News & Blog

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

General News

New York in the New Year

/ Phil Mussell

The very first show of 2018 for the Token Team is the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) this year being held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 42nd Street NYC for the very first time...the event takes place from Thursday January 11 (12 noon -7pm for early birds at a cost of $125) until...

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It's the Birmingham Coin Show on Sunday (December 10) but unfortunately due to the bad weather forecast the Token Team are unable to attend. We are sure there will still be a good cross section of dealers in attendance as it is the larger show so there should plenty to suit all numismatic...

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World Record Victoria Cross

/ Phil Mussell

The Unique ‘Mystery’ Victoria Cross and triple DSO group of 11 awarded to World War I “Q-Ships” Captain Vice-Admiral Gordon Campbell, RN, sold at Morton & Eden in London on November 23, 2017 for an outstanding £700,000 hammer (£840,000 including premium), a new world auction record for a VC and any...

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P day is upon us

/ Phil Mussell

That's it folks - you can't officially spend your old round pounds anymore - but don't despair - lots of charities and some shops are still taken them, the real issue comes when the bank stops allowing you to pay them in to your account. We don't know when that day will be but if anyone has trouble...

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A former Special forces Major - Dominic Troulan has been awarded the George Cross for his part in saving over 200 people during the terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya in 2013. The attack, by al-Shabab extremists killed 67 people during a siege of the shopping mall in Nairobi. The retired...

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Not long now before the "round pounds" are demonetised! After October 15 2017 the pound in your pocket had better be one with 12 sides as the old round ones won't be accepted in shops anymore as after that date the old ones, in circulation since 1983 , are officially "demonetised" But don't...

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Terry Sole RIP

/ Phil Mussell

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Terry Sole, author of "For God, Queen and Colony" - a history of the Colonial units in the Anglo-Zulu War. Terry was, apparently, murdered during a struggle last week at his home in Edenvale, near Johannesburg, police believe robbery was the...

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2018 YEARBOOKS - available now!

/ Phil Mussell

The brand new 2018 Coin and Medal Yearbooks are now available priced exactly the same as last year (and the year before that, and the year before that AND the year before that - inflation? Pah!) They are available from our on-line shop, order yours today!

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Chaplains at DNW

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget the big DNW sale this Wednesday and Thursday - with a very nice collection of Chaplains medals coming up on day two - happy bidding!

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Next up on the fair circuit

/ Phil Mussell

Following the Orders and Medals Research Society Convention and Coinex we have a little break from the fairs then it's back with Stratford upon Avon on October 22 (Medals); London Coin Fair on November 4 (er, coins) and Aldershot the following day (Medals) - more details nearer the time!

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Oops

/ Phil Mussell

Sorry if you have been trying to contact us or order anything in the past few days - a major server failure meant that nothing was on-line at all, including the digital magazines, our website or our shop...all should be working now though so feel free to order anything you like! If you do...

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The Gold Sovereign - available NOW

/ Phil Mussell

Michael Marsh's seminal works on the Sovereign and the Half-Sovereign have long been regarded as "must-haves" for the numismatist's bookshelf and need little introduction to most collectors. Two years ago Token Publishing bought the rights to the books and have been working on updating them for...

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OMRS 2017

/ Phil Mussell

Following the success of last year's event the Orders and Medal Society Annual Convention is taking place once again in STRATFORD UPON AVON, at the CROWNE PLAZA the old Holiday Inn) in the centre of the town on the weekend of September 16-17. Saturday sees the talks, exhibits and Convention dinner...

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More Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Removed over a period of three years from a house in Dorchester area: World War I and World War II medals including the 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory trio named to Capt O G H Anstiss, RGA and British War and Defence medals to Leading Aircraftwoman Monica Francis Anstiss. Enquiries lead the...

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Missing on or after 19 March 2017 from The London Medal Company Ltd. (1) Royal Humane Society Medal in silver-gilt awarded to Brevet Major Charles Craufurd Fraser, 7th Hussars. (2) C.B.E., Order of Saint John, Order of Saint John Lifesaving Medal in Bronze group to Mrs Dorothy Eleanor Augusta...

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen during a burglary at a Devon property in May the NGS 1848 (Boat Service 23 Novr 1810), Baltic and Crimea Group of three to Lt HP Dicken. RN Crime Reference 03657417. Any information call DC Lavercombe at Newton Abbott Police via 101

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Hiram Brown

/ Phil Mussell

It is with sadness that we report on the death of Hiram Brown of the Edinburgh Coin Shop. He died very unexpectedly at home over the weekend, apparently of a sudden heart attack. A full obituary will appear in COIN NEWS in due course.

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It's the Midland Coin Fair this Sunday and, as every three months, it's in the larger Britannia Suite which means the Token Team will be there too! Yes this weekend we are splitting our forces with Phil and the Stratford Medal Show and John and Carol at the Motorcycle Museum for the Coin Fair...

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London Coin Fair Saturday June 3

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget the summer LCF at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Coram Street Bloomsbury on Saturday June 3. As always the event starts at 9.30am and we will be there with all your old favourites as well as the chance to order the NEW SOVEREIGN BOOK that will be available later this summer. If there is...

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Nearly time for Yate!

/ Phil Mussell

Next weekend (Sunday May 7) sees our first Yate show of the year. We missed the January one (too many other commitments) so we are very much looking forward to the fair this time around. As ever we will be there from the off (9.30am) at the Yate Leisure Centre near Bristol with all of the old...

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"Friedberg" is here!

/ Phil Mussell

The new edition of the essential Gold Coins of the World by Arthur and Ira Friedberg is now available from Token Publishing Ltd. This renowned catalogue is a must have reference for all gold coin enthusiasts and this , the 9th edition, has been eagerly awaited for some time. With 832 pages and...

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The Red Books are now here!

/ Phil Mussell

The BRAND NEW 2018 Red Books are now here! the Red Book is like the COIN YEARBOOK but for US coins - so if Americana is your passion order yours today! Now well-established as THE go-to book for US coins the Whitman Red Book is now available for 2018 - yes 2018, for some reason they are a few...

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen in a burglary in Willand, Devon on Wednesday March15, a group comprising the UN Kosovo medal, Iraq Medal 2003 (with clasp), Afghanistan Service Medal, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the army Long Service and Good Conduct medal. Named to 25063097 Tpr/LCPL Collingwood RAC 2RTR/SCOTS DG....

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen in a Burglary on Christmas Day 2016 from Chilvers Cotton Vicarage in Nuneaton (I mean come on who burgles a Vicarage on Christmas Day? Really? Shame on you) RAF Long Service and Good Conduct to 8129120J Fg Offr F Seldon. Any Info dial 101 with Crime reference 23N5/4689ZU/16

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COIN NEWS’ Consultant Editor, John Andrew, reports breaking news from London. Baldwin’s Auctions, which was acquired by the Stanley Gibbons Group plc in 2013, has merged with St James’s Auctions (SJA) which was founded by Stephen Fenton, of the much respected Knightsbridge Coins, in 2004. Stephen...

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