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June 2010's News

Stop thief - again

Stolen from a house in Exeter three generations of family medals - a WWII framed group comprising the 39-45 star, Africa Star, Italy Star and War Medal. They were awarded to 14307011 Cpl R Harvey of the Royal Engineers and a named plaque features in the frame. A framed WWI Trio named to 12642 Sgt… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 30 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Farewell to Elgar

June 30 was the last day you could officially use the Elgar £20 - it was withdrawn from this date and is now fully replaced by the Adam Smith £20 note issued first in 2007. Personally I feel the loss of one of England's Greats, replaced by a Scot whom few outside the world of Economics… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 30 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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VC Stolen

According to press reports the Victoria Cross of L/Sgt Thomas Neely VC MM of the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) was stolen, along with the MM and his campaign medals, from the Cheshire home of his Great-Nephew Phil Jones on Sunday (June 27). Apparently Mr Jones had only had the Cross for a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 29 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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$1 Million Coin sold

The World's Largest coin - the100 Kilo half metre wide gold CAN$1Million Maple leaf has sold for US$ 4Million at the Dorotheum Auction House in Austria. Admittedly the price of gold has had much to do with the phenomenal price but you have to ask yourself will this ever actually be melted down for… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 29 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Stop Thief

Stolen from a house in Blackler's Cross, Totnes on June 15 2 framed medal groups as follows: WWI Pair and IGS (Clasps North West Frontier and Waziristan) to Major J. R. C V. Leir WWI DSO Group to Major (Later Major General) E B Costin of 2/West Yorkshire Regt (The Prince of Wales’ Own).… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Stratford Show 27/06/10

Yes it's going to be a glorious weekend, yes England face the "Old enemy" Germany in the World Cup on Sunday afternoon but no that does not mean we're going to miss Mark Carter's Stratford Fair at the leisure centre.... It starts at 9.30am (for the preview - all that means is a slightly higher… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Michael Fryer

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Michale Fryer of Waterloo Militaria. Michael has been a stalwart of the medal scene for many years and, despite recent ill health has still been "stalling out" regularly - at Mark Carter's Stratford Fair, OMRS North and our own Britannia. He… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

A coin of Tipu Sultan

A coin of Tipu Sultan A golden opportunity OVER the past few months I have speculated that the forthcoming Olympics is the best opportunity the Royal Mint has ever had to take the bull by the horns and get the general public interested in collecting coins, using the promised 50 pence programme to stimulate the market… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 24 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

World's Largest Coin up for grabs

The World's largest coin the 100kg, half metre wide $1,000,000 Canadian Maple Leaf coin will go on sale at Auction on June 25th . The coin will be sold by Vienna's Dorotheum Auction house and is expected to fetch in excess of $4,000, 000 - we'll keep you posted. For full details see the BBC Website… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 16 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Canada secures VCs

A year after a controversial auction that saw the Canadian War Museum spending nearly CAN$300,000 to ensure an historic VC did not leave the country the institute has managed to acquire two more crosses - but for somewhat less. The Somme VC of Cpl. Leo Clarke and teh Italain Campaign VC of Lt John… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 9 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Brand New Krause available soon!

The BRAND NEW Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 will be available very, very soon - to pre-order your copy visit our online shop or call 01404 44166 Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 8 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Missing coins

According to an American on-line newspaper, the Daily Reckoning, we in Britain have lost a fair few coins since the 1960s. I accept that we now mourn the loss of the farthing, the ha'penny and the threpenny bit but I am amazed that we have also said goodbye to the penny and the two pence - that… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 8 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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London Coin Fair - it's on Saturday

Yes it may be beautiful weather out there, yes we're in Devon and most people are heading west, i.e. our way away from the Capital but not us - no the Token Team is heading East this weekend to attend the second London Coin Fair of the Year, and the second under the auspices of Mike and Lu Veissid.… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 3 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Afghanistan Awards

Medals awarded for bravery on Afghanistan's front line have been award by Her Majesty the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Among those receiving awards was Rifleman Paul Jacobs who was blinded by a Taliban bomb. He received the George Medal for continuing to protect his colleagues despite… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 3 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Coin Portraits

Coin Portraits Your help is needed I CANNOT quite believe that this issue marks the halfway point of the year—before we know it the York show will be here and gone, the summer will be over and I will be writing in this Comment about the start of another numismatic season in the autumn. Of course, with the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 1 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

Gettysburg

Gettysburg MEDALS, awards and decorations have been given out for various different reasons over the years. Most people associate them with heroism or participation in a particular war, action or campaign, but we medal collectors know there are many other reasons why a medal might be earned: for long service… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 1 June 2010 by Phil Mussell
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