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Aldershot Medal Fair Sunday November 1

/ Phil Mussell

Are you coming to the Aldershot show at the Prince's Hall this weekend (November 1) Preview for the early birds is at 9.30am with "main" admission at 10.30am. We'll be coming along all the way from Devon so we hope to see you there too. Always remember if there's something specific you want from...

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Leeds (Wakefield) this Sunday

/ Phil Mussell

We love coming up to York twice a year but there's more to Yorkshire than just the Racecourse show and this Sunday (October 25) we're heading north again to attend Eddie Smith's excellent show at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield (just off junction 39 of the M1). We like Eddie's show but with so...

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Coins in Dublin

/ Phil Mussell

Although we won't be there this weekend (October 16-17), there will be plenty on offer in Dublin's Fair City when the autumn Coin Fair takes place in conjunction with Stampa at the RDS, Ballsbridge. This one is a three day show, starting on Friday, and with Ireland playing in the Rugby World Cup...

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Shackleton's medals

/ Phil Mussell

The medals of Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, featured on the front cover of MEDAL NEWS this month, made an astonishing £585,000 when they came under the hammer at Christie's last week. the 15 medals over 12 lots smashed through their top estimates and kept on going - the CVO, OBE, British War...

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The OMRS Convention

/ Phil Mussell

Is coming soon! We'll be there on Sunday September 27 - as always - to launch our new MEDAL YEARBOOK 2016. This year's venue is once again the Holiday Inn, London Bloomsbury, but this will be the last time for the foreseeable future that the event is to be held in the capital - as from next years...

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The numismatic world is heading to Chicago in a few days as the ANA's World Fair of Money takes place at the Donald E Stephens Convention Centre in Rosemont, Illinois (a northwestern suburb of Chicago right next to O'Hare airport) from August 13-16. The COIN NEWS team will be there so why not come...

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Who will be on the next note?

/ Phil Mussell

On Monday July 20, the two month public nomination period to determine who should appear on the next £20 note officially closed. Since 19 May, members of the public have nominated visual artists who they believe helped to shape British "thought, innovation, leadership, values and society". ...

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OMSA Anyone...?

/ Phil Mussell

Once again we're looking forward to our annual "OMSA Pilgrimage" - this year's show is being held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Crown Plaza Ravinia, Dunwoody - a tried and tested venue - we went there in 2000 and 2005. Can you believe that was ten years ago...? The event is early this year taking...

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York? Already?

/ Phil Mussell

Well not quite - but it won't be long before the second of the year's two York Coin and Medal fairs is upon us. This summer's event takes place on July 17 & 18 - again at the Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse. Ever popular amongst dealers and collectors alike it is one not to miss - get those...

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Outwood Anybody?

/ Phil Mussell

We don't normally do Andrew Jukes' Outwood (Wakefield show) at the Outwood Memorial Hall, Outwood, Wakefield WF1 2NE as it's a long way "up north" to commit to attending every month (it's always the first Sunday of the month) but just occasionally Andrew can squeeze us in - and he's managed to...

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Diana Birch

/ Phil Mussell

It was with great sadness that we learn of the death of Diana Birch on Wednesday May 6 following a long battle with cancer. Diana was a true "stalwart" of the medal hobby and was well known to many of us both through her own company, Savannah Publications, and also as one of the authors of the...

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Yate Medal Fair

/ Carol

John and Carol will be attending the Yate Medal Fair held at the Yate Leisure Centre, Kennedy Way, Yate BS37 4DQ on Sunday April 12. Doors open at 10.30 am (preview 9.30 am) and as well as our usual excellent range of medal books and, of course, Medal News magazine, we will have the very latest...

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The new £1 Coin

/ Phil Mussell

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The reverse design of the new 12-sided £1 coin has been unveiled! Designed by 15 Year Old David Pearce the new look reverse was selected from over 6,000 entries in a public competition. It incorporates four national "plant" symbols of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom, with the...

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Monday is E day!

/ Phil Mussell

No nothing "electronic" this time - here E stands for effigy as Monday March 2 sees the unveiling of the fifth portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. We will have images on here as soon as we get them but we will also be at the official launch on Monday so if you'd like to see the new portrait as soon...

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Britannia's back

/ Phil Mussell

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The Royal Mint today (February 27) announced a return for that beloved icon Britannia to our circulating coinage. A rather fetching design has been unveiled for the 2015 £2 coin which, presumably, will also feature the new effigy of Her Majesty the Queen

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Victoria Cross Awarded

/ Phil Mussell

L/Cpl Joshua Leakey of the Parachute Regiment has been awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during a raid on a Taliban stronghold in Helmand province in August 2013 where he twice helped a wounded US Marine Corps captain. He is the third member of the British Forces to receive a VC for...

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In memory of Abbey

/ Phil Mussell

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As many of you know our friend and colleague Abbey passed away in November following a brave fight against breast cancer. On April 26 of this year, Klara,  Abbey's best friend, and another of the Token Team, is running the London Marathon in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign and is keen to raise...

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A new medal for Ebola fighters?

/ Phil Mussell

It seems that our Government can't get enough of new medals - that's if the news is to be believed - take a look at the Telegraph website

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen In January:   GSM (Northern Ireland) South Atlantic Medal (Falklands, with rosette and MID),UN (Cyprus), LS&GC, Accumulated Campaign Service Medal. They are court mounted and named to 24428182 Harley PJ PARA. Any information to PC Caroline McCartney of Newtownards police on...

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Fair's Fair

/ Phil Mussell

The Token team regularly attend coin and medal fairs up and down the country (and abroad too). We will always update this site with the venues where we will be "stalling out" and if there's ever anything specific you'd like us to bring along for you just drop us a line, we'd be happy to help. ...

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