, but still very respectable amount, of £18,000 (£15k hammer). Now if you’re like me...

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A platinum year ahead

/ Karen Needs

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Bring out the bunting! SEVENTY years ago, when for the first time since the death of Queen Victoria, the peoples of the UK and Commonwealth sang out the National Anthem in honour of our new “gracious Queen”, little did they know how prophetic the line “long to reign over us” would prove to be....

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