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News & Blog

All the latest news and views plus the Token Publishing Blog.

Christmas Delivery

/ Phil Mussell

We are always extremely busy at this time of year however we are still doing our best to guarantee any orders received before December 14 will be received before Christmas. This is a guarantee for UK only I am afraid and overseas orders may take longer. Any airmail shipping should get to its...

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New designs for 2006

/ Phil Mussell

The Royal Mint have just announced their new 2006 Coin designs - these include two 50 pences celebrating the 150th anniversary of the VC, the "Egyptian Arch" (Northern Irish) £1 coin, two new £2 coins commemorating the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of Britain's most famous and accomplished...

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Exeter venue change

/ Phil Mussell

The next Exeter Coin and Stamp fair organised by Phoenix Fairs (November 19) has been moved to America Hall on Del a Rue Way Pinhoe and will not be at the usual Priory High School Venue

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Biggest ever!!

/ Phil Mussell

The September issue of COIN NEWS - (on sale August 31 - subscribers should have their copies already) is the BIGGEST EVER at 100 pages - over half of which are FULLCOLOUR!! Be sure to get your copy! If your Newsagent doesn't stock COIN NEWS you can either order it from them, or better still get...

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IBNS

/ Phil Mussell

This Year's International Bank Note Society Convention will once again be held in the TUC Centre, Great Russell Street, London on Saturday 1 (10.30am -5.00pm) and Sunday 2 (10.00am -4.00pm) October. The Token team will be there this year but only on the Saturday I'm afraid; we do hope to catch up...

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Coinex

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget Coinex is coming up fast - held on Friday and Saturday September 30 -October 1 at the Excel Centre, Docklands. The BNTA's premier event really is one not to be missed - especially in its new venue. See the September issue of COIN NEWS for further details and a free ticket!!

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***New coins for the UK?***

/ Phil Mussell

A new competition has recently been announed to redesign the majority of Britain's coins! The Royal Mint has said that it is to hold an open competition to find a new look for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 50p coins - thh designs of which have remained fundamentally unaltered since decimalisation -...

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New Records at Bonhams

/ Phil Mussell

Bonhams recent "Trafalgar" sale saw record prices paid for the Naval Gold Medals on offer. That awarded to Harvey, Captain of HMS Temeraire, fetched £80,000 whilst the to Admiral Charles Tyler fetched £75,000. The Naval General Service Medal, claps Trafalgar to Joseph Button fetched £11,000

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VC for sale at Spink

/ Phil Mussell

On 21 July 2005, Spink will offer a Victoria Cross Medal Group awarded to Sergeant Alfred Joseph Richards which is expected to fetch in excess of £150,000. One of the famous “six VC’s before breakfast,” won by the Lancashire Fusiliers for the landings on W Beach on the Turkish Peninsula of...

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Royal Mint Live Auction

/ Phil Mussell

The Royal Mint has announced its first ever live online auction featuring a unique, original painting by the distinguished marine artist S. Francis Smitheman, ATD, BA Hons, FRSA, depicting the historic Battle of Trafalgar. Bidding will commence on June 29 The magnificent oil painting was...

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Watford Fair

/ Phil Mussell

Eagle eyed readers would have spotted that the next Watford Fair may be a little difficult to attend as it's being advertised on a day that doesn't exist! There is no Sunday June 17th and of course the correct date for the fair is actually June 19th!

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BANKNOTE YEARBOOK is here

/ Phil Mussell

With ALL NOTES NOW INCLUDED IN FULL COLOUR the new BANKNOTE YEARBOOK has taken the hobby by storm - already it is fast on its way to becoming THE definitive book for British Isles bank notes and with the new easy to use numbering system it WILL eclipse all other books on the subject for collectors...

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Colin Cooke

/ Phil Mussell

It is with great sadness that we learn of the sudden death of Manchester based dealer Colin Cooke. Colin, who has been a major player in British Numismatics for over 25 years, and whose knowledge of farthings was legendary, was taken ill over last weekend and died in hospital on Wednesday ...

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Heading North

/ Phil Mussell

As there's no Harrogate show this year we couldn't leave our Northern readers hanging on until July and the York Racecourse Show before we visited again, so this weekend we'll see you at the Leeds Fair at the Cedar Court Hotel Calder Grove Wakefield. The show opens at 8.45am so make sure you get up...

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****Victoria Cross awarded****

/ Phil Mussell

The first Victoria Cross in 23 years has been awarded to Private Johnson Gideon Beharry of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment for gallant actions in the troubled city of Al Amarah, Iraq during May and June 2004. The full citation is as follows "PRIVATE JOHNSON GIDEON BEHARRY THE PRINCESS OF...

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Operational Honours List 24

/ Phil Mussell

Honours and Awards to members of the Armed Forces for services on operations in Iraq, Northern Ireland, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone and other miscellaneous operations for the period 1st April 2004 to 30th November 2004. ...

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Armed Robbery

/ Phil Mussell

We have received reports of an armed robbery at Coin dealer Mark Davidson's home, apparently Mark was duped by two bogus policemen then tied up and robbed of some of his best items these included: James II 5 guineas slabbed (more info to follow) Several 1887 £5 & £2 Guineas George III & earlier...

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Trafalgar Crown

/ Phil Mussell

One of the most decisive naval battles ever fought captured in the palm of your hand! The Royal Mint is making available the first £5 Crown for 2005 - the Trafalgar £5. The Crown commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805. The Battle earned its place in...

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Medal Tracker - ON-LINE!

/ Phil Mussell

Medal Tracker, MEDAL NEWS' renowned service for tracing lost medals has bee "on-line" for some time - but now there are NEW FEATURES to the site IN the past all entries for MEDALRACKER.COM had to be processed via our offices and were placed in the Magazine as well as on teh web, now we are pleased...

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