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COINEX 2016 London Sees Increased Visitors and Lives Up to Its Reputation as Premier Coin Event

October 7, 2016 in Auctions, British Coins, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, English Coins, Entertainment, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The 38th renewal of the British Numismatic Trade Association’s premier international show, COINEX—a much-anticipated annual numismatic event—took place this last weekend, and it easily lived up to its reputation as one of the more important international numismatic events for both British and foreign dealers. To many, the show was a resounding success, with greater attendance figures and an increased list of dealer-participants as compared to past years. Held on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, this year’s COINEX was sponsored by St. James’s Auctions, a subsidiary of Knightsbridge Coins, and hosted at one of London’s more popular and exclusive… Full article at the source>

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Royal British Mint Issues New “Queen’s Beasts” Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

March 29, 2016 in Blogs, British Coins, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, English Coins, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal British Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, UK Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal British Mint has announced the release of an impressive new series of gold and silver bullion coins entitled “The Queen’s Beasts.” The series will pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II by depicting various heraldic animals symbolizing strains of her ancestry.

The first design, created Jody Clark, will be available on one-ounce and 1/4-ounce gold coins, as well as on two-ounce silver issues. The one-ounce gold coins can be purchased now from authorized bullion dealers, while the others issues are expected shortly.

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British Antarctic Territory Features Moby Dick Theme on Latest Crown Coin

January 30, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, English Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has issued (21st January) a new crown coin that remembers the 165th anniversary of the first publication of Moby Dick, now considered one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written. Written by Herman Melville (1819 – 1891), the compelling story was first published in London on October 18, 1851, and tells the tale of Captain Ahab’s obsessive quest for revenge against the albino Sperm Whale that destroyed his ship and severed his leg during a previous voyage.

Melville was born in New York City into a prosperous family; the fathers of both his… Full article at the source>

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UK to Feature the Great Fire, Shakespeare, and Battle of Hastings on 2016 Coins

November 3, 2015 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, The Royal Mint, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Mint has released information on coin programs planned for 2016. New issues will mark historic anniversaries, including the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, and London’s Great Fire of 1666.

Also announced is a special one pound coin to be included in specific coin sets, effectively saying goodbye to the current one pound coin, which will be replaced by a new security enhanced circulation version in 2017.

In all, a total of five commemorative £2 coins will be issued, as well as one new fifty pence coin. In… Full article at the source>

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History of the Angel or Angelot Coin

November 30, 2014 in Antique Coins, British Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, World Coins

By Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The angel or angelot was first introduced to the shores of England by King Edward IV in 1465 and the minting of these particular coins lasted until the reign of King Charles I. The obverse usually carried a depiction of St Michael slaying a dragon, which was a representation of the devil. On the reverse – a ship was also depicted.

Over time, the Angel varied in value from 6 shillings and 8 pence to… Full article at the source>

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Curator’s Choice: The Yorkshire archaeology Hoards which are going global with Google

November 7, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Art, Bronze, Bronze Coins, Coins, Collecting, Education, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Museums, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Roman Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: http://www.culture24.org.uk/ November 6th, 2014.

Curator’s Choice: Andrew Woods, Curator of Numismatics for York Museums Trust, on the Yorkshire Museum’s collection of Yorkshire Hoards going global with Google

“The numismatic collection – money and medals – numbers over 40,000 objects and is one of the strongest in northern England.

Most of that material has been excavated with new finds coming up every year from farmers, metal detectorists and archaeologists.

A lot of that excavated material comes in the form of hoards – accumulations of wealth buried in the ground.

Yorkshire Hoards is a project between Google Cultural Institute and York Museums Trust looking at these hoards and what they can tell us about the history of the region.

Over the past 3,000 years, from the Bronze Age through to the 17th century, very large numbers of hoards have gone into the ground across Yorkshire.

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Two Coin Set in Tribute to the Memory of Winston Churchill

November 7, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, English Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, The Royal Mint, World Coins

By Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Mint has announced a new two-coin set which will be issued in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the death of the country’s war-time leader, Sir Winston Churchill, who first served as Prime Minister of Great Britain during the war years from 1940 until the post-war election in 1945. Widely considered one of the great leaders during the Second World War – even of the 20th century, he was a man of many Full article at the source>

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The silver-coloured 2p freak coin that was accidentally made in the wrong metal is set to sell for £1,000 at auction

July 26, 2014 in Auctions, Coin Errors, Coins, Collecting, Cupro-Nickel Coins, English Coins, Errors, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, The Royal Mint, World Coins

By MAIL ON SUNDAY REPORTER. 26 July 2014 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)

  • Coin was accidentally made in cupronickel rather than bronze 

  • Was discovered in 1988 by a petrol station owner opening roll of new coins 

  • Could fetch up to £1,000 at auction next week in Dorset  

A two pence piece that was accidentally made in the wrong metal is set to sell for 50,000 times its face value.

The coin was struck in cupronickel, the blend of copper and nickel formerly used for 10p and 5p coins, when it should have been bronze.

The errant coin, thought to be unique, was discovered in 1988, by the owner of a petrol station in a roll of new coins.

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Ancient coins are discovered

April 27, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, British Coins, Coins, Collecting, English Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Richard Rush. April 27th, 2014 (http://www.loughboroughecho.net)

They will be examined and valued by the Treasure Valuation Committee at the British Museum

A GROUP of local metal detector users has unearthed five 400-year-old coins dating from the time of Elizabeth I on the Garendon Estate.

The Loughborough Coin and Search Society’s discovery came on September 29, 2013, on land owned by Squire De Lisle near Bedlam Farm, Hathern.

All five silver sixpences date from between 1560 and 1582, predating the Spanish Armada and William Shakespeare’s move to London.

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700-year-old coin found during Bannockburn dig

April 9, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Collecting, English Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By George Mair April 9th, 2014 (http://www.scotsman.com)

A 700-YEAR-OLD English coin has been found near the abbey where the victorious Robert the Bruce took booty from the Battle of Bannockburn.

The silver penny was discovered yards from Cambuskenneth Abbey, near Stirling, by archaeologists looking for artefacts from the time of the 1314 battle.

The small coin, minted in London during the late 13th or early 14th century, may have been a month’s wages for a soldier in Edward II’s defeated army.

Experts from GUARD Archaeology, who led a metal detector survey of the area, believe it may have been among the spoils of battle taken back to the abbey by the Bruce from the battlefield.

Warren Bailie, GUARD’s battlefield archaeologist, who led the search, said today: “This coin would have been in circulation in 1314 and could relate to the Battle of Bannockburn.

“Cambuskenneth Abbey was where the Scots’ baggage train was held before the battle and where they returned to immediately afterwards.

“It was where the booty was taken from the battlefield, so it could potentially have been dropped booty.

“It was worth quite a lot of money at that time — perhaps a soldier’s wage for that month.”

Cambuskenneth Abbey is one of the few places specifically mentioned in near contemporary accounts of the Battle of Bannockburn.

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Medieval coin is ‘earliest find’ at castle excavation

April 5, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, English Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, World Coins

April 4th, 2014. Carrick Times. (www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk)

Archaeologists digging at Carrickfergus Castle have displayed their most exciting find yet with the discovery of a medieval silver coin.

The English short cross penny was uncovered in one of the excavation trenches last week as the eight-strong team nears the completion of the dig period.

The work is being undertaken by the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF) at Queen’s University on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Speaking to the Times last week, excavation director Ruairi O’Baoill said: “The coin dates from some time between 1200 to 1250, around the time of Henry II, Richard, John or Henry III. It’s the earliest artefact we’ve found so far.

“As it’s made from silver, I imagine the person who dropped it would have been annoyed to find they’d lost it!

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New twelve-sided £1 coin for 2017

March 19, 2014 in British Coins, Coins, English Coins, Money, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, The Royal Mint, World Coins

By: Howard Lake. March 19th, 2014. (http://www.fundraising.co.uk)

HM Treasury is to introduce a new £1 coin in 2017. It will have a distinctive twelve-sided shape, reminiscent of the threepence coin which was withdrawn at decimalisation in 1971.

The new coin will of course find its way into charities’ collecting tins.

It has been introduced to reduce counterfeiting of the £1 coin, which was introduced 30 years ago. The new coin “will be the most secure circulating coin in the world to date” according to The Royal Mint.

Video by: The Royal Mint

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Sheffield metal detection fan nets ‘find of a lifetime’

March 13, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, British Coins, Coins, Collecting, English Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

March 12th, 2014 (http://www.thestar.co.uk/)

A unique penny dating from the reign of King Stephen over 850 years ago has been found by a Sheffield metal detecting enthusiast.

The silver penny – which is expected to fetch up to £10,000 at auction, and rewrite the history of early English coinage – was found in a field.

The coin, which dates from a chaotic period of civil war, will be sold at auction in London on April 2.

“This is an extraordinary discovery,” said Christopher Webb, head of the coins department at specialist auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb. “It is tremendously exciting.”

The man who found the coin – a joiner from Sheffield who wants to remain anonymous – was searching a field near Nottingham, with the farmer’s permission, last November.

He had already found a few low-value coins and buttons when his detector bleeped again.

“I dug it out and immediately I knew it wasn’t the run of the mill stuff I usually get,” he said.

“When I got it home I ran it under the tap. I didn’t dare do anything else with it.”

The man recorded his find with the authorities and got in touch with experts who revealed the coin was issued by Robert de Ferrers, second Earl of Derby, in the early 1140s.

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Gold Sovereigns that spans 525 years. The Hemisphere Collection at Baldwin’s auctions

February 24, 2014 in Antique Coins, British Coins, Coins, Collecting, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Yareah Magazine February 23rd, 2014 (http://www.yareah.com/)

A collection of Gold Sovereigns that spans 525 years, 15 Monarchs and seven mints, will be offered for sale by London based auctioneers, A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, on Thursday 8th May 2014. The comprehensive date collection of 394 Sovereigns from the earliest hammered examples to modern milled is entitled The Hemisphere Collection and follows hot on the heels of The Bentley Collection of British Gold Sovereigns, sold by Baldwin’s during 2013 for £3,994,638.

Formed over 10 years from 2003, the current owner’s fascination with the history of the Sovereign has culminated in the only private collection known to the auction house that contains examples of each and every monarch for the Sovereign denomination.

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The Hemisphere Collection will be offered as a single sale in London on Thursday 8 May 2014. The catalogue will be available to view online at http://www.baldwin.co.uk/  and online biding with no additional premium is available through the services of www.the-saleroom.com.

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Rare Henry VI golden angel coin one of the highlights of Smiths of Newent auction

January 23, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By Weekend . January 23, 2014 (http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/)

A rare gold coin found in a field near Tewkesbury could make £6,000 for its mystery finder and the farmer on whose land it was dug up.

The ‘golden angel’ dates back to the reign of Henry VI and was discovered near the historic Battle of Tewkesbury site.

The Wars of the Roses decider took place in 1471, when Henry VI, of the House of Lancaster, went into battle with Edward IV of York.

It’s tempting, says a spokesman for the auctioneers, Smiths, to think the coin was dropped by one of the many nobility who made their way to or from the battlefield on that fateful day.

“Our coin consultant was very excited to be asked to value and catalogue the coin which carries an estimate of £4,000-£6,000,” said a spokesman for the Newent firm.

“He’s confident it will attract significant interest from coin collectors around the world.”

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York Civil War coins go under the hammer

December 31, 2013 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, English Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Kate Liptrot, Dec 31st, 2013 (http://www.yorkpress.co.uk)

A COLLECTION of silver coins struck in York during the English Civil War is expected to fetch more than £30,000 at auction.

A private Welsh collector is selling 37 rare coins issued in 1643 and 1644 featuring the word “Ebor” and a lion, both denoting York as the city of origin.

The York mint of Charles I was assembled as Royalist forces fought for control of the North in the mid-1640s.

York became a key city to the king after he was forced to leave London in 1642.

Auction manager James 
Sadler said: “The coins come from a private collection. “
There has already been great interest in them, both from Britain and abroad. Not surprisingly, we have had
 many calls from Yorkshire.”

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To see the collection on line, visit www.lockdales.com

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Made of money: The Royal Mint where cash is banned

July 26, 2013 in Coins, Education, English Coins, News, The Royal Mint, UK Coins

By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter, BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk)

Old, damaged or rejected coins are among the materials thrown into a roaring furnace by workers – some employed here for nearly 40 years – on eight-hour shifts, night and day.

Their job is to make money.

Melting down metal in the hot end is the start of the process that results in five billion coins being produced at this site in Llantrisant, south Wales, every year.

Despite churning out currency for the UK and around the world, one thing you will not find in the pockets and purses of staff at the mint is their own cash.

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Falklands and Ascension coins to commemorate the life of Lady Thatcher

June 14, 2013 in British Coins, Coins, Commemorative, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

June 13th 2013. South Atlantic News Agency. (http://en.mercopress.com)

The Falkland Islands and Ascension Island have released two coins from Pobjoy Mint to commemorate the life of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher who passed away at the age of 87 on 8 April 2013.

Known as the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first and only female Prime Minister as well as the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century and was honored with a ceremonial funeral with full military honors at St Paul’s Cathedral, the only politician to be granted such a tribute since the death of Winston Churchill in 1965.

Born in 1925, the daughter of a grocer, she studied chemistry at Oxford but was involved in politics from an early age. She was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 1975 and made history four years later, becoming Prime Minister when the Conservatives won the elections of 1979, the first of three victories under her leadership. As Prime Minister she took a firm stance with the European Community and also on other issues, both domestic and foreign and thus transformed the nation.

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Three forgers jailed for total of 12 years after biggest ever plot to flood Britain with £1.5million in fake pound coins

May 23, 2013 in Coins, Counterfeit, English Coins, Fake Coins, News

By MARK DUELL May 21st, 2013. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk)

  • Kevin Fisher, 53, Daniel Sullivan, 28, and Mark Abbott, 44, imprisoned
  • Undercover police operation found huge storage container in Essex
  • Scotland Yard says some of fake currency might now be in circulation

Three forgers were today jailed for a total of 12 years following what police believe was the largest ever plot to make fake pound coins in the UK – some of which may still be in circulation.

Kevin Fisher, 53, of Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire, Daniel Sullivan, 28, of Hornchurch, east London, and Mark Abbott, 44, of Edmonton, north London, were all sentenced at Southwark Crown Court today.

The three men were behind what is thought to be a record number of fake coins worth £1.5million, which were discovered after an undercover Metropolitan Police operation in May last year.

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How to Spot £1 Counterfeit Coins

April 22, 2013 in British Coins, Coins, Counterfeit, English Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

The Royal Mint (http://www.royalmint.com)

The Royal Mint takes counterfeiting and fraud extremely seriously. To help identify genuine £1 coins we have prepared an easy-to-use guide and poster for you to download.

The Royal Mint regularly conducts surveys to estimate the level of counterfeit £1 coins in the UK. A survey undertaken in November 2012 found that the rate of counterfeit UK £1 coins in circulation at the time had reduced to 2.74% from 3.09% (as concluded previously in a survey undertaken in November 2011).

Provisions for various offences connected with the counterfeiting of coins are included in the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981. Enforcement of these provisions is entirely a matter for law enforcement agencies, such as the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.

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Silver coins treasure hoard found on farm

April 13, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Coins, English Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure

JOSHUA TAYLOR 12, April 2013 (http://www.burtonmail.co.uk)

AN amateur treasure hunter made the discovery of his life when he unearthed 82 silver coins thought to have been buried during the English Civil War.

The hoard found by lorry driver Mark Greensmith has now been officially declared as treasure and will eventually be placed on display in a museum.

Mr Greensmith was using his metal detector in August last year when he found the trove — consisting of coins from the reigns of Mary I, Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I — on a farm just outside Uttoxeter.

A report by Dr Barrie Cook, a British Museum coin expert, said the treasure may have been buried to keep it safe during the 1640s by someone who was later killed in the Civil War.

Mr Greensmith told the Mail: “To find something like this is just brilliant. I have been metal detecting for about four years and I have found the occasional silver coin before, but nothing like this.

“I started to find this hoard when I discovered a silver coin from the time of Elizabeth I.

“I got a strong signal on the metal detector when I went back to the same spot later. I found about 13 more coins in that session. Over several weekends, I dug the rest up. One Sunday, I found 32 silver coins in three hours.”

An inquest was held this week at Burton Town Hall. Coroner Andrew Haigh ruled that the coins were treasure, meaning they will now be valued and museums given the chance to buy the artefacts. The proceeds will be split between Mr Greensmith and the landowner.

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