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General News

Shot at Dawn

/ Phil Mussell

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This month's MEDAL NEWS features a story of a Memorial Plaque issued to a soldier "Shot at Dawn". At the time of going to press the Plaque was being checked out but now we can confirm that on January 26 DNW's sale will feature the Plaque of one Alfred Thomas Ansted. The cataloguing states: ...

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Platinum Jubilee medal revealed

/ Phil Mussell

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The long-awaited Platinum Jubilee medal design has finally been unveiled- and rather nice it is too! Using the Ian Rank-Broadley obverse, the reverse depicts the very top of the Royal Coat of arms. The Lion Stattant Guardant stands atop a crowned Royal Armourial helmet surrounded by ermine....

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A record error - a correction

/ Phil Mussell

The most recent MEDAL NEWS features the splendid 1891 Thobal VC group which we state is a "British Auction Record" but, of course, it isn't! It's a record for an army VC but not a record overall.  Apologies must go to Morton & Eden who actually hold the record having sold the "Q ship" VC DSO**...

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Banknote Yearbook 11th edition

/ Phil Mussell

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It's here! The 11th edition of the Banknote Yearbook -is with us now (thanks to our exceptionally efficient printers!). There's still time to order your copy and get it POST FREE, just click here for details

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Britannia cancelled

/ Phil Mussell

Very sadly we have just heard that because of the extension to the Coronavirus restrictions announced on Monday the Britannia Medal Fair, due to be held on Sunday, July 11 has been cancelled.  Let's hope that by November things are a little different and that show can go ahead. We'll keep you...

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Fair Update

/ Phil Mussell

We have just received this message from the organisers of the London, Midland and York Coin Fairs. "Further to the Government's decision to delay the removal of Covid 19 restrictions, we have spoken to the venues and can now confirm that both the London Coin Fair on the 3rd July, and the...

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The new £50 note

/ Phil Mussell

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Banknote News carried the design of the new £50 some months ago but now the notes themselves have been revealed, as has the date of their release, which will be June 23, exactly 109 years after Alan Turing, who features on the new polymer £50, was born! For more information on the new note take...

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