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Iron Age Hoard

Iron Age Hoard Facing reality THE MOST recent offerings from the Royal Mint—a series of coins with two different designs celebrating the Platinum Wedding of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip (see page 29)—have caused something of a stir in numismatic circles. Now the fact that they have a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 31 October 2017 by John Mussell
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2018 YEARBOOKS - available now!

The brand new 2018 Coin and Medal Yearbooks are now available priced exactly the same as last year (and the year before that, and the year before that AND the year before that - inflation? Pah!) They are available from our on-line shop, order yours today! Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 28 September 2017 by Phil Mussell
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Britannia Rules

Britannia Rules Worth noting THE big news in the past few weeks has, of course, been the launch of the new polymer £10 featuring writer Jane Austen (who was “waiting quietly in the wings” for her note debut, regardless of the feminist lobby who are STILL claiming credit for her appearance). The reason the new… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 25 September 2017 by John Mussell
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Challenging times

Challenging times Cashing in THERE have been some very interesting stories in the press and on-line recently about the rise of electronic payments and the apparent demise of cash. It seems that in the western world at least the trend towards cashless payments shows no sign of abating and whether people are “quick… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 29 August 2017 by John Mussell
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Literary Legend

Literary Legend A new chapter AS we went to press last month a news release came in regarding the equity investment in Sovereign Rarities Ltd by none other than that most prestigious of numismatic institutions—The Royal Mint (COIN NEWS July, page 16). We managed to change a few things around and led with the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 25 July 2017 by John Mussell
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Krugerrand 50 years on

Krugerrand 50 years on Going mainstream WE have, it seems, all but sold out of our COIN YEARBOOK 2017—nearly 10,000 books sold within less than eight months and bookshops and distributors eager for us to get the 2018 version out early. Dealers are calling us up hoping to get more copies and whilst we have earmarked a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 22 June 2017 by John Mussell
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Hiram Brown

It is with sadness that we report on the death of Hiram Brown of the Edinburgh Coin Shop. He died very unexpectedly at home over the weekend, apparently of a sudden heart attack. A full obituary will appear in COIN NEWS in due course. Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 14 June 2017 by Phil Mussell
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