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May 2009's News

New faces for the £50 note!

Further to the design of a new 20 two years ago the Bank of England has just announced that the 50 is also due an overhaul with not one but two historical figures featuring on it. The Bank of England issued the Following press release on May 29 "The renowned 18th century business partnership of… Read more or leave comments Posted on Sat, 30 May 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, General News

Could you have been one of the greats? It's competition time......

Do you think you could have been a coin designer? Do you think you could have done better at Una and The Lion, the Gothic Crown or the Wren farthing? Do you think your design would have gone down in history? Well now's your chance to find out! Thanks once again to the generosity of reader Geoff… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 29 May 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

"Celebration of Britain"

The next three in the silver 5 Crown series of 18 coins "celebrating Britian" in the run up to the 2012 Olympics will be launched soon - look out in July's COIN NEWS for details! Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 29 May 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Honour the Officers - it's here!

The latest in the invaluable "Honour the..." Series by Michael Maton has arrived. HONOUR THE OFFICERS gives a complete listing for all honours and awards given to WORLD WAR I officers from Britain and the Empire. The huge volume lists all recipients alphabetically and details which awards were… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 12 May 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Metal detectorist jailed over fakes

We all know that there are a number of fakes in the market today but I wouldn't have thought somebody from within the metal detecting hobby would have been resposnsible for putting them out there. According to The Times Yesterday (May 11) David Hutchings, organiser of a detecting club in… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 12 May 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Birmingham next Sunday

Don't forget the regular Birmingham Coin Fair at the Motorcycle Museum (just off the M42 by the NEC) on Sunday May 10 - it's always hugely popular and even we can't get a table for this month's fair! We'll be at the next one though on June 14 so see you there Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 1 May 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Stop Thief II

Family medals stolen from a house in Worthing, West Sussex, Police Incident number:WWSL/09/01/00123 Inspector W. Hughes-Halls, B.S.A.P. Member Order of British Empire Colonial Police Long Service Medal King George V Silver Jubilee Medal Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Meritorious Service… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 1 May 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Stop Thief

Lost in transit - RMA 1468-S Cpl. J. Brown, Great War pair with a defence medal & certificate and Great War pair to RMA 12746 BMR. J. A. Turner. Posted from St Pauls Cray Parade, near Orpington on the 30th March 2009 @10.04am vi special delivery but they apparently never left the building and now… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 1 May 2009 by Phil Mussell
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