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April 2012's News

Olympic countdown

Olympic countdown Another Way IN this month’s “letters” page there is a question from reader Roy Norris, regarding whether there are any “courses” that teach aspiring numismatists about coins. We wracked our brains but couldn’t think of anything formal to recommend, instead it seems that we can only suggest that he… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 30 April 2012 by Alyson Thomas
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The One Show

Want to know what teh country thinks about abolishing teh penny? Tune into the One Show tonight (27/04/12) at 7.00pm to see our very own Phil with his take on the subject....! Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 27 April 2012 by Phil Mussell
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In the news again

The press do love to bash our coinage don't they? Every time a new design is released the press criticise it; every time the number of fake £1 coins supposedly in circulation is announced the press have a field day and the introduction of the new nickel plated 5p and 10p (due in the next few… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 20 April 2012 by Phil Mussell
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Canada says goodbye to the penny

The 1 cent coin is no more - in Canada anyway. We reported in COIN NEWS some time ago that the Canadians were planning to do away with their smallest denomination - in line with Australia and New Zealand - and now it has finally happened with the Canadian Government officially requesting that the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 11 April 2012 by Phil Mussell
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Fakes in the news again

It is a story we have covered many times both on-line and in COIN NEWS but it shows no signs of going away.... Recently a survey by the Royal Mint suggested that more than 44m pound coins (that's 3% of all £s in circulation) are fakes. Spotting a fake is relatively easy for those of us "in… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 11 April 2012 by Phil Mussell
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