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February 2015's News

Monday is E day!

No nothing "electronic" this time - here E stands for effigy as Monday March 2 sees the unveiling of the fifth portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. We will have images on here as soon as we get them but we will also be at the official launch on Monday so if you'd like to see the new portrait as soon… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 27 February 2015 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Britannia's back

Britannia's back The Royal Mint today (February 27) announced a return for that beloved icon Britannia to our circulating coinage. A rather fetching design has been unveiled for the 2015 £2 coin which, presumably, will also feature the new effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 27 February 2015 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Victoria Cross Awarded

L/Cpl Joshua Leakey of the Parachute Regiment has been awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during a raid on a Taliban stronghold in Helmand province in August 2013 where he twice helped a wounded US Marine Corps captain. He is the third member of the British Forces to receive a VC for… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 26 February 2015 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Victory on the Peninsular

Victory on the Peninsular Medals won’t be worn The recent announcement that Prime Minister David Cameron was keen to institute a medal for those who have helped in West Africa combatting the spread of Ebola has met with mixed reactions. On the one hand there is no doubt that those who volunteered to put their own lives at… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 25 February 2015 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Medal News

Lasting Legacy

Lasting Legacy Picture this… YOU’RE probably reading this “Comment” at the end of February 2015 (with our new email magazine even overseas readers get to see COIN NEWS before the end of the month preceding the cover date!), which means you won’t have seen the new effigy of Her Majesty the Queen that is to… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 23 February 2015 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Coin News

In memory of Abbey

In memory of Abbey As many of you know our friend and colleague Abbey passed away in November following a brave fight against breast cancer. On April 26 of this year, Klara, Abbey's best friend, and another of the Token Team, is running the London Marathon in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign and is keen to raise as… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 10 February 2015 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, Coin News, General News, Medal News

A new medal for Ebola fighters?

It seems that our Government can't get enough of new medals - that's if the news is to be believed - take a look at the Telegraph website Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 5 February 2015 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Dambuster at auction

Dambuster at auction For posterity With the death of John Tamplin (see News and Views) another of the “Old Guard” has left us and with his passing one of the most knowledgeable minds in medals is lost to our hobby. Fortunately for us collectors much of John’s knowledge was shared with the wider community in the form… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 2 February 2015 by Alyson Thomas
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