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  • Tyneside NS : Honorary Secretary retires after 14 years service. - Retiring after 14 years as Hon. Sec., Richard Wilkes [right] got a surprise at the Tyneside Numismatic Society AGM on Wed 11thApril 2018 when, on behalf of the society, the new Hon. Sec. Alan Bolton [left] presented him with a commemorative card. The card was handmade by Hon. Chairman, Richie… Continue reading
  • TNS Christmas Quiz in Coin News - The Tyneside Numismatic Society’s Christmas quiz featured in the February 2018 issue of Coin News with a photograph of the winners and runners-up being presented with their prizes.  Prize winners are pictured L to R; Frank, Nigel and Tom, with Richie Fraser handing Nigel his £25 book token prize. Continue reading
  • 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 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