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May 2014's News

Fake £2 coin!

In recent months the news has been full of stories of fake £1 coins and how to detect them but we haven't, until now, heard of a fake £2 - especially not one as good as the example we found. Weighing in at exactly the same weight as a genuine one, the fake is only detectable through… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 30 May 2014 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Canine Courage

Canine Courage D-Day 70 years on In lieu of a “Comment” this month the MEDAL NEWS team would like to pay tribute to all those who took part in operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944 and all those who were awarded the France and Germany Star. We all owe them a huge debt of gratitude — our world would be a very… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 29 May 2014 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Medal News

The first "plastic" note for Great Britain.

Clydesdale Bank has announced that from next year they will issue notes made from "plastic" (in fact polymer) ahead of the introduction of similar notes by the Bank of England in 2016. The new £5 note, which features the Forth Rail Bridge, will go into circulation as limited edition in 2015… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 23 May 2014 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, General News

England's most valuable coin

England's most valuable coin Pound for pound? SO in a few months’ time we will know whether Alex Salmond gets a seat at the top table as head of an independent Scotland or whether the Bravehearts of the 21st century are doomed to fade into the background (until, perhaps immortalised by Hollywood—although I’m not sure who… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 22 May 2014 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Coin News

A cunningly disguised story - the old question of the 1p coin

Really this is just a chance to take another pop at the 1p coin but it's quite a good article on the demise of the 1/2p http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27467675 Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 21 May 2014 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Record Breaker!

Record Breaker! A.H Baldwin and Son Ltd had a cracking sale on May 8 with an Elizabeth II 1953 Gold Proof Sovereign fetching no less than £384,000. However even that wasn't the highlight of the day as the 1937 Edward VIII Gold Proof Sovereign, the only one that a private collector can own, fetched a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 9 May 2014 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

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