News & Blog

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

News & Blog

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

Fair schedule!

/ Phil Mussell

With the recent announcement regarding lockdowns in England, and the "roadmap to recovery", the organisers of coin and medal fairs are tentatively releasing dates which we all fervently hope they'll be able to stick to: The London Coin Fair in Bloomsbury is now scheduled for July 3 The...

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A visit from the tooth fairy

/ Phil Mussell

Ahead of International Tooth Fairy Day on February 28 (yes that's a thing apparently), new research from The Royal Mint – the official supplier of the Tooth Fairy – shows the growing public desire to keep childhood traditions alive, with almost two thirds (60%) saying they should be protected...

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Meltdown

/ Karen Needs

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Trying to make sense of it I MUST confess I rarely buy coins “online”. Yes, I’ll visit a dealer’s website, or even bid via the internet at an auction that I cannot attend (which, of course, is all of them these days) but those things I view as simply another way of buying from people I would...

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Women's History Month

/ Karen Needs

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Why? Just Why? HERE’S a question: why do you collect medals? Or indeed why do you collect anything? Not why do you collect the medals of your chosen “theme”—we all have different answers to that. Our readership comprises those who collect to their old regiment or police force, those who...

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Paul Dawson

/ Phil Mussell

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death, age just 56, of Paul Dawson a well-known, respected, and liked coin dealer of many years experience, who many of us had the privilege of calling a friend. First working in the family business with his father (who also sadly passed away this...

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World Record for a George Cross at DNW

/ Phil Mussell

The extremely important George Cross from the Korean War from the ‘Battle of Imjin River’ – awarded posthumously to Lieutenant T. E. Waters of the West Yorkshire Regiment, which was attached to 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment - sold for a staggering world record price of  £280,000 at DNW...

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Freedom fighter

/ Phil Mussell

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SPEAKING UP EVERY now and then a medal related story pops up here in Exeter, on this occasion though it doesn’t involve our local regiment (formerly the Devons, then the Devon & Dorsets now the 1st Battalion, the Rifles) but rather it focuses on the “appropriateness” of a statue here in the...

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Harrogate Coin Fair Cancelled

/ Phil Mussell

Whilst it wasn't due to take place until April, the organisers of the Harrogate Coin Fair have taken the (probably wise) decision to cancel the show now and look forward to 2022. With the recent announcement that lockdown (in England at least) is to carry on until March 8 at the earliest, it is...

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New World Record at Heritage

/ Phil Mussell

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The New York-style 1787 Brasher doubloon is arguably the world's most famous numismatic rarity, and the Stickney-Ellsworth-Garrett-Partrick example is the finest of the mere seven known specimens. Acquired by pioneer numismatist Matthew Stickney in 1848, the present coin has been offered...

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Record for Cromwell Gold

/ Phil Mussell

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Thomas Simon's beautiful 1656 Gold "Pattern Broad" 50 shillings hammered at a staggering £380,000 (£471,200 total) at DNW's January 21 sale. The coin, which was part of the Marvin Lessen North Yorkshire Moors collection, is thought to be one of only 12 in existence and the price fetched is a...

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Year of the Ox

/ Phil Mussell

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Locking down, looking up HERE we are again, the UK back in lockdown and the vast majority of us stuck at home. I make no comments about lockdowns, vaccines, PCR tests or anything else here; there are plenty of others with their own opinions and to add my voice to the debate would be pointless....

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Coming Soon in COIN NEWS

/ Phil Mussell

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The Year of the Ox Coins for the Chinese Lunar New Year are celebrated in the February issue of COIN NEWS - we also look at some of the rarities that have been discovered recently. Plus you get a chance to win your very own SILVER PROOF version of the numismatically fascinating "50th...

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New coins from the Royal Mint

/ Phil Mussell

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The Royal Mint has, today, announced its designs for 2021 they include: The 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen on a £5 250th Anniversary of the birth of Sir. Walter Scott on a £2 The life and work of John Logie Baird on a 50p The 50th Anniversary of Decimal Day 2021 on a 50p ...

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