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April 2016's News

Women on notes across the border

Women on notes across the border Whilst the choice of Turner on the new Bank of England £20 note inevitably has the critics crying foul about how few women their are on English notes they can have no such argument in Scotland where, for the first time in the Royal Bank of Scotland's history women will make an appearance and will… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 29 April 2016 by Phil Mussell
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All change for the $20 bill

News from the US - and apparently Andrew Jackson is to be replaced as the face of the $20 by an African American woman - Harriet Tubman the renowned abolitionist who died in 1913. In one fell swoop the traditional "white man" image on US notes is set aside (the $20 is the most popularly used note)… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 29 April 2016 by Phil Mussell
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New face for the £20

New face for the £20 The "new face" of the £20 note is to be painter Joseph Mallard William Turner, depicted in front of one of his most famous pieces "The Fighting Temeraire". The note, pictured here, will go into circulation in 2020 and will be the first £20 made from polymer. Needless to say certain quarters have… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 29 April 2016 by Phil Mussell
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Glorious Reward

Glorious Reward Broadening our horizons SOMETIMES, as a medal collector, it is easy to forget that military history holds an interest for many outside our relatively narrow hobby. Many of us have, I am sure, been to militaria fairs and so are familiar with the concept that other things “military” attract… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 29 April 2016 by Phil Mussell
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Yate on Sunday

It's the Yate (Bristol) Medal Fair on Sunday (May 1st) and, as ever, we'll be there! It's our local show and one we don't like to miss if we can help it. The show starts at 9.30am for "preview" (that just means it's an extra £1 to get in) and 10.30am for general admission. We'll be there with… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 28 April 2016 by Phil Mussell
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Royal gift sells at Spink

Royal gift sells at Spink Investing in the future WELL, OK, it’s time to bite the bullet and talk about something we rarely cover in COIN NEWS: the dreaded “I” word, Investment. . . . Already I hear dedicated numismatists across the country, indeed the world, tut-tutting and preparing to close their magazine in disgust at… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 27 April 2016 by Alyson Thomas
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Stop Thief

Stolen in a burglary in early March WWII DFC engraved to the recipient Fl Lt R F Owen. Registered as stolen with Greater Manchester Police – Crime Reference Number 044040V/16. Contact: PC Chris Boardman 12435@gmp.police.uk Tel: 0161 8568181 Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 8 April 2016 by Phil Mussell
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Dublin time - again!

Yes, we are heading to Dublin again this weekend to attend the inaugural April show on Sunday April 10 - held at the Royal Dublin Society (Anglesea Road). We enjoyed our time in the fair city in February so much we couldn't resist coming back - see you there from 11.00am!! Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 7 April 2016 by Phil Mussell
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Coins in the Windy City

Are you in the Mid-West of The USA? Do you fancy a trip to the City of Big Shoulders? This year's Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) takes place on April 14-17 in a new venue - the Donald E. Stephen's Convention Centre, Rosemont Illinois (a suburb of Chicago near O'Hare Airport) familiar to… Read more or leave comments Posted on Sun, 3 April 2016 by Phil Mussell
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