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July 2011's News

Record Price for Aussie VC

The Medals of Ted Kenna fetched over $1million (Australian) at auction on Thursday (July 28) selling in Melbourne to an unidentified buyer. the group of ten which included one of only 20 VCs awarded to Australians during World War II was in the same sale as the medals to Captain Bligh (of the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 29 July 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Plastic Fivers

News has reached us that the Bank of England has been in secret talks to print the £5 on polymer paper (as used in Canada, Australia and others) there is no official line on this story but the Australian based new site " The Age" reports that a bribery scandal at the company the Bank of… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 29 July 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, General News

Record Price

Record Price Guide Lines THE 2012 edition of the much acclaimed MEDAL YEARBOOK will be launched, as ever, at the OMRS convention in September (September 24–25 at the British Medical Association, London) and once again we hope it will be a book to treasure. We’ve added in as many of the new medals as we know… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 29 July 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Elephant coins

Elephant coins Whatever next? THE recent sale at Bonhams of Alderney’s one off gold “John Lennon” coin for £60,000 (see news and views page 10) had echoes of a similar sale at Stacks-Bowers of an Australian $30,000 gold 10 kilo coin (see COIN NEWS, May 2011) and indeed other sales before that, where coins with… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 20 July 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

All change at Bushey -AGAIN

The date of the next Bushey Coin Auction is now Thursday September 15 not Saturday August 27 - the venue has also been changed to Bushey Golf and Country Club not Watford Football Club! For further details see their website Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 19 July 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Paul Dawson - update

According to various people we saw at the York Fair Paul Dawson (of Spink York) is, thankfully, on the mend following the dreadful car crash back in June. He's still in hospital in Nottingham and will have to undergo further medical procedures but he is getting better! We wish him all the very… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 19 July 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Gold Still Climbing

With uncertainty still surrounding the global financial markets Gold (and silver) continue their upward trend with the yellow metal reaching over $1600 on Tuesday July 19. For the full story see the BBC website Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 19 July 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

An amazing Charity auction

An incredible 30,000 coins, all minted in the auspicious numismatic year of 1933 (think 33 penny, 33 double eagle...) are being auctioned off on eBay by their owner Jim Jacobs who has been collecting for most of his life. Jim, who was born in 1933 reckons that his collection represents some… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 14 July 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

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