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  • Piano gold hoard is ‘life-changing’ sovereign stockpile - A hoard of gold discovered hidden inside an old piano has been revealed to be a collection of sovereign coins. The discovery was made in Shropshire before Christmas when the piano’s new owners had it retuned and repaired. The collection consists of an undisclosed number of full and half sovereigns, dating from … Continue reading
  • TNS member Brian Harrison published in Coin News - Tyneside Numismatic member Brian Harrison recently had an article published in coin news. Brian has done some fascinating research on variants of the decimal penny. We asked Brian to tell us his story which is below. Underneath that, you can download the pages from Brian’s article in Coin News. Here … Continue reading
  • Final coins removed from £10 million Celtish hoard - Final coins removed from £10 million Celtish hoard buried in Jersey field for 2,000 years The last coins from an ancient Celtic hoard discovered in a field in Jersey have been successfully removed from the dirt they were buried in. Known as Catillon II and dating from around 30-50 BC, … Continue reading
  • New coins for 2017 - New £1, £2 and 50p coins are being released in 2017: Everything you need to know   DESIGNS: The new 2017 coins. Brand new £1, £2 and 50p coins are being released by the Royal Mint in 2017. The new 12-sided £1 coin will eventually replace the “round pound”. It will enter … Continue reading
  • Coin Hoards - With all of the attention over the past number of years with provenance on coins to curtail illegal digging and trafficking, along with issues of importing, dealers are trying harder to add as much as they can about a coin’s history of ownership. One of the best and most interesting … Continue reading
  • Windfall in your pocket - Just a short article here linking to an interesting slideshow found by our chairman Richie Fraser. Believe it or not, there are millions of coins in circulation right now that are worth far more than their face value. The slideshow rounds-up some of the most valuable UK, European and US … Continue reading
  • Richie Fraser in Coin News - Tyneside Numismatic Society Chairman made an appearance in the November 2016 edition of Coin News. Richie had bought a charity lot at the 2016 AGM for The Banknote Society of Scotland. The lot was a reproduction of the of the PUDSEY design used on the Bank of Scotland charity PUDSEY £5 … Continue reading
  • The new 12-sided £1 coin - Original article on ChangeChecker.org What coin is changing, and when? The Royal Mint is issuing a 12-sided £1 coin resembling the old three-penny bit which will enter circulation in March, 2017. At the moment there are no other plans to change any other circulating coins but Her Majesty’s Treasury and The Royal Mint keep the specifications and denominational mix of UK … Continue reading
  • Mintage figures for modern coins - Original article on changechecker.org Have I just found a rare coin? It’s a question which collectors ask daily, and to help answer it, Change Checker have put together these charts listing each coin in order of its rarity. The Northern Ireland 2002 Commonwealth Games is the rarest £2 coin currently in circulation – in fact, the four designs … Continue reading
  • Fighting the fake £2 coins - Article originally posted on Change Checker website £2 coins were introduced in 1998 to prevent against counterfeiting and were the first bi-metallic coins to enter circulation in the UK. £2 coins were first issued into circulation in 1998 Made with two different metal components, £2 coins are very complicated to manufacture and very difficult to counterfeit… or so … Continue reading