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January 2013's News

George Medals Missing

During a recent inventory Coventry hospital discovered the loss of two George Medals - these awarded to Sister Emma HORNE and Mary BEARDSHALL Any information about these medals please contact DC 5191 Craig MUNRO, Willenhall Crime Investigation Team. Coventry CV3 3PS Tel: 101 ext 6111 email:… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 28 January 2013 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Medals Stolen

The following medals were taken during a recent Burglary in Warwickshire GSM 1969 NI. ACSM 2009. UN Cyprus. Rhodesia 1980. 24083667 BC FOAD REME. Any information to: PC 1757 BULL Acquisitive Crime Team Leamington Spa Police Station Newbold Terrace Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV32 4EL… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 28 January 2013 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Jim Wallwork RIP

Jim Wallwork DFM, glider pilot who took part in the famed Pegasus Bridge Coup de Main on June 6 1944 has died aged 93 at his home in Vancouver, Canada. Wallwork is often referred to as the "first allied soldier in France on D-Day" as when he landed his Horsa glider the impact was great enough to… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 January 2013 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Year of the Snake

Year of the Snake Too much of a good thing? IT has come to our attention that the Bank of Canada has recently returned almost 250,000 gold 5 and 10 dollar coins to the Ottawa Mint (now of course the Royal Canadian Mint, the RCM), apparently they were part of the country’s gold reserve put down in 1912, 1913 and… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 17 January 2013 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Coin News

New York, New York!

It's all go in the Big Apple from January 10–13 as the 41st annual ancient coin extravaganza gets under way. Held at the Waldof Astoria, 301 Park Avenue the fair provides a fantastic start to the numismatic calendar and just $10 will buy you a pass for the whole three days. Many superb auctions are… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 10 January 2013 by Carol
Posted in: Coin News, General News

A unique Occasion

A unique Occasion Art for art’s sake THIS MONTH the Royal Mint has released their latest designs for 2013 (you will find details of the £1 coins on the Royal Mint’s Bulletin Page, page 28) and it seems they have gone back to simplistic ideas with the new “floral” reverses of the £1 coins being unadorned by anything… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 7 January 2013 by Phil Mussell
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Vigo leads the way

Gorringes Auctioneers achieved what may well be a record price for a coin sold in a provincial auction house as the 1703 Queen Anne Vigo five guineas in their December 6 sale was knocked down at an amazing £240,000. For the full story see the February edition of COIN NEWS. Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 2 January 2013 by Carol
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