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July 2010's News

1 in 36....

No not the odds of your number coming up in Roulette but rather the estimated number of £1 coins in circulation according to the Telegraph today (July 27). I've always been sceptical of such numbers - after all they are compiled by people who actually monitor £1 coins - and a lot of… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 27 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Krause 20th Century is here...!

Krause 20th Century is here...! AT last we have the BRAND NEW 20th Century Krause Catalog of World Coins in stock - those of you who know the Krause works will know how invaluable they are and this one is no exception - order your copy today! Just visit our on-line shop for details Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 23 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Medal Yearbook 2011 - coming soon

We'll be going to press with the MEDAL YEARBOOK 2011 in August - ready for publication on September 19 2010. If you have any corrections or amendments do please let us know - you can email me on phil@tokenpublishing.com Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 23 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Medal Match

We took the "Medal Match" feature out of MEDAL NEWS as very few entries were coming in for it - since we did we have had lots of people ask when it's coming back....! We're not sure what to do now so it's over to you - do you want it back? Do you have some lonely singles you want to get rid of?… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 23 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Banknote error?

According to news reports security printers De La Rue, who print banknotes for over 150 countries (including England), have suspended production amidst fears that sub-standard paper has been used. The company has so far refused to confirm whether or not notes using the paper, which "failed to meet… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 22 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Chaplain's Medals sell well

The Medals of Canada's most decorated military Chaplain, Frederick Scott, have sold for CAN$28,000 at the Ontario Salerooms of Jeffrey Hoare Auctions Inc. The group of ten, which included the CMG, DSO and the Royal Canadian Humane Association Sanford medal, were purchased by the Canadian War… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 20 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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No Comment!

The Editor's "Comment" is one of those features that always seems to stimulate debate - many of you are kind enough to tell us how much you like it, others are kind enough to tell us why you don't - and we value both lots of input believe me. Invariably the subject of the Editor's "Comment" will… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 20 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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York sucess

Lovely to see so many people at the York Coin Show this past weekend - the Friday was absolutely heaving and whilst Saturday was, inevitably, slower it was still an enjoyable weekend! The next show at the Racecourse isn't until January but we're hoping to get up to Eddie Smith's Leeds show before… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 19 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Perth Mint

Perth Mint The Taxman and your coin collection THE budget announcement by the new Coalition Government, on June 22, has put the subject of taxation back into the news. So, this month, in place of my usual “Comment”, GRAEME RESTORICK of Chard (1964) Ltd explains the implications of the new tax rules with… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 19 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

York this weekend

York this weekend I hope you haven't forgotten that this weekend sees the second of the year's Coin and Medal shows at the Knavesmire Stand of York Racecourse. As always there will be a plethora of dealers offering just about everything a collector could want. And yes the Token Team will be there too! The fair opens… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 12 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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The Standard Catalogue of Provincial Notes of England and Wales is here!

The Standard Catalogue of Provincial Notes of England and Wales is here! Although we're officially launching the Catalogue this weekend at York, Roger Outing's fantastic new catalogue is available now! Listing as many provincial notes as have ever come on the market this incredible new work is guaranteed to become THE reference work on this fascinating subject. There is… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 12 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Lost in the post...

"Lost" in the postal system between East Anglia & Western France - 1914-15 Trio to Sgt 315783 D. Mc PHERSON. Scottish Horse/Royal Highlanders. Any information or sightings to; Ron Withers on,ronjudy@free.fr or Philip Burman on,01553 840350 Thanks everyone! Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 12 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Huge hoard discovered

News is coming in of the discovery of a hoard of more than 52,000 Roman Coins. The hoard, discovered after a single coin was found and reported by a metal detectorist in Frome, Somerset was first unearthed in April but details are only just emerging now. It is thought that rather than being a hoard… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 8 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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What? No Medal News?

Don't forget that the last issue of MEDAL NEWS - the June/July issue featuring "Gettysburg" on the front cover- was a JOINT ISSUE - there is no separate July offering. The next magazine will be the AUGUST issue available at the end of July Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 5 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Elizabeth Cross for IRA Victim

The family of the last Soldier to be killed by the IRA during the Troubles in Northern Ireland have been awarded the Elizabeth Cross. Lance Bombardier Stephen Restorick was killed by an IRA sniper at a checkpoint in Bessbrook, Co Armagh, on February 12, 1997 and in recognition of that sacrifice his… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 5 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Medal of Honor for living recipient?

According to the Washington Post the Pentagon has recommended that the Medal of Honor - the US Military's highest Award - be given to a living recipient for the first time since the Vietnam conflict. The Soldier, fighting in the notorious Korengal Valley in Afghanistan apparently ran through a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 2 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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Who next for notes?

With the phasing out of the "Elgar" note we now have the situation that the £50, £10 and £5 are from one "series" with the £20 from the next - which must mean that somewhere in the corridors of the Bank of England there is someone whose job it is to draw up a shortlist of… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 2 July 2010 by Phil Mussell
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