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November 2008's News

New record for British Coin

Last night's sale by Ginza Coins of Tokyo saw a new record set for a British milled coin - with 360,000 being paid for a gold Gothic crown! The coin last sold in Tokyo back in the 90s and has trebled the price it made then. The Ginza Coin Auctions sale was actually in two parts - the second being… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 27 November 2008 by Phil Mussell
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Up North

We'll be at the Leeds show at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield (just off Junction 39 of the M1) this Sunday - why not come along too? It's a great little show with coins, banknotes and medals on offer and it's well worth a visit - see you there! Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 27 November 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, Coin News, General News, Medal News

Some good news!

Medals stolen from Marines based at Plymouth have now, thankfully, been recovered - see the full story here! Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 14 November 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

The last Britannia

Are you coming to what will be the last Britannia medal show organised by Fred Walland and Jeannie Robinson? These stalwarts of the fair circuit have decided it's time to bow out and whilst we hope that Britannia may well live on with someone else (watch this space...) the show on November 23 will… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 14 November 2008 by Phil Mussell
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New Record at St James's

The stunning Elizabeth 1755 20 roubles that featured on Last month's COIN NEWS front cover sold for an incredible 1.55million! A new record for a non-US coin! This amount eclipses anything gone before and shows once again teh bouyancy in certain market sectors A full report will appear in… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 7 November 2008 by Phil Mussell
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Another "Tommy" fades away

One of the few remaining WWI veterans has died at his home in Sydney, Australia age 108. Born in Leicester in 1900 Sydney Maurice Lucas was drafted into the Sherwood Foresters aged just 17 in August 1918 - only the Armistice of 11/11/18 saved him from a life, and maybe death, in the trenches. He… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 6 November 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Birmingham anybody?

The Coin News team (well half of it) will be at the Monthly Birmingham Coin Show this Sunday - we'll have some of our wide range of accessories with us but space dictates we can't bring everything - so if there's anything specific you want do let us know before hand! The show takes place from… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 3 November 2008 by Phil Mussell
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Reward offered

A 50,000 reward has been offered for the return of a "unique" collection of Scottish coins. The collection, worth an estimated 500,000, was stolen last year and is thought to have been one of the most imporatant collections of Scottish Coins ever formed - for the full story see the BBC's website… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 3 November 2008 by Phil Mussell
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London Coin Fair

It's only a couple of days until the Winter London Coin Fair!. Held as ever at the very popular London Bloomsbury Holiday Inn Hotel off Russell Square the show continues to attract dozens of dealers and hundreds of collectors. For those of you who haven't visited it yet it's quite unlike most shows… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 3 November 2008 by Phil Mussell
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