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General News

Christmas Opening times

/ Phil Mussell

The office is now closed until Thursday January 3rd - we'd like to wish all of our readers and customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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Christmas Opening times

/ Phil Mussell

We're "breaking up" on Friday December 21st and won't be back in the office until Thursday January 3rd 2008. We'll do our best to fulfill all orders before then but please bear in mind if you haven't received your books before we shut the office for Christmas we really can't do anything about it...

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Christmas delivery

/ Phil Mussell

We're doing our best to get all orders out before Christmas, obviously there are no guarantees (the post seems to be all over the place at the moment) but if you order before Wednesday 19th you should get your books/magazines before the big day (UK Only). If y9ou need something urgently we are...

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Stop thief

/ Phil Mussell

This just in from CJ and AJ Dixon of Bridlington Sadly the following medals have been stolen from the bereaved family home of the late Cpl. I.F. Spencer. They are believed to have gone missing sometime between the end of Nov and 4th Dec from their home in the Birmingham area. The medals in...

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You can win £200 by telling us - in 500 words - why you became a collector! It's that easy.... We're looking for something that grabs our attention, something interesting - so get writing - you have until January 31 2008 Send your entries in to the COIN NEWS ofice or email ...

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Nine VCs stolen in New Zealand

/ Phil Mussell

In a well executed raid on the Waioru Army Museum early on Sunday December 2 2007 a number of important medal groups - including nine Victoria Crosses, Charles Upham's VC and bar amongst them, were stolen. Two George Medal's, an Albert Medal and an unspecified number of other groups were also...

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Kiwi Scorpions - the return....

/ Phil Mussell

After long deliberations we have decided we WILL be reprinting Kiwi Scorpions the much acclaimed book by Brendan O'Carroll on the New Zealanders in the Long Range Desert Group during WWII. The book has become an accepted authority on the subject and copies are changing hands for hundreds of pounds...

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Essay Competition – win £200! Thanks once again to the generosity of COIN NEWS reader Geoff Simms we are able to offer readers the chance to win £200 with the Token Publishing essay competition! The last competition we ran was for junior collectors and whilst we did have a good response the...

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Token Team heads North

/ Phil Mussell

We're off to the Leeds (Morley) show on Sunday! Held at the Cedar Court Hotel just off of the M1 b(junction 39) this excellent monthly show has been around for some time and is always popular. See for more about teh hotel - maybe make a weekedn of it!

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To Aldershot.....

/ Phil Mussell

The MEDAL NEWS team will be at Aldershot (Prince's Hall, Prince's Way) on Sunday November 4, we'll have the new MEDAL YEARBOOK as well as the New Honour teh Navies - a must have for WWII gallantry collectors!! The event starts at 9.30am (preview) or 10.30am for those who don't want to pay that bit...

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Coinex

/ Phil Mussell

Are you coming? It's on this weekend (Friday and Saturday) at Earl's Court - we'll be there and hope to see you too!

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Medal Yearbook launch

/ Phil Mussell

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The New MEDAL YEARBOOK is being launched this Saturday at OMRS - don't miss out on your copy! Order today via our on-line store or by calling 01404 44166 All pre-ordered copies will be posted out on Thursday (September 20) and should be with UK readers on Saturday. Overseas orders will also be...

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New from Krause

/ Phil Mussell

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The latest Krause titles - Modern Issue 2001-date and Modern World Gold Coins 1801-date are now available from our on-line shop!

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Coin yearbook 2008

/ Phil Mussell

The BEST VALUE price guide t British Coins, bar none will be launched at Coinex on September 29 - you can buy your copy from our website today! Once again in FULL COLOUR and only £9.95 there is no other book that come sclose to the COIN YEARBOOK. Pre-order your copy today

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Yearbook Launch - OMRS 2008

/ Phil Mussell

Once again the acclaimed MEDAL YEARBOOK is to be launched at the OMRS convention in the New Connaught Rooms, Queen Street, Covent Garden - this year on September 22. The Token Team will be there in force, both with the new YEARBOOK (in hard and softback) and HONOUR THE NAVIES too - come along ,...

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Coin Yearbook 2008

/ Phil Mussell

Once again the new issue of this acclaimed work - by far and away the best value for money coin price guide on the market - will be launched at Coinex - this year on September 28-29 at Earl's Court London! The book will be available to buy via our on-line shop soon - watch this space for details

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Medal Yearbook 2008

/ Phil Mussell

As always the new edition of the MEDAL YEARBOOK will be published in conjunction with the OMRS convention in the New Connaught rooms, Queen Street, Covent Garden - this year on September 22. The book will be available on line soon so watch this space! As always there will be a very limited edition...

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Stop thief

/ Phil Mussell

The MOD police have informed us of the theft of a group of medals from Royal Marine Sergeant K Cripps. The group - which comprised: Northern Ireland GSM, Sierra Leone OSM, Bosnia, Afghanistan, QGJM LS &GC were stolen whilst Sgt Cripps was on a tour of Duty in Afghanistan - some people, it...

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Honour the Navies - It's here

/ Phil Mussell

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The trilogy is complete- the final part of the Honour series of Gallantry Awards in WWII is now available - order your copy today!

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New "Pick"

/ Phil Mussell

The latest (13th) edition of the World Paper Money (modern issues 1961 -date) is available now - be sure to order your copy in our on line store!!

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Medal Yearbook 2008

/ Phil Mussell

We're putting teh finishing touches to this year's YEARBOOK even as we speak - so any corrections/amendments please let us know ASAP! Watch this space for details on how you can order your copy

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Britannia? Not this time

/ Phil Mussell

Sadly we won't be attending the Britannia show on Sunday July 8 - personal commitments (It's John - the Editor's birthday) mean that we'll have to wait until November to visit the Victory Services Club again. We'll be in London for the OMRS convention in September of course so hope to see everyone...

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Format of Birmingham

/ Phil Mussell

Garry from Format would like to point out that he has nothing whatsoever to do with Saxby's Coins, indeed had never heard of them until yesterday, despite assertions by that company that Format is affiliated with them.

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Honour the Navies - Coming soon

/ Phil Mussell

We've gone to press with the final book in the WWII "Honour the....." Trilogy. Honour the Navies- a complete list of all honours and Awards to the Royal, Merchant and Dominion Navies in WWII will be available very soon Watch this space for details!

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London Bound

/ Phil Mussell

As always the Token team will be at the London Coin Fair, Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury on June 9. In fact there will be a full compliment of us there as we're bringing along other members of the team - Celia and Fiona - to meet some of the people they deal with on a day to day basis! If you want to...

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Who do you think YOU are?

/ Phil Mussell

The UK's first ever "National History Show" is to take place in Olympia over the first May Bank Holiday Weekend (5-7). Over 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the event which will cater for all those interested in history - particularly family history and research. MEDAL NEWS will be there...

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Krause 1801-1900

/ Phil Mussell

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The new Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900 is selling fast - we stall have copies in stock - but not many! This is a BRAND NEW catalogue, don't miss out order yours from our book section today!

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New £20 unveiled

/ Phil Mussell

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Today (March 13th) sees the release of the new £20, replacing, in due course, the Elgar notes first put into circulation eight years ago. The new note, featuring Scottish economist Adam Smith has a host of new security features - including a holographic security strip - and boasts a more modern,...

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Are you going to Harrogate?

/ Phil Mussell

What used to be Coinex North is now being run, very capably, by Simon Monks. The show, held in the "Garden wing" of the Old Swan Hotel in the Beautiful spa town of Harrogate, wasn't on last year but it's back in 2007 and promises to be very well attended with some major dealers making the trip...

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Soldiers Records go on line

/ Phil Mussell

The National Archives (formerly the PRO) has put the service records of WWI soldiers on-line for the first time. Not all soldiers records are available (around 60% were lost when the original records office was bombed in WWII) but there are still hundreds of thousands that can be viewed. At this...

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If you are then come along to the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Ballsbridge and say hello to us at the Irish International Coin Show. Maybe you don't know much about coins, banknotes or medals and want to learn a little more? Well that's fine, some along to our table, pick up a free sample of COIN...

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If you are then come along to the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Ballsbridge and say hello to us at the Irish International Coin Show. Maybe you don't know much about coins, banknotes or medals and want to learn a little more? Well that's fine, some along to our table, pick up a free sample of COIN...

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The new Standard Catalogue of World Banknotes (General issues) is imminent! This new edition is a must for all serious banknote collectors with ALL BANKNOTES up until 1960 LISTED AND PRICED. It once again retails at just £50 plus £8 p&p and will available from the COIN NEWS - BOOKS section of...

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Bonhams follow Spink

/ Phil Mussell

After moves by Spink last week to increase their buyer's premium on all lots up to £2,000 Bonhams have announced that they are to follow suit with an increase in their premium to 20% on all lots up to £250,000 (in effect most coin and all banknote and medal lots). The company's premium is currently...

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Spink to raise premium

/ Phil Mussell

In a bold move Spink are to raise their Buyer’s Premium from a flat 15% to 20% on the first £2000 pounds of the hammer price and 15% on the remaining balance. The new rates will take effect from March 15th 2007. Olivier Stocker, CEO of Spink comments “This marginal increase in the Buyer’s Premium...

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New Year Sale

/ Phil Mussell

Have a look at our website shop and you'll see there are quite a few bargains to be had - check it out today for a host of post free offers! Just click on books under the "shop" title on the left hand side of this page and you'll go straight there!

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Happy New Year

/ Phil Mussell

We'd like to wish all of our readers, advertisers and customers a very happy and Prosperous 2007!

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