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February 2013's News

Bomber Command Clasp - update

Following on from the February MEDAL NEWS Editorial it seems that the forthcoming Bomber Command clasp will be attached to the 1939-45 star. More information, and a look at the design, when we have it Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 26 February 2013 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Arctic Star - the design

Readers of the Editorial in February's MEDAL NEWS will know that we aren't necessarily fans of the new Arctic Star (or rather what it represents in medal terms and what it could mean for the future) however whatever we think it is news so we must report it! According to the Daily Mail's website… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 26 February 2013 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

World Record

World Record THERE can be only one topic for this month’s “Comment”—our front cover story—the new World Record for a single coin, no less than $10,016,875 (nearly £6.5m) paid for the 1794 “flowing hair” US silver dollar. The coin, in simply superb condition (graded “Specimen-66”) is an American numismatic… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 21 February 2013 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Coin News

Bromley Burglary - an update

Further to the item in COIN NEWS March regarding the robbery on January 12/13 it seems that the thieves who stole most of Peter Morris' Stock may not have been terribly bright...it seems that there are individuals in custody having been caught putting items on an on-line auction site that were… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 20 February 2013 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Cromwell "Broad" at auction

Fellows auctioneers will be offering an Oliver Cromwell gold “Broad” in their forthcoming specialist Coins & Medals sale. Being in very fine condition the coin is considered an extremely rare example and therefore attracts an estimate of £7,000-9,000. Designed by Thomas Simon and depicting a bust… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 6 February 2013 by Carol
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Ooops!

Apologies to those who received their original MEDAL NEWS magazines with the last four pages were missing. Hopefully you have now all recieved the correct, complete replacement - we really are sorry for the inconvenience Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 5 February 2013 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Medal Review

Medal Review Stars and bars THE announcement at the end of 2012 that the UK Government was to implement the recommendations of the Holmes Report and issue, retrospectively, a new World War II star for Arctic Convoy Veterans (the Arctic Star) and a new Clasp for World War II Bomber Command Veterans (presumably… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 4 February 2013 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Medal News

New World Record!

Stack's Bower's Galleries have set a new WORLD RECORD with the sale of a 1794 Silver dollar - which fetched a stunning $10,016,875! That's nearly £6.5 million! The auction, held on January 24 2013 saw the previous record of $7, 590,020 (for the 1933 Double Eagle) eclipsed by nearly 40%. For… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 1 February 2013 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

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