News & Blog

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

General News

Christmas opening Hours

/ Phil Mussell

The Token Publishing offices will be closed from 1.00pm on Friday December 21 and will reopen at 10.00am on Wednesday January 2.

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Season's Greetings

/ Phil Mussell

We'd like to wish all of our customers and readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing you in 2019!

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Time for York

/ Phil Mussell

Our first UK show of 2019 (we'll be in New York early January) is "Old" York when we once again visit the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse for the Stamp and Coin Fair (there are medals too!) on Friday January 18 - Saturday January 19. The York show is definitely one of our favourites and...

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The Midland Coin Fair

/ Phil Mussell

It's time for the Midland Coin Fair! This Sunday (December 9) sees the larger Midland Coin Fair at the National Motorcycle Museum just by the NEC, Birmingham. The fair is actually a regular one that takes place every second Sunday of the Month but four times a year (March, June, September and...

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Henry Stevens GC

/ Phil Mussell

It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Henry Stevens, GC on November 17 aged 90. Constable Stevens was awarded his George Cross in 1958 for tackling a gunman in Bromley, Kent. The full citation reads as follows: Constable Stevens was on duty in plain clothes in a police car at...

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Rule Britannia

/ Carol

Don't forget the Britannia Medal Fair on Sunday, November 18 (9.30 am - 2.00pm). Held at the usual venue of the Victory Services Club, 63/79 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF. This is the first show run by auctioneers DNW (under the experienced direction of Mark Carter) and it is TOTALLY FREE to...

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New £50 note - who will feature?

/ Phil Mussell

The Bank of England (BoE)has announced that the new £50 note , due out we suspect in 2022/23, is to feature a scientist and they have asked us to choose. In a poll on the BoE website they are asking the general public who from the world of science should be honoured on England's highest...

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Aldersot Medal Fiar

/ Phil Mussell

Just a quick reminder that the next Aldershot Medal Fair will be held this coming Sunday November 4 at the Princes Hall, Princes Way, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 1NX. We will, of course, be stalling out with our BRAND NEW MEDAL YEARBOOK 2019 as well as all your old favourites - but get there early...

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Stratford on Sunday

/ Phil Mussell

It's the Stratford Medal Show this weekend (October 21) and we are very much looking forward to it! Held as always at the Stratford Leisure Centre in the very heart of the town (with excellent parking) the show is a firm favourite amongst collectors and dealers alike.  It starts at 9.30am for...

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Coinex soon

/ Phil Mussell

Yes the "season" starts with a bang at the end of this month with the BNTA's flagship COINEX show being held at the County Hall, London (the usual venue of the Millennium Hotel is undergoing a refit). This will be the 40th anniversary show and will be a much bigger event with many more tables...

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Spend it? Save it?

/ Phil Mussell

Our BRAND NEW guide to decimal circulating coins (and a few others!) is available NOW. On sale in Tesco and W H Smith Travel from September 6 and in W H Smith High Street from Sptember 12 this brand new book is the essential guide to the coins in your purse or pocket. Is that Peter Rabbit 50p...

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OMRS Convention

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's that time of year again - the Orders and Medals Research Society Convention is almost upon us and, once again, we will be there at the Medal Fair on the Sunday to launch the BRAND NEW MEDAL YEARBOOK 2019 - which this year comes in two formats: the standard paperback book for British Isles...

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Time for York!

/ Phil Mussell

It's halfway through July already (how did that happen...?) and that means it's time for the York Coin and Medal fair - taking place on Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21 once again at the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse. As ever it's free to get in and has two floors packed with dealers,...

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Paddington 50p

/ Phil Mussell

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It's official - and it's here! What's the betting the person who bid over £15,000 for this same coin on eBay last week is feeling pretty put out right now - as I would imagine is the seller having missed out on a bumper payday...

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She died for Freedom and Honour

/ Phil Mussell

The memorial Plaque is a fairly common item in the collections of most WWI medal enthusiasts but far less common is a plaque awarded to a woman who lost her life in the service of her country. We aren't sure of the exact number awarded but it is certainly less than 1,000 and they come up for sale...

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Derbyshire Police are asking for the public’s help reuniting the family of a decorated war veteran with his medals, after they were stolen from a Long Eaton school. The medals had belonged to Squadron Leader Gerald de Lucie Carver, an ex-pupil of Trent College, who served in bomber command during...

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Focus on Salisbury

/ Phil Mussell

Salisbury has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently but it's business as (almost) usual for the Cathedral City and that includes the collectors fair at the City hall on Friday (11am-5pm) and Saturday 10am-4pm) this week! We'll be there and hope you will too - visit...

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New Coin for the Royal Wedding

/ Phil Mussell

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As expected the Royal Mint has produced a £5 Crown for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle on May 19. The crown, which shows the happy couple in a three quarter length body pose (the William and Kate coin in 2011 just showed the side on portrait of the two) will be...

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New name on our BofE notes

/ Phil Mussell

As from June 1 2018 a new name will grace our banknotes as Sarah John takes over from Victoria Clelland as Chief Cashier of the Bank of England. It will, therefore, be her signature that appears on the new "Turner £20" when it makes its debut in 2020....

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In the Emerald Isle

/ Phil Mussell

Whilst the usual Dublin International Coin show didn't take place in February the April one is scheduled to go ahead as usual - and it's this weekend! Held at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge the show is only on on Sunday ( April 8) but it has been expanded to fit in all of those (like...

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The end of the penny?

/ Phil Mussell

So in the Spring Statement the Chancellor is talking about phasing out the 1p (and with it over 1000 years of history) and 2p coins and, at the other end of the scale, the £50 note - just because not many people use them and others find them pointless... If we are going down that route there are,...

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Britannia Time

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's March and yes it's Britannia - coming soon - on March 18 to be precise! Held once again at the Victory Services Club, Seymour Street just off Edgeware Road near Marble Arch this long established show is now the only dedicated medal fair in London and is always well worth a visit....doors...

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The Great British Coin Hunt

/ Phil Mussell

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A brand new programme has been launched by the Royal Mint called the GREAT BRITISH COIN HUNT. Released today there are 26 new 10p pieces to look out for, each representing something great about Great Britain - from A-Z. Watch out for B for Bond, James Bond, D for Double Decker (the bus rather...

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Beautiful Harrogate...

/ Phil Mussell

Harrogate is a gorgeous town, and it's particularly stunning in the spring - which is one of the great reasons to visit the place in March, the other is the Spring Coin Fair at the Old Swan Hotel on Friday 16-Saturday 17. Sadly we can't make it this year but plenty of others will be there so why...

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New Beatrix Potter Coins

/ Phil Mussell

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The Royal Mint has announced a new selection of Beatrix Potter Coins with the new Peter Rabbit design being launched today. Other designs include Flopsy Bunny, Mrs Tittlemouse and a mouse from the Tailor of Gloucester. There will be both circulating coins to be found in change and special coloured...

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Heading North

/ Phil Mussell

After an absence of far too long (nearly three years!) we will be returning to Eddie Smith's Wakefield coin show at the weekend (Sunday February 25) held, as ever, at the Cedar Court Hotel, just off junction 39 of the M1! If there's something specific you'd like us to bring along please call...

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March madness

/ Phil Mussell

There's a lot on in March for the Token Team For Coins and Medals we are at the Midland Coin Fair (don't be fooled there are medals there too) on March 11 and for the purist medal collectors there is the Britannia Medal Fair on March 18 and the Stratford Upon Avon Medal Fair on March 25 - more...

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In Dublin's Fair City

/ Phil Mussell

As some of you may have read the in COIN NEWS February the "usual" Dublin show at the RDS isn't taking place this February, however American dealer Del Parker has stepped into the breach and is organising a show this weekend at the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, County Dublin, about 15 minutes south of...

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Welcome to the new look Token Publishing Ltd!

/ Phil Mussell

We are in the early stages with this new look - but it isn't only the front end that has changed, our shop and payments system has changed too - so please, if you come across anything that looks a little odd or doesn't work properly don't worry - just give us a call on 01404 46972 and we'll rectify...

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Yate? Not for us - but you can still go!

/ Phil Mussell

Because we are at the York Coin and Medal Fair on Friday January 19 and Saturday January 20 we can't quite get to Yate on Sunday 21st but just because we aren't there doesn't mean you can't go! The show starts at 9.30am and even though we can't make it we are pretty sure there will be a fine...

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