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Rorke's Drift Medal

/ Phil Mussell

Rorke's Drift Defender Pte Michael Minehan's "Zulu" Medal fetches £86,800 (incl. premium) at DNW 8/12/16

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Our new website

/ Phil Mussell

We are in the process of developing a new look website and we would like your opinion on how it should look. Is there anything about this site you don't like? Anything you think is great? Anything you'd like to see less of? More of? Do you like the colours? Is it functional? Easy to use? Let us...

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Just in time for Christmas

/ Phil Mussell

Our new COLLECTOR'S CHOICE product catalogue is available now! Chock full of books and accessories for the coin, medal and banknote hobbies the new catalogue is a great place to start your Christmas shopping. You can either download it from our homepage or call 01404 46972 and we'll send you a...

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Yate? We'll be there

/ Phil Mussell

Our "local" show is one we always try to attend and the one this Sunday (November 27) is no exception! Mark Carter's fairs are always well attended by both dealers and collectors alike and are always a pleasure to go to - as always it's being held in the Yate Leisure Centre (not too far from...

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Are you going to the London Coin Fair this weekend? As usual, it is held at the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury on November 5th 9.30am-4pm. Go to our facebook page at facebook.com/TokenPublishing for a £5 off voucher for any Token Publishing product at our usual table. Please share this voucher with your...

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Lost Medals

/ Phil Mussell

Lost in London on Friday October 28 (Walkabout Temple/ Embankment area) . The group comprises: South Atlantic/ GSM 62 (Northern Ireland) /Golden Jubilee/ Diamond Jubilee/Police long service. The first two named to Mne PO41143D C Whitehouse and the Police LS&GC named DC 3189 Whitehouse. Police Ref:...

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Stratford next weekend

/ Phil Mussell

The last Stratford Medal show of the year is coming next weekend! (Sunday October 30) and we'll be there with all your favourite titles including the BRAND NEW MEDAL YEARBOOK! Doors open at 9.30am (for preview - 10.30am for regular visitors - all that means is it's a bit cheaper later on) and...

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Stop Thief - reward offered

/ Phil Mussell

STOP THIEF! Stolen in Cardiff in Feb 2012: 1. Q.G.M./B.E.M./3 Clasp C.S.M./U.N./L.S.G.C. group to 23732227 W/O.1. W.R. Caithness, PARA 2. A.F.M./B.E.M./C.S.M. Dhofar/M.S.M./L.S.G.C. & clasp group to B3521881 Flt. Sgt. D.J. Jones, R.A.F. (includes Sir James Martin Flight Safety Gold Meda)l All...

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London time

/ Phil Mussell

It's the London Coin Fair on Saturday (September 3- how is it September already?) and the Token Team (well Phil anyway) will be there with the BRAND NEW Krause 1901-2000 & 2001 - date as well as a chance to order the BRAND NEW COIN YEARBOOK POST FREE. As always the show starts at 9.30am and takes...

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Winners once again!

/ Phil Mussell

COIN NEWS is on a winning streak - the April 2016 issue was voted Best Issue in World Numismatic Magazines by the Numismatic Literary Guild at the ANA in Anaheim in early August - that's the third year running!

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The Medal Yearbook 2017

/ Phil Mussell

It's nearly time for the launch of the MEDAL YEARBOOK 2017 - THE price guide and collectors' handbook for the fascinating hobby of medal collecting. Covering British Isles and "Empire" medals, the 2017 edition of the acclaimed YEARBOOK also features the CUMULATIVE INDEX to MEDAL NEWS magazine -...

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Yate? Not for us

/ Phil Mussell

What with holidays and OMSA the Token Team won't be able to make the next Yate (Bristol) show - but that doesn't mean you shouldn't go along. It's on Sunday August 7 and starts at 9.30am- with, as always, a good selection of medals on offer from a host of dealers! Our next "Mark Carter" show won't...

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McCarthy's Polar Medal

/ Phil Mussell

One of the highlights of the DNW Auction on July 22nd had to be the Antarctic Polar Medal awarded to Able Seaman Timothy McCarthy, Royal Naval Reserve, one of five men chosen by Shackleton to accompany him in the James Caird during his epic 800 mile open-boat voyage from Elephant Island to South...

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It's time for OMSA

/ Phil Mussell

We're looking forward to seeing all of our old friends "Stateside" at the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) convention on August 11-14 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in, well, downtown Pittsburgh PA. We always enjoy OMSA and have only missed one in 20 years - this year its being...

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It's almost York time

/ Phil Mussell

It's nearly July and that means it's almost York time! The York Coin and Medal fair is nearly upon us, taking place on Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th once again at the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse. The show one of the most popular events around amongst dealers and collectors alike...

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GSM 2008

/ Phil Mussell

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This just in from the Manufacturers of the new General Service Medal 2008 "The new General Service Medal 2008 has gone into production with the initial supply of the medals being undertaken by Worcestershire Medal Service Ltd following a MoD tender process. The medal features on the obverse the...

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"New" faces at DNW

/ Phil Mussell

After a little bit of to-ing and fro-ing it's now official - Oliver Pepys and John Hayward, formerly of Spink medal department, have joined the DNW medal department and as of today (June 14) we have received the following statement: "Dix Noonan Webb Limited (DNW) and Spink & Son Limited (Spink)...

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1933 penny sells for £72,000

/ Phil Mussell

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One of only four pattern versions of the iconic 1933 Penny has sold at Baldwins for a staggering £72,000. Created by moneyer Andre Lavrillier the coin never went into full scale production with only seven 1933 pennies ever being officially struck - to be used in time capsules in the cornerstones of...

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Lost in the post

/ Phil Mussell

From Lockdales auction: Lot 789 WW2 Casualty group to 5127225 Pte John Ronald Hayward (Haywood) 1/7th Bn R. Warwickshire Regt. Killed 18/7/1944. Buried Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel. Lived Bedworth Nr Nuneaton. Lot includes named Casualty medal slip, named box of issue, 1939-45 Star,...

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Women on notes across the border

/ Phil Mussell

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Whilst the choice of Turner on the new Bank of England £20 note inevitably has the critics crying foul about how few women their are on English notes they can have no such argument in Scotland where, for the first time in the Royal Bank of Scotland's history women will make an appearance and will...

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All change for the $20 bill

/ Phil Mussell

News from the US - and apparently Andrew Jackson is to be replaced as the face of the $20 by an African American woman - Harriet Tubman the renowned abolitionist who died in 1913. In one fell swoop the traditional "white man" image on US notes is set aside (the $20 is the most popularly used note)...

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New face for the £20

/ Phil Mussell

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The "new face" of the £20 note is to be painter Joseph Mallard William Turner, depicted in front of one of his most famous pieces "The Fighting Temeraire". The note, pictured here, will go into circulation in 2020 and will be the first £20 made from polymer. Needless to say certain quarters have...

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Glorious Reward

/ Phil Mussell

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Broadening our horizons SOMETIMES, as a medal collector, it is easy to forget that military history holds an interest for many outside our relatively narrow hobby. Many of us have, I am sure, been to militaria fairs and so are familiar with the concept that other things “military” attract...

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Yate on Sunday

/ Phil Mussell

It's the Yate (Bristol) Medal Fair on Sunday (May 1st) and, as ever, we'll be there! It's our local show and one we don't like to miss if we can help it. The show starts at 9.30am for "preview" (that just means it's an extra £1 to get in) and 10.30am for general admission. We'll be there with...

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Royal gift sells at Spink

/ Alyson Thomas

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Investing in the future WELL, OK, it’s time to bite the bullet and talk about something we rarely cover in COIN NEWS: the dreaded “I” word, Investment. . . . Already I hear dedicated numismatists across the country, indeed the world, tut-tutting and preparing to close their magazine in disgust at...

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen in a burglary in early March WWII DFC engraved to the recipient Fl Lt R F Owen. Registered as stolen with Greater Manchester Police – Crime Reference Number 044040V/16. Contact: PC Chris Boardman 12435@gmp.police.uk Tel: 0161 8568181

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Dublin time - again!

/ Phil Mussell

Yes, we are heading to Dublin again this weekend to attend the inaugural April show on Sunday April 10 - held at the Royal Dublin Society (Anglesea Road). We enjoyed our time in the fair city in February so much we couldn't resist coming back - see you there from 11.00am!!

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Coins in the Windy City

/ Phil Mussell

Are you in the Mid-West of The USA? Do you fancy a trip to the City of Big Shoulders? This year's Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) takes place on April 14-17 in a new venue - the Donald E. Stephen's Convention Centre, Rosemont Illinois (a suburb of Chicago near O'Hare Airport) familiar to...

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Naval Gold Medal at Bonhams

/ Phil Mussell

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Auctioneers Bonhams have secured the exceptionally rare Naval Gold Medal of Admiral Lord Graves, Captain of the HMS The Royal Sovereign, struck to commemorate the Victory of the Glorious First of June. The battle, the culmination of months of indecisive skirmishing between the British Navy and the...

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Britannia time

/ Phil Mussell

It's the Britannia Medal Fair this Sunday (March 20)! Held, as ever at the Victory Services Club off Edgware Road, near Marble Arch, London this event has gone from strength to strength in recent years and even though MEDAL NEWS isn't organising it these days we love attending and are looking...

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It's Harrogate Time

/ Phil Mussell

The Harrogate Spring Coin Fair takes place this Friday (March 18) and Saturday at The Old Swan Hotel. There will be over 40 dealers in attendance and whilst the Token Team can't make it there will be plenty of other people to see! Opening times are 11 am Friday and 9.30 am Saturday so there's...

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London Calling

/ Phil Mussell

The first London Coin Fair of 2016 takes place on Saturday February 6, and as ever the Token Team will be there! The show, which is held, as always at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury (in Coram Street, just off Russell Square) opens at 9.30am and shuts at 5.00pm but get there in the morning if you...

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Yate on Sunday

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget the first Yate medal fair of 2016 taking place this Sunday (January 24) at the Leisure centre in Yate (Bristol). As always we'll be there ready for the 9.30am preview (10.30am main doors) with our usual selection of goodies - it's always worth a trip so we look forward to seeing you...

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