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News & Blog

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

Holiday Opening times

/ Phil Mussell

One of the beauties of the World Wide Web is that it never closes - so you can shop til you drop 24 hours a day 365 days a year - however us mere humans need a break occasionally and as such we won't be around too much over the holiday season to fulfill your orders! We will be in the office but...

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Operational Honours December 2006

/ Phil Mussell

The full list of honours is as follows: AFGHANISTAN The Victoria Cross (VC) Corporal Bryan James BUDD The Parachute Regiment (killed in action) The George Cross (GC) Corporal Mark William WRIGHT The Parachute Regiment (killed in action) ...

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VC and GC for Afghanistan

/ Phil Mussell

The award of a posthumous VC to Cpl Bryan Budd of 3 para has now been confirmed. Pte Budd's VC was for operations against the Taliban in August of this Year when his selfless courage enabled seven other soldiers to escape from a Taleban firefight. Also confirmed is the award of the George Cross to...

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The Token Publishing Team would like to extend warmest holiday wishes to all of our readers. Hope you all have a wonderful time and we'll see you in 2007! The Office will be closed from Midday on December 21 and will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday January 2.

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Yet another Krause Catalog!

/ Phil Mussell

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Just when you thought you had them all Krause go and split their catalogs again - this time taking the 1901 - present and making it into two volumes 1901-2000 and 2001- present. The new catalog is obviously smaller than its shelf mates and the price reflects that but even if it were twice as dear...

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British Battles and Medals - out now!

/ Phil Mussell

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The long awaited 7th edition of British Battles and Medals (fondly known just as "Gordon's" after it's original author) is out now! It's huge with loads of new amendments - order your copy from our on-line store today Stock now in - order yours today!

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Coins for 2007

/ Phil Mussell

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The Royal Mint has recently announced the designs for the 2007 series of circulating coins - they include a £2 celebrating the 300th anniversary of the act of Union between England and Scotland and another celebrating 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade in the UK. The 50p focuses on...

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Lost VC make over £100K

/ Phil Mussell

The "lost VC" of Private Mariner made £120,750 when it came up for auction at Spink on November 23. The VC, which lay forgotten in a drawer for years only came to light recently. It had been speculated that the hammer price might not be as high as for some recent VCs as it wasn't certain whether...

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George Best Notes

/ Phil Mussell

It seems that the demand for the Ulster Banks George Best notes (featured in the December issue of COIN NEWS) was so great that actually the bank has had to stop the offer early as they've run out! APologies to all readers hoping to get their hands on one of these historic banknotes but obviously...

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DNW Sale venue

/ Phil Mussell

Apologies to DNW - we inadvertently gave the wrong address for their next sale in our "Auction Diary" (December 2006). We have listed their old venue address but in fact they now hold their sales at The Richmond Suite (Lower Ground Floor) The Washington Hotel 5 Curzon Street LONDON W1

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Upham's VC and Bar sold

/ Phil Mussell

It has been reported that one of only three VC and Bars ever awarded - that to Captain Charles Upham - has been bought from the family by the Imperial War Museum - but they won't come over to the UK but rather have been loaned to the New Zealand Army Museum for permanent display. There has been...

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Hardback Medal Yearbook

/ Phil Mussell

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There are VERY few of these sought after books left in stock, place your order to-day or you'll be disappointed....!!

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Coin Yearbook 2007

/ Phil Mussell

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The latest issue of the COIN YEARBOOK is flying off the shelves - the Royal Mint have just placed their second order and bookshops can't seem to get enough. If you want one for Christmas you'd better get your request in soon, at this rate there won't be many left!

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Scot of the Banknote

/ Phil Mussell

For the first time in the Bank Of England's History a Scot is to a appear on one of their banknotes! The economist Adam Smith is to feature on the new £20 in place of Edward Elgar, when it is launched next spring.

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Come to London - it's Britannia time

/ Phil Mussell

The last Britannia show of the year is almost upon us - it takes place on November 26 at the familiar venue of the Victory Services Club just off Marble Arch - this month you can get in for free by using the ticket in MEDAL NEWS! The show starts at 9.30am and of course we'll be there - we'll have...

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November Dates

/ Phil Mussell

The COIN NEWS team will, of course be at the LONDON COIN FAIR, held at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury on November 4 where we'll have copies of the new COIN YEARBOOK 2007 hot off the press as well as the latest Krause titles and copies of your favourite Coin Magazine!

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Calling young collectors?

/ Phil Mussell

Do you want £150 to spend? then enter our competition today - all you have to do is let us know "If you won first prize (£150) what coins (or banknotes/tokens etc) would you buy - and why?" The closing date is January 31 2007 and we'll award the prizes based on the entries that we think are the...

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VCs for Afghanistan?

/ Phil Mussell

There is much media speculation at the moment regarding possible awards of the Victoria Cross to soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan. At this stage we have nothing definite but will, of course keep you informed!

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GC Lecture at the RLC Museum

/ Phil Mussell

With much talk of VCs in the news at the moment the "civilian" award of the George Cross is easily overlooked - a state of affairs that the Royal Logistic Corps hope to rectify with a lecture being given on November 23 at the Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey. The GC is not of course a...

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£2 million Medal Sale at DNW

/ Phil Mussell

The recent OMRS sale of Medals Orders and Decorations at Dix Noonan Webb on September 22 smashed their previous records and topped £2,000,000 for the first time. The sale included teh stunning Ron Penhall collection - see MEDAL NEWS November for a Market Scene Report

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Coin Yearbook 2007

/ Phil Mussell

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The BRAND NEW COIN YEARBOOK 2007 - once again in FULL COLOUR THROUGHOUT- is launched at Coinex on September 30. This best selling coin price guide is still just £9.95 - that's the 8th year running we've kept the price the same!

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Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for the RIR

/ Phil Mussell

In a ceremony in Belfast on Friday October 6 Her Majesty the queen presented the Royal Irish Regiment with the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of its service over the years. The three home service battalions of the Regiment are to disband in July next year.

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Chatham book and Medal fair

/ Phil Mussell

Don't miss the special medal event at the regular book fair at the Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham, Kent on Sunday October 15. The Military, Aviation and Naval book fairs, run by Tim Harper have proved very popular and this one, incorporating medal dealers as well as specialist booksellers looks...

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IBNS - this weekend!!

/ Phil Mussell

Are you coming to the International Bank Note Society Congress on Saturday or Sunday? Thsi year it's at the new venue of teh Hotel Russell on teh corner of Southampton Row/Russell Square in West London (Just up from Spink and not too far from the TUC centre) we'll be there on Saturday and hope...

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Young Collectors competition

/ Phil Mussell

Look out for October's COIN NEWS (On sale September 26) - it features the chance for all under 18s to win some cold hard cash! There's £400 up for grabs in this exciting new competition - now's the chance to encourage your son or daughter on the road to collecting!

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VC Special

/ Phil Mussell

look out for the next MEDAL NEWS (available on October 1) it's a special Victoria Cross anniversary special and contains some very important news on the biggest collection of VCs ever seen!

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Operational Honours September 2006

/ Phil Mussell

A total of 64 members of the Armed Forces have received honours and awards for services on operations in Iraq, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, former Yugoslavia, and other operations for the period 1 October 2005 to 31 March 2006. Additionally there are six awards in recognition of non-combatant...

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Aldershot

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget Mark Carter's Aldershot show this Sunday at the Princes Hall in the town - we won't be there this week (although we will be attending on November 5) but that doesn't mean you shouldn't pop along! The preview is at 9.30am - don't be late!

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Wakefield

/ Phil Mussell

Just to remind everyone that this sunday 3rd of September is the normal monthly medal fair at the Memorial Hall, Leeds Road Outwood near Wakefield. close to all main motorways. 7.30am-1pm Dealers confirmed as attending at the moment are, A.JUKES (THE MEDAL CENTRE) B.CHARMAN (PREMIER EMPORER) ...

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John Fletcher-Wells

/ Phil Mussell

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death last weekend of John Fletcher-Wells. John, along with his wife Daphne, was a familiar face at the medal shows up and down the country having been a coin and medal dealer for many years. Anyone who has visited a Mark Carter show recently will...

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OMSA Success

/ Phil Mussell

Thank you once again to all the OMSA members who made this year's convention In Phoenix, Arizona such a pleasure to attend. Once again we had a very successful show, and managed to get in a bit of holiday too - all in all a very enjoyable time. See you all in Houston next year!

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COINEX

/ Phil Mussell

The BNTA's flagship coin show this year takes place at Earl's Court on September 29-30. The venue is an excellent one with good parking facilities and excellent public transport links. See COIN NEWS for further details and a FREE entry ticket for the Saturday!!

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New titles from Krause

/ Phil Mussell

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The 2006 editions of 20th Century World Coins and Modern issues Paper money are now available direct from Token Publishing Ltd - order your copies today!!

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MEDAL YEARBOOK 2007

/ Phil Mussell

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The 2007 Edition of the MEDAL YEARBOOK will be launched at the OMRS Convention, New Connaught Rooms, London on September 23 Once again fully updated this book is an absolute essential for any medal collector. All the prices in this volatile market have been checked and brought up to date and all...

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New VC Record

/ Phil Mussell

Breaking News - we've just learned that the Victoria Cross group awarded to Captain Alfred John Shout has sold in Sydney for an astounding AU$1,214,500 - nearly £500,000!! The actual hammer price was AU$1million but the buyer's premium was a whopping 21.45% which actually pushed the price up by an...

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Are you coming to York?

/ Phil Mussell

Yes I know it's hot, know it's almost unbearable - but if you're going to wilt in the heat you might as well do it in the surroundings of a beautiful city! And of course whilst you're there you might as well visit the Coin Fair at the Knavesmire Stand of York Racecourse- there are over 50 dealers...

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New Pick

/ Phil Mussell

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The New Standard Catalogue of World Paper Money (Volume III - modern issues) is available now - order your copy today from this website!

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FAQs

/ Phil Mussell

Need to know where to go to get a medal replaced? What about how much your medals are worth? Check out our FAQs - all the answers are there!

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FAQs

/ Phil Mussell

Need to know about the £2 with the necklace? What about the value of that 1933 penny (some hope!) - check out our FAQs - you'll find the answers there!

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OMSA 2006 - to the desert once more

/ Phil Mussell

It's not long now before this year's Orders and Medals Society of America annual convention in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona Since we first attended OMSA in 1998 (Chicago) we have become devotees and would hate to miss one, although we sell out every year the event isn't just about making sales but...

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2007 Coins announced

/ Phil Mussell

The Treasury recently announced the plans for the UK's Circulating coins in 2007 - it seems that we are to have a £2 coin to mark the 300th anniversary of the act of Union between England and Scotland; a £5 Crown to celebrate the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince...

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Joint Issue

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget that the last issue of MEDAL NEWS - the June/July issue - covered two months, so there is no MEDAL NEWS in July. The next issue - August - will be available in Newsagents by the beginning of August, subscribers should have theirs a few days before that!

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York Time again....

/ Phil Mussell

Yes - it's nearly that time of year again, impossible though it seems it won't be long before the York Fair is upon us; this ever popular event continues to go from strength to strength and the Summer show is always good fun to attend - York is beautiful at any time of the Year, in July especially...

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FREE MAGAZINES!

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget that if you are not familiar with either COIN NEWS or MEDAL NEWS you can order a free sample copy today. COIN NEWS is available from all good newsagents on the last Wednesday of the month (and to subscribers 5 days earlier) whilst MEDAL NEWS is available from larger newsagents on the...

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POST FREE IN JUNE

/ Phil Mussell

HURRY HURRY HURRY - ALL MEDAL BOOKS POST FREE FOR JUNE 2006!! For one month only all of our medal books are post free within the UK - and the overseas postal rates have been adjusted downwards too (basically the UK price has been knocked off the overseas cost!!) There's never been a better time...

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The Royal Mint at COINEX

/ Phil Mussell

It seems that the Royal Mint's "from the archives" feature (you know the bit in COIN NEWS where Dr Kevin Clancy the Museum Curator shows us some gem from the collection) has proved so popular that the Mint are thinking about exhibiting some of the pieces featured at the next COINEX (September29-30)...

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Your top ten?

/ Phil Mussell

What books should every Medal Collector have in his or her library? Obviously the MEDAL YEARBOOK is top of the list (!!) but what other weighty tomes deserve a place alongside it? We're currently looking at what books we can offer our readers and would like to hear from anyone who thinks that...

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Dixon's new website

/ Phil Mussell

Check out CJ & AJ Dixon's new website - very impressive! The site can be accessed from our "Dealer Directory" section!! (just over there<------ on the left under "medals"! Got it? excellent!)

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FULL COLOUR!!

/ Phil Mussell

In case you don't buy COIN NEWS or MEDAL NEWS regularly (and if not why not!!) you might not have noticed that both magazines are now in FULL COLOUR throughout - maybe it's time you had a look at a copy again.... Pick one up at all larger newsagents or call 01404 44166 for a sample!!

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Going digital

/ Phil Mussell

We're thinking about going digital - in the first instance we're considering producing a digital edition of the magazine that would be emailed free to all airmail subscribers so they'd get their edition the same day as UK subscribers did - with the paper issue following on a few days later. Ideal...

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COIN YEARBOOK 2006

/ Phil Mussell

The COIN YEARBOOK has proved to be a best seller time and time again - and with the new-look FULL COLOUR for this year it's proving more popular than ever. There are only a few copies left so be sure to order yours TODAY!!

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The spiralling prices seen recently mean that many of us now own collections worth far more than we may think, collections that might well push the price of our household insurance through the roof - that's if our regular insurer will even look at covering us! Insurance has been a problem for...

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We are currently updating our stock lists and wondered what you'd like us to stock? Accessories? More books? Let us know and we'll do our best!

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Where shall we go?

/ Phil Mussell

We attend coin fairs up and down the country - London, Leeds, York, Newcastle - but is there one we don't attend but should? Do you have a local fair you think we should attend? We're happy to visit as many shows as we can (within reason - we're based down in Devon so a fair in Inverness that...

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Medal News on the move - but where next?

/ Phil Mussell

We attend medal fairs up and down the country - London, Bristol, Stratford, Aldershot - but is there one we don't attend but should? Do you have a local fair you think we should come along to? We're happy to visit as many shows as we can (within reason - we're based down in Devon so a fair in...

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Britannia time again

/ Phil Mussell

Unbelievably the Britannia medal fair has rolled around again! We'll be there this Sunday (May 21) and are sure to welcome many regulars and, we hope, new faces too. This is the last Britannia before November so if you're after one of our new titles - "Honour the Armies" and "Afloat and Ashore" -...

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OMRS North

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget the bi-annual ONRS North takes place on May 13-14 at the Holiday Inn, Runcorn, Cheshire. (Just off Junction 12 of the M56). This event has proved extremely popular on the last two occasions and the organisers have high hopes this year. Saturday sees a series of lectures and the...

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Medal Yearbook 2007

/ Phil Mussell

The 2007 Edition of the MEDAL YEARBOOK will be launched at the OMRS Convention, New Connaught Rooms, London in September We are now starting work on the new edition of the MEDAL YEARBOOK and will, once again, be doing all we can to make it the best it can be - so if anyone has any errors or...

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Aldershot and Yate

/ Phil Mussell

The next Yate show we attending is May 7 but before that we'll be at Aldershot on St George's Day Aptil 23 (also Shakespeare's Birthday and, coincidentally, the day he died!). We're not going to be at Bromley on April 30 (bank Holiday plans I'm afraid) so all those based in the South EAst who are...

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BACK IN STOCK

/ Phil Mussell

At last World Notgeld 1914-47 is back in stock - order your copy today!!

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George Cross Awarded

/ Phil Mussell

The second George Cross of the Iraq war has been awarded to Captain Peter Allen Noerton, a bomb disposal expert who lost part of his arm and a leg in a bomb attack in the Al Bayaa district near Baghdad, which killed four and injured several others. Despite being told about the threat of a...

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Honour the Armies

/ Phil Mussell

"Honour the Armies”, an important new work by Australian author Michael Maton author of Honour the Airforces, is OUT NOW!! This huge tome lists, for the first time, the names of over 60,000 recipients of gallantry and distinguished service awards made during the Second World War to members of the...

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Up to Leeds!

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget the Leeds show being held at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield just off the M1 (junction 39 - it's literally "just there") this Sunday (March 26) We were delighted when we last attended the show a few months ago and have always promised we'd go back when we could - now we can and so...

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Making our presence felt

/ Phil Mussell

We tried a little experiment this week - we typed in Coin Magazines/magazine on coins/magazine, coin/coin mag and a whole host of other permutations into a number of the leading search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL and others) and guess what? COIN NEWS came in the top five every time! And if you...

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A silver legend - on paper

/ Phil Mussell

The Maria Theresa Thaler is one of those coins that everybody has heard about - and it is loved by numismatists, historians and even jewellers from across the globe - this new work by Clara Semple tells the story of the MTT as never before. It's lavishly illustrated, in full colour and only twenty...

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Zulu War Medal

/ Phil Mussell

in this month's (March) magazine there appears a small news piece pertaining to a Zulu War Medal to a J (H) Meredith - in light of new information that piece should be ignored. A full statement will appear in the April issue

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Afloat and Ashore

/ Phil Mussell

The story of the Royal Navy During the Boer War - available NOW from this website!! Order your copy today

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Royal Mint Launch Brunel £2 Coin

/ Phil Mussell

On a very cold and wet February morning on Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol the Royal Mint (loyally attended by Phil our Marketing Manager) launched the new Brunel £2 coins - one depicting the Great Engineer himself, the other depicting his works (in this case the roof at Paddington Station). ...

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World Papermoney fair - Valkenberg

/ Phil Mussell

Once again the Token team will be heading to Europe for the World Papermoney Fair in the beautiful market town of Valkenberg in the Southern Netherlands. The "Maastricht" show (it always used to be held there but moved down the road a few years ago) is a popular one amongst dealers and collectors...

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FULL COLOUR THROUGHOUT!

/ Phil Mussell

As from the MARCH 2006 issues both COIN NEWS and MEDAL NEWS will be full colour throughout! Make sure you don't miss your copy, place an order with your newsagent or take out a subscription today!

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Afloat And Ashore: The Royal Navy in the Boer War

/ Phil Mussell

Now at the Printers!!! This new work tells the story of the Royal Navy during the bitter South African conflict at the beginning of the last Century. Navy QSAs may not have clasps denoting actions but that doesn't mean the men of the Senior Service weren't in action time and time again. It will...

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SOLD OUT!

/ Phil Mussell

We have NO copies of the HARDBACK Medal Yearbook 2006 left! Whilst teh 500 we printed last year took until February to sell out this year's batch was gone by Christmas. The soft cover version is, of course, still available although we actually only have a fewof those left so hurry!

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Joint issue

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget that the last issue of MEDAL NEWS (December/January) was a JOINT issue - it was out at the beginning of December and there won't be another until the end of January/beginning of February!

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A Happy New Year

/ Phil Mussell

We'd like to wish all our redaers and customers a very happy and prosperous 2006

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Coin valuations

/ Phil Mussell

We are still getting a host of email queries regarding the valuations of coins - I am afraid that we CANNOT value coins on-line and will not be able to answer any emails that require a coin valuation (we get on average 175 emails a day!). As a guide to Coin prices we publish the COIN YEARBOOK, on...

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Off to the Emerald Isle

/ Phil Mussell

The COIN NEWS team is eagerly awaiting its annual pilgrimage to Dublin's Fair City for the Irish International Coin Show on the weekend of the 17-19 February. This event is always popular with collectors and dealers alike and the same is true with us at Token. This Year John and Carol have insisted...

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