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Coin Collector Issue 4

Coin Collector gives you all the information, news, expert advice, market insight and inspiration you need to build your coin collection and get the most from your hobby. Every issue features in-depth collecting guides giving you the lowdown on coins from a wide range of periods and location, from Viking and Roman coins to the latest coins issued by mints around the world. Each issue includes the unique and popular ‘British Numismatist’ section, bringing you the latest discoveries, exhibitions, theories and literature from the academic world of numismatics. Written by authors, curators and learned experts, the pages provide an academic yet still accessible take on the hobby.

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United Kingdom
Warners Group Publications Plc
R 84,16
R 315,37
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.

There’s never a dull moment in the Coin Collector offices with plenty to keep us busy, not least working on this publication and updating our new website with the latest news, videos and coin guides (you can find it at www.allaboutcoins.co.uk). We love it! We also managed to squeeze in a trip to Berlin recently to witness the World Money Fair and were most impressed by the scale of the event. The three-day fair certainly lives up to its name. It’s an international affair on a huge scale with hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of visitors and, tens of thousands (perhaps millions) of coins, not to mention tokens, medals and banknotes. Whilst the majority of dealers were naturally German, the coins on offer were of every shape and size, from countless countries,…

1 min.
meet the experts

Sebastian Wieschowski Sebastian has worked as an author with a focus on numismatics and precious metals since 2007. He has published numismatic literature such as the Bullion Book and the Fake Coin Bible under his own ‘Coinosseur’ brand. Sebastian is a graduate of the School of Economic and Political Journalism in Cologne, Germany. See his column on page 15. Adrian Marsden Adrian Marsden completed a Doctorate on Roman coinage at Oxford University and now works as the County Numismatist for Norfolk. His research interests include the Roman Imperial coinage and its contemporary copies, religion in Roman Britain, fakes and forgeries of coins from all periods and the 17th-century token series. Jeff Garrett Jeff describes himself as a ‘dealer’s dealer’ with over 35 years of experience in the US coin trade. He has served as President…

1 min.
coin collector editorial board

Tony Abramson President of Yorkshire Numismatics Society Jonathan Callaway is a Director of the International Bank Note Society. Lawrence Chard Founder and Expert Numismatist, Speciality Sovereigns Elizabeth Cottam Specialist in Celtic coins and Director of Chris Rudd Ltd Jeff Garrett US coin dealer and board member of the Smithsonian Museum of American History Richard Kelleher Assistant Keeper, Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Jonathan Mann Numismatist and coin dealer, British coinage specialist Rory Naismith Lecturer in Medieval British History, King’s College London Anglo-Saxon and Viking coinage: Gareth Williams Curator of Early Medieval Coins and Viking Collections at the British Museum…

1 min.
french rarity found in cabinet

A 14th-century French gold coin discovered in a furniture drawer has been sold for £850, much to the delight of the cabinet’s owner. Derbyshire mum-of-three Amy Clapp, 37, had no idea the coin, or the secret drawer, existed after being left a 20th-century bureau by a long-lost distant cousin. And she would have missed out on her golden windfall but for Derbyshire’s Hansons Auctioneers, where she dispatched the bureau to sell after clearing it out. She thought she’d checked all the nooks and crannies and was oblivious to the treasure within. But three secret drawers existed in the bureau which Edward Rycroft, furniture valuer at Hansons, found when he came to value it. He said: ‘I know bureaus like this often have tiny, secret drawers – sometimes called coin drawers – so I…

7 min.
coin update

AN EXTRA 2.1 MILLION 10P A-Z COINS ENTER CIRCULATION The Royal Mint has confirmed that over 2 million new A to Z ‘Great British Coin Hunt’ 10p coins are entering circulation in 2019, but not all coin collectors are happy with the 10p campaign so far. The Royal Mint has launched the 2019 A to Z 10p coin collection which features 26 individually designed coins, each design reflecting on an aspect of our culture that ‘makes Britain great’, from the Angel of the North to a Zebra Crossing. First launched in 2018, the collection has proved incredibly popular though there has been frustration at the lack of coins circulating. In 2019 an additional 2.1 million new coins will enter circulation, whilst uncirculated versions of these designs are also available to purchase from The Royal…

1 min.
news in brief

The Royal Canadian Mint have marked the seventieth anniversary of Newfoundland and Labrador joining the Canadian Confederation with a $1 silver coin that recreates the design of the 1949 Silver Dollar which celebrated the event. The coin features the Matthew, the sailing vessel which John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland’s shores in 1497. According to the Mint: ‘When Master Engraver Thomas Shingles first hand-carved the reverse of this coin, it became an instant classic, prized for its graceful and meticulous design. Now, it can be enjoyed even more on the scale of a 5 oz. 99.99% pure silver coin whose obverse also features the effigy of His Majesty King George VI.’ Dustin Johnston has been promoted to Vice President of Currency at Heritage Auctions. The currency expert is in his twentieth year…