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June 2011's News

Want something specific?

Whilst we try to bring a good selection of products to all the fairs we attend we simply can't carry everything; so if there is something specific you'd like bringing to a show then please give us a call on 01404 44166 and we'll make sure we pack it for you! Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 30 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Beatlemania

BONHAMS Memorabilia sale on June 29 drew gasps of amazement and a round of applause when the unique John Lennon gold coin struck for Alderney as part of the Great Britons series sold for a staggering £60,000 (pre-sale estimate £2,000). Issued in 2010, the coin originally issued in… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 30 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Stolen BEM

A British Empire Medal awarded to Richard Frank Barnes has recently been stolen from an address in Petersfield, Hants - if anyone has any information regarding this please contact PC 24215 Richard Jones on 01962 875059 or richard.jones@hampshire.pnn.police.uk . Quoting crime reference:… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 29 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Diamond Jubilee Medal unveiled

Diamond Jubilee Medal unveiled The long awaited design of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal has been released. Sporting a "diamond" design on the reverse and a ribbon in keeping with other "Royal event" awards the medal, designed by Timothy Noad, will be awarded along similar lines to the QGJM - i.e. to those members of the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 28 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Peter Ireland

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death, after a short illness, of coin dealer Peter Ireland of Blackpool. Peter was a founder member of the BNTA and has been a stalwart of the numismatic world for many many years. Our condolences and thoughts go out to his family. Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 20 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Unbroken Tradition

Unbroken Tradition Fair chance THE London Coin Fair at the beginning of June, held as ever in the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, was a great success—a large number of people eagerly queued in the foyer before the 9.30am opening and throughout the day a steady stream of visitors ensured that the event felt busy right… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 17 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Afghanistan Medal for Civilians

A new medal has been announced for those civilians serving in Afghanistan. Similar in intent to the Iraq Reconstruction service Medal (MYB 204C) this new award recognises service by civilians and others involved in the transition to democracy in Afghanistan. It will be awarded to all those who have… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 10 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Paul Dawson

Many of you will know Paul, formerly of B J Dawson Coins and now of Spink (he runs the York Shop in the Shambles in York). On Thursday evening he and his girlfriend Heather Hardcastle were involved in an accident with a lorry on the M1 in Nottinghamshire. Both were taken to the Queen's Medical… Read more or leave comments Posted on Sun, 5 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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A fine tradition

A Corporal from the 1st Gurkha Rifles has been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his gallant defence of his post in Afghanistan. In the best traditions of Gurkha soldiering Cpl Dipprasad Pun manged to fight off over a dozen Taliban insurgents - even resorting to using his machine gun… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 2 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Medal Yearbook 2012

We're about to start work on the next edition of the acclaimed MEDAL YEARBOOK - which will be launched at the OMRS convention in September. If you have any corrections, additions or amendments now is the time to let us know - please email phil@tokenpublihing.com and we promise to look carefully at… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 2 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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COIN YEARBOOK 2011 - another sell out!

Once again the COIN YEARBOOK has completely sold out! 12,000 yearbooks delivered to us in October have all gone and whilst our warehouse isn't empty (we sell an awful lot of other numismatic and medal related titles) there is definitely more space than there was! The next edition - 2012 - will be… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 2 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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London Coin Fair June 4th

Don't forget the London Coin Fair this Saturday....! As always this show is at the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, starting at 9.30am we will, of course, be there with our full range of books and magazines including the BRAND NEW Roman Coins and their Values IV and all the Krause titles...See you Saturday Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 2 June 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Boney's Doctor

Boney's Doctor Dangerous ground WE REPORTED in the April issue of MEDAL NEWS that the Australian Government was planning to set up an inquiry to look at the issue of retrospective awards—particularly the Victoria Cross—for certain individuals. It appears that on April 16 an “independent Defence Honours and… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 1 June 2011 by Alyson Thomas
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