News & Blog

Stay up to date with the latest coin, banknote & medal news plus the Token Publishing Blog.

General News

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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VC and GC for Afghanistan

/ Phil Mussell

The award of a posthumous VC to Cpl Bryan Budd of 3 para has now been confirmed. Pte Budd's VC was for operations against the Taliban in August of this Year when his selfless courage enabled seven other soldiers to escape from a Taleban firefight. Also confirmed is the award of the George Cross to...

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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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British Battles and Medals - out now!

/ Phil Mussell

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The long awaited 7th edition of British Battles and Medals (fondly known just as "Gordon's" after it's original author) is out now! It's huge with loads of new amendments - order your copy from our on-line store today Stock now in - order yours today!

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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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Upham's VC and Bar sold

/ Phil Mussell

It has been reported that one of only three VC and Bars ever awarded - that to Captain Charles Upham - has been bought from the family by the Imperial War Museum - but they won't come over to the UK but rather have been loaned to the New Zealand Army Museum for permanent display. There has been...

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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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£2 million Medal Sale at DNW

/ Phil Mussell

The recent OMRS sale of Medals Orders and Decorations at Dix Noonan Webb on September 22 smashed their previous records and topped £2,000,000 for the first time. The sale included teh stunning Ron Penhall collection - see MEDAL NEWS November for a Market Scene Report

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Chatham book and Medal fair

/ Phil Mussell

Don't miss the special medal event at the regular book fair at the Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent on Sunday October 15. The Military, Aviation and Naval book fairs, run by Tim Harper have proved very popular and this one, incorporating medal dealers as well as specialist booksellers looks...

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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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New titles from Krause

/ Phil Mussell

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The 2006 editions of 20th Century World Coins and Modern issues Paper money are now available direct from Token Publishing Ltd - order your copies today!!

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MEDAL YEARBOOK 2007

/ Phil Mussell

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The 2007 Edition of the MEDAL YEARBOOK will be launched at the OMRS Convention, New Connaught Rooms, London on September 23 Once again fully updated this book is an absolute essential for any medal collector. All the prices in this volatile market have been checked and brought up to date and all...

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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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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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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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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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George Cross Awarded

/ Phil Mussell

The second George Cross of the Iraq war has been awarded to Captain Peter Allen Noerton, a bomb disposal expert who lost part of his arm and a leg in a bomb attack in the Al Bayaa district near Baghdad, which killed four and injured several others. Despite being told about the threat of a...

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Honour the Armies

/ Phil Mussell

"Honour the Armies”, an important new work by Australian author Michael Maton author of Honour the Airforces, is OUT NOW!! This huge tome lists, for the first time, the names of over 60,000 recipients of gallantry and distinguished service awards made during the Second World War to members of the...

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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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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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World Papermoney fair - Valkenberg

/ Phil Mussell

Once again the Token team will be heading to Europe for the World Papermoney Fair in the beautiful market town of Valkenberg in the Southern Netherlands. The "Maastricht" show (it always used to be held there but moved down the road a few years ago) is a popular one amongst dealers and collectors...

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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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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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